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The majority of buyers report problems in the buying process, with common issues caused by delays in the chain, difficulty finding a suitable property, and homes left in poor condition. In its annual survey of home buyers, Which? Mortgage Advisers looked at the biggest issues reported during the home buying process and found that two in three (66%) experience problems. The most common problem was delays caused by others in the chain, which was reported by one in five (19%) of t
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Theresa May promised the country that she would fix our broken housing market and renew the British dream. To help with this May has appointed Toby Lloyd, formerly head of policy and housing development at the anti-landlord 'charity' Shelter and who also lists HPC (House Price Crash) as one of his favourite websites! Toby is the co-author of a recent book considering the inequalities of the housing market called, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Discussing governme
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Thanks to the only accepted hate campaign in the UK, landlords are forced to take emergency steps or leave the market NOW. Section 24 (introduced by our tenant friendly Einstein, George Osbourne) forces landlords to pay tax on their mortgage interest payments, yes money they paid as a legitimate cost of doing business and supplying housing to people who choose to rent or can't afford to own yet. But big landlords won't have to do this, why? I don't know, but probably to take small
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One of the best ways to get up to date with the law quickly is to attend the Landlord Law Conference, sponsored by TDS. And a discount is offered for Property 118 readers. This is a difficult time for landlords.  The Government, having woken up to the fact that young people living in overpriced, substandard HMOs are unlikely to vote Tory, are trying to deal with the issue of poor housing in the cheapest way they can - by regulation. The problem for landlords is that tenants
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I have just seen that challenging councils for what you believe in is certainly paying off. “Barnsley Council have received a proposal to legally challenge the Council’s decision to take forward the Selective Licensing scheme in the four designations of the borough....
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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was speaking at the Residential Landlord Association’s Future Renting North conference and suggested an amnesty to rid Manchester of ‘rogue’ landlords. This is part of the Mayor’s plan to introduce a good landlord scheme working with the RLA to tackle the ‘epidemic of insecurity’....
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David Salusbury, the former Chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA), the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA), and of mydeposits, died on Saturday 21st April 2018, following a short illness. He was aged 74. After a successful 30 year career with the Royal Air Force...
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I have a lovely video I received from my letting agent today which would go well towards the argument that tenants should be held accountable for criminal damage to properties. The house was taken back after being abandoned and the tenant must have left their dog unattended as its covered in dog feces....

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