Right to Rent Checks – following up

Now that the dust has settled over the introduction of Right to Rent checks, the smaller details of the rules are beginning to cause some concern. We’ve just about got to grips with the idea of the initial check and the documents we’re required to keep, but what happens where all the checks are fine […]

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Another increase in Insurance Premium Tax

We feel like apologising for yet another increase in the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) which will apply to policies with effect from 1st June 2017, but of course, we don’t have much say in Government policy. The Chancellor’s decision to increase the rate from 10% to 12% seems harsh. Only two years […]

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LegalforLandlords shortlisted for 2017 E3 Business Awards

Warrington based referencing, insurance and legal services provider, LegalforLandlords has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 13th July 2017. The company, which has become one of the brightest and best providers of tenant referencing, insurance and legal services […]

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Are you feeling skint yet?

Tax relief changes are in progress. Are you prepared? At the time of writing, it’s a week since the Government’s changes to mortgage tax relief allowances for landlords started to bite. Of course, you haven’t noticed the hit in your pocket yet. It’s when you do your tax return that the real costs will finally […]

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An incentive scheme worth checking out

If you’re old enough to remember Green Shield Stamps or used to collect ‘Tiger Tokens’ when you filled up your car, you’ll know all about incentive schemes where it took forever and cost a small fortune to earn a wine glass or a teapot. That’s not how we do things at LegalforLandlords. For a start, […]

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It’s less than a year to ‘E-Day’

We’ve mentioned it before and we’ll probably mention it again, but changes that have a long lead time are easily ignored until the last minute – then, there’s a panic. Think about the system crashes at HMRC when everyone tries to file self-assessment tax returns on the last day. We’re putting this in big letters […]

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Incur a £30k fine without going to court

That headline might look ridiculous, but it’s not just an attention-grabber. It’s the reality of changes that come into force on 6 April 2017. From that date, local authorities’ powers under the Housing Act 2004 are being strengthened in two key areas: Rent repayment orders Fixed penalty notices. The Government crackdown on criminal and irresponsible […]

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Plenty of spirit on show at the ARLA Conference 2017

The annual ARLA Propertymark conference is one of the year’s key industry events. 2017’s recent gathering was the biggest – and we think the best – yet. Held at London’s ExCeL, the conference provided a much-needed focus point for a sector with plenty to talk about. With many delegates concerned about the impact of recent […]

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What’s new at LegalforLandlords

Improving things is in our DNA We’re not satisfied unless we’re improving our service. We’re determined to give landlords, letting agents and tenants a complete, efficient and affordable service. Check out our latest developments but keep your eyes open because we’re not finished yet. Improvement is in our DNA. Uploads in myNative – Landlords and […]

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A professional inventory – an extra expense or a way to save thousands?

Imagine sending two landlords into the same property and asking each of them to compile an inventory. They’ll come up with different results. One may produce something quite detailed, documenting every single item, while the other takes a more superficial approach, listing just the key features. It’s obvious that the second landlord’s technique might cause […]

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