Autumn Budget 2017 | Items of interest for Private Landlords

23 November, 20170 Comments
Housing – Stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers on homes up to £300,000 – estimated 80% of first time buyers to benefit. – For first time buyers in London there will be no stamp duty on the first £300,000 of the purchase price. Longer tenancies – The government will consult on the barriers to landlords
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New Section 8 form to be released on 1st December

29 November, 20160 Comments
It has been brought to our attention that there will be a new Section 8 form for England released on Thursday 1st December 2016. Section 8, also known as the Section 8 notice to quit or the Section 8 possession notice, is a prerequisite if the landlord of an assured tenancy wishes to obtain possession
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Halloween Competition: Tell us your Terrible Tenant Tales!

28 September, 20162 Comments
Just Landlords, the specialist landlord insurance provider, is launching a new competition to get everyone in the property industry into the Halloween mood! We’re used to hearing stories of rogue landlords that don’t stick to the law and subsequently put their tenants in danger, but what about rogue renters? We’re asking landlords, letting agents and
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Does the green tick mean I should go ahead with their tenancy or is there anything else I should be waiting for?

17 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I’ve just received the Equifax financial report back. Does the green tick mean I should go ahead with their tenancy or is there anything else I should be waiting for? Samii says Thank you for highlighting this issue. At Tenant Referencing UK we try to make everything as clear and transparent as possible,
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What to consider when calculating “fair wear and tear”?

14 June, 20160 Comments
For a long time, fair wear and tear has been a grey area for landlords and letting agents alike; this is because it tends to vary from case to case, due to factors such as what the condition the property was in before the tenancy began, and the expectations regarding the level of normal usage
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Non-assured tenancy agreement – Is this eligible for RGI?

29 April, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I am considering accepting a tenant but the appropriate tenancy for her is a non-assured tenancy agreement because 1) She is retaining another property she owns in London, and 2) I am a resident landlord in the property which shares the use of part of the building. Both make a non assured agreement
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Right to Rent Immigration Checks

Right to Rent is now live!

01 February, 20160 Comments
New rules rolled out across England that require landlords to check the immigration status of tenants or possibly face a fine of £3000 per tenant have become live from today. However with the launch, the Residential Landlord Association (RLA) have released a survey this morning which reveals that 90% of landlords have received no information
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NLA -Councils telling tenants to wait for bailiffs before moving out

29 January, 20160 Comments
According to new findings from a survey of 950 tenants by the NLA; an alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords – and to wait for bailiffs to turn up before moving out – in order to qualify for rehousing support. The
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Another landlord licensing scheme to throw the voters off ? …

24 April, 20140 Comments
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme in the Portland Street area of Cobridge. The area is well known for anti-social behaviour, being the second most deprived in Stoke-on-Trent, and according to council figures 88% of people in the area have a problem with ASB. Of the 797 properties in Portland Street, 394
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