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The Top Places to Invest in the UK 2021/2022

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Best Towns & Cities to invest in England There’s no doubt that it’d be difficult to find anyone that could call this past year a ‘normal’ one. With lockdowns, face masks and vaccines, it’s almost definitely a time of uncertainty for everyone. However, while it could be assumed that the UK property market, like many other sectors of the economy, …

Landlord gas safety certificate and COVID-19 | 2021

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Landlord gas safety certificate Guidance 2021 Landlord gas safety certificate are required for a residential rental property each year. The checks must only be carried out by a gas safe engineer. Private landlord and corporate landlords with residential properties must all comply with the legislation. Landlords are legally responsible for their rental property and have a duty of care to …

Landlord notice to end tenancy – Tenant Giving notice to end a tenancy

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Landlord notice to end tenancy UK residential landlords need to understand how to create a tenancy, end the residential tenancy, and your rights and the renter’s rights.  A landlord must know what type of tenancy to use when renting a property. Shorthold tenancy and residential landlord licence agreements give different rights to the renter and property owner. During the COVID-19 …

Unprotected Deposits – The new Ambulance chasers in town

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No Win No fee deposit lawyers “Ambulance chaser” is a term that has been around since 1881, when Edward Watkin of the South Eastern Railway (England) complained about lawyers who solicited business from passengers after train accidents. All businesses have suffered one way or another from the pandemic; some have closed their doors for good, others have ‘got by’ others …

Rogue Tenants: Government silent on Rogue tenants and struggling landlords

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What is the government doing about Rogue tenants? This is a letter from a landlord to our government: Dear Rt Hon Robert, Jenrick, MP Housing Minister, I consider the Housing Minister’s policy grossly unfair, discriminatory, and possibly unlawful during the pandemic. I have noticed that the issue regarding the evictions postponement has seen minimal publicity for landlords in similar situations …

What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement?

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  Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement When renting out a house, many new investors wonder what is an Assured Shorthold Agreement is? An assured shorthold tenancy (AST) is the most usual type of agreement used in residential property letting in England & Wales. This type of contract does not apply to Scotland or Northern Ireland. An AST is sometimes referred to …

CAA The California Apartment Association | Overview

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The California Apartment Association  The California Apartment Association is also known by its abbreviated name as the CAA; it has the primary function as any landlord association. The California Apartment Association is the largest state-wide landlords association in the US, representing owners, investors, developers, property managers and suppliers of rental homes and apartments. The CAA is based in Sacramento, with …

What’s the difference between an HMO and a property that’s not an HMO?

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What is an HMO? HMO The abbreviation stands for a House in Multiple Occupation. Several types of accommodation could fall under this definition. It does depend on how many people are living on the property and what the living arrangements are. As a rule, where there are three or more tenants in a property who make up more than one …

Key facts about tax for furnished holiday lettings owners

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Tax for furnished holiday lettings   The ongoing British “staycation boom” is welcome news for furnished holiday lettings (FHL) property owners throughout the UK. Although international travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been a key driver in 2021, the UK furnished holiday lettings market has shown strong, growing demand for years. That is expected to continue.  The UK furnished …

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