Landlords revised self-assessment timeline 2021

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Landlords revised self-assessment timeline, support and what to expect in 2021 Boris Johnson has announced England’s route out of lockdown, as long as the vaccination program continues to roll out across the country. However, the pandemic continues to affect the lives of landlords up and down the country, it’s never been so important to manage finances and plan ahead. Understanding …

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 …

Oldham landlord jailed 9 years after a tenant dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

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An Oldham landlord is one of two to have been jailed after a tenant died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his flat. Mushtaq Ahmed of Roundthorn Road was sentenced to nine years in prison, and Shafaq Khan, 49, of Gainsborough Drive, Rochdale, was given eight years. This followed the death of their tenant Joao Afonso in his flat at Wood …

Restriction on Bailiffs extended again until 31st of March 2021

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The UK government has announced it is to extend its ban on eviction “enforcement” in England by another six weeks. Yesterday the Government announced that the ban on bailiffs taking possession of properties in England will be extended until 31 March 2021. This is in keeping with rules already in force in Scotland and Wales. It is important to note …

Free Landlord Advice Line for Members Directly to Lawyers Members only 01293 855700

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  Landlord Advice Line direct access to practising housing lawyers, who are experts in housing law The BLA landlord advice line is managed by our consultants who have a wealth of experience dealing with bad tenants.  Recent research has shown, that our members find our Landlord Advice Line is one of their most valued benefits of being a member of …

Landlord prosecuted for unlawful eviction with consequences

unjust eviction process will lead to landlord bankruptcy

Gary Dulson, 39, of Barnsley, has been convicted after previously pleading guilty to Barnsley Magistrates Court’s unlawful eviction. He was sentenced to a 24-month community order, two hundred hours of unpaid work, a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement, and to pay compensation to the tenant. Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was informed by the prosecution that the landlord Mr Dolson’s tenant had moved …

Landlord Possession claims fall by 37% due to COVID-19

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Ministry of Justice data reveals that residential repossession claims in the last quarter 0f 2020 fell by 37% this is compared to the same period in 2019.  This comes despite courts beginning to hear possession cases again following a six-month stay on proceedings imposed by the UK government. The number of accelerated possession claims issued by private and social landlords …

Landlords discretion to allow pets when granting a tenancy

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In recent weeks there seems to be some appetite to fuel a debate on forcing residential landlords to accept pets. Some have reported the law is to change others have suggested it has changed. The fact is nothing has changed and is unlikely to change. There is strong opposition to any proposal for the government to force residential landlords to …

What is a Section 8 Notice?

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How to Serve a section 8 Notice? This page includes the following 7 topics which we are going to cover: What is a section 8 notice? Which tenancies is a section 8 notice applicable to? What are the 17 Grounds under the section 8 notice? When NOT to use a Section 8 notice? What is the Notice period under COVID-19 …

Commercial Landlords maybe driven to Banktruptcy without Government help in 2021

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Trustee’s in Bankruptcies are likely to see more landlord Bankruptcy Many commercial tenants are struggling when it comes to payment of rent during this COVID-19 Pandemic and, in some cases, will force landlords into Bankruptcy. Insolvency practitioners and trustee in Bankruptcy are likely to see more commercial landlord Bankruptcy cases in the last quarter of this years. As landlord debt …

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