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Planning Reforms – Take first mover advantage

New Government Planning Reform and Permitted Development (PD) rules have been introduced.
The investors who get in quick will win a 1st movers advantage in the market.
I will be hosting a FREE Online Masterclass on this very subject but places are go…

Report calls for reform of UC including direct payments to landlords

Earlier this year, Caridon Landlord Solutions joined other industry experts in responding to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit. Following this, a series of recommendations for an overhaul of …

Mini-boom drives house prices up 1.6% in July

The August Halifax House Price Index has just been released showing the results of the Stamp Duty holiday with a sharp increase pushing prices to their highest ever levels in July at an average house price of £241,604.
The ‘mini-boom’
The p…

Properties selling for 95.8% of initial price expectation

The latest data release from GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed how the property market in England and Wales has performed over the last year when it comes to the percentage of asking price being achieved.
GetAgent’s data shows that nationally
The post Prope…

Reforms to speed up the planning system and get the country building

The Housing Secretary has announced an overhaul of the country’s outdated planning system designed to deliver the high-quality, sustainable homes communities need.
The changes will transform a system that has long been criticised for being too sluggish…

SDLT implications for landlord relocating?

I’m a landlord with a small portfolio who is looking to sell my primary residence (as far as HMRC are concerned) and relocate to the south coast into a higher value property. The option of simultaneously selling and buying, although it can solve some p…

How to find great commercial property deals

My new video below explores how to find great commercial property deals to maximise new Permitted Development rights for residential conversion opportunities.
You can also join me on Sunday for a FREE 90 Minute online web class on ‘How To Re-purp…

Bank Base Rate and stimulus put on hold for now

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Base Rate at 0.1% and to hold any quantitative easing measures at current levels.
Any decisions have been met with a wait and see strategy as the economy is sh…

Bank Base Rate and stimulus put on hold for now

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Base Rate at 0.1% and to hold any quantitative easing measures at current levels.
Any decisions have been met with a wait and see strategy as the economy is sh…

Council tax department want copy tenancy agreement?

I recently advised the council tax department of a change in tenants at a two-bed flat I own.
Normally that’s the last I hear from the council as the tenants sort out the council tax as per the tenancy agreement.
The post Council tax department w…

Two speed rental market between London and the rest of the UK

Hometrack has released its latest index for the second quarter of 2020 with analysis showing diverging trends in supply and demand of rental property between London and the rest of the UK.
Average rents across the country dropped by -0.3% in June
The p…

Funding for boilers and more coming

The Government with help from the big six energy companies has released funding for free energy-saving measures for home-owners, landlords and the benefit of tenants to include the installation of:
Electric heaters, Electric Heating systems, Gas boiler…

NRLA welcomes government Green Homes grant scheme

The NRLA are welcoming the news that the Government has accepted many of their recommendations about how the new Green Homes Grant scheme should work.
Announced in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement, the scheme will see the Government provide at least t…

Tenant demand is highest for homes that come unfurnished

The latest research by Howsy, has revealed that across the UK’s major cities, tenant demand is highest for homes that come unfurnished.
Howsy compared the level of stock already snapped up by tenants as a proportion of all stock listed to see which was…

Tenant’s rights after second joint tenant moved out?

Please shine some light on the following scenario: 2 strangers were renting out 2-bed flat on a joint AST at £1800 per month. The AST expired on 15 May 19 so my understanding is that it would then turn into the Statutory Periodic tenancy agreement.
The…

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