He keeps saying he is selling up but Britain’s best known buy-to-let landlord Fergus Wilson is still apparently very much in business – and has issued new letting criteria.
Posted up on a Facebook page for residents of Ashford, Kent... read more »
A landlord has been prosecuted and ordered to pay a £12,000 fine as well as over £12,000 in court costs after he was found guilty of not licensing three flats in the same block.
Elston Tuitt, 62, of London N16, was hit with the full cost... read more »
The Government is planning to extend mandatory licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation, removing the current three-storey rule.
Among its proposals, which apply in England only, is a minimum room size of 6.52 sq metres for one person and 10.23 s... read more »
Strong demand for rental properties, particularly in the Capital, is bringing a surge in online fraud, where fake landlords trick would-be tenants into transferring deposits for properties that don’t exist. Police forces in the UK report a 44 p... read more »
Residential property rates
You pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT
) on increasing portions of the property price above £125,000 when you buy residential property, eg a house or flat.
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A BAN on estate agents' boards is being widened out across the city six years after it was first introduced.
Councillors have voted to widen out a ban on estate agent boards at a full council meeting.
The move has received a mixed response from est... read more »
Over the last year or so there have been several major changes in the way landlords are taxed. Here, property taxation expert Nick Braun, founder the highly respected Taxcafe.co.uk, gives a comprehensive summary of the main changes affectin... read more »
From the 1st of October 2015 it became a statutory requirement that landlords issue all new tenants after that date with the latest edition of a Government publication “The How to Rent Guide”, along with a current Energy Performance Certi... read more »
Discrimination against tenants on benefits is not unlawful, that’s according to new information published in a House of Commons briefing report: “Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit Claimants?” It is not unlawful ... read more »
Landlord Salih Mahfood Hassan Mohamed pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court in May to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and to 10 breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations. Mohamed, a... read more »