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Could this spell the end to the HMO Phenomenal?

This is immoral and unfair’ – Landlord’s shock at 1,100% council tax hike after converting Stoke-on-Trent pub David Rice has seen the council tax bill for the former Waggon and Horses in Bentilee rise from £1,143 to £12,573 A landlord has been hit with a 1,100 per cent council tax […]

More Good New For Stoke-On-Trent

TRANSFORMATION PLANS REVEALED FOR STOKE’S LARGEST HOTEL   The Best Western Moat House hotel will become DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke-on-Trent and is slated to open in 2020. The capital investment is being managed by hotel management company Michels & Taylor under a franchise agreement with Hilton. Graham Dodd, managing director, […]

These are the big issues facing property investors, including BTL landlords

Brexit uncertainty, higher taxation and more stringent mortgage lending conditions are among the toughest challenges currently facing property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, according to new research. A survey, undertaken by auction firm John Pye Property, sought the views of those at the heart of the UK’s property scene, including investors, […]

Is your tumble dryer one of 500,000 to be a ‘fire risk’?

Thousands of households, including many of those renting privately, could still be at risk from faulty Whirlpool tumble dryers as the government issues a fresh warning to unplug any unmodified appliances. The call comes from the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) as Whirlpool is in the process of […]

Landlords – should they go LTD?

A few of our clients have recently asked me whether it’s worth moving their property portfolio into a limited company. The reason for such a query being, that the government has been tapering down on the amount of interest a landlord can claim back since 6thApril 2017. In fact, from […]

New Online Landlord Universal Credit System to Allow Direct Rent Payments

The pilot of a new online system allowing tenants in receipt of Universal Credit to pay rent directly to private rental sector (PRS) landlords has been successful. Started on 3rd October 2018, Caridon Landlord Solutions has been working alongside The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to bring out this […]


  A £40m scheme to build a major new building at Staffordshire University has been approved. The new three-storey education building will replace the four-storey Brindley Building in Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, which has become out-dated for the university’s current and future needs Permission to knock down the Brindley Building was […]

Ten Reasons to Move Your Tech Start-up to Stoke-on-Trent

OK, so Stoke-on-Trent may be the World Capital of Ceramics but why would I want to move my tech or IT start-up there?”. Top Ten reasons, pop-pickers… 1.      Finance & Funding. Currently a plethora. Part of our offer is that we can help guide start-ups through the maze of funds out […]

Labour Plans to Scrap Council Tax for Private Tenants

Private tenants would no longer have to pay Council Tax under new plans being put to the Labour Party. A Labour-commissioned report, Land for the Many, calls on the Party to intervene to cool the housing market if it wins power, by introducing a new “progressive property tax” set nationally, rather […]