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Labour attack private landlords for being ‘subsidised’ with £9bn in housing benefits

Labour attack private landlords for being ‘subsidised’ with £9bn in housing benefits

29/09/2016

In his Keynote speech to close the Labour Party conference in Liverpool,  the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, accused the government of subsidising private landlords spending £9bn of housing benefits in the sector. A sum double that of 10 years ago. Despite the Private Rented Sector (PRS) now accounting for over half of… Read more

Maximise Buy to Let returns with advice from real property experts

Maximise Buy to Let returns with advice from real property experts

21/09/2016

Maximum property earnings with minimum management has to be the holy grail for landlords, and now you can learn how it’s done with two of the nation’s leading experts. Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner have joined forces to share their unique combination of expertise in an affordable one-day course for investors and landlords who want… Read more

Lincolnshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo

Lincolnshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo

19/09/2016

The 2016 Expo will be on Wednesday 19th October at The Bentley Hotel, Newark Road, Lincoln LN6 9NH. Visitors to the Lincolnshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo, will be able to benefit from the very latest rental advice and support from the region’s property professionals. There will be plenty of advice and guidance available including… Read more

The cost of bad eviction advice by councils

The cost of bad eviction advice by councils

14/09/2016

The average cost to a landlord of their tenant being advised to ignore an eviction notice stands at nearly £7,000, according to a recent survey of landlords.  Private tenants are often advised by local councils and agencies to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords – and to wait until evicted by bailiffs – in… Read more

Derbyshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo

Derbyshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo

13/09/2016

The 2016 Expo will be on Thursday 20th October at the Toyota Suite, iPro, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8XL. Visitors to the free Derbyshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo, will be able to benefit from the very latest rental advice and support from the region’s property professionals. There will be plenty of advice and guidance… Read more

SafeDeposits Scotland searching for missing tenants

SafeDeposits Scotland searching for missing tenants

01/09/2016

Staff at Scotland’s tenancy deposit scheme SafeDeposits Scotland are on the hunt for thousands of Scottish tenants who have forgotten to claim back their deposits worth more then half a million pounds. Tenancy deposit schemes were introduced in July 2012 and since then more than 156,000 deposits have been repaid by SafeDeposits Scotland. While millions… Read more

Possible Brexit clause for Valuations

Possible Brexit clause for Valuations

23/08/2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested a possible Brexit clause that can be added by member surveyors to be added to Valuation reports. This is intended to offer protection for Surveyors against the uncertainty of future house price movements while the issue of Brexit and its repercussions are still uncertain. The RICS… Read more

NLA backs report on homelessness by the select committee

NLA backs report on homelessness by the select committee

18/08/2016

Commenting on calls for a renewed strategy for tackling homelessness by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA), said the following. “The NLA welcomes the CLG Committee findings, and its recognition that private landlords play a crucial role in preventing homelessness. “We are… Read more

Compulsory purchase for Landlords that fail to meet Standards in Manchester

Compulsory purchase for Landlords that fail to meet Standards in Manchester

17/08/2016

Andy Burnham the Mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester has announced plans if he wins for a ‘Community Buy-Back Fund’ which will providing loan finance to councils to buy out private landlords who fail to maintain properties to the Decent Homes Standard. He would also bring in plans to License all landlords in the whole Greater… Read more

SAL urge action against tax changes

SAL urge action against tax changes

16/08/2016

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) are urging action against Clause 24 tax changes to be taken by landlords in their latest policy press release below: Over the past year landlords across Scotland have faced significant changes to the way they are taxed. The former Chancellor argued that landlords are buying properties that could go… Read more

Councils call for Right to Buy changes over housing crisis fears

Councils call for Right to Buy changes over housing crisis fears

12/08/2016

Local Government Association (LGA) figures report that 12,246 council homes were sold to tenants under Right to Buy in England during the last year and that only 2,055 were in the pipeline to be replaced by councils. This is a decrease in replacement social housing by 27% on the previous year and is an indication… Read more

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