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Contacted by MX Bradford and Bingley about S24!

Contacted by MX Bradford and Bingley about S24!

08/12/2016

I’ve received a letter telling me about S24, stamp duty and a few other changes happening in the market which I’m guessing some other people might also have received? I must admit I was a little scared by the booklet telling me about all of the things happening in the market right now, I wasn’t… Read more


Tenant is sub-letting without permission – what can I do?

Tenant is sub-letting without permission – what can I do?

07/12/2016

I have just discovered that my tenants, who are the only ones named on the contract, are sub-letting the 2nd bedroom in the property without my permission. This sub-let took place from the commencement of their tenancy, nearly 6 months ago. It clearly states within their contract no sub-letting is to take place without my… Read more


Landlord wants me to pay for roof and give it back to me when he can?

Landlord wants me to pay for roof and give it back to me when he can?

07/12/2016

I bought 3 apartments off an estate agent who personally owned them himself. He needed to sell to stave off bankruptcy FYI. I own all the apartments above his agency, there are only 3. I have a lease with him for 99 years with 97 outstanding. The lease states regarding repairs that we must “pay… Read more


MR WHIP OFF  Councils breaking Laws collecting council tax?

MR WHIP OFF Councils breaking Laws collecting council tax?

07/12/2016

MR WHIP OFF by Disgruntled Landlord Councils flaunting and breaking Statutory Laws collecting council tax I have copied my letter I am sending to Norwich City council regarding the way they view the landlord’s liability. The letter is un-edited so it shows more than you need, the bit you can skip to is the last… Read more


How to interpret one clear calendar month’s notice?

How to interpret one clear calendar month’s notice?

07/12/2016

My tenant gave notice on 23 November. ( currently on periodic tenancy) His lease period runs from 15th – 14th of each month. I had presumed that he was required to give one clear tenancy period’s notice in writing (i.e. must end on the last day of a tenancy period) . In other words one… Read more


Replacement Double Glazing – who should pay and when?

Replacement Double Glazing – who should pay and when?

07/12/2016

When I bought my leasehold flat the two wood-framed window & door were in very poor repair. So much so that the managing agent contacted me to say that the decorating contractor found that the sills are rotten and the bottom edge of the windows is beyond repair. According to the lease the landlord should… Read more


Why do the Government and Nottingham City Council have it in for Residential Landlords?

Why do the Government and Nottingham City Council have it in for Residential Landlords?

06/12/2016

In the U.K. We have a chronic shortage of Housing. Apparently we need 250,000 New Houses a Year but last year (and that was a good year) we built 141,000 new homes !! The Government can’t afford to provide them and nor can Local Authorities so over the past 15 years or so the ”… Read more


London Living Rent plan could help supply 90,000 new homes by 2021

London Living Rent plan could help supply 90,000 new homes by 2021

06/12/2016

London Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes his living Rent plans will supply 90,000 new homes by 2021. The idea will set rents at no more than a third of the local average household income while tenants save for a deposit to buy a property. £3.15bn has been pledged to London from central government in the Autumn… Read more


Nottingham City Council looking to implement a citywide selective licensing

Nottingham City Council looking to implement a citywide selective licensing

05/12/2016

Nottingham City Council (NCC) is looking to implement a citywide selective licensing designation, which proposes to license 35,000 residential properties at a cost of £600 per property. This designation will include all non-HMO properties in the city. They intend to undertake a 10 week consultation in the near future with the scheme to commence early… Read more


Extractor fan or dehumidifier for bathroom?

Extractor fan or dehumidifier for bathroom?

05/12/2016

I have a 2 bed top floor flat in Aberdeen. The bathroom has a velux window but no extractor fan. The current tenants have asked me if I could get an extractor fan fitted as they feel there is a lot of condensation and don’t want the window open all the time. I would like… Read more


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