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The legal changes in 2020 landlords need to be aware of

The fast-approaching festive season is the signal to begin winding down for the New Year; welcoming in vast changes to the political landscape but also the beginning of a new decade. Every single resident of the United Kingdom is set to be effected in one way or another next year

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£9.3 billion made from Stamp Duty Land Tax

Purchasing a residential property over £125,000, whether as a homeowner or Buy-To-Let landlord means having to pay STDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax). Treasury coffers have netted close to £9.3 billion in SDLT  receipts on 1.1 million residential transactions across the UK in 2017–18. While sales volumes rose by just 1%

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Renting to tenants with pets

One of the most common questions we are asked when tenants contact us regarding a property is if the landlord accepts pets. It’s a regular occurrence for landlords to outright refuse pets in their property, but if a Labour government ever get their way, landlords may have no choice.  So

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Why do I pay a service charge on my flat?

  The leasehold sector is often misunderstood with little information provided to new owners purchasing a property under this type of tenure. Whilst it is the duty of your solicitor to explain what you are buying into, it’s often that important information is not relayed back and during ownership it

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: what landlords need to know

The time is almost upon us; as of April 1st, all residential and commercial rental properties must conform to the new Energy Efficiency Standards. The regulations impact both residential and commercial landlords, so we’ve put together a guide to help you make sure you’re compliant. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 ways to increase the value of a property

Property investment is a long game, whether you’re looking to let to tenants or to make your own personal stamp with a refurbishment throughout. Renovations are a key component of increasing the value of a property and boosting its selling power, or increasing interest for potential tenants. Here are some

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Why isn’t my property letting?

You’ve invested a great deal of time, effort and costs into your property, ensuring it’s ready for a tenant occupancy; yet it remains empty with costs beginning to escalate. Now you’re beginning to ask yourself, why isn’t my property letting?

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