Landlord

More over-65s are taking out buy-to-let mortgages. Could becoming a landlord fund your retirement?
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Buy-to-let investors are getting older, according to new research that shows there was an increase in the number of buy-to-let mortgage applications from 65 to 75-year-olds in 2018. Specialist broker Commercial Trust Limited found over-55s now account for nearly 40% of all buy-to-let purchase and remortgaging activity, and the share of buy-to-let mortgage applications from […]

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Landlord Tax Relief Changes on Investment Property
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With the new tax year having started last month, the latest changes to landlord tax relief come into force. Online agent MakeUrMove have detailed what landlords need to know about the latest changes. In April 2017, the government introduced plans to reduce the level of mortgage interest tax relief for buy to let property investors. […]

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District Council Issues First Landlord Energy Efficiency Fine
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East Lindsey District Council has issued their first ever Civil Penalty to a local landlord under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015. The district council fined the landlord for failing to meet the required energy efficiency standard in their property. The landlord of the property on Anchor Lane, Ingoldmells, received a fine of […]

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London Landlord Must Pay £1.1 Million for Illegal Bedsits
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A London landlord has been ordered to pay over £1.1 million after dividing three London Bridge flats into bedsits. The huge sum is from a proceeds of crime order against the London landlord who is believed to have made £1.2 million in gross profit from the illegal bedsits. Southwark Council brought the prosecution after a […]

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Newcastle Council Propose Landlord Licensing up to £750 per Property
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Newcastle City Council are proposing a new licensing policy which would require buy to let property investors to pay up to £750 per property. However, landlords in Newcastle have branded the scheme as ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ and are planning to oppose it. More than a hundred landlords have held a meeting to […]

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Husband and Wife Landlord Team Fined for Overcrowding
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A husband and wife landlord team have been fined for contravening a Notice of Over-Crowding and a Prohibition Order served on them for a property they own and rent out at Pembroke Road, Erith. Bexley Magistrates heard that the bungalow, owned by husband and wife Abul and Ashrafi Azad, who live in a different property […]

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Flintshire HMO Landlord Prosecuted
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A Flintshire HMO landlord has been prosecuted for several offences under legislation designed to protect tenants living in shared accommodation. Environmental health officers at Flintshire Council visited the Flintshire House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) owned by landlord Glyn Trevor Roberts in July 2018. The inspection revealed numerous deficiencies including no working fire alarms, no fire […]

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Government Guidance to Deal with Landlord Problems
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New government guidance for local councils dealing with landlord problems has been issued by the Ministry of Housing. Local authorities across the country are set to receive a new package of online support as part of the government’s commitment to give greater protection to tenants, and reform the private rented sector for the better. The […]

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Suspended Prison Sentence for Slough Landlord Hiding Tenants
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A Slough landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence for hiding tenants in illegal flats. Despite failing to get planning permission from Slough Council for a block of six flats, landlord Talwinder Singh hid tenant families in windowless rooms in the flats in Manor Park, Slough. Further to being served with a planning enforcement […]

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