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Carrying out inspections: best practice for landlords

Posted on 10/06/2015

Property inspections are a useful way to evaluate the state of your property and how well it’s being looked after by tenants. However, arranging visits for inspections as well as mastering the check-in and check-out process for your tenants is no easy feat.

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NLA report shows 1 in 4 landlords are accidental

Posted on 03/06/2015

The latest research conducted by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has shown that almost a quarter of landlords in the UK (24%) came to the buy-to-let market either accidentally or unintentionally, which is 360,000 people.

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Landlords: A roundup of May’s biggest stories

Posted on 27/05/2015

In partnership with Landlord Today, HomeLet rounds up the biggest stories affecting landlords during May 2015.

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Landlords face rising eviction court costs

Posted on 27/05/2015

For the second time in two years, UK landlords are facing rising eviction court costs. The first rises in April 2014 saw the Ministry of Justice increase fees for possession claims from £175-£280 (paper claims) and £100-£250 (online).

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Landlords face fine over tenant deposits

Posted on 22/05/2015

Landlords with long-standing tenants who aren’t enrolled in deposit schemes by the summer could face penalties of £3,600. At present, the Government is running a 90-day amnesty for those who haven’t put deposits into an official scheme.

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Energy Act - Implications for landlords?

Posted on 20/05/2015

Energy efficiency in rental property is set to become more important in the coming years due to two pieces of legislation that fall under The Energy Act 2011.

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