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It’s Gas Safety Week. What Landlords need to do

17 Sep 2020 Landlords are being reminded this week that they are responsible for the safety of their tenants, as part of Gas Safety Week. The annual event, which takes place 14-20 September, aims to raise awareness of gas safety and reminds us to have our gas...

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DPS issues guidance on student check-ins

16 Sep 2020 The Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has issued new guidance to help student landlords in England and Wales arrange accommodation check-ins during the coronavirus pandemic in accordance with the government’s rules on house moves.  The...

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Tenants moving in record numbers

11 Sep 2020 Chestertons has released its latest monthly market data, which shows that increasing numbers of tenants took advantage of the lower rents across London to move in August, but the number of new tenants registering to move started to drop very slightly. The...

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How does the government’s Green Homes Grant work?

01 Sep 2020 With just a few weeks remaining until the opening of the Green Homes Grant, many buy-to-let landlords are preparing to take advantage of the initiative.  Hundreds of thousands of property owners, including buy-to-let landlords, will be able to apply...

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Landlords and Agents Beware BTL Cannabis Farms

03 Aug 2020 A law firm is warning that agents and landlords should carefully follow correct procedures if they suspect a rented property is being used as a cannabis farm. Hägen Wolf says the lockdown has seen a proliferation of cannabis farms being created, with...

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Roll-up, roll-up Grants for Landlords

10 Jul 2020 Landlords and home owners will be able to fund energy efficiency improvements on their properties after a Green Homes Grant was unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday. Sunak’s economic update in the House of Commons yesterday included a £2bn...

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The Anonymous Landlord interviews Des Taylor

Now live in the Anonymous Landlord podcast series, Tom Soane interviews Des Taylor Casework Director and "out-of-control-council-officer-tamer' at Landlord Licensing and Defence. Tap on the image or click here to listen to the interview and find our about the man...

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Baroness Kennedy set to create misery for landlords

01 Jul 2020 A pro-tenant campaign group has this morning kicked off its campaign to have the eviction ban - already extended until late August - extended further or even made permanent. Generation Rent, with a new leader in the form of ex-Labour peer Baroness Alicia...

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Deposit disputes down 23%

29 Jun 2020 The number of rental deposit disputes lodged with one of the government-authorised deposit schemes has fallen 15 per cent across England so far this year. Analysis of the Mydeposits data by sister company Ome found that London, the South East and the North...

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£1 letting service for landlords

29 Jun 2020 £1 to advertise your property but don’t expect any ‘service’ or advice.  Proceed with caution! London-based estate agent Portico has digitalised its letting process, with the launch of a new online rental service for private landlords who want to let their...

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Six common appliances that cause house fires

11 May 2020 "If you have a fire in your home, the most important thing you can do is get out immediately.  A home can be completely engulfed in flames within a couple of minutes. The safety of you and your family is more important than your possessions." We’ve...

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Massive Pent-up Rental Demand Claims ARLA

04 May 2020 The UK lockdown has been essential for containing the spread of coronavirus, but it is causing major disruption and distress, so when can it be lifted?  There are huge decisions for the government to make, as it looks to balance saving lives...

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Chinese investment in UK property set to soar

24 Apr 2020 A Chinese-led house buying boom is on the way in the UK, according to the CEO of Emerging Communications, a Chinese marketing consultancy. Domenica Di Lieto says the recent drop in sterling (caused by both Brexit and then Covid-19), and the emergence of...

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