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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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Cleaning disputes are on the rise

Posted on 19/05/2015

A recent survey conducted by Imfuna Let, an inventory software firm, has revealed that letting agents and landlords are reporting a rise in the number of dirty properties they’re facing when tenants are moving out.

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Changes to Capital Gains Tax

Posted on 12/05/2015

Here we explore the implications for landlords of changes made to Capital Gains Tax legislation in April.

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Increase the value of your buy-to-let property

Posted on 06/05/2015

After the recent pension reforms and the admission of many retirees that they will be investing some if not all of their pension pot in buy-to-let property, the sector’s appeal has been well documented.

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