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Articles posted in September 2018

Landlords and agents should prepare for Section 21 changes

Friday 28 September 2018

From October 1, all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), regardless of their start date, will need to comply with guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 Notice, which enables them to terminate a tenancy agreement.

Fears of exodus from buy-to-let are exaggerated

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Concerns that tax and regulatory changes would spark an exodus from the buy-to-let market may be premature, according to new research from Foundation Home Loans.

Are councils ready for new HMO licensing?

Tuesday 25 September 2018

With less than a week to go before the introduction of new rules extending the range of properties subject to mandatory HMO licensing, the National Landlords Association (NLA) is concerned that councils may not be ready.

Landlord cleared of HMO offences thanks to software

Friday 21 September 2018

The boss of a property management firm who had to pay over £20,000 after he was found guilty of nine offences relating to an HMO has been acquitted thanks to bespoke software.

Top tips to keep tenants safe as part of Gas Safety Week

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Gas Safety Week, which runs September 17-23, aims to raise awareness of gas safety and remind landlords to have their gas appliances safety checked annually by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.

​Deadline to new HMO licencing approaches

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Agents and landlords are reminded that new rules about the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are set to come into force next month.

New training academy to support landlords and agents

Thursday 06 September 2018

A new Training Academy which aims to help landlords, agents and property professionals seeking additional support has been launched by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) 

Nearly one in ten UK adults are would-be landlords

Monday 03 September 2018

Nearly one in ten (9 per cent) of UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let mortgage in 2018, creating the possibility that an extra 4.8 million people could become landlords in 2018. 

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