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11:33 AM, 28th August 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Government must U-turn again to help landlords

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 27/08/2020 - 14:54Lets hope all the Landlords Associations get together and mount a legal challenge which we can all support. Lobbying is sadly having little impact and clearly not working.... Read More


13:54 PM, 12th June 2020
About 4 months ago

What Planet Are They On?

Thanks Rosalind for another excellent article. Will definitely share.

I think it's becoming pretty obvious, this government (aided and abetted by their Labour peers) is about as competent as managing/controlling the property market as they have been with the Lockdown. Absolutely clueless and shambolic!

How to Ruin the Private Property Sector in less than 10 easy Lessons - written by Labour and Conservative MPs - we are now at a seven year low.

According to Hamptons International, while 222,570 landlords have left the sector since 2017 due to tax and regulatory changes, those who have stayed tend to have bigger portfolios – a further sign that the sector is professionalising. The average landlord in Great Britain owned 1.93 properties last year [2018/2019], the highest level since 2009. Read More


20:30 PM, 13th May 2020
About 5 months ago

C3 ( c ) AST ?

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Stone at 11/05/2020 - 15:58
Hi Jerry,

I’m curious by your comments re approaching LPA.

Would it be right to think that if the Council contacts a Landlord re an HMO License issue, if it's correct, the LL should go ahead with applying for a License and ignore any planning requirements, even if there's an Art 4 Direction involved for changing from C3 to C4 (HMO) use?

If planning were subsequently to contact the LL, then the LL could either respond with:
a) retrospective planning application if 4 years have elapsed?
b) response or appeal to [enforcement] notice if there is one?
c) make a fresh application to prevent the enforcement notice (and perhaps gain some time)?

It'd be very good to have a chat with you about this.

Many thanks... Read More


13:13 PM, 5th May 2020
About 5 months ago

Possible extension to ban on evictions

What good will mediation be with the Tenant if they are in Breach of Contract and not just arrears?
If a further delay happens beyond 25 June, is the Government going to urge Councils to relax their HMO Licensing rules when tenants such as ours started off as a single family household, had an argument with their adult children and moved in sub-tenants which has come out now because they have lost their jobs and claimed benefits?
Article 4 in my area prevents getting Planning to have a mini HMO even though the Council will issue Licenses in the full knowledge it's likely to lead to an enforcement order - mediation with the Council is needed in my current situation, not with the tenants and sadly, I don't see that ever happening!
Another Landlord is very likely to bite the dust!... Read More


20:18 PM, 28th April 2020
About 5 months ago

Call for council tax relief on empty landlord properties

Reply to the comment left by Adrian Jones at 28/04/2020 - 11:19
Yes, they have sent the CT demand. The flat is empty due to Covid 19, my tenants left the night before lockdown was enforced (they had already served notice) so this means the flat is now empty.

There is nothing on the website to suggest exemptions will apply because of Covid 19. So,I can only assume they won't and do not wish to risk a higher bill because of it being empty. Even though, like many other LLs, I am powerless to do anything about.... Read More