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Latest news in Wales and Scotland

Bovis Homes and Greg Fitzgerald – 2017

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Bovis Homes boss Greg Fitzgerald who’s still going strong Greg Fitzgerald is the man who steered the struggling housebuilder Bovis Homes to greener pastors. Greg followed Bovis Homes who was struggling, whose boss had just been sacked after a profit warning. Greg’s old firm, which is another builder, Redrow, was eyeing up the situation. Soon after Greg was offered the job as …

How to Rent Your Property in 2021

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Many landlords ponder on how to rent a property in 2021 due to the COVID-19 lockdown, many estate agencies are now resorting to online viewings. This means that estate agents can send a pre-recorded video of the property. This shows a 360-degree view of a video through Zoom, Facetime or other videotelephony software. So that potential renters can interact and …

Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL)

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SAL Scottish Association of Landlords Scottish Association of Landlords, also known as “SAL”, is one of the largest national organisations representing landlords and letting agents in Scotland.  The British Landlord Association (The BLA) and the National Residential Landlord Association are the only other two representing landlords in Scotland. The BLA is the only free national Association that covers England, Wales …

Scots able to sell secure tenancies through set valuation from March 2021

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Scottish secure farming tenants will be able to “sell” their tenancy from the end of this month. They can sell to their landlord or another farmer at a price determined by a set formula. The new Scottish legislation applies to farmers who have tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991. It is thought about 4,000 want to relinquish it …

Rent Smart Wales (RSW) registration guide for 2020

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What is Rent Smart Wales? Rent Smart Wales aims to uphold a consistently high standard throughout the residential property industry in Wales.  Rent Smart Wales Landlord registration  Landlords who have a rental property that is let on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy must complete a registration with Rent Smart Wales.  Rent Smart Wales process landlord registrations and grant …

Renting property out in Scotland and what you need to know

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Registration Before you can rent out your property you may have to register with the local council which covers the area where your let property is located. Registering before you rent out your property makes sure you meet the minimum legal requirements. Joint owners (anyone else who’s named on the title deeds) need to register too, but they won’t be …

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

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A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order. Linda Searle appealed against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (FtT) in which she was ordered to pay £1,875 to the respondents, Marc Bleazard and Kimberly Whyte. The appeal was …

What notice period applies to welsh landlords?

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Welsh landlords can evict tenants for not paying their rent but need to be aware of the new rules that apply. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, new regulations have come into force made under Schedule 29 to the Coronavirus Act 2020. This temporarily extends the minimum notice periods landlords in Wales must give to tenants who hold an “Assured” and “Assured …

Welsh Tenant Saver Loans paid directly to agents and landlords in Wales

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The Welsh Government has today announced the introduction of their new “Tenant Saver Loan Scheme” (TSLS). Tenant Saver Loan Scheme will be made available from early September and is intended to support those most affected by the Covid-19. Tenant Saver Loan Scheme is designed to help private tenants who are experiencing rent arrears during the pandemic as a direct result …

Six-month notice period introduced for landlords in Wales

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The Welsh government’s introduction of the six months’ notice period is devasting news for some Welsh landlords some who are already struggling financially. Landlords in Wales will need to give six months’ notice to their tenants when seeking to evict their tenants. Mr Sasha Charles the CEO of Landlord Advice UK one the UK’s leading tenant eviction companies said: “I …

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