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New EPC assessment guidance issued – Covid-19

03 Apr 2020 The government has issued new guidance on conducting EPC assessments before issuing a certificate - and it follows the lines of other guidance given on property maintenance during the virus outbreak. The new guidance says the legal requirement to obtain an...

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Changes afoot to Stamp Duty Land Tax?

01 Feb 2020 After a challenging period for the UK property market, recovery is very much on the cards and the end to uncertainty over Brexit augurs well for continued growth into 2020 and beyond. Irrespective of how you voted, the election of a majority government has...

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Will 2020 be the year of AirBnB?

15 Jan 2020 Over the past decade, the short-term rental industry, now eponymised by Airbnb, has experienced meteoric growth. This has been driven by the rise and proliferation of online travel agencies (OTAs) who have very effectively tapped into a vast pool of...

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5 New Legislation Changes this Spring

In addition to the EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive coming into force next week, there will be five spring legislative changes according to theNational Residential Landlords Association (NRLA): Extension of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act - in MarchThe...

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Woman denies trying to kill her landlord

06 Dec 2019 A woman in Cutteslowe, north Oxford, has pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder against her landlord according to an article in Landlord Today. A jury at Oxford Crown Court heard that Stacey Bilverstone stabbed her landlord, Andrew Davis, in...

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What are renters really looking for?

05 Sep 2019 Whether you are about to acquire a new property or preparing to re-let an existing home, it is helpful to know what tenants are looking for when searching for a new house or flat. Different tenants understandably have different needs, but fresh research by...

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