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‘No DSS’ listings – what do landlords need to know?

Posted on 31/08/2019

With recent controversy surrounding ‘No DSS’ rental property listings, including the news that
Rightmove and Zoopla have banned the phrase from appearing in listings, what do landlords need to be
aware of?

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Digital tax U-turn - what does this mean for you?

Posted on 15/09/2017

With the Government announcing several changes to its Making Tax Digital initiative over recent months, it’s important for landlords to keep up to date with how and when the new system will affect their business.

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How could MEES affect rural properties?

Posted on 29/06/2017

As of April 2018, new legislation will make it illegal to let a property to new tenants that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lower than E, but how could this affect rural properties?

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BTL mortgage tax relief changes - how to prepare

Posted on 14/03/2017

Changes to the way landlords can claim buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief have been a long time coming. The proposal for the new system was first announced in George Osborne's Summer Budget on July 8 2015.

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How will the Government crack down on 'rogue' landlords?

Posted on 30/01/2017

The Government recently revealed its intentions regarding banning orders, which could see landlords or agents banned for at least a year at a time, and its proposed database of criminal landlords and agents.

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The ban on upfront fees to tenants: eight things for landlords to consider

Posted on 23/12/2016

In light of the recent announcement to ban upfront fees to tenants, we explore what things landlords may need to consider going forward

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