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What happens to the tenancy agreement if you transfer to a limited company?

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Changes to how buy-to-let income is taxed is prompting some landlords to incorporate their property businesses.

Posted by Ben Gosling on 29 February 2016

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Government defines what a rogue landlord is

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The Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Greaves, has received a response to his written parliamentary question asking what the Government’s technical or legal definition of a "rogue landlord" is.

Posted by on 24 February 2016

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Five consumer law mistakes that could cost you money

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When I commissioned David Smith of Anthony Gold to present a workshop on Consumer Law last year, I had a sort of idea that it was an important topic. Its for that  reason that we had it filmed. However, it was not until I actually watched the film footage that I realised how deadly...

Posted by Tessa Shepperson on 23 February 2016

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Chips in the bath - repair or replace?

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In this month’s issue of the Adjudication Digest, we look at a claim for a replacement bath. This dispute was initiated by the landlord.

Posted by on 19 February 2016

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Earl Cathcart proposes changes to the Housing and Planning Bill

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At the House of Lords Committee on Tuesday 1 March, The Right Honourable Charles, Earl Cathcart will be proposing an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to address the issue that landlords and tenants can face when reclaiming a deposit held by a custodial tenancy deposit scheme[https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/custodial] where the other party is not contactable.

Posted by on 11 February 2016

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Landlords risk penalties, as research suggests 15% are not protecting deposits

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Research commissioned by money.co.uk and carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has suggested that nearly 300,000 landlords have not protected an estimated *£514million* of tenants’ deposits. These tenants without protection are vulnerable to unfair losses when they move out.

Posted by on 3 February 2016

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Should you buy a tenanted rental property?

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Some rental properties are sold with a tenant ‘in situ’ – but are these a good purchase?

Posted by on 19 January 2016

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When cleaners don't clean

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In this month’s issue of the digest, we look at an adjudicator’s approach to outstanding cleaning at the end of the tenancy

Posted by on 15 December 2015

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Rent Smart Wales has now been established

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It is a busy time for the private rented sector in Wales. Rent Smart Wales has been created as part of Cardiff Council to licence all landlords and agents in Wales. They will have to register and apply for a licence by 23rd November 2016 in order to comply with the new legislation or...

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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Landlords could face prison under new immigration laws

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The controversial Immigration Bill 2015, which is currently under scrutiny in the House of Commons, will introduce stiffer penalties to landlords who fail check the immigration status of their tenants under the ‘right to rent’ checks that will be rolled out across England on February 1 2016.

Posted by on 5 November 2015

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