Planning permission for business signs

Business Signage on Private Property : Do you need planning permission

Most businesses need some form of signage. The reason most businesses need some form of signage is that signage is visible. That means your local authority is likely to have […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

What are your rights as a tenant in 2021

Although the UK is, in general, very much on the move back to “business as usual”, many aspects of life are still in flux. One of them is the issue […]

Understanding deposit disputes

Deposit disputes are possibly the single, biggest cause of friction between landlords and tenants. Avoiding disputes is always much better than having to resolve them. If, however, the matter does […]

Electrical safety in rented property and what it means for you

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all private landlords in England. Under the Regulations, […]

What Landlords Need To Know About Making Tax Digital

Along with more regular real estate tax changes, HMRC is currently implementing an ambitious Making Tax Digital scheme which will move all tax administration to a new digital system. From […]

What the 2021 Queen’s Speech means for landlords, tenants and homeowners

The Queen’s Speech marks the State Opening of Parliament and sets out the UK Government’s priorities and plans for the coming months. This year’s Queen’s Speech, which took place on […]

What the Help to Build Scheme could mean for you

The UK Government has launched the Help to Build Scheme to kickstart a self-build “revolution”. The £150m Scheme is designed to make it easier for people to build their own […]

Emergency right to rent measures are ending. What’s changing?

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government introduced a temporary change to the right to rent checks landlords need to carry out for prospective tenants in March 2020. […]

Increase in demand for green mortgages

Green mortgages are one of the many “green finance” weapons in the battle against climate change. They are designed to reward property owners through preferential mortgage terms in exchange for […]

Key changes and updates landlords should know for 2021

The world of property is constantly changing and being a landlord is already a difficult task without the additional stress and pressure of having to remain aware of the constantly […]

Renting during COVID-19: Student tenancy rights and responsibilities

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused great disruption and uncertainty for landlords and tenants across the country.  In this week’s blog, we look at the landlord-tenant relationship in the context of […]