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Tenant fees act – Renewal with higher rent £50?

The act states that a payment is permitted, if a landlord makes a Variation, Assignment or Novation to a tenancy at the tenants request to allow a pet or another person to stay at the dwelling.
So if I draw up a renewal with higher rent
The post Tenant…

Small Claims permitted after DPS award?

I’d particularly welcome comments from those within the letting business’ or especially those 118 members with legal qualification please.
Last year my tenant abandoned the property half way into a fixed term tenancy, leaving rent arrears a…

Renegading on purchase deal after mortage has been paid?

A friend of mine agreed with his landlord/owner (a relative) 2007 to pay the mortgage on the verbal agreement that the property would be transferred into his name. Every mortgage payment has been made on time and directly to the bank
The post Renegadin…

46% of RLA landlords intend to sell post Section 21 scrapping plans

The RLA has surveyed more than 6,500 landlords and agents finding more than 46% now plan to sell some or all of their rental property following government announced plans to scrap Section 21 repossessions.
The research also found an additional 40% of l…

Universal Credit Webinar

Following the Government role out of Universal Credit, which replaced many existing social security benefits (including housing), Caridon Landlord Solutions has been helping landlords to prepare for the changes.
The challenges that both landlords and t…

Universal Credit Webinar

Following the Government role out of Universal Credit, which replaced many existing social security benefits (including housing), Caridon Landlord Solutions has been helping landlords to prepare for the changes.
The challenges that both landlords and t…

Watch those pennies or it could cost you dear!

Landlords and agents will need to be especially careful taking holding deposits when the Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes in to force on June 1st. No more than “one week’s rent” may be taken. That is defined as “the amount of the annual rent payable in respe…

Landlords Alliance – Emergency Euro Elections Statement

The Landlords Alliance was set up to represent and fight for private landlords. We never planned or envisaged getting into politics; yet events have forced us to confront reality.
May’s failed administration wants to scrap Section 21s, which will…

BTL to Holiday Let

Has anyone converted a BTL to FHL (furnished holiday let)? After 11 yrs in residency one of my lovely tenants is leaving.
Since this flat is a 5 min walk from Bournemouth’s best beaches, restaurants and bars, I am exploring the option of Holiday …

Three ways to avoid 3% SDLT surcharge on BTL property purchases

Ranjan Bhattacharya – Baker Street Property Meet
In 2016, Chancellor George Osborne introduced a 3% SDLT surcharge on all investment property purchases. Many buy to let investors stopped buying in high value areas like London and the South East b…

Only 15.75% of NLA landlords now support Tories

Private landlords have lost faith in the Conservative Party, with only 15.75% of NLA members now saying they would support them in an election. Are Landlords now the elephant in the room for the Tories?
This polling, conducted shortly after the once st…

1st time UK buyer and stamp duty?

My Son lived at home with us in Surrey until he went to work in Canada 9 years ago. He bought a home there.
He has now returned to the UK after selling up in Canada and has bought a home in Yorkshire.
The post 1st time UK buyer and stamp duty? appeared…

No tenant referencing, no consent and no friend?

I decided to rent my property, as I was moving to India for an year to take care of my ill parents. I’ve handed over my property keys to the letting agent who I know and said that he has recently started his own letting agency
The post No tenant …

Building Control certificate issued but not communal

We have come across an interesting wrinkle in building control. We own a lot of apartments in a building (about 25% of the building) and have been issued with LABC building control completion certs for each unit with no caveat on them.
The post Buildin…

Privatisation of the Private Sector Landlord

Make No mistake both The Conservative Party and The Labour Party intend to Nationalise The Private Sector Landlord. The scrapping of the Section 21 Notice, which both are committed to, means just one thing. Lifetime tenancies!
For the Private Sector La…

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