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  Landlord Help & Legal Advice Line Members have 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 …

Barnard Marcus Property Auction – National held in London

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Barnard Marcus Property Auction – National held in London Barnard Marcus auction house is the only prominent London auctioneer supported by over 600 group offices. Barnard Marcus auction house is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Skipton Building Society. Barnard Marcus is one of the leading London based national auctioneers with hundreds of lots for property sale.  Barnard Marcus and the …

New Mandatory Electrical Safety legislation for landlords comes in on (England) from July 1st 2020

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations

Which rented properties do the Electrical Safety Regulations apply to? Under the new regulations which came into force on June 1st, 2020, they apply to new tenancies from July 1st, 2020 and existing tenancies from April 1st, 2021. The relevant date for determining when the new requirements apply is the date on which the new tenancy is granted. A new …

Latest Guide to Self-Assessments for Landlords + Free tax App

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A Guide to Self-Assessments for Landlords If you make money from renting out your property to others, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) considers you as a landlord, even if you don’t think you are. As such, you’ll need to fill in an annual Self-Assessment tax return form (which tells HMRC how much Income Tax you’ll owe on your earnings) and …

Letting agents obligations to Landlords & Tenants

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What are letting agents obligations to Landlords & Tenants Letting agents’ obligations for the service they provide are towards landlords and tenants in equal measure. Although this article refers to letting agents much of it is relevant to real estate agents too. Rent arrears, faulty legal advice, failure to properly process prospective tenants, failing in legal responsibilities, incorrect tenant credit …

How to best Terminate a Contract with a letting agent

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  A surge in complaints against letting agents There has been a rise in formal complaints lodged against agents, a spike of 20% to The Property Ombudsman (TPO). Formal complaints about letting agents, 67% were supported by the Ombudsman: landlords made 50% of these complaints. Despite a steep increase in complaints, monetary compensation made by agents to consumers rose by …

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