Category: Landlords Advice

Proportion of sales to landlords drops to a five-year low

The latest Countrywide Lettings Index shows that in the three months after the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge (Q2 2016), landlord purchases accounted for only 8% of all homes bought, the lowest proportion since 2010 and 5 percentage points … Continue reading

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Landlord Focus: What is fair ‘wear and tear’?

General ‘wear and tear’ is a fact of life when you are letting out properties. Things can sometimes become a little blurry when it comes to knowing what should be covered by you as a landlord, and what are the tenant’s responsibilities.

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Being a Landlord…

Being a landlord is much more than just finding a tenant and collecting the rent. The perfect lettings strategy can deliver returns far beyond your expectations. What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time … Continue reading

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New custodial deposit scheme for landlords

April sees the launch of two additional deposit scheme options for landlords. This launch will allow landlords a choice of three schemes in total including two custodial schemes instead of just one as was previously the case.

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Energy Efficiency Update

Changes implemented under the Energy Efficiency (England & Wales) Regulations 2015, mean that domestic landlords need to be prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These changes come into force on the 1st April 2016.

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Our guide to the Right to Rent Scheme

With the new Right to Rent Scheme launched on 1st February 2016, Landlords are now required by law to check any potential immigration status before granting a tenancy. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to £3000. … Continue reading

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Landlords: Beware of winter rental voids

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that homes which are left empty for a considerable period of time are generally at higher risk than those that are occupied.

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Keep up to date with new landlord regulations

With so many new laws in the buy to let business, it can be increasingly difficult for landlords to self-manage their portfolios and ensure that are up to date with current legislation.

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