Landlords and Tenants: What the law has in store

Although the UK’s next scheduled general election isn’t until 2022, politicians of all persuasions seem to be gearing up into campaign mode and it seems reasonable to assume that housing […]

Tax changes for buy-to-let properties landlords need to know

Tax changes

6 April is the start of the new tax year and as is traditional, a new round of tax changes. Here are the new tax rules that buy-to-let property investors […]

What information do you need to legally disclose when selling your property?

Generally speaking, sales between one private individual and another work on the basis of ‘caveat emptor’ let the buyer beware. This means that the buyer alone is responsible for checking […]

What does the future hold for student property and HMOs?

Student property has long been a popular investment for many, but will harsh tax changes start to outweigh the attractive yields that the market has to offer?

6 important tips for student property and buy-to-let landlords

September and January are the busiest months for landlords across the UK with an average of over 500,000 students going to university each year. Students are often looking to start […]

Are rental deposit protection schemes in need of urgent reform?

deposit

Deposits have long been one of the biggest sticking points in the property market. It’s obvious why landlords want them and even many tenants would probably recognise that the principle […]

New HMO legislation confirmed for October 2018

HMO

The government has confirmed that there will be an extension of the licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and that all landlords covered by the rules must apply […]

New codes of practice for letting and managing agents

practice

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that a code of practice and an independent regulator will be introduced for letting and managing agents in England, specifically […]

Are you complying with the new energy regulations?

Energy

As a landlord you have a number of responsibilities either directly to your tenants or for the specifics of your property. Recent changes regarding Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) means landlords […]

6 changes that landlords should be aware of in 2018

Landlords

Last year saw a number of dramatic changes for landlords and the rental market. Recently, there have been changes to buy-to-let mortgage tax relief, affordability tests and stamp duty which […]

Does consumer law apply to landlords?

consumer

Not many landlords would typically associate themselves with consumer law. Most landlords would normally refer to themselves as investors, however they are providing a service (a home) to consumers (their […]

The problem with overseas investment in UK leasehold property

Leaseholds

Leaseholds have been around for centuries, but in a modern context, they only started to gain ground in the 1920s and it took until the 1950s for leaseholds to start […]