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Landlords, EPCs and Expenses: What’s Changing For The Rental Market

29 September, 20170 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been used as a measure of a property’s energy efficiency for over a decade. First introduced as part of Home Information Packs for those buying and selling homes, they’ve gradually crept into the rental market. From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting
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Changes to Scottish PRS abolishes “no fault” ground for repossession

28 September, 20170 Comments
The Scottish Government has confirmed that a new form of Scottish residential tenancy, known as the Private Residential Tenancy (“PRT”), will come into force on 1st December 2017. As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into effect, it replaces the current ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ system for all future private sector tenancy lets in Scotland from this
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Tenants beware! Fake landlord cons couple out of £1,200

25 September, 20170 Comments
A naive couple have been scammed out of £1,200 by a landlord impostor, who copied and pasted photos and details of a property from a Rightmove listing and published it on facebook. The Foster-Mitchells were keen to move out of their home in Plymouth earlier this year, and discovered a suitable property on a Facebook property
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Fridge and freezer safety advice for landlords from Which.co.uk

21 September, 20170 Comments
Consumer group Which? are calling on manufacturers to reject inadequate current safety standards and immediately stop making non-flame retardant plastic-backed fridges, freezers and fridge freezers. Following a recent review of cold appliance safety, Which? have written to manufacturers this week urging them to stop using these backings, as they could create a fire risk in people’s homes
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Free CPD webinar – eviction of residential tenants

20 September, 20170 Comments
This webinar takes place on Wednesday 15th November from 12:30 to 1:30pm. In this free CPD webinar we will cover the eviction of tenants from residential property by a High Court Enforcement Officer under a writ of possession. The webinar is designed for private landlords and solicitors working in this practice area. Secure your place here:
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Digital support from HMRC | Income from property for individuals

19 September, 20170 Comments
For new and prospective landlords, this live, interactive webinar explains the different types of income from property, allowable expenses and a landlord’s responsibilities to HMRC. Join from a computer, tablet or smartphone and use the on screen text box to ask questions. Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 5 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 1‌0a‌m to 1‌1a‌m     Mo‌nd‌ay 1‌6 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 2p‌m to
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Homelessness – A thing of the past?

13 September, 20170 Comments
*OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE* North Somerset Council are now working in collaboration with local landlords on a brand new solution “The Ark Passport Scheme” to help more benefit assisted and low income tenants secure private rented accommodation. A shortage of affordable housing and the introduction of Universal credit*, which restricts the payments of rents direct to landlords,
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Landlord numbers down but portfolio sizes up?

12 September, 20170 Comments
According to new data, the number of landlords has fallen over the past two years despite a rise in supply of homes available to rent – meaning that the typical buy to let investor now has a larger portfolio than ever before. Research from Estate Agents Countrywide estimates that the number of UK landlords peaked
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