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The Tenant Fee Bill

Posted: 15th May 2018

Figures are beginning to emerge on the financial cost to landlords and letting agents of the government’s intention to ban letting agents’ fees to tenants (so-called tenant fees), according to a report published by the Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) on the 2nd of April 2018. The government’s plans to ban letting agents’ fees being charged Read the full article…

What does empty property insurance cover?

Posted: 10th May 2018

In their current Travel Trends Report for 2018, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) reveal not only that more Britons are taking more holidays, but that they are spending more on their travel, travelling further afield and, as a result, often taking longer, extended holidays. For the homeowners amongst those lucky travellers, however, there Read the full article…

Lets with pets

Posted: 26th Mar 2018

The question, as to whether or not to allow tenants to keep pets in a let property, has long been one that may have troubled some landlords. There are arguments for and against this which have been explored extensively in various publications and landlord insurance websites. However, what was previously a largely business tactical and Read the full article…

Gas safety certificates: need to know

Posted: 20th Mar 2018

A recent court decision has a given cause for concern amongst some landlords. This relates to the question of gas safety certificates and how they may affect the outcome of a landlord’s attempt to obtain possession of a property through the Section 21 route. The case The court concerned has recently rejected a Section 21 Read the full article…

Landlord legislation: your checklist

Posted: 2nd May 2017

Whether you are a committed, “professional” landlord with specific objectives for a buy to let business, or a so-called “accidental” landlord who happens to find themselves with a property to let, your activities are regulated by legislation – an increasingly extensive raft of legislation at that. Naturally, you want to stay on the right side Read the full article…