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Hamilton Fraser acquires Landlord Action

22/06/2017

HF Resolution Ltd, a subsidiary of Hamilton Fraser, has acquired one of the industry’s leading tenant eviction solicitor firms, Landlord Action Limited. Landlord Action was founded in 1999 as the first ever fixed-fee tenant eviction service. Led by Founder Paul Shamplina, Landlord Action has since acted in more than 35,000 problem tenant cases, become a… Read more

Rental deposits to be capped at one month’s rent

Responding to the announcement in the Queen’s Speech to cap tenancy deposits to no more than one month’s rent, Richard Lambert, CEO at the National Landlords Association (NLA) said: “The decision to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent smacks of a political gesture from a government desperate to court the voters… Read more

TPO annual report shows awards instructed by agents to pay exceeded £1 million for the first time

Today (3.30pm), at the House of Lords, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) launches its latest annual report, which reveals an increase in the number of formal complaints resolved by the scheme and a record total of compensatory awards paid by agents. Property Ombudsman, Katrine Sporle, will announce that the overall number of awards TPO instructed agents… Read more

Belvoir issues an open letter to the Prime Minister asking her to consider the appointment of a housing tsar and an ombudsman redress scheme for tenants

15/06/2017

Following the recent appointment of another new Housing and Planning minister, Belvoir, which has over 300 High Street Offices in the UK, is suggesting the appointment of a cross-party housing tsar to work with industry experts, social housing providers and all housing stake holders to create a stable property market with long-term vision. Former Foreign… Read more

Landlord Tax Webinar In Association With YPN

Landlord Tax Webinar In Association With YPN

14/06/2017

A Property118/YPN/Cotswold Barristers joint webinar will take place at 8pm on Thursday 22nd June 2017. The webinar will be hosted by Ant Lyons, founder of YPN and guest experts will be Mark Smith, Head of Chambers at Cotswold Barristers and Mark Alexander, founder of Property118 “The Landlords Union” Topics covered will include:   Who are… Read more

Alok Sharma is the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West has replaced Gavin Barwell as the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning. However, this role is not deemed important enough under Theresa May to be a Cabinet position. Alok Sharma under the DCLG will now be responsible for: Housing supply policy Home ownership policy Planning policy Planning… Read more

Scottish housing output continues to flatline

13/06/2017

New housing statistics published today show overall housing output in Scotland continuing to flatline with only 88 more homes ( 1%) built in 2016 than the year before.  Figures also indicate that things won’t be improving any time soon with a fall in the number of homes (279 / 2%) being started in the same… Read more

24% of all UK households are expected to be renting from the PRS by 2021

A recent Knight Frank report predicts that by 2021 there will be 5.79 million households renting from the Private Rental Sector (PRS). With declining home ownership this means UK PRS households will increase from a 21% share now to 24% of all households by 2021. Other statistics in the report show there are now 4.3… Read more

Flagship National Landlord Investment Show – Thursday 15th June

New ‘Expert Property Panel’ to address emerging industry issues at National Landlord Investment Show. Registrations for the flagship National Landlord Investment Show, taking place on Thursday 15th June at London Olympia, have reached an unprecedented level following the announcement of a new ‘expert property panel’, which has been added as part of the seminar programme…. Read more

LettingSupermarket.com now have 24 hour a day service

12/06/2017

LettingSupermarket.com are now officially open 24 hours a day. Outside of normal office hours there will also be a telephone service from 5.30pm through to 9am to manage viewings and late night landlord enquiries. We were so impressed with how LettingSupermarket.com manage our own buy to let property portfolio we decided to acquire a substantial… Read more

DUP party manifesto on PRS and Housing Market policies

Considering the Hung Parliament result in the general election last week, and the subsequent agreement in whatever format it evolves to for the Conservatives to work with the DUP, it is worth a closer look at the DUP policies that concern the Housing Market and the Private Rental Sector. From the DUP website on Policies… Read more

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