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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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Let your property today and we’ll donate £10 to The Royal British Legion

11 November, 20160 Comments
As higher property prices and a lack of affordable homes continue to push would-be buyers into the UK rental sector, the need for a cost effective, proactive and professional service to let your property has increased tenfold. FOR JUST £55 (INC VAT): Your property will be on the market with the best advertising portals in the
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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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Time for an Electrical Safety Inspection and/or PAT test? Welcome to TR – Electrical Safety

14 June, 20162 Comments
Electrical safety is a key responsibility for all UK landlords to keep their tenants safe and avoid fines. Failure to keep equipment such as light switches, microwaves and fuse boxes safe can result in fines, bans and imprisonment. Your legal responsibilities as a landlord: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when
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Network Referencing highly important as renters set to dominate next generation

18 April, 20140 Comments
New research suggests that the UK is set to become more like Europe in terms of renting a home and that half of the UK’s population will be renting within a generation. Research from lender Halifax shows that one in five of 23 to 27 year olds across the country have no desire to own
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67% of the UK’s private rented stock are up to standard

15 April, 20140 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review 2014 has revealed that 33% of the UK’s private rented homes would have failed the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2012. 15% of social rented homes also failed to meet the standard in 2012, down from 29% in 2006. Many property news websites have reported on this
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Dog Causes Explosion In Rented Property

12 February, 20140 Comments
A privately rented property in Barnsley was lucky to have not been left with severe damage after the tenants pet dog caused an explosion. It was reported that the dog was believed to have perforated an aerosol can which leaked gas onto a sofa and was then ignited by heat from a lamp. The can
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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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