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Liverpool City Council – The sorry saga continues

Liverpool City Council – The sorry saga continues

30/03/2017

The saga of Liverpool Landlord licensing continues unabated. This Council have been taken to the First tier Tribunal because it has now come to light that Liverpool have been operating a two tier application process, unheard of by any other local authority. In essence LCC have issued Draft copy licences to some landlords which are… Read more


Supply of generator for marine fish during electrical inspection?

Supply of generator for marine fish during electrical inspection?

29/03/2017

I have a building in multiple use (shop and a couple of flats) that I have recently had a fire risk assessment carried out on. One of the recommendations is a full electrical safety inspection which is going to take 4-6hrs. Whilst it is possible to isolate each individual unit from the main incoming supply… Read more


Oxfordshire area landlords with LPA stories required

Oxfordshire area landlords with LPA stories required

29/03/2017

Are you a Landlord in the Oxfordshire area or elsewhere and have had dealings with LPA Receivers being appointed and feel it was not correct. An expose is being put together by a local radio station. Do any and or all of the following sound familiar about your experiences once the Receivers have been appointed:-… Read more


Fergus Wilson faces civil action for ‘no coloureds’ discriminatory policy

Fergus Wilson faces civil action for ‘no coloureds’ discriminatory policy

29/03/2017

The controversial Landlord, Fergus Wilson is likely to face civil charges under the Equality Act for racial discrimination. Mr Wilson, who claims to be one of the largest UK property owning landlords, was reported to have instructed his letting agents not to rent to “coloured people” because of the cost of removing the smell of… Read more


Can a one bed flat be a studio with a separate bedroom?

Can a one bed flat be a studio with a separate bedroom?

29/03/2017

I am looking to buy my first flat and I can only really afford a studio in London. However I have noticed some have the same gross internal area as some one beds and I could easily re arrange the layout to create a bedroom. If I was to convert a studio into a one… Read more


Gas cert labelled AT RISK but legislation doesn’t condemn?

Gas cert labelled AT RISK but legislation doesn’t condemn?

29/03/2017

I’m having a real pickle with a gas engineer (employed by my agent), who has given me an At Risk status on my cert which as far as I can tell is quite contrary to the legislation. The point made is that he states there is no secondary control valve to bee seen, and although… Read more


Ireland consulting landlords on future taxation

Ireland consulting landlords on future taxation

29/03/2017

Having tried taxing landlords to the wall, then realising tenants couldn’t afford their homes after rents rose by up to 50%, it seems Ireland has woken up to the invaluable service provided by the PRS. A key highlight from the article reads: “The consultation document asks whether a tax relief comparable to the reliefs for… Read more


Why do domestic residents have to pay for a commercial risk by the Landlord?

Why do domestic residents have to pay for a commercial risk by the Landlord?

29/03/2017

I have an apartment in Birmingham, The Masshouse Plaza, recently we received notification that the resident of a commercial block had not paid their service charges for 2 years, and as residents of one of the residential blocks, we are now responsible for nearly £200,000 of debt owed to the Landlord by the commercial interest…. Read more


SDLT when moving from rented into own home as a Landlord owning BTLs?

SDLT when moving from rented into own home as a Landlord owning BTLs?

29/03/2017

I am a landlord myself and am selling my own Principal Private Residence home to move into rented for approx 2 years. I understand the extra 3% SDLT may play a part if I stay in rented this long and then wish to buy another PPR property to move into. Should I move into one… Read more


Finding it impossible to evict tenant

Finding it impossible to evict tenant

28/03/2017

I have a tenant, who has not been paying rent since December 2016. I served Section 8 and Section 21 notice together in Jan 2017. I attended hearing under Section 8 Grounds (mandatory) for more than 2 months in arrears. During the  hearing the tenant alleged that, he made December payment in Cash therefore he… Read more


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