The Queen’s Speech & The Tenant Fee Ban

Wednesday’s Queens speech was about recognising and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead for the United Kingdom as the UK leaves the European Union. 27 Bills and draft Bills were announced in a legislative programme, which will deliver on a variety of themes, which includes a Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill. The Queen’s Speech announced that tackling unfair fees…
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One month to go until the tax change deadline – are you ready?

There’s no more hiding – there’s only a month to go before the tax changes come into force! Understandably there are still many landlords who have buried their heads in the sand about the upcoming changes, but it’s time to face facts, and find out what’s really going on. So, this loss of mortgage tax…
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Why you need Landlord Insurance

Landlord insurance is simply a policy that protects the landlord from financial losses, often associated with rental property. Your building is the coverage of this policy, but you have the option to include any of your valuables inside your property. There are many reasons for protecting your properties using the appropriate landlord insurance. Keep in…
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Landlord legislation: Legionnaires Disease

Many Landlords are not aware that the HSE legislation regarding the control of legionnaires disease applies to residential lettings and the legal responsibility sits with the Landlord. This means that all residential lettings must have a legionella risk assessment carried out. The fines are up to up to 2 years in prison or up to…
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How BREXIT will effect Landlords & Tenants

As the Remain/Leave campaigns played out on the UK stage, the Chancellor of the Exchequer predicted that property prices would drop 18% should the UK vote to leave the EU, so when the announcement came on Friday morning, it sent shock waves through the property industry as well as a little angst at the Mac…
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Are you getting value from your agent ?

On a recent course, at my own expense I might add, covering legal compliance, and elements of managing and running an effective and efficient business with the overarching theme that it is crucial to understand the value of the service an agent offers to their client I could have bit my tongue trying not to…
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Women in Property & Management Industries

What does being a modern day woman working in the property lettings and management industry look like? From where I stand a great opportunity to bring some soft gentle feminine energy in and make a difference to the profession in a humanistic, sensitive way without being woo woo! From a baptism of fire, purchasing my…
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