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Hidden charges: Things you need to budget before buying a house

22 March, 20170 Comments
Once you’ve gone to all the trouble to save the deposit to find your first home, you’ll either be buying something you know needs renovation or a house that is ready to go. It’s the ready to go house that comes with risks, hidden maintenance costs and things you might not have budgeted in to
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FAQ: I’ve Received a Section 42 Notice, What Does This Mean?

08 November, 20160 Comments
Understanding landlord and tenant law can be difficult when you’re unfamiliar with the legislation, which is why we encourage those seeking advice to ask our solicitors questions. Here is a query we recently received about a section 42 notice for lease extension: Q: I am the landlord of some leasehold flats and I have received
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Taking Time Off to Move House: What Am I Entitled To?

30 September, 20160 Comments
Am I Entitled to a Day Off to Move House? Moving house can be a stressful event and requires exceptional time management skills for all involved. In advance of your move, viewings, solicitor’s appointments, surveys, removal companies, amongst other things, all need to be arranged and some of these require meetings during working hours. In
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When 2 Pauls go to war …!

15 March, 20140 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services is very happy to announce that we are now pro-actively working alongside the UK’s first and best eviction specialists Landlord Action. Having acted in over 28,000 instructions and recovered hundreds of millions worth of rent arrears and property damages for their landlord and agent clients, their Legal department is headed up by experts
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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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Infested with fleas and garbage [PICTURES INCLUDED] #TerrifyingTenantTales

31 October, 20130 Comments
Tenant Alert References : L/TM/141013 & L/BE/141013 I had two lots of great tenants, one awful agent who ran off with deposits and rent, one good agent (Fairfield Estates) and two very self-centered tenants. I respect my agent for always seeing both sides of the coin, but even they were surprised when these tenants turned
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Can buy to let be a short-term investment ?

16 August, 20130 Comments
It was reported at the end of July that over half of the landlords who entered the property market so far this year have done so for short-term gain, enticed by the low rates that the Funding for Lending Scheme has helped to encourage. This is despite the warnings contained in the same report, issued
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