Do you know whether your property is an HMO?

01 February, 20170 Comments
The very complicated world of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) often reveals that the most law-abiding landlords are totally unaware that their property falls under the HMO umbrella. These landlords are risking huge fines and possible rent re-payments if they are running an HMO, even if they don’t realise. North Somerset Council have kindly provided us
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Landlords face jail over Right to Rent breaches

05 October, 20161 Comments
Landlords that knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to rent in the UK could be sent to prison. A Conserative Party Conference speech, given by the Home Secretary, has revealed that from December landlords who ignore the Right to Rent rules (brough in this February) will be committing a criminal offence
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MPs approve changes to the Right to Rent Immigration Bill

27 April, 20161 Comments
Yesterday MPs approved measures to the Immigration Bill that relax the initial threat of ‘immediate criminality’ for letting agents or landlords waiting to evict illegal immigrants from their properties. The change comes after the original wording of the legislation meant agents and landlords would face immediate fines upon the discovery that they’d failed to make
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Proposed Stamp Duty Land Tax Changes for April 2016

01 March, 20160 Comments
You may already be aware that in its Spending Review and Autumn Statement published in November 2015, the Government announced its plans, in certain circumstances, to introduce a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax from the 1st April 2016. What You Need to Know These proposed changes were part of a consultation which ended
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A simple and cost effective remedy for the bad landlord ?

30 January, 20140 Comments
Anyone that works within the private rented sector will know that it is split between local authorities trying to pile on more legislation in an attempt to uncover the landlords that do as little as possible to stay under the radar VS the majority of compliant landlords that run their portfolio as a business, declare
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Politics VS Environment | The bigger picture on Fracking …

13 January, 20140 Comments
As David Cameron promises local authorities all of the business rates collected from shale gas schemes, via the controversial method of “fracking”, Landlord Referencing wants to know if the gas runs out how do we create more gas? With a population of around 61 million the number of households in the UK is approximately 26
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A Christmas Greeting from Newham Council…oh, and a £20k fine

16 December, 20130 Comments
In a time of goodwill to all men, this week final warning letters will be sent to those landlords in Newham who have not yet registered for the UK’s first mandatory licensing scheme, and those that fail to comply face fines of up to £20,000. In May 2013 nearly 30,000 applications had been made for the flagship
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Social referencing at LRS stops illegal immigrants

08 May, 20135 Comments
Almost 2 million buy-to-let property owners will be legally responsible for ensuring that they only let properties to people allowed to be in Britain under new immigration laws to be announced in today’s Queen’s Speech – with fines running into the thousands for those breaking the law. The Immigration Bill will also limit the ability
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