residential property

residential property

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 push for stamp duty surcharge u-turn to help solve housing crisis

11 January, 20170 Comments
Buy to let landlords in Wales are calling on the government to help kick start the Welsh housing market by amending or abolishing the 3% stamp duty surcharge currently imposed on residential properties and second homes. Nine months on since the stamp duty changes on second properties and buy-to-let continues to operate at lower levels than
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The private rental market could change everything in Scotland

03 January, 20170 Comments
The Scottish housing market could be defined by investors purchasing land in order to build apartments for the rental market. These kinds of developments are likely to become as common as student accommodation and even though these kinds of developments are mainly seen in London, it is likely that investors are going to look to
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Health and safety for residential evictions

12 September, 20162 Comments
In this article we give you an insight into the health and safety aspects we consider at High Court Enforcement Group prior, during and after the safe eviction of tenants from a residential property. Operational plan  When it comes to planning, information is key. Before any eviction, we carry out a three-part risk assessment to
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Most popular property type for landlords in 2016?

22 March, 20160 Comments
Did you know that Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are predicted to be the most popular property type for landlords looking to invest in the buy-to-let industry this year? Examining the outlook for property professionals in 2016, specialist lenders Shawbrook have revealed: Over a third (34%) of investors indicate HMOs most preferable. Terraced housing comes in second
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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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