Monthly Archives: December 2018

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How Mould can cause Wealth Erosion and Disputes

Any homeowner, landlord or tenant will know the displeasure that finding mould in a property can cause. But, did you know how mould can cause wealth erosion and disputes? The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has issued a warning. It is known that property investments can go up or […]

Call to Chancellor to Reconsider Additional 1% Stamp Duty Levy

THE PURGE ON PRIVATE LANDLORDS CONTINUES. WHILST THE BUY TO LET MARKET IS PRACTICALLY BURNING IN FRONT OF OUR VERY EYES DUE TO EXCESSIVE TAXATION, OVER TAXING THIS SECTOR WILL ONLY LEAD TO MISERY IN THE END. With the Government planning to introduce an additional Stamp Duty levy of 1% […]

Landlords ‘won’t be fully protected’ under new CMP rules

New rules to protect rent paid by tenants to letting agents, will fail to provide adequate protection for landlords. From April next year, all letting agents in England will need to be members of a government approved Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme. These schemes protect the rent a tenant pays […]

Online Estate Agent Emoov has gone into Administration

Quality Lets, Stoke-On-Trent – Is this the start of things to come? Online agents are now struggling to stay afloat is the tide changing back to the high street? Within a matter of months after its merger with Tepilo and Urban.co.uk, online estate and lettings agent Emoov has gone into […]

Landlords Found Guilty of Failing to Comply with Enforcement Notice

Ashford Borough Council has successfully prosecuted controversial landlord Judith Wilson, after she failed to comply with an enforcement notice ordering her to supply hot water to a disabled tenant. Wilson, who, in court, confirmed that she is the landlord of around 300 properties, had denied the charge, but was found […]

Landlords Let Down by Government Tenancy Deposit Cap U-Turn

Despite claims from the Government that it wishes to provide more support to landlords and the private rental sector (PRS), the decision to cap tenancy deposits at six weeks has now been changed to five. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and the National Landlords Association (NLA) have both voiced their concerns […]

Selective Licensing In Stoke-On-Trent Given The Green Light

The Purge on private landlords continues, i find it utterly disgusting that good private landlords will be penalised along with good respectful tenants whose rents will ultimately rise due to more landlord costs. What are they thinking off, first the government abolishes mortgage interest relief, now selective licensing along with […]