Category: Landlord Legal News

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CMP Certified Letting Agent

As one of many changes sweeping the private rented sector, as of 1st April 2019 all letting agents in England must be a certified with Client Money Protect. In a bid to plug the loopholes that have plagued the sector, landlords can now rest assured that their money is safe in their letting agent’s hands […]

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How will the New Damp Law Affect Private Landlords

From 20th March 2019, Landlords letting damp properties can be sued by tenants under a new law passed under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 superseding the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985. The new law is just one of many that have been introduced this year to even the playing field for renters […]

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Study finds 62% of Landlords find renting an ideal situation

Landlord News by: Madalena Penny In a recent survey carried out by Hilary’s, research suggests that it’s not all doom and gloom for landlords in the private rented sector. In a study conducted with 2302 landlords, 62 per cent were happy with letting their property and found it ideal as the rental income covered the […]

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Selling BTL Property in Negative Equity

Chances are, if you invested in buy-to-let property 10-years ago, you may have ended up with a portfolio of properties now in negative equity. You may find yourself stuck with a lender because you simply cannot afford the high exit fees, and it would cost more to move to a new mortgage provider. Landlord News […]

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Landlords take the hit again under new tenant fee ban

With current tax hikes placed on landlord income, and the tenant fee ban coming into force next year, many landlords will now be wondering if having a letting agent is a false economy. Landlord News: by Madalena Penny Of course there are many pros and cons to using a property management company to look after […]

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