Landlord Law – Paying Tax

Are you a landlord? Are you paying tax?   Amazingly it seems that vast numbers of landlords are receiving rent and not paying tax on it. For example, this report in the Guardian says that about one-half of landlords in … Continue reading

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Extortionate cost of possession

Right Letting Agents report below: Landlord Action has described Government plans to increase court fees as “extortionate”. The changes, now in effect, increase the fees relating to Section 8 (PCOL) claims and Accelerated (S21) claims by as much as 60 … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Tenants Happy In Your Buy-to-Let Property

At Right Letting Agents we all know that getting hold of the perfect buy-to-let property is an exciting time for a landlord, but if this is the first time you have rented out a property then it can be difficult to … Continue reading

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Make electric checks mandatory

Right Letting Agents report below: Although 90 per cent of all electrical fires are caused by household appliances, there is no legal requirement to provide safety certificates to tenants, or for regular checks to be carried out on all rented … Continue reading

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Maintain your property: frugal ways to make your tenants happy

  At Right Estate Agents, we all know that being a landlord these days is no easy job. Actually it can be a very stressful job, especially if your new tenants are always complaining about something, always demanding to fix … Continue reading

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Single-property landlords playing most crucial part in PRS

Right Estate Agents report below: Landlords with just a single property are playing an increasingly important role in the private rented sector. Countrywide has released research based on its own database of 65,000-plus properties, and found that 93% of landlords … Continue reading

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Right Estate Agents – How to become a landlord

Right Estate Agents look at the basic rules, regulations and obligations of being a landlord. Provisions The Landlord must provide: Fresh Water It may be written into the tenancy agreement, if desired, that the supply is paid for by the tenants. … Continue reading

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Clamping down on Landlords with empty homes

The government has announced plans to increase the amount of council tax payable on second or empty homes. With the country desperately needing new housing, the sight of these largely unoccupied properties has been a slap in the face for … Continue reading

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