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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 […]

Buy to Let Mortgages – What are they?

Buy to Let or BLT for short, is something which seems to come up a lot when it comes to the property market. So what exactly is a buy to let? Buy to let is where a property is bought specifically to be rented out to tenants rather than be lived in by the investor. […]

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 […]

Brexit…Now What?

After months and month of constant campaigning to either leave or remain, the public, 17.41m of them have spoken and have voted for the UK to leave the EU. So what does this mean for the 4.3M British landlords and investors?  “What about the 16.78m British  homeowners especially the 8.69m of those British  homeowners with […]