Not all buy-to-let investors have been put off by Stamp Duty change

Not all buy-to-let investors have been put off by Stamp Duty change

The changes to Stamp Duty tax rules for investors will not have the damaging effect that many had feared when it was announced at the end of last year, it has been claimed, with not all buy-to-let inv [...]

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10-March-16 Legal News
Buy-to-let market reacts negatively to chancellor's new tax

Buy-to-let market reacts negatively to chancellor's new tax

Landlords and letting agents have reacted angrily to the news from Wednesday's (November 25th) Autumn Statement and Spending Review from the chancellor, which saw the buy-to-let market hit with a [...]

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27-November-15 Legal News
UK rental prices remain high despite slight drop in October

UK rental prices remain high despite slight drop in October

The average cost of renting property in the UK has seen a slight drop between September and October, but PRS owners will remain positive, largely thanks to the fact that prices are still markedly high [...]

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20-November-15 Legal News
Govt proposes minimum bedroom size for UK rental property

Govt proposes minimum bedroom size for UK rental property

The government has announced a new proposal for a law that would impose minimum sizes on bedrooms to help stop rogue landlord practices of creating "rabbit hutch" properties in the PRS.  [...]

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12-November-15 Legal News
How will new laws affect buy-to-let investors?

How will new laws affect buy-to-let investors?

There are many changes to legislation in store for buy-to-let investors, but which ones should you be aware of and what do these new laws actually involve?‘Wear-and-tear’ tax allowanceAs p [...]

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06-November-15 Legal News
Communication 'is key to avoiding tenancy deposit disputes'

Communication 'is key to avoiding tenancy deposit disputes'

In order to avoid a formal tenancy deposit dispute, a simple conversation could be all that is needed, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). An annual report from t [...]

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15-October-15 Legal News
Many renters 'ignore their tenancy agreement'

Many renters 'ignore their tenancy agreement'

A significant number of PRS renters are ignoring their tenancy agreements, new research has revealed.A study carried out by Property Let By Us found many tenants are carrying out practices that are fo [...]

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25-September-15 Legal News
Letting agents 'should protect themselves with professional indemnity insurance'

Letting agents 'should protect themselves with professional indemnity insurance'

Letting agents should be aware of the importance of professional indemnity insurance.This is according to Steve Jones, director of RGA Underwriting, who has recently discussed the issue with Property [...]

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18-September-15 Legal News
Carbon monoxide and smoke alarm law confirmed

Carbon monoxide and smoke alarm law confirmed

The impending law surrounding carbon monoxide and smoke alarms in PRS properties has been confirmed as coming into force in October.Originally due to come into force from the start of next month, the [...]

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17-September-15 Legal News
Lawful tenants 'being turned away due to Right to Rent'

Lawful tenants 'being turned away due to Right to Rent'

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has criticised the government’s Right to Rent scheme, warning that lawful tenants are being refused housing.As part of the scheme, private sector land [...]

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11-September-15 Legal News