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What will the Election mean for Private Landlords?

As the General Election looms, we look at what it could mean for landlords in the Private Rental Sector ... Hopefully, the morning of 13 December will, at least, give us some clue as to what's next. Will it be Brexit done or a hung parliament with more dithering for another year? So, what could the election bring...

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Tax Changes

There are further tax changes as of 6 April 2020. Landlords beware if you are selling in the New Year … Individuals, trustees and personal representatives (accountants) or anyone making a capital gain from the sale or other disposal of a property will have to make a “residential property return” and payment on account of any capital gains...

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Section 21 Abolition

With all the changes within the property industry, we ask: … should the abolition of Section 21 be seen as a threat or an opportunity? What a DYNAMIC industry we work in! There is one question. Has the housing market in the UK been so bad for so long that it needs reforming in nearly all avenues all...

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Tenant Fees Act Explained

The Tenant Fees Act is applicable to new, or renewed, tenancy agreements signed on or after 1 June 2019 in England. Aimed at reducing the costs that a tenant faces for their tenancy, it also shows tenants what the advertised rent includes for their chosen property with no hidden extras. What is the Tenant Fees Ban? The Tenant Fees...

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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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Landlords… How we can mitigate your loss

As we head to the end of Q1 2017, how quick has that gone? I’ve only just put the Christmas decs away and yet it seems like an age. Have you stuck to your New year’s resolutions, or lost track amongst all the hype of BREXIT and Trump? Like most in the property game I have been following,...

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