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Join us at the Property Investor Show

Tuesday 27th September 2016

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL next week – 7 & 8 October – and we are delighted to announce that Angel Media, publisher of Landlord Today, will be exhibiting at the show for the first time...


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Tenancy deposit disputes at a record high

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Tenancy deposit disputes are at their highest level since records began in 2007, new figures from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) reveal.  The data shows that at the end of March 2016 there were close to 173,000 tenancy deposit disputes adjudicated in the nine years since the legislation was first introduced in England and Wales...


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Landlord avoids jail after fire leaves tenant fighting for life

Tuesday 27th September 2016

A Coventry-based landlord has avoided a prison sentence over fire safety offences after his tenant suffered life-threatening burns to 40% of his body when he was trapped in his room in a multi-occupancy house due to a fire deliberately started by another tenant...


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Buy-to-let hotspots unveiled

Tuesday 27th September 2016

While buying property in London has proved to be a lucrative move for many buy-to-let landlords for capital gains in recent years, it is increasingly holding less appeal for those looking for generous rental returns...


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New landlord licensing scheme announced

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Ashfield District Council has given the go-ahead for new selective landlord licensing to be introduced in two areas of the western Nottinghamshire district...


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London’s £2bn rental deposits are simply ‘gathering dust’

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Dlighted is trying to persuade more landlords and tenants to use its deposit-free renting service by claiming that at least £2bn is being lost to the British economy in ‘useless’ tenancy deposits in London alone...


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Society of Mortgage Professionals launches buy-to-let CPD events

Wednesday 28th September 2016

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has announced that it will deliver a CPD event programme dedicated to buy-to-let following the sector’s recent changes...


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Landlords warned about ‘risk’ of using limited companies for buy-to-let

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Buy-to-let landlords face the risk of double taxation if they choose to put their property investments into a limited company to avoid paying higher rates of income tax, a leading tax advisor has warned...


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Landlord ordered to pay over £8,500 for renting out unsafe property

Monday 26th September 2016

A landlord who confessed to renting out houses in Stotfold and Arlesey with serious safety hazards has been ordered to pay more than £8,500. Melvyn Bruce, of Hitchin Road in Stotfold, pleaded guilty last week at Bedford magistrate’s court to seven offences relating to four buy-to-let properties – two on the same road as primary residence and two on House Lane in Arlesey...


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Berkeley Alexander unveils new buy-to-let insurance product

Monday 26th September 2016

Berkeley Alexander has launched a new buy-to-let landlord insurance that not only helps more landlords properly protect themselves and their investment properties against bad tenants, but also covers unoccupied homes...


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