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Right to Rent

Right to Rent

The start of 2016, means plenty of changes in terms of legislations for landlords and investors, starting from February 1st with the Right to Rent legislation. Under the new legislations. landlords and agents must check the immigration status of any adult who wishes to move in to a new property to ensure they have a […]

What is the Legionnaire Disease?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Everyone and anyone is susceptible to infection. The risk, as with many illnesses, increases with age but some are at a higher risk than other, such as: people over 45 years of age smokers and heavy drinkers people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease diabetes, […]

Budget 2016: Capital Gains Tax

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced significant cuts to capital gain tax, giving many investors a major boost. Landlords will face a capital gains tax surcharge when selling property. But what is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Capital Gains Tax is  tax on the profit when you sell an asset thats increased in value, such as […]

Three Simple Steps

Three Simple Steps to Evicting Your Tenants Sometimes evicting your tenants isn’t as hard as it seems. Nor does it have to be for any reason other than wanting possession of your property, for whatever reason.  However, whether you’re evicting your tenants for personal reasons or whether they haven’t paid the rents, the process is […]

A Legal Update Reminder

Come October 1st, the new legislations surrounding the evictions and possession proceedings are coming into effect. So here’s a quick reminder of whats in store. Retaliatory Evictions Back in February 2015, we wrote about ‘the revenge eviction’, more details of which can be found on our blog post. So in an effort to stop ‘rogue […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Protected?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Secure?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

2016s Legislation Changes

Within the first quarter of 2016, Investors and landlords have already seen many significant changes to legislation regarding the property market. For those new to the industry, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening this year. Right to Rent Back in February, the Government introduced Right to Rent. Under the new legislations, landlords and […]