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SLC urge Government to scrap Stamp Duty

08 August, 20160 Comments
The Government should scrap Stamp Duty Land Tax to create a more “buoyant and vibrant” property market, insists the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC). Additionally, with the amount of tax relief that landlords can claim on their mortgage interest payments falling to the basic rate from April 2017, there is widespread concern in the industry
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Supreme Court Ruling provides great relief to the PRS and mortgage lenders

16 June, 20160 Comments
Yesterday The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by a tenant who believed a court should take account of their human rights, as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. This came about following the unfortunate case of McDonald v McDonald, where a young woman with mental health issues rented accommodation from her parents. After getting into
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New possession and rent rise forms introduced from tomorrow

05 April, 20161 Comments
Section 8 and Section 13 form updates for England come into effect from tomorrow. These changes concern drafting and clarity so are relatively minor, however it is important that landlords and letting agents do not use outdated documents to avoid potential possession hearings or invalid rent increases. Section 8 Update Used by many landlords when
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Accurate tenant referencing and landlord communication is the way forward

03 February, 20140 Comments
With the impending welfare reform via Universal Credit, legislation to tackle illegal immigration, more landlord Licensing schemes being implemented and stories such as Landlord Fergus Wilson’s recently hitting the headlines; landlords and letting agents need to realise the severe implications if they continue to go about their business without the means of accurate and thorough
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