Posts by David Thomas

5 documents your landlord must hand over to you (by law)

documents your landlord must give you as a tenant

Here is the essential list of documents that you should expect as a tenant from your landlord. A copy of the Government’s rental guide This guide sets out all the information you should be given as a tenant, your legal rights and what to expect from the rental process: How to rent: The checklist for renting in…

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7 things to consider when buying an investment property

Here are the top tips to consider before buying an investment property

Investing in property has long been considered a smart move and given the demand for rental property in the UK has increased, it is easy to see why people have moved into this market. The change in stamp duty tax, from the 1st of April 2016, has impacted on the way that some people think about…

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What costs to expect when renting a property

What to expect when renting a property including the likely costs

If you are renting a home for the first time, lettings agency fees can come as a nasty surprise. Get prepped on what to expect with this short guide In 2016 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced he would place an outright ban on lettings agent fees charged to tenants. The Government has now confirmed…

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Novice Landlord? Top tips to get you started

Landlord tips to get started

So here we have compiled some top tips aimed at novice landlords that some experienced buy-to-let landlords may also find useful. Letting your property is a big decision, both for you and the tenants that will be living there, so it’s important you understand what being a landlord means. So here are some top tips…

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Private landlords will be legally required to join a redress scheme

Landlord redress scheme announced

A new Housing Complaints Resolution Service has been announced in January for the entire housing market and for the first time ever, private landlords will be legally required to join a housing redress scheme. Click here to view the MHCLG release: Private landlords including providers of purpose-built student housing and park home sites will be legally required…

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