All Change for Accelerated Possession Claims

By Danielle Hughes at 16:00

The court forms for issuing a claim for possession of property under the accelerated possession procedure have now been amended to reflect the changes in legislation which came into place in October 2015.

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Landlords, did you know that the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force as of 1st October 2016. For those landlords who have not yet taken steps to ensure compliance with the new rules, now is the time to undertake urgent inspections of your rental properties and ensure that they are fitted with functioning smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Remember, failure to comply will leave you exposed to remedial and penalty charge notices, which can result in fines of up to £5,000.00 per property!

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Are We Heading Towards a Housing Crisis?

By Danielle Hughes at 00:00

Things look set to become even more difficult for landlords in the UK. Amidst an evolving legal landscape, property licensing, stamp duty rises and immigration checks, landlords now have to battle against significant tax increases. There is an ongoing Parliamentary Petition for the reversal of the planned tax relief restriction on individual landlords and unless another 48,098 people sign the petition in favour of a reversal before 27th January 2016, the likelihood is that the issue will not be debated in Parliament, and the plans will proceed as set out in Mr Osborne’s summer budget.

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HMO Licence compliance is key for landlords

By Solicitor at 00:00

Investing in buy-to-let property can be an exciting and profitable venture. As more people look to maximise the return on their property assets, many landlords have opted to rent rooms on an individual basis to multiple tenants rather than to a single tenant. This is referred to as a ‘House of Multiple Occupancy’.

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Landlord and Property Show 2015

By Danielle Hughes at 00:00

On Saturday 24th October, we were delighted to exhibit at the region’s largest landlord and property show. We were on hand to offer advice and information for anyone involved in the rental market. For those of you who could not make it – fear not! We have put together a summary of the key issues and discussions from the day.

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