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Peer-to-peer platform LendInvest has published an interactive Buy-to-Let Index. The LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index (LIBTLI) uses recent asking price sales data to provide a snapshot of the UK property market...

Bed in shed torn down
Saturday 25 October 2014

A Hayes landlord demolished an illegal outbuilding just days before Hillingdon Council's “beds in sheds” team were set to go and tear it down...

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"Significant proportion" of letting agents not signed up to redress scheme
Saturday 25 October 2014

The head of one of the three mandatory redress schemes in the rental sector insists that, contrary to suggestions from some in the industry, “a significant proportion” of letting agents have yet to join...

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Section 21 evictions on the up
Saturday 25 October 2014

Eviction specialist Landlord Action claims the number of landlords using section 21 notices to evict tenants is on the increase. Writing a blog post on the Landlord Action website, founder Paul Shamplina said the firm had never had so many instructions from landlords and letting agents wishing to proceed to court to obtain possession orders under Section 21...

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Buy-to-let celebrates 18th birthday
Saturday 25 October 2014

The year 1996 was the year that John Major was in power, a little known band called the Spice Girls stormed the charts and just 4% of the UK population had access to something called the internet...

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Government publishes right-to-rent code of practice
Saturday 25 October 2014

The Government has issued guidance for landlords affected by the introduction of right-to-rent immigration checks. The new code of practice is available on the Government website...

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Hertfordshire landlord fined £20k for 28 offences
Saturday 25 October 2014

A Hertfordshire landlord has been fined more than £20,000 after pleading guilty to 28 offences in court. Terence Higgins, 51, of Ware, appeared at Watford Magistrates Court on Friday 17 October after prosecution by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council relating to two private rentals in Hatfield...

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Tenant jailed for fraud following civil case
Saturday 25 October 2014

A tenant has been jailed for two years following a civil case in which she confessed to fraudulently supplying false references and pay slips to letting agents...

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NLA campaigns for council tax exemptions
Saturday 25 October 2014

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is contacting all local authorities in the UK to ask for council tax exemptions for landlords whose properties become empty between tenancies...

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Landlords ‘fessing up to tax evasion, says RLA
Saturday 25 October 2014

Landlords have “responded positively” to the HMRC ‘Let Property Campaign’ that encourages disclosure of past rental profits for tax purposes, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)...

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Labour plans to block landlords from buying new homes
Saturday 25 October 2014

The letting agent and landlord community is still coming to terms with the news that Labour wants councils to have the power to ban buy-to-let investors purchasing new-builds in what the party is to designate as 'housing growth areas'...

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Landlord fined £30k for letting out freezing home
Saturday 25 October 2014

An unlicensed landlord whose tenants suffered a freezing winter with no heating or hot water has been ordered to pay more than £30,000 following a council prosecution...

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Saturday 25 October 2014

No matter how much time you spend safeguarding your landlord’s property by performing routine maintenance to keep everything in tip-top condition, you'll still be caught out by unexpected breakdowns...

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Claiming Capital Allowances

Saturday 25 October 2014

Why haven’t I heard about them? You are not alone! They have been enshrined in law since 1878...

Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Saturday 25 October 2014

The attention of property investors from all over the UK is being drawn to X1 Liverpool One, a selection of purpose-built luxury apartments located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre...

Would You Pay £125,000 Extra to Live Somewhere Scenic

Saturday 25 October 2014

According to a new report published by Lloyds Bank, it has been found that people of home-buying age across England and Wales are paying £125,000 extra to live in some of the country’s most scenic, picturesque areas...

It’s your turn to have the Out of Hours phone this weekend

Saturday 25 October 2014

All to common conversations overheard in your property management department "So Sarah, you do know it's your turn to be on call this week for tenant emergencies...

John Lanning Blog

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Buying property doing it up and selling on? Watch out for...More

James Davis Blog

How to deal with problem tenants   However carefully you vet and reference...More

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Decorating a rental property  – The checklist   One of the most time...More

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60 second interview: Andy Halstead, Rent on Time

    Landlord Today has been given the opportunity to interview Andy Halstead...More

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60 Second Interview Neil Woodhead, Ready Rentals

What is on your business card? Neil Woodhead FRICS Chartered...More

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Michael John Osborn (sometimes known as Mike and sometimes as John)...More

Geoff Core

Founder of Core Systems, the Residential Sales Software provider of EnCoreLive,...More

Anthony Filice

Chartered surveyor who sold the first £1m house in Cardiff, in...More

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