North Somerset Private Sector Housing Forum

26 April, 20170 Comments
The North Somerset forum is an independent group open to anyone with an interest in private sector housing. The group meets every three months, on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, in the Old Council Chamber, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare. Representatives from the NSC private rented housing team attend and it is an opportunity for people to have their
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ALL Wessex Landlord Meeting

22 February, 20170 Comments
ALL Wessex convenes meetings in Bath and Bristol three times during the year. These meetings are informative where Landlords have the opportunity to update and share their knowledge on new policies at National and Local levels. This is achieved through presentations from recognised subject matter experts and also through an open question and answering session. A networking opportunity to mix
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North Somerset Private Sector Housing Forum

25 January, 20170 Comments
The North Somerset forum is an independent group open to anyone with an interest in private sector housing. The group meets every three months, on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, in the old council chamber, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare. The next meeting will be held on 25th January 2017. Would you house benefit tenants if you could guarantee
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More landlords complete new accreditation scheme in North Somerset

23 January, 20170 Comments
More landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in Weston-super-Mare, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 many more local landlords and letting agents have joined the
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Health and Safety Responsibilities for Landlords

18 January, 20170 Comments
When it comes to investment, many people turn towards the property market. However, the responsibilities of being a landlord can often become blinded by the future profits and investment opportunities. As a private landlord, you have a duty of care towards your tenants; making sure that the property is safe to live in and meets
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Landlords push for stamp duty surcharge u-turn to help solve housing crisis

11 January, 20170 Comments
Buy to let landlords in Wales are calling on the government to help kick start the Welsh housing market by amending or abolishing the 3% stamp duty surcharge currently imposed on residential properties and second homes. Nine months on since the stamp duty changes on second properties and buy-to-let continues to operate at lower levels than
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Unsecured consumer credit grows at fastest rate in more than 11 years

05 January, 20170 Comments
As the UK credit binge approaches levels unseen since the 2008 financial crash, this should set alarm bells ringing for residential landlords to get their affairs in order and safeguard their rental income as soon as possible. The latest figures from the Bank of England show unsecured consumer credit, which includes credit cards, car loans and second
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20% of landlords failing to renew RGI policies in the last quarter

04 January, 20170 Comments
With people twice as likely to break up between Christmas and Valentine’s Day compared to any other time of year, where legal advisers and psychologists have dubbed January ‘Divorce Month’, we are worried to learn how many landlords are not renewing their rent guarantee insurance policies after the first year. Startling statistics released by our insurance partners RentSafeUK
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The private rental market could change everything in Scotland

03 January, 20170 Comments
The Scottish housing market could be defined by investors purchasing land in order to build apartments for the rental market. These kinds of developments are likely to become as common as student accommodation and even though these kinds of developments are mainly seen in London, it is likely that investors are going to look to
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