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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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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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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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Landlord Licensing in Liverpool – Consultation Forum 4th June 2014

*** Please excuse any spelling mistakes, formatting errors, profanities; I’m doing this from my iPhone! *** *** UPDATE 2 *** Due to the amount of interest in this, we’ve set up a special newsletter to keep you informed. >>> COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE and sign up for FREE updates about Liverpool Landlord Licensing <<< *** UPDATE ***…

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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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Property Investment – Geekin’ out

If you’re not signed up to my property investment newsletter, sign up in seconds here. What do I get? You get me rambling on about property investment, specifically in Liverpool, but with a foot outside of the area wondering why Liverpool is usually performing completely differently to the rest of the country. Does it cost…

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