The lending surge: is it all bad news for landlords?

We reported recently on the changes in stamp duty having an impact on property purchases and previously advised landlords thinking of increasing their portfolio in 2016 to buy in the first quarter in order to beat the rise. So, it’s no surprise that we saw a big jump in mortgage lending in March as landlords […]

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Are your forms up to date?

There are a variety of forms and notices for landlords to use when tackling various tenancy issues, and there were changes for landlords last week with the government making an update to two private letting forms. These took effect on 6th April 2016, so it’s worth checking that you’re using the right versions! Changes to […]

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What effect would Brexit have on the UK property market?

The 23rd June referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union or not is looming. Uncertainty over the future is likely to make buyers and sellers cautious pre-referendum – you may recall the property market slowed right down ahead of the General Election, particularly in affluent areas where many were concerned about the […]

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When the clues are there, don’t ignore them

The courts have just awarded over £8,000 and costs to a landlord who claimed an agent had supplied unsuitable tenants. The agent had sourced references from a business with a good track record, which, although not perfect, were deemed acceptable. However, when things went wrong an argument arose as to whether all obligations had been […]

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