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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Responsibilities as a Landlord

As a Landlord, you will have a number of responsibilities. This guide goes through some of the responsibilities you will have.     Your legal responsibilities There are around 150 laws now that apply to a landlord when they come to let … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Condensation and Mould in your Home

During the winter months, many properties suffer from damp and mould growth due to condensation. Ugly black patches and a musty smell are usually the first signs. Whilst there are things that landlords can do to help with the causes, … Continue reading

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The free Mobile Landlord App – Now Available

Keep all your properties in hand Being a landlord is now a whole lot easier – wherever you are. Discover the features of the Direct Line handy app and how they can help you keep on top of your properties. Manage up … Continue reading

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50% of homes to be rented by 2032

Right Estate Agents report below: More than half of all homes in the UK will be rented by 2032. The projection comes from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), forecasting that 16.9 million homes, or 51 per cent, of all 33.1 … 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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How to reduce buy-to-let costs

There are times when a buy to let property can appear to be an endless money pit. This is particularly true before a tenancy begins when refurbishment costs and energy performance certificate expenses are front loaded – before you’ve received … 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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A quick guide to landlord insurance

Right Estate Agents report below: As the number of landlords has increased in recent decades from a couple of hundred thousand in the 1970s to over 1.5 million today, so the range of policies and number of insurers within the … Continue reading

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