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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Tougher mortgage tests on the horizon for landlords

Right Letting Agents report that the Bank of England regulatory arm has unveiled a consultation on reforming the buy-to-let mortgage market. The buy-to-let sector has hit the headlines again with the announcement that landlords could face tougher affordability checks and … Continue reading

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Cleaning remains the number one dispute

Right Letting Agents report that according to a new report landlords and agents are increasingly facing dirty properties at the check-out stage, with cleaning remaining top of the list of dispute causes. Cleaning now accounts for 58% of all tenant … Continue reading

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Stamp Duty – 3% surcharge on new buy to let purchases

Investors will be charged higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases of additional residential properties (above £40,000), such as buy to let properties and second homes, from 1 April 2016. Current rates New rates with surchange 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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Legionnaires Disease / Legionella

Right Letting Agents report below: Many Landlords are not aware that the legislation regarding the control of legionnaire’s disease applies to residential lettings and the legal responsibility sits with the Landlord. This means that all residential lettings must have a … 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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Property Letting Tips and Guidelines

Right Letting Agents know that letting a properties means being as prepared for it as you can be long before you let your first tenants inside your property. The following tips will point out what you need to do:  If you … Continue reading

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