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Section 21 and Deregulation Act and form 6A?

Section 21 and Deregulation Act and form 6A?

28/02/2017

I am hoping for clarification on this as it seems many in the profession are acting on conflicting assumptions/understandings. If landlord uses the Form 6A on a tenancy which commenced pre-01/10/15 did he need to comply with the changes under the the DRA2015; i.e. serve Gas Cert, EPC & How to rent guide? Or can… Read more


Legislation says commercial properties need an EPC – here’s why

Legislation says commercial properties need an EPC – here’s why

28/02/2017

When it comes to running a commercial property, whether that’s being a landlord, or managing another kind of commercial property, you can find yourself in need of an energy performance certificate. The EPC was part of a green EU initiative designed to diagnose and document various buildings energy efficiency and CO2 emissions, and therefore, their… Read more


Landlord Event on 7th March in Wolverhampton

Landlord Event on 7th March in Wolverhampton

28/02/2017

Date: 7th March Time: 7pm. Location: 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall. WS2 0BS Tickets via: THIS LINK  Organiser:  www.uklandlordsnetwork.co.uk Event Overview Come along to UK Landlords Property meet where you will engage, learn and succeed in the property world. Everyone is here for the same thing and that is the ”LOVE” and ”PASSION” for property, so… Read more


Which deposit protection scheme?

Which deposit protection scheme?

28/02/2017

I have been using DPS for my deposits until now and find it hard going. Their “prescribed information” is not very clear and I find it hard to negotiate their website. “Tenancy Deposit scheme” seems clearer and I have just signed up to them, although not used them yet. Perhaps other 118 members could share… Read more


Tory MP in excoriating attack on Slum Landlords and Council says “It Stinks!”

Tory MP in excoriating attack on Slum Landlords and Council says “It Stinks!”

28/02/2017

Tory MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, went on an excoriating attack against slum landlords and the local council for a scheme to help them with the cost of repairs. The local authority will temporarily lease the properties from the landlords before making repairs. Jackson wrote in the Peterborugh Telegragh that he did not know what… Read more


Digital tax returns every quarter?

Digital tax returns every quarter?

28/02/2017

I have spoken to my accountant in relation to Digital Tax Returns and he has advised me that, Landlords will be required to do Digital Tax Returns every quarter. In other words 3 times over the course of 9 months and then final Annual Self Assessment by 31 January. He has told me that, 3… Read more


South West Landlords Recognising the Value of Accreditation

South West Landlords Recognising the Value of Accreditation

27/02/2017

Over the last 5 months 41 landlords have completed a vigorous accreditation scheme in Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence training day took place in November 2016 over 50 local landlords and letting agents have joined the scheme, with 11 more becoming… Read more


Mortgage Express loan book sale by UKAR?

Mortgage Express loan book sale by UKAR?

27/02/2017

It has been reported that Blackstone Group LP and Prudential Plc have been selected as the preferred buyers of Bradford and Bingley, which includes Mortgage Express, by the government owned UK Asset Resolution (UKAR). The acquisition by Balckstone and the Pru insurers is for £12.5 billion of mortgage lending of which 70% is Buy to… Read more


No wonder rental demand continues to rise!

No wonder rental demand continues to rise!

27/02/2017

Lloyds Bank has produced a report on the affordability of homes in UK cities showing the average price of a house in a city is now 6.9 times the average annual salary. These are the least affordable home figures since 2008! Since 2012 the average city house price has risen 32% from £169,966 to £224,926… Read more


Landlord Events – Free Promotion

Landlord Events – Free Promotion

27/02/2017

We are seriously looking into adding an events calendar to Property118 and want to trial this before investing too heavily into additional software. Message To Landlord Event Organisers If you host landlord events and want to reach more landlords there is no better online exposure available than via Property118. Just look at our growth of unique… Read more


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