5 ways landlords are saving time, money and hassle

Owning a rental property can be a time-consuming endeavour. And despite popular opinion, after fees, taxes, maintenance costs, and mortgage payments, the profits at the end of the month can […]

Vulnerable tenants could suffer most from changes to the eviction process

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It’s almost inevitable that making any policy change will benefit some people, but could put others at a disadvantage. This is particularly true for any government policy which could affect […]

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 […]

A legal guide to the conveyancing process

In simple terms, a conveyancer’s job is to make you aware of any potential legal issues relating to a property you intend to buy. These may not stop you from […]

Revenge Evictions: Is the situation improving?

According to data obtained by the housing campaign group Generation Rent, just one in twenty private tenants who make formal complaints to the council against their landlords about poor living […]

How pollution is choking the housing market

Did you know that airline flight paths can affect the price of a property?  It’s no secret that many factors come into play when it comes to the housing market, […]

5 things that could hold up your mortgage application

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From innocent mistakes to completely unanticipated problems, many factors can affect your mortgage application. More and more borrowers are finding out how seemingly minor details are costing them their mortgages. […]

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

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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 […]

Ban on tenant fees – What does this mean for you?

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The ban on tenant fees was first announced in Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn fiscal statement back in 2016. Fast forward to 2019 and the Tenant Fees Act 2019 finally came […]

11 things to consider when letting your home

There are many advantages to renting out your property, such as building your portfolio of buy-to-let homes, generating additional income, or keeping a property in the family even if you […]

Homes ‘fit for habitation’ – what does it mean for landlords and tenants

The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (‘the Act’) which came into force from 20 March 2019, aims to ensure all tenancies in England are ‘fit for human […]

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 […]