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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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329 daily reasons to join Tenant Referencing UK

31 May, 20160 Comments
There are now more than 1.75million buy to let landlords in the UK, which amounts to 329 new landlords joining the lettings industry each and every day! Research carried out by a large estate agent also found that: Over the last year the number of buy-to-let landlords rose by 7% £14.2 billion a year is made in
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Landlord fined over £10k for failing to kerb antisocial behaviour

26 May, 20161 Comments
A landlord has been fined more than £10,000, after failing to tackle antisocial behaviour from their tenants. In May and October 2015, Gateshead Council’s Private Sector Housing Team received complaints of anti-social behaviour involving the landlord’s tenants from Northumbria Police and a local resident. This included threatening behaviour, noise and criminal damage. The ongoing behaviour
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Judicial Review of Section 24 – Tenant Tax | Fundraising deadline extended

04 May, 20160 Comments
A record-breaking crowd-funding campaign which has seen £100,000 raised since the start of 2016, to fund a Judicial Review of Section 24, has now been extended until the end of June. Steve Bolton, Founder and Chairman of Platinum Property Partners (Platinum), and fellow landlord Chris Cooper, are calling on all landlords, tenants, letting agents and others who
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Judicial Review of Section 24 – Tenant Tax | Another £50K raised in two weeks

28 April, 20161 Comments
Following a record-breaking crowd-funding campaign, which saw £50,000 raised in just eight days, to launch a legal case against the Government on ‘ludicrous’ buy-to-let tax relief changes, the co-claimants have now completed phase two in just two weeks! Steve Bolton, Founder and Chairman of Platinum Property Partners (Platinum), and fellow landlord Chris Cooper, are calling
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Landlord fined for failing to provide tenant references

22 April, 20160 Comments
A landlord has been fined over £500, after failing to supply tenant references to her council. The Dean Bank, Ferryhill Selective Licensing designation was set up in 2013 in County Durham to ensure properties are managed appropriately and licensed in accordance with the Housing Act 2004. So this means that their landlords are required to carry
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Client Money Protection Amendment Accepted

21 April, 20160 Comments
During the 4th day of the Housing & Planning Bill’s report stage in the House of Lords (20th April), the Government finally conceded on an issue that the NLA and many other organisations have been campaigning on for months: client money protection. The Bill will now give Ministers the power to produce regulations requiring lettings
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Judicial Review of Section 24 – Tenant Tax | Phase Two Launched

15 April, 20162 Comments
Issued on behalf of Crowd Justice campaign ‘Judicial Review of Section 24 – Tenant Tax’ RECORD-BREAKING CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH BUY-TO-LET TAX GRAB LAUNCHES PHASE TWO: Landlords leading a Judicial Review against Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 have launched phase two of their crowdfunding campaign A major event is to be
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New rate of stamp duty kicks in today

01 April, 20162 Comments
Following the Chancellors recent budget announcement, the dreaded new rate of stamp duty for buy to let property and second homes has come into force today. For those of you who want to purchase an additional property worth over £40,000 as a buy to let investment, second home or holiday home an extra 3% surcharge now applies.
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