September 22, 2020

Whether you are a landlord or letting agent, you will no doubt have a preference over whether you let a property furnished or unfurnished. You might take it on a case-by-case basis or you could simply favour one over the other across your portfolio. Maybe you haven’t y...

September 15, 2020

2020 has been a turbulent year for pretty much every industry, but could it also be an opportunity to try something new? Many people harbour a dream of becoming a buy-to-let landlord and it might be the right time to make the leap. A number of factors have fallen into...

August 25, 2020

How Not to Fall Foul of Landlord Tenant Discrimination Laws

A landmark ruling at a court in York has backed up something rental campaigners have been battling to clarify for a number of years. Namely, that landlords and letting agents placing a blanket ban on housing be...

August 18, 2020

The Changes to the Landlord Repossession Process That You Need to Know About

Coronavirus has changed every aspect of our lives. From pubs to shops and sport to holidays, 2020 and potentially 2021 will look very different from previous years as we adjust to new ways of l...

August 5, 2020

While we continue to sail through uncharted seas in the lettings industry during the coronavirus pandemic, the good news is that evidence suggests there will be no major eviction crisis once the hold on landlord evictions is lifted.

The government acted early on to halt...

August 4, 2020

The number of tenancy deposit disputes between landlords and tenants in England has dropped by 15% so far during 2020, according to one of the government’s authorised deposit schemes. Deposit replacement firm Ome analysed data and found that complaints lodged with myde...

June 30, 2020

The Tenant Fees Act is a year old and, following 12 months of being applied to new tenancies, it is now the law for all tenancies. This transition process was always intended to come to a halt at the end of May 2020, so letting agents and landlords have had notice that...

June 11, 2020

It is safe to say that the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will have a long lasting impact on all aspects of our lives. As we move forwards, we must learn from the experiences we have shared and use that as a basis for recovering and rebuilding. This is as true of the ren...

May 28, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a number of issues in the lettings sector, not least when it comes to the tricky process of being able to manage repairs and gas safety checks on rental properties and maintain social distancing. The government urges those who live i...

May 14, 2020

We are now into the new financial year and there are new rules that directly affect the lettings industry. The 2020/21 landlord tax changes have come into force and you need to know about them. Whether you are a landlord yourself or a letting agent that deals with land...

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