How to Conduct a Rental Valuation

Getting hold of the keys to your first rental property is hard enough, especially when you consider the effort required to raise the finance and then complete any renovations or necessary improvements. But then comes the next tricky bit, which some new landlords renting out a property might take for granted – finding a tenant […]

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GDPR for landlords. Your Questions Answered

If you are letting a property in the UK, GDPR for landlords certainly affects you in a few key ways. But before we address these major changes, let’s take a quick look at how we got to this point. A brief history of UK data protection In essence, data protection regulation has been enforced in […]

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Landlord Registration, HMO & Selective Licensing

Compliance with landlord registration, HMO & Selective Licensing legislation is vital if you intend to rent out private properties in the UK.  Not least as it protects your lettings business and avoids hefty fines and possibly sanctions. Skip to: Mandatory Licensing of HMOs in England Selective Licensing in England Landlord Registration in Scotland Landlord Registration […]

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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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