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Section 21 Changes – Will The Law Be Abolished?

How drastic will the changes to section 21 be and how are the Government planning to implement this overhaul? Interestingly the Government appear to be working on two ‘no-fault’ policies concurrently. Firstly, introducing a ‘no-fault’ reason for ending a relationship between married couples but, at the same time, removing a ‘no fault’ reason for ending […]

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Tenant Not Paying Rent? Tips To Prevent Rent Arrears

In 2019 landlords and letting agents have seen an increase in the number of tenants not paying rent on time. Let’s take a look at the implications of non-payment and some top tips to reduce the risk. Demand for rental property is soaring, largely due to the difficult mortgage market facing young house movers and […]

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) 2019

It is unusual for a Private Members’ bill to become law, but this is what has happened to MP Karen Buck’s bill, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2019. It won Government support and has now become an act. Private Members’ bill The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (FHA18) only changes the law […]

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Right to Rent Checks – Getting it Right

Right to Rent checks are in breach of human rights – according to a High Court ruling made on Friday 1 March 2019. The court further said that the requirement to carry out Right to Rent checks led to discrimination against non-UK nationals and British ethnic minorities. The Judge concluded that discrimination was taking place because of […]

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Rental Property Fraud – HM Land Registry

You’ve leased your property to a great new tenant and they’ve even paid 6 months’ rent in advance. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, passing the property a few months later, you notice a ‘For Sale’ sign outside? It turns out that your great tenant is in fact a fraudster who has stolen your […]

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No DSS! Closing the door on tenant discrimination.

Across the UK today, approximately 889,000 tenants in England receive housing benefit to help pay their rent and get by. And whilst the vast majority of these ‘housing-benefit’ tenants are decent, well-meaning citizens who value, take pride in, and look after their accommodation, those who miss multiple payments, fall into long-term arrears without showing any […]

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Asbestos in Rented Property – Responsibility and Management

Asbestos in rented property exists in significant numbers across the country.  The long-term harmful effects of asbestos inhalation are well-known and the unsettling fact is that, despite being banned in 1999 in the UK, the number of rented properties affected is believed to run into the millions. In fact, such was the widespread use of asbestos […]

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How Landlords Finance Investment Property

If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, developer or landlord, one of the first questions you may ask is “how do landlords finance rental property?” Well, there is actually a range of finance options available to get you off the ground. Even experienced large portfolio landlords can find the market of alternative lending rather […]

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