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What You Need to Know About Your Landlord Deposit & Landlord Action

Landlords have to handle a good deal of challenges throughout their business. From problem tenants to securing deposits for legal purposes, the challenges are aplenty. This means that you might need help if you’re a landlord. For example, landlord action enables you to remove problem tenants, while landlord deposit ensures that you have a legal […]

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Serious rent arrears in decline

Landlords around the UK are seeing the number of tenants who are in serious rent arrears beginning to fall, according to a tenant arrears tracker. The data from estate agents Your Move and Reeds Rains reveals that in the fourth quarter of last year, around 1,500 tenants moved out of serious rent arrears compared to […]

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Extent of Subletting Without Permission Revealed

The level of subletting by tenants in private rented property without the landlord’s permission has been revealed and it will come as a surprise for many. Research has revealed that one in six tenants have rented out all, or part, of their rented property to someone who was not named on the lease. Of those […]

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Best Landlord Insurance Advice for New Landlords

It is essential that new landlords know precisely what they need to be financially and professionally secure. Total landlord insurance has long since provided expert advice to assist individuals in their newfound work as a landlord. Providing landlord insurance advice is what we do, but we also like to answer some common landlord questions to […]

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Surge in landlords forming limited company to beat tax hike

A growing number of landlords in the UK are considering forming a limited company to run their business and offset tax costs, according to a survey. The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) says that more than 40% of landlords questioned are considering forming a limited company and just 1% of landlords had already done so. The […]

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Buy to let mortgage approvals soar

The latest figures for buy to let mortgage approvals have revealed that numbers rocketed in January as buyers rushed to beat the upcoming stamp duty changes. In research from esurv, January saw 85,400 house purchase approvals – a rise of 20.6% on December’s figure. However, this is the highest number recorded since October 2007 when […]

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Where to Find Legal Advice for Landlords in the UK

The confidence to professionally navigate the world of being a landlord is something many people struggle with. At Landlord Syndicate, we provide a vast array of legal advice for landlords, but fully understand that you may have questions we have yet to answer in our Landlord forum. To help steer you in the right direction, […]

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Landlord confidence tumbles in the UK

Up to 500,000 buy to let properties could be sold as investors’ confidence tumbles and they leave the market this year. That’s the prediction from the National Landlords’ Association (NLA) who say that confidence among the UK’s landlords is at its lowest since the banking crisis. The NLA points out that the number of landlords […]

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Landlords say buy to let sector will be damaged

Landlords around the UK say that the government’s continued assault on buy to let will end up causing serious damage to the market, according to one survey. Property management firm Orchard and Shipman says that 90% of the 500 landlords they questioned, said that the coming tax hikes will lead to higher rents for tenants. […]

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Landlords stump up £4.5 billion in property damage repairs

Thousands of landlords in the UK are left out of pocket when a tenancy comes to an end with figures suggesting that the total repair bill for private rented homes is a shocking £4.5 billion a year. That’s the result of research by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) who say the most common damage includes […]

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