Posts by David Thomas

#031 Deregulation Act Update – October 2018

deregulation act 2018, section 21, form 6a, landlord and tenant

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015 affecting both landlords and tenants regarding deposits, retaliatory evictions and section 21 notices. Three years on and 1 October 2018 is an important date in the implementation of the full changes brought in by the Deregulation Act 2015. The Deregualtion Act came into affect for all new tenancies…

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#030 Thinking of downsizing?

downsizing your home

The thought of downsizing can be a little emotional and overwhelming, especially if you have lived in a property for many years. Attempting to sort through and, in some cases, throw out, your belongings can seem like an endless task. However, with some planning and consideration about what you need, you will find that downsizing…

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#029 More moving day essential tips

Moving home tips

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do and with so much going on, it can be easy to forget something essential. As soon as you get the date for your move and the time for the exchanging of keys you can start to get organised. Take some…

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#028 Tax considerations for Landlords

landlord tax considerations

What are the main tax considerations for Landlords?  The Government has hit landlords hard over the past 12 months with changes to the tax they pay and can claim back. Here we outline the tax rules which landlords need to consider. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) As of 1 April 2016, anyone in England, Wales and…

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#027 Property title fraud and how to protect yourself

Property Fraud and how to protect yourself against it.

You can take steps to protect your property from being fraudulently sold or mortgaged. You’re more at risk if: your identity’s been stolen you rent out your property you live overseas the property’s empty the property isn’t mortgaged the property isn’tregistered with HM Land Registry Your property will be registered if you bought it or…

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