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8:38 AM, 28th February 2020
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In the embedded video below there are a few answers given by the presenters (Mark Smith and Andrew Roberts) that I disagree with. The first is in regards to the pricing of Limited Company Buy-to-Let mortgages vs individual Buy-to-let mortgages. Whilst I agree that at face value there is a difference, in my experience, those lenders offering cheaper rates do not do so for Portfolio Landlords. Furthermore, lenders who do lend to Portfolio Landlords are pricing their products very
8:30 AM, 28th February 2020
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I have a problem with my freeholder, a large national company. I live in Cyprus so am not on the spot so to speak. The leaseholder in the flat below mine in the UK which I rent out, contacted my agent to say the roof had been damaged in the recent storms and the agent passed the message on, the leaseholder below seems to think it is my sole responsibility to repair. The block is an end of terrace, 1 flat up and 1 down insured as one unit covering both flats Since as normally the f
15:12 PM, 27th February 2020
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The tenant has caused damage to my property during an emergency. I have just had a call from my management agent regarding a block of apartments they manage for us, which are currently let out to students on an AST. Apparently one of the tenants got locked in the bathroom last night and was in there for a couple of hours. Unable to open the door or get help from any of her flatmates, she somehow managed to create a body sized hole in a side wall and get through to her bedroom.
14:52 PM, 27th February 2020
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The RLA has welcomed the Government’s rejection of an application by Brent Council to extend its licensing scheme for privately rented housing. This follows a similar ruling last month when an application by Liverpool City Council to renew its citywide landlord licensing scheme was rejected. The Residential Landlords Association argues that such licensing schemes are ineffective and are brought in by councils who want to be seen to be doing something to tackle criminal landlo
14:25 PM, 27th February 2020
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14:13 PM, 27th February 2020
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13:49 PM, 27th February 2020
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10:53 AM, 27th February 2020
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More rough sleepers are to be helped off the streets and into safe accommodation after an extra £112 million funding for councils, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. This funding is a 30% increase this year and will be used by local authorities...
13:47 PM, 26th February 2020
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ARLA’s latest PRS report, click here, shows tenant demand reaching a record high in January, with an average of 88 prospective tenants registered per member branch. Annual demand for rental accommodation has increased by 21%, rising from 73 in January 2019....
13:18 PM, 26th February 2020
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Following a vote in the House of Commons, the government confirmed councils in England will have access to a share of £49.2 billion in 2020 to 2021, an increase of £2.9 billion or 4.4% in real-terms. The settlement will give councils access to a £1.5 billion boost for social care funding and ensures...
11:39 AM, 26th February 2020
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The Welsh Government wishes to provide greater security for people who rent their homes. This security will be achieved by extending the minimum notice period for issuing a section 173 notice from two months to six months. Currently, the section 173 notice under the 2016 Housing Act operates in the same way as a section 21 notice...