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RICS recommendations for the Private Rented Sector

RICS recommendations for the Private Rented Sector

08/12/2016

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have produced a Rented Sector Policy Paper for England. To see the full report Click Here The Introduction starts: “Since the 1990s, the UK has undergone significant demographic change: people are settling down later and living longer, incomes of younger households generally haven’t risen in real terms since… Read more

Rent Repayment Orders

Rent Repayment Orders

06/12/2016

Listen to barrister Sam Madge-Wyld discuss Rent Repayment Orders and how they can affect ordinary landlords like you.   You will find it on this page click here (you will need to scroll down) featuring Sam’s online video workshop which is on special offer this week at 50% discount. Today the first of four clips… Read more

London Living Rent plan could help supply 90,000 new homes by 2021

London Living Rent plan could help supply 90,000 new homes by 2021

London Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes his living Rent plans will supply 90,000 new homes by 2021. The idea will set rents at no more than a third of the local average household income while tenants save for a deposit to buy a property. £3.15bn has been pledged to London from central government in the Autumn… Read more

Legal Update – New rules coming in for Landlords

Legal Update – New rules coming in for Landlords

05/12/2016

Legal Update It is really important that landlords are up to date with all the new rules coming in.  So you may be interested in this legal update page provided by Tessa Shepperson of Easy Law Training and Landlord Law. Tessa will also have a very special offer for Property 118 readers tomorrow so watch… Read more

Property118 Win Outstanding Achievement of the Year 2016 at the Property Investor Awards

Property118 Win Outstanding Achievement of the Year 2016 at the Property Investor Awards

04/12/2016

Over 250 property investors from across the UK celebrated and joined together on Saturday 3rd December, at the Imperial Hotel in central London, for an Awards Ceremony and night of entertainment. The evening brought a diverse range of property investor’s together and showcased their achievements and projects which had taken place during the previous year…. Read more

Podcast to understand landlord obligations as Right to Rent becomes criminal offence

Podcast to understand landlord obligations as Right to Rent becomes criminal offence

01/12/2016

From today, 1st December 2016, under The Immigration Act 2016, there is a new maximum criminal sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment for landlords or agents who fail to carry out ‘Right to Rent’ checks or remove illegal migrants from their property. With concerns that more than half of landlords don’t understand their obligations, Hamilton Fraser… Read more

Wolverhampton’s 1st ‘Official’ 5 Star Landlord & Agent

Wolverhampton’s 1st ‘Official’ 5 Star Landlord & Agent

28/11/2016

City of Wolverhampton Council has named its first 5 star landlord under the new ‘Rent with Confidence’ scheme. Lyndon Whitehouse, Director of L&A Lettings, owns several 5 star properties in the city and has also been granted five-star agent status. The rating system is similar to the one used by the Food Standards Agency for… Read more

Land Registry privatisation plans cancelled by Government

Land Registry privatisation plans cancelled by Government

24/11/2016

Following a consultation the Government has cancelled plans to privatise the Land Registry and will instead keep it as a publicly owned organisation. The Government has indicated that the Land Registry should become more focused on digital data driven registration saying “modernisation will maximise the value of HM Land Registry to the economy and should… Read more

Autumn Statement 2016 – Other Property relevant announcements

Autumn Statement 2016 – Other Property relevant announcements

23/11/2016

– The Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that £1.4bn will be made available aimed at delivering 40,000 new affordable homes in England to help confront the housing challenge in the UK. – The government will provide a £2.3bn housing infrastructure fund to release land available for building 100,00 new homes in high demand areas. –… Read more

Is your Landlords Insurance renewing before the end of the year?

Is your Landlords Insurance renewing before the end of the year?

16/11/2016

If your Landlords Insurance is renewing before the new year let us know when or get an immediate quote and one of the team will give you a call. Landlords Insurance – Price Guarantee We can GUARANTEE to beat any like for like quotation for landlords insurance. Operated on behalf of Property118 by The Property… Read more

Redfern review into the decline of Homeownership

Redfern review into the decline of Homeownership

Published today, the Redfern Review is supposed to be an independent report, led by Pete Redfern, Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey,  commissioned by Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, John Healey MP. The review into home ownership reveals that the financial squeeze on young people is at the heart of the decline in the… Read more

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