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The extraordinary developments at Liverpool city Council

The extraordinary developments at Liverpool city Council

24/05/2017

Readers of Property 118 will be familiar with the catalogue of disasters, data breaches, Illegal licensing conditions etc which have bedeviled the Authority since the introduction of their Landlord licensing scam. Nothing however could have prepared honest hardworking city landlords for the news yesterday, that the chief executive of LCC had been arrested on suspicion… Read more


Exchanged but thinking of buying via company now?

24/05/2017

I have exchanged on 2 flats to complete at the end of the year and starting to set up the finance for them, I need to know if I can now switch to purchasing via a company (I will have to set up) although I’ve exchanged in my own name. Obviously I’ve put this questions… Read more


Decanted by landlord for repairs?

24/05/2017

Hi all, a bit complicated, I will try to explain the best I can. 13 March, I am decanted in a different property because repairs and improvements has to be carried out, I signed a (TAA) Temporary Accommodation Agreement, which states my housing agrees: 1. Not to change any rent or use and occupation charges… Read more


Regulated tenancy and I would like to sell?

23/05/2017

I am a landlord and have a flat with a tenant with a regulated tenancy. I have had the flat since 2000. I would like to sell the property at full value. Does anyone have any ideas how to dissolve the lease please? Many thanks Jayne


Right to rent – Who checks the checker?

23/05/2017

More a curiosity, but who checks that the person checking that a prospective tenant’s paperwork complies with right-to-rent rules has the right to check? I had a bit of a trawl but didn’t find (missed?) an answer to the following. The present Mrs Hamish is not of these ‘ere parts but is a key member… Read more


Should I put my Portfolio into a trust after dementia tax plans?

23/05/2017

I have a small portfolio all on BTL loans, all the properties are in joint names and we are both 69. The current idea of the Tories dementia tax started me thinking about protecting the portfolio and my house by putting the lot into a trust for my two sons. I realize that there has… Read more


Scary dishwasher fire at night – Help what should I do now?

22/05/2017

I moved into a house for 6 weeks and after putting our 3 small girls into bed on a Sunday night, we went to sleep. I was suddenly alerted to a snapping noise downstairs so I jumped out of bed and by the time I got to the top of the stairs the smoke detectors… Read more


Best way forward even though one size does not fit all?

22/05/2017

Dear Mark I have heard you say on a number of occasions that incorporation is not a one size fits all solution and may not always be the answer to every individuals C24 tax problem. Whilst my question may seem to be only applicable to our own circumstances. I am sure it would also apply… Read more


Cabin house – Is it legal ?

22/05/2017

Hello, I’m being offered an accommodation in form of a cabin house / green house as a part of a payment for my services. How could I check if the cabin is registered with local authorities as a unit suitable for this sort of arrangement ? As well as are there any other legal obligations,… Read more


Southwark insist I leave a room unoccupied so going to Tribunal – Help!

20/05/2017

HMO License in Southwark insisting I have an empty room. Appealing to tribunal. I have a flat in Southwark, 3 bedrooms and living room which I refurbished 3 years ago. Have 4 people, each have their own room and the living room is now a bedroom, and very happy. I am having to apply for… Read more


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