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Royal assent for the Homelessness Reduction Act

08 June, 20170 Comments
Starting life as a private member’s bill raised by Bob Blackman, the Homelessness Reduction Bill was later backed by the Government and has now received royal assent on 27th April. The Act is good news for both the homeless and those threatened with homelessness, as it places new obligations on councils. Priority need or intentionally
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Almost 1m landlords plan to ditch agents to save money from April 2017

19 December, 20160 Comments
A new survey has suggested that nearly half of all UK landlords plan to ditch letting agents if their profits fall when tax relief is cut back next year. The poll conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that 47% of property investors are prepared to ditch their letting agents and go it alone
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Tax change rumours for landlords who sell quashed by HMRC

05 September, 20160 Comments
Speculation over the government attempting to ‘slip in’ more changes to the way landlords are being taxed have been dismissed by HMRC. There had been fears, fuelled by certain comments made by industry analysts, that amendments to the Finance Bill (which reaches its Report Stage in parliament this week) suggested that the government wanted landlords who sell
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More landlords now let to families with children than any other household type

21 June, 20160 Comments
Families are the most common household type in the private rented sector (PRS) for the first time, according to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA). The findings show that more landlords now let to families with children (48%) than any other household type, overtaking young couples (47%). This represents a shift compared
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The Inaugural North of Tyne Managing Agent Event

13 June, 20160 Comments
On Tuesday 14th June 2016 Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, and the National Landlords Association are hosting the inaugural North of Tyne Managing Agent Event. This will be held at the Holiday Inn, Great North Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BP. Speakers will include sponsors: Paul Hampton, Approved Mortgage Solutions;
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Homes left in destruction after bad tenants

Tenants who leave behind clutter are at risk of identity fraud?

12 February, 20160 Comments
When tenants leave your property, you are often left with all kinds of belongings that don’t quite make it on to the moving van including clothes, toys and even animals. Worryingly; 1 in 12 landlords say they’ve found bank statements, chequebooks and even passports after renters had moved on. The Royal Mail and the National
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Only 2% of landlord licenses have been issued by Liverpool Councils

10 February, 20160 Comments
Following a Freedom of Information request from the NLA it was found that Liverpool City Council has issued just 2% of licensing applications since launching its citywide landlord licensing scheme in April last year. To show comparison, the London Borough of Newham processed 74% of their applications in the same time. The news comes as
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Landlords & Letting Agents -Are you having abandonment issues?

10 July, 20140 Comments
Are you having abandonment issues? By National Landlords Association Lucy Regan, London representative for the NLA advises landlords on the issue of tenant abandonment. Abandonment isn’t something that happens often in the private rented sector but when it does it can be distressing and confusing. But how do you know if your property has been
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