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11 August, 20170 Comments
As we approach the new academic year, it has come to light that private landlords offering student accommodation are being targeted by scam artists. Registered providers earlier this week received an email from the University of Newcastle warning about two people “that have unfortunately made their way into [the] database.” The University of Newcastle said
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Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

27 February, 20171 Comments
Thousands of landlords and their accountants have download the free Landlord Tax Tutorials written by The Landlords Union via a page on the Property118 landlord news forum. For full details please see the link below. LINK >>> Got something to say? Please click here to get involved in the live discussion now! Related topics:
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The Benefit Cap reduction … its here!

17 January, 20170 Comments
Landlords; do you rely on direct payments of Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? As the following news directly affects YOU! The benefit cap is the maximum amount of benefit you can receive in a year previously set at £26,000 per year, it’s now being reduced to £23,000 for claimants in London and £20,000 for claimants outside
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U TURN on Local Authorities Having to Accept Service of Section 21 As Homelessness

25 October, 20160 Comments
Homelessness Reduction Bill changed and it’s bad news for landlords The final version of Bob Blackman MP’s Homelessness Reduction Bill has been published ahead of its 2nd Reading in Parliament. In complete contrast to previous versions, and the report by Crisis that preceded it, the final version delivers a kicking to landlords. The NLA had
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Liverpool council wants to find a way to force student landlords to pay business rates

16 September, 20160 Comments
Plans to ensure student landlords “pay their fair share” towards the cost of local services have been unanimously approved by councillors. The meeting at Liverpool town hall saw councillors across the chamber agree on plans to look at taxing student landlords. The motion had been put forward by councillors Nick Small and Laura Robertson-Collins followed concerns
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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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Ealing Council; the latest to jump on the landlord licensing bandwagon

27 July, 20161 Comments
One of London’s largest boroughs will soon have to obtain a license to operate a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Ealing Council’s plans include introducing two new licensing schemes in January 2017, as they attempt to improve standards in the PRS in the borough. Home to more than 137,000 residential properties, there are around 36,000
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New housing minister announced

18 July, 20160 Comments
As part of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle we now have a new Minister for Housing; Gavin Barwell. Replacing Brandon Lewis in the cabinet shakeup, the Croydon Central MP has joined the team at the Department for Communities and Local Government led by Sajid Javid. Barwell tweeted: “Looking forward to working with councils, housing associations, developers
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60% of Property Professionals Believe We Should Stay In the EU

23 June, 20160 Comments have conducted some research on how landlords and property professionals are feeling about today’s EU referendum. They found that the majority of property professionals believe that Britain should remain in the EU. Landlords, letting agents, mortgage brokers, property experts and landlord insurance specialists all took part in the Landlord News poll at this week’s Landlord
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