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Posts by Mark Loughnane

UPDATE 24TH JULY; Liverpool Landlord Licensing – What To Do

It has been announced that from 1st April 2015 ALL private landlords with properties in Liverpool (not Sefton or Knowsley) must apply for a five-year licence for each of their rented properties. The scheme is being introduced in Liverpool under the Government’s selective licensing laws and signing up for it is compulsory. Click here for information…

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Outsourcing Your Commercial Property Estate Management

Aaron Hopkins of Robert Irving Burns in London  has kindly offered to write a guest blog post to give some guidance on the benefits of outsourcing commercial property estate management. If you’d like further information, don’t hesitate to contact him at Robert Irving Burns.   Outsourcing commercial property estate management offers the opportunity to spend…

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Iain Duncan Smith, More Bad News For Landlords & Tenants?

Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, has today pledged to end the “something for nothing” culture that he alleges resides amongst Britain’s unemployed. He is to introduce week long supervised job centre sessions with the message “No attendance, no benefit. That is only fair. At last, no longer will a life on benefits…

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A Tenant For Every Home

Earlier this week I was left with a very grateful viewer for, quite frankly, doing my job properly. Whilst training up a new member of staff I was sent on a viewing in, well let’s call it, a less desirable area of Liverpool. My viewer was an out of town student with a young child.…

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Salesmen Vs Experts

It would be interesting to know exactly what a landlord/vendor looks for in an agent & what the majority of agents think that they are looking for. I recently read a ‘Day In The Life’ blog of a London agent & thought to myself thank God I don’t run my business in that way. He…

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A Universally Bad Idea?

Lord Freud & the Department For Work and Pensions (DWP) have decided to extend trial periods for universal credit, giving themselves an extra 6 months to see if it will work or not (more likely the latter). Although a nice idea in principle I cannot see the legacy of universal credit being anything other than…

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Booking Viewings

I am in the process of not only moving house but also county. I have tenants lined up to move into my property at the end of June so I am actively looking for somewhere new to live. Like all serious viewers should, I have booked an entire day off work in order to view…

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The Queen’s Speech

So I see that landlords across the country have started a new job role today within the UK Border Control. For those not up to speed ‘Her Maj’ announced at the state opening of Parliament that landlords will face fines if they house illegal immigrants. Presumably these fines will be used to fund the building…

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