As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property?
A lot of change is happening in Wales this year, and it is important that landlords stay up to date. Below are the main issues of which members with property in Wales should be aware. Rent Smart Wales Rent Smart Wales is the mandatory landlord and letting agent registration and licensing scheme launched on 23 … Continue reading Wales – The PRS in 2016 and Beyond
It would appear that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) didn't get Osborne’s memo about shafting landlords to the hilt. The Housing & Planning Bill that is currently working its way through the House of Lords actually includes some positive policies for landlords (and their tenants) as well as some tame, unobjectionable fluff for … Continue reading The Housing Bill: Landlords out of the cross-hairs?
The first week in April can be a confusing time for businesses – for two important reasons. Tax Ahoy Firstly, it marks the beginning of the new financial (1 April) and fiscal (6 April) years. Awareness of these dates is crucial as it is with reference to these that Governments tend to institute tax changes … Continue reading Don’t be an April fool!
Another day, another piece of legislation landlords need to be aware of. After a brief consultation over the summer (see here) the Government has published the Housing and Planning Bill, which is currently before Parliament. It contains a lot of landlord specific regulations. Although for the most part it focuses on sanctions for criminals and … Continue reading The Housing and Planning Bill – could it contain a ‘win’ for landlords with abandonment issues?