Landlord gas safety regulations are due to change in April 2018. Are you ready for some good news?

Landlord Gas Safety Regulations 2018

It gives me pleasure to share some good news for landlords with respect to proposed changes to landlord gas safety regulations and responsibilities. Current landlord gas safety responsibilities If the property is supplied with gas, a landlord has the responsibility to ensure the gas appliances are safe and checked by a qualified GasSafe registered engineer. […]

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GDPR, MEES & Tenant Fee Ban Update 2018

This week I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat at the Legal Update 2018 seminar which covered GDPR, MEES and the Tenant Fee ban. It would be an impossible task for me to reproduce the 6 hours of valuable letting update information delivered by Training for Professionals into a single article.  Therefore, I’ll […]

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No Property News is Good News

I’m sure reading the property news headlines this week makes most landlords want to get back into bed, tuck under the covers and sleep through 2018. With the Times Newspaper reporting that the “Boom in Britain’s buy-to-let sector is coming to an end” to the Negotiator regurgitating figures from the National Landlords Association’s opinion poll […]

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Fiat coins and notes and Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain – Safe as Houses?

Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote desert island for the last few years, you’ll be aware of Bitcoin, the computer-based cryptocurrency that has been around since 2009. Cryptocurrency is hot news this year, and with blockchain technology capping the number of bitcoin that can be produced, property investors are increasingly taking the leap and […]

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Could Paying Rent on Time Improve a Credit Report?

For the most recent generation of renters, the dream of buying a property can seem further away than for previous generations. That’s because as property prices rise, some of us just can’t commit to the investment which a mortgage requires until later in life.  One stipulation in the process of getting a mortgage is a […]

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Universal Credit & Impact On Rent Arrears

One of the topics causing a great deal of debate at the moment for private sector landlords is universal credit and the predicted impact that it will have on rent arrears. Currently, 25% of tenants in the private sector receive housing or other benefits.  However, the current system is being changed to bring various benefits […]

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Can Landlords Enter Property Without Permission

A question I was asked this week by one of my clients is whether or not a landlord can enter property without permission from the tenant?  Specifically, my client was interested in what happens in circumstances where the tenant wanted to change the codes on the home alarm system and the locks on the front […]

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9% of Private Tenants in Rent Arrears

According to survey findings around 9% of tenants in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are in rent arrears or have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months.  Compared to social tenants, of whom 25% are in rent arrears/ have been in last 12 months.   The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a national survey […]

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