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The introduction of Universal Credit has been a hot topic for the various landlord forums over the past few months. Universal Credit is replacing the myriad of benefits currently available and replacing it with one single all-encompassing payment. This Universal Credit payment will incorporate the current system of payment of various benefits including Housing Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Tax Credits. The new payment will be made monthly in a
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We rented our property to tenants when moving overseas six years ago and have never missed a payment. Intelligent Finance, our mortgage provider, charged an extra 1% on our mortgage as a risk premium under the terms of our mortgage. As a percentage of the overall margin IF charge as their mortgage rate this 'risk premium' seems both outrageously high and entirely unjust. Appreciating it is a condition of the mortgage and IF's stated policy, has anyone tried to appeal such a cha
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I just received my service charge demand/invoice, where there is "Annual Notice of Subletting Fee" of £90+VAT, without any communication or my request. The management company does know that I'm letting out the flat, which is fair enough. But: 1. Are they legally allowed to add such fee to service charge invoice without communicating or my request, and price so as they like? 2. The word "annual" suggests they may want to take the chance to make a habit and charge such fee on an an
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A landlord can concurrently apply for a possession order and leave to transfer up to the High Court for enforcement. This can and should be done if you feel your property is at risk from tenants who may wish to destroy or damage your property as there can be a long wait for a County Court bailiff to attend to your eviction. What are the advantages of applying concurrently? County Court bailiffs in some areas have very long waiting lists to attend, it can be up to 45 weeks from the
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I read an article yesterday where an MP suggested restricting the number of properties that are available for non UK residents to purchase. The idea being that if wealthy foreigners didn’t buy the properties then they would be available for UK residents and hence the housing shortage would be lessened....
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Some say that each Bitcoin might be worth $5,000,000 in years to come! Well if they are right I will settle for owning just one thank you very much 🙂 Some they it’s the modern economic version of ‘...
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ARLA Propertymark Predictions for 2018 As we approach the new year, there are a number of hurdles on the horizon but scope to remain hopeful. With further interest rate rises expected, Brexit negotiations to overcome and the cost of living escalating...
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You are now the Prime Minister/President/Absolute Monarch/Dictator of the United Kingdom… Your task is to restore the nation’s finances, to create sound economic foundations, and to ultimately break the current self-defeating cycle of: reduced tax yields ->...

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