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Remove my perfectly good UPVC windows and doors and make me pay for the privilege?

Hi, I recently received a letter from my property management company. They informed me, as I was aware, that they want to replace the two balcony’s waterproofing of my 3rd floor flat, of which I’m happy to oblige.
The problem is the company…

Changes requiring face to face Right to Rent checks deferred to 05/04/2022

The end date for the temporary adjusted checks has now been deferred to 5 April 2022 (inclusive). We have made the decision to defer the date following the positive feedback we received about the ability to conduct checks remotely. We initiated a revie…

Demand for pets in lets up 120% post lockdown

New statistics based on Rightmove searches shows that interest in rental properties that allow pets has increased year-on-year this July by 120%. This would correspond with anecdotal evidence that many people bought pets while they were locked down in …

Rent increase holiday?

Hi everyone, We are managing our rental property ourselves and are lucky enough to have a good couple as our tenants for nearly 5 years. In the tenancy agreement, there is a clause for rent increase which is CPI linked or 3% minimum whichever is higher…

Interest rates reduced on 80% LTV specialist Buy to Let mortgages

Interest rates have recently been reduced on 80% LTV Buy to Let mortgages.
Below is a small selection of specialist BTL deals:

EPC Specials: if you have a property that is rated EPC A-C, benefit from reduced rates.

The post Interest rates reduced on …

New Article 4’s are coming – What you need to know

New article 4’s are coming! Act fast to seize opportunities before the door closes on you. Linda and I break down everything you need to know following a review of statements from over 30 councils!
We talk about the new regulations being put in p…


I wondered if Property118 readers would be able to add some support to the campaign to protect leaseholders in the current cladding scandal.
You could use the below link to send a template email to your MP –
The post #EndOurCladdingScandal appear…

New-build market grinds to a halt as EWS1 argument continues to rage

The latest research by StripeHomes, has revealed that new-build house prices boomed by as much as 20% across parts of England during the first half of this year, but transaction levels have ground to a halt as EWS1 requirements continue to prove proble…

Meet Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law) at the Hyde Park Property Meet 23rd Sept

Zoomed out? Fed up with online technical gremlins? Well, we’re back, LIVE and we’re bigger and better than ever!
Hon. Legal Counsel, Mark Smith, Head of Chambers at Cotswold Barristers will be presenting in person an overview of several lan…

100% Buy-To-Let Mortgages For Students & London ‘BANS’ New Permitted Development Rights!

In today’s Property Breaking News, Students can now get 100% Buy-To-Let Mortgages, and the London office market is bouncing back whilst the nasty London councils try to ban the newly introduced Permitted Development Rights (PDR)!
Join Andrew Robe…

Chronic failure to tackle criminal landlords puts tenants at risk

The Government needs to address a chronic failure to tackle rogue landlords who put tenants at risk, says the national body representing landlords.
With the Government pledged to publish a White Paper setting out proposed reforms for the private rented…

Dropped a pole on the neighbour’s roof?

I am currently carrying out renovations to our property and took on a contractor who in turn subcontracted scaffold to a scaffolder. As the scaffolder was dismantling the scaffold, he accidentally dropped a pole on the neighbour’s roof. The roof …

Boiler certificate held up but looking to sell?

Hi Everyone, I recently had a new boiler fitted in a one-bed flat currently let on a rolling periodic AST. The job was done on 20th July and I am still waiting for the benchmark certificate from the plumber.
He has blamed Glow Worm for messing things u…

New Class M Prior Approval Planning Permission Changes

Yes on 31st July 2021 Class M EXPIRED for the conversion of 150 sqm of certain commercial properties.
The Government in their infinite wisdom launched a NEW Permitted Development Right, actually a prior approval, and decided to call it class M too!

TPO dealt with 2,737 complaints relating to lettings in 2020

Despite understandably lower enquiry levels in the first half of the year due to the pandemic, The Property Ombudsman’s (TPO) 2020 annual report reveals a significant uplift in the last two quarters as everyone seemingly settled into a ‘new normal’.

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