A good example of the pressures on landlords has been the relatively recent 2015 case of Edwards v Kumarasamy. This seemed to reverse all normal landlord understandings of their legal repairing obligations where the property they were letting was a flat in a block management situation, where a management company charges a fee, you as… Continue reading Common sense prevails – a wrong righted
Just released is a video highlights package from the Tenant Tax Summit in London, back in June. As a landlord I attended, partly gauge the support from the landlord community for the whole issue, and partly so that I could inform you, landlords who may be unaware of the massive impacts of the new “Section… Continue reading Completely Crackpot”: a view from Lord Flight about new taxes on landlords
The whole world of renting is constantly in flux, with many legislative and regulatory changes. So we at Northwood Leicester will try to offer all the advice and help we can on renting in Leicester….starting with this helpful little challenge picked up from Rightmove – take a look here We often get to help tenants… Continue reading Tenant Tips… An occasional Series #1
Went to a seminar this week on sourcing homes for investors to buy who are keen to jump in before the Stamp Duty changes come into effect at the end of the first quarter. There was a good deal of positive sentiment amongst the audience for Bitex Home, and the owner, Hemi Tanna, did a… Continue reading Positivity – an essential landlord trait
An impassioned and powerful letter and post on the Property 118 website, from Rachel Hodge, a landlord with a typical small portfolio of two properties, who spells out in terrific detail the impacts of clause 24 not only on her … but of course on her two families of tenants too. http://www.property118.com/clause-24-open-letter-grant-schapps/83823/ I recommend following… Continue reading Landlords and Tenants Unite!
I must comment on the way managing the rental of a property can sometimes have a certain, what, unreality about it? A tenant had to be evicted from a property this week; this was a sad end to a troublesome experience, where a lady with a large family of kids, living without her husband who… Continue reading The La-La Land of the Letting Agent
How buy-to-let will lose money
Honestly, you would think that being a landlord required us to carry a sandwich board around our necks confessing to criminality, the way the media reports on what our elected representatives say; together these two groups are painting a picture of landlords that I just don’t get. Speaking at the RESI conference held at the… Continue reading Are all landlords rogues?