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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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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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Harrow seeks to renew Selective Licensing Scheme

12 Jun 2020 Harrow council in north London has launched a formal consultation on its plan to renew its landlord licensing scheme in the Edgware area.  It wants all rental properties in the ward to be licensed, with landlords being expected to pay £550 for a...

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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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Tenancy Concern Sorted For Agent

I got in touch with Des Taylor of Landlord Defence recently as I had a concern on one of the tenancies we have.  Des was superb and really helpful. As it turned out, the issue I was concerned about was actually ok but Des had some great points to further protect...

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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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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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