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10:46 AM, 15th February 2020
About 4 days ago

How to issue section 21 if landlord not up to date with regulations?

I would suggest you get your advice/action plan/documents etc all in order BEFORE you speak to tenants.... Read More

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9:31 AM, 8th February 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Summerhouse, Annex, Studio? Could I rent to a lodger?

You are very wise getting all the right consents and not taking chances.
A friend of mine got caught out when she left her partner and went to live in some accommodation in a scenario which sounds very similar to yours. However a neighbour reported her living there; apparently the owners did not have all the relevant consents and retrospective planning permission could not be obtained, so my friend had to move out. She did been given an AST but she did not enforce its terms; luckily for her and the owners it ended amicably.... Read More

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9:17 AM, 8th February 2020
About 2 weeks ago

R.I.P. David Knox - A.K.A. "Appalled Landlord"

I’m so sorry to hear this. I always read David’s posts with interest – they were so insightful and incisive and you could tell that they were well researched and reliable. He will be sorely missed by many of us in so many ways.
Sincere condolences to Ludmilla, family and friends.... Read More

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10:07 AM, 7th December 2019
About 2 months ago

Next year Rodney we'll all be miwwionaires

Country cottage in Shere for £528k? No chance. Double it and you may get lucky.... Read More

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10:05 AM, 7th December 2019
About 2 months ago

Tips for Overseas investor partnership?

Reply to the comment left by Jill at 07/12/2019 - 08:10

@Riccardo: as others have said, the political landscape in UK is currently very uncertain. Further, the current environment for landlords and for property investment generally are tough, with diminishing financial returns and increasingly challenging legislative requirements. Even as an experienced UK based landlord, these are difficult to keep up and comply with. Many landlords have had enough and are selling up.

My personal recommendation to you, without wishing to be negative (just truthful), is to say avoid UK property investment, at least for now until things improve.... Read More