Are your rental properties fit for purpose this year?

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Rental properties

New regulations are coming into force in 2018 that will impact landlords across the UK. It’s important to know what these are, and make sure that you’re compliant in order to avoid hefty fines or legal issues.  Read on to find out more about these changes and the steps you can…

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A guide to leasing your commercial property

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Leasing commercial property

If you own commercial property, it’s likely that you’ve considered leasing it at some point. A lease is a contractual bond between the landlord and the tenant, that grants the tenant absolute possession of the property for a defined period.   For those who are new to leasing and want…

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The future of buy to let

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Future of buy to let

The buy to let landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years, with changes to law and legislation, and demand for more affordable housing presenting new opportunities for landlords.   We’ve taken a look at how the buy to let market has changed, as well as giving our best…

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What landlords need to be thinking about ahead of the EPC changes 2018

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Lightbulb - Energy Efficiency

From April 2018, there will be new minimum energy efficiency standards regulations for landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties to comply with.   The new legislation states that from April next year, landlords of the property types mentioned above must ensure that their properties have an Energy Performance…

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5 things for landlords to be aware of in 2018

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5 Things for Landlords to be Aware of

2018 has arrived and, with it, comes a number of changes to buy to let regulations that landlords must be aware of. From tax changes to discrimination rules, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most important buy to let changes, explained for residential landlords. Read on to find…

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Evicting a tenant: What should you do when they refuse to leave?

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Evicting a tenant

Evicting a tenant can be a difficult process in itself, however, if your tenant refuses to leave, this can escalate the situation even further.   Whilst it’s important to be aware of your tenants’ rights, you do not need to handle legal matters by yourself. Whether you need to compose an…

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Landlords: How to avoid disputes over the colder months

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Houses in winter

With the colder months of winter comes a whole host of issues with heating, water and other property maintenance issues. Many tenants will start to report issues with boilers and heating, as the need to use these starts to become more prevalent.   As a landlord, you have a duty…

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What to do when your tenant causes a neighbour dispute

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Legal Advice for Neighbour Disputes

Even with the various checks and references you acquire before choosing to take on a tenant, there’s no guarantee as to how they will behave when living in your buy-to-let property. If their anti-social behaviour begins to disrupt the surrounding neighbours, it can become very easy for disputes to arise.…

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Residential Landlords – What Is Your Duty of Care?

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Solicitors for landlords

Residential Landlords and commercial Landlords have differing obligations and a duty of care under the law with responsibilities upon residential Landlords much more onerous. Residential properties are full of potential hazards such as: electrical faults, fires and lethal carbon monoxide fumes from gas boilers. Landlords are required to ensure the…

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Last resort: How do you evict a tenant?

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Legal advice for evicting a tenant

Evicting a tenant is a delicate process. That’s why it must be executed properly to avoid any disputes arising from the situation, and to ensure you’re complying with current legislation. Whether you’re a landlord who has a tenant who is in rental arrears or they are not adhering to the…

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