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The Doves have it the Doves have it

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee have voted unanimously to hold the Bank Base Rate at 0.75% for another month.
From the meeting notes below this seems to be a holding pattern due to uncertainty around how
The post The Doves have it the Dov…

The Doves have it the Doves have it

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee have voted unanimously to hold the Bank Base Rate at 0.75% for another month.
From the meeting notes below this seems to be a holding pattern due to uncertainty around how
The post The Doves have it the Dov…

Reasons for rent rise above normal this year?

I am looking for help please with suggestions for best wording to explain a larger rent rise than normal for my tenants this year.
I have 2 properties, a house that I rent for £998 and a 2 bed flat for £650.
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Emotive and meaningless words ‘no fault’ referring to s.21 notices

Last year, Property118 contributor Dr Ros Beck wrote a critique, under the banner of The Landlords Union, of a Richard Bilton/BBC Panorama programme in which he was calling for the removal of S.21 altogether, that questioned and strongly criticised the…

Fergus Wilson’s response to BBC Panorama

The Remit of the Programme was:
What happens to the Tenants when the Landlord Retires or Dies!
Why are Private Sector Landlords (PSL) leaving in droves, because of the punitive tax regime!
Unfortunately Panorama sacrificed an informative explanation of…

Newly launched luxury Manchester apartments

We are delighted to launch a brand new, off plan investment opportunity in Manchester called Greenwood Place.  Prices for a 2 bed apartment with parking start from only £135,000.
Greenwood Place is ideally situated on the outskirts of Manchester and is…

Rent To Rent – Property Owners Beware

PROPERTY OWNERS who are considering rent to rent (sub-let) agreements need to make sure they have the right property insurance in place. Standard landlord insurance is worthless if you ever need to make a claim on a property that is sub-let.
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Bank managers are a virtually extinct species

Many years ago, property investors and developers knew their local bank manager and would simply arrange a meeting with them to discuss the various finance options. However, today, bank managers are a virtually extinct species and where they do exist
T…

MHCLG response to ‘Lack of Justice in Housing’

I have now had a response form Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, from my letter expressing the lack of justice in housing for landlords. You can read my points made in the series of readers articles below which started:
Letter …

Laws on overcrowding in rental properties

Alexandra Morris, Managing Director of MakeUrMove, shares details on what landlords need to know on the laws of overcrowding in rental properties.  At the end of 2018, the government introduced details of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, w…

Landlord Licensing costs are a postcode lottery

The cost of landlord licensing schemes in Britain are a postcode lottery reveals new research1 from Direct Line for Business. The analysis of licensing charges between local authorities show a large variance, with the cost of a new licence ranging from…

Leasehold reform – HCLG committee favour commonhold

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has net and called for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system finding the balance of power in existing leases, legislation and public policy is too heavily weighted against leaseholders. Cli…

More assaults from TV channels

Just before tuning in to BBC1 to watch yet another “Greedy, rogue, villainous, money-grabbing landlord programme”, I was watching a trailer for next weeks Kyle Files and guess what? It’s about rogue landlords!
I quickly switched channels and on Channel…

Referral fees guidance must be taken seriously

Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark said: “We’re hugely supportive of the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team’s (NTSEAT) new guidance for agents on referral fees, issued last month. The guidance will improve transparency and prov…

Protect landlords rights of repossession – Gas Safety Certificate

Following a recent court case in which a landlord’s attempt to regain their property was deemed invalid due to a dispute over a gas safety certificate the RLA is campaigning to protect the rights of landlords to repossess their properties.
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