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New Minimum Energy Performance Ratings – 1st April 2018

‘EPC’ is short for ‘Energy Performance Certificate’ The FULL Legislation To view the full legislation, click here. The Changes in BRIEF Government is introducing a minimum standard of Energy Efficiency rating (otherwise known as an ‘EPC rating’) Minimum rating is an E (including E!) Comes into force on 1st April 2018 Only applies to currently…

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Landlord Border Control: Are you ready for Right to Rent?

That’s right, from 1st February 2016, Landlords in England and Wales will be responsible for ensuring that their new tenants have the right to be in the country! Political views aside, this is yet another major change in legislation that puts landlords and agents at risk of falling foul of the law.   The Law in Summary Check…

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Legislation Changes 2015 – Update

Hi everyone, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I thought you may want some exciting Christmas reading to look forward to. I’m sure you’ve heard about some of these changes that will directly affect you, but I just wanted to put all the links/information in one place for you. ALL OF THESE…

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Overseas Landlords – Tax on your Rental Income

If you’re a landlord who lives abroad, we have to deduct tax from you and pay HMRC directly. We’ve put together a summarised view of the full legislation (available here) as a starting point for you. Please note! We are NOT tax advisers and you should seek advice direct from HMRC for your individual situation. We’ll…

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Smoke Alarms Changes – 1st October 2015

It’s not a change actually – it’s just now a legal requirement to provide them. Here’s the FULL explanatory document regarding the legislation. In a paragraph, the law is:- “Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon…

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Letting Go: Don’t let them grind you down!

As an Estate and Letting Agent, there is nothing more frustrating than when a viewer doesn’t show up. They’ve confirmed that morning; read the confirmation email with the full time, date, & address on; and even quizzed you extensively on the particulars of the property. They are a dead cert to, not only show up,…

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Deposit Protection: How to protect yourself

The introduction of the legal requirement to protect deposits in 2007 caused outcry at the time, but only within the industry. Much like now, only those who have a direct experience with deposit protection really know about it. It always amazes me just how many tenants and landlords alike are unaware of the law. I…

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Property Investments in Liverpool

If you’re looking for property investment advice and local knowledge, feel free to give our very own Nick Stott a call for a quick chat on 07758 240 799. If you’re just dipping your toe into the water or don’t feel ready to talk to any one yet, why not sign up and get all…

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