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The introduction of the Energy Efficiency regulations means that landlords are no longer able to let a property in England and Wales without having an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or above. Landlords need to be aware of the change because failure...read more
When becoming a landlord, the amount of additional expenses might come as a surprise. So when considering inventory needs (an optional expense), some landlords decline the opportunity of having a full inventory report in favour of saving a few pounds. Little do they...read more
There is good news for landlords in Birmingham this month. New research has shown that over the past year, the property prices in the city are growing at a faster rate than the rest of the country. According to the Hometrack property price index, which covers price...read more
In the Government’s Housing White Paper earlier this year, there were some changes proposed that would have an impact of the profits of landlords. The Queen, in her 2017 speech, has confirmed that certain areas such as a ban on lettings fees and a deposit cap will go...read more
By asking for a deposit, it gives landlords a sense of security and something to the fall back on should something go wrong. Wear and tear are part and parcel of living anywhere but should significant damage be made to parts of the property, deductions can be made...read more
Each parties’ manifesto impacts us all, but for businesses and workers in certain sectors, their eyes are drawn more strongly to certain areas of each manifesto. For buy-to-let landlords, how each party plans to solve the shortage of houses and what their plans for...read more