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Avoiding Common Investment Pitfalls

The past few weeks concentrated on what it takes to become a property investor as well as where to find the most suitable investment property. However, even with a rapidly growing market, there are still a few common pitfalls investors make. Investing in property is a big deal – theres no doubt about that. So […]

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 […]

Is using a Property Management Agency for you?

The past few weeks have brought on a lot of attention to both landlords and agents. Recent legislation and bills from David Cameron have continued to put landlords and their agents under scrutiny, not to mention the news regarding Foxtons maintenance charges which seemed to stir up quite a bit of attention too. So we […]

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 […]

RLA’s response to Osbourne’s Budget Bombshell

The Bombshell Budget Announcement In the summer budget, George Osbourne announced two major changes to the way private landlords are to be taxed. He decided to introduce, in phases, a tax relief on mortgage interest  and to scrap the 10% wear and tear allowance. So landlords will now only be able to claim tax relief […]