Rental Repossessions Jump

March 27, 2018

The number of rental properties claimed back by Landlords after Tenants fail to pay their rent, is expected to rise this year, official figures suggest. However, an increase in the number of repossession claims and a sudden, significant spike in the numer of warrants for future repossessions by Landlords, suggests the...

Enveloped Dwellings tax returns must be digital from April

March 19, 2018

From 1 April 2018, all online Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings returns must be filed using the ATED digital service. Agents and their customers should register with HMRC now to use this service from 1 April 2018 (unless they have already done so). The old-style online forms will be withdrawn on...

TENANTS GIVEN RIGHT TO SUE LANDLORD

January 16, 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government yesterday announced that it will support a Private Members Bill proposed by Karen Buck MP, which would enable tenants in England and Wales to take legal action against their landlord if their rental property is in poor condition. Secretary of State for Housing...

Winter Check LIst

November 23, 2017

Is your property prepared for winter? Do your tenants know what to do to ensure that they avoid any cold weather issues this winter? Below is a handy checklist that you can pass onto them. Winter Internal Checklist Ensure you give access to the contractor, who attends to service the boiler and...

Understanding Damp and Mould

November 07, 2017

Condensation Condensation occurs in a dwelling when warm moist air produced by ordinary activities such as showering or cooking meets a cold surface such as an external wall or window.The moisture laden air will remain internally if ventilation does not occur and will gravitate towards the nearest cold surface where it...