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Weak pound makes UK’s buy-to-let market more attractive for British expats

Thursday 7th September 2017

The fall in the pound over the past year or so has made the UK a cheaper location for overseas-based property investors, which is why a growing number of British expats are investing in the UK’s buy-to-let market...


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Rogue landlord fined £339k for allowing tenants to live in ‘atrocious conditions’

Thursday 7th September 2017

A rogue landlord who rented out squalid flats, which breached council planning laws and failed to meet basic living standards, has been ordered to pay out almost £339,000...


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Landlords offered ‘help and support’ to pay tax

Wednesday 6th September 2017

A new ‘help and support’ page has been launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to help landlords pay tax and keep records. The new online page provides buy-to-let landlords with access to useful YouTube videos, live webinars and a toolkit to help manage their accounts...


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Avoid problem tenants’ with this new online tool

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Investing in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can be extremely profitable, but there are times when issues, which are simply out of your control, can take a turn for the worse, and there are very few things worse for a landlord than a bad tenant...


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Landlords ‘taken to task’ and banned from renting out homes

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Nine private landlords have been banned from letting out homes in the Govanhill area of Glasgow after being found unfit to rent out properties.  The bans came about as a consequence of an Enhanced Enforcement Area (EEA) in Govanhill, initially established in four blocks in September 2015 through the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, which gives Glasgow City Council special powers to crack down on any rogue landlords operating within the designated area...


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Landlord pleads guilty to harassing tenants

Wednesday 6th September 2017

A buy-to-let landlord pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the harassment of his tenants during a short hearing at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday...


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Almost a third of renters fear they will never own a home

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Nearly a third of renters do not believe they will ever be able to afford to buy their own home, according to a new survey. With property prices continuing to increase across many parts of the country, raising a deposit is often seen as the biggest barrier to getting a foot on the housing ladder...


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New online fire safety course for landlords

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Buy-to-let landlords seeking fire safety guidance following the Grenfell Tower tragedy can now gain access to an online fire safety course that has been launched by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)...


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Landlord fined for putting tenants at ‘serious risk of death’

Tuesday 5th September 2017

A private landlord in Liverpool has been handed a hefty fine for putting his tenants at risk of fire. Following an inspection of a rental property in Hartington Road, Toxteth, it was found to have several safety issues which placed the students occupying the property at severe danger of death occurring in the event of a fire...


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Rogue agent’s behaviour ‘affected the lives of several landlords’

Tuesday 5th September 2017

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has opted to extend its exclusion of a letting agency by an additional four years after seven more landlords raised disputes against the company...


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