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Rogue Landlords

New Legislation: There has been big news for landlords this month. On April Fool’s day, 1stApril 2018, the government announced it will be introducing Agency licencing.   All agents or organisations will have to have at least one qualified person in the organisation. On top of that it has also stated the following, will introduce banning orders on...

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Are You Guilty Of Indirect Sex Discrimination?

Important development which should be taken seriously by all Agents and Landlords We are urging all agents and landlords to consider whether they are guilty of indirect sex discrimination. It was announced on 26 February 2018 that single mother Rosie Keogh has won compensation for sex discrimination from a letting agency that refused to consider her as a...

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Do You Serve Gas Safety Certificates Before Occupation?

  You Must Get it RIGHT or any subsequent possession application will FAIL! This follows a recent county court decision relating to Section 21. “The decision serves to remind Landlords of the importance of serving tenants with deposit registration details, an EPC certificate, the latest version of the MHCLG How to Rent guide, any relevant licences and a...

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Landlords Newsletter

Landlords: Could you afford a court case brought by your tenant?     In these times of Litigation. “Can I get some money out of it”? Do we need to be covered The New Year has brought with it a raft of new lettings legislation – All of which could hit landlords in the pocket. We are urging...

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Post Election Blues ‘But is it all over?’

Hi All Its Don here MD Go Direct Lettings Franchise team. Will Theresa May form a working government, or will Jeremy Corbyn cause a further upset. Whichever way the cards finally fall how will it affect UK housing? We still face and will continue to face, even after the Brexit deal is done, Hard or Soft, a shortage...

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Don’s Corner: 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax Increase

The second thing I would like to highlight this month is the new SDLT (stamp duty land tax) increases being introduced on the 1st April 2016. This came as a bit of a bomb shell in the 2015 autumn statement catching many people off guard. It is suggested that the increase in mortgage lending in the latter part...

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Don’s Corner: Right to Rent Fiasco?

The ‘Right to Rent’ laws came into effect on the 1st February 2016 across the UK and it quickly highlighted why some landlords need professional letting assistance. If there was ever evidence needed as to why landlords may need the expertise of letting agents, a new survey about ‘Right to Rent’ proves it. It seems that up to...

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