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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Tenants – What to watch out for in a rental contract

Rental contract, what to look out for.

Check the fine print before signing a rental agreement. Here we explain what you need to know. Before moving into rented accommodation, you’ll need to sign a contract. This’ll include what you can and can’t do while you live there, and what your landlord expects of you. This is legally binding, so make sure you…

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10 Changes landlords need to know about this year

10 Changes landlords need to know about this year

From reduced tax breaks to tougher regulations, in this episode we take a look at the changes that will impact landlords in the year ahead. Landlords have endured a difficult time in recent years with a raft of tax changes and new regulations coming into force. Unfortunately, this trend looks set to continue in 2019,…

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What can you do to avoid being gazumped?

What can you do to avoid being gazumped

Having the rug pulled when you have agreed a property purchase is a gut-wrenching and expensive experience, so take the right steps to minimise the risk. Gazumping may be less prevalent right now – with the latest figures showing a fall in this happening but you still need to be prepared. While this is good news for…

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Top tips for buying land and building your dream home

Top tips for buying land and building your dream home

Are you dreaming of building your own home? Buying land and building a property on it is a dream many people share. But what about the logistics? Buying land and building your own house is uncharted territory for most people. We have seen many people build their dream homes on land that they’ve bought for…

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