Landlord Law

Is holding your buy-to-let property in a “Hybrid Structure” the way to go?

April 15, 2017

As of the 6th April 2017, landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income to arrive at their profits. Instead, they will receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for their finance costs. What does this mean for my profit? It’s difficult to […]

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Hit For Six: Landlords in London Facing First Rent Decreases in Six Years

September 8, 2016

Source The on-going uncertainty surrounding the Brexit vote, coupled with a summer holiday slowdown, has led to a fall of more than £3,600 in average house prices across the whole of the UK. It has also been noted that the number of days to sell a property has increased in London and the south east […]

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Are Landlords Unprepared for the Deregulation Act?

October 8, 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015, which has recently come into force, introduces a number of changes affecting private sector landlords. The act has been introduced as a response to the ever growing private rental sector, and concerns about ‘revenge evictions’ – where a landlord will attempt to evict when a tenant inquires about repairs. Shelter and […]

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What you need to know about property investment

September 29, 2015

Property has helped many people fund a fantastic lifestyle. The shortage of properties has led to house prices shooting up dramatically over the years. The popularity of property investment is perhaps linked to the fact that many people see getting into property as a way of making a great deal of money for very little, […]

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Slumlord Endangering Your Health? Know Your Rights

October 30, 2013

While you have the obligation of paying your rent on time and keeping your rented home clean, your landlord also has the obligation of making sure the home that you are renting from him or her is sanitary and safe. If something in your rented house or apartment is broken or unsanitary, it may be […]

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What happens if your landlord is actually not the property owner

August 15, 2013

After finding out that there are actually people who have problems like this I have decided to put some information out there on what you are entitled to do in such a scenario.  Usually there is a legal rule that says that tenants can’t look behind sort of speak – behind the landlord title. This […]

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More Protection For Landlords in Spain

August 15, 2013

MORE PROTECTION FOR LANDLORDS IN SPAIN Last week, the Spanish Chamber of Deputies approved the “Law on Measures Promoting Flexibility and the Rental Housing Market”. The aim of this reform is to achieve a balance between the rights of tenants and landlords, reinforcing the figure of the owner streamlining the housing market. This Act amends […]

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Student Evictions Reduced as More Landlords Insist on Guarantors

August 13, 2013

Going to University can be tough. Tuition fees, which are now around £9000 per year, can be off-putting, and often the range of student loans and grants does not meet the student’s shortfall in living costs. In areas where there are lots of students, part-time jobs can be hard to come by and rental housing […]

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How to Avoid Liability Claims: Accident-Proof your Property

July 29, 2013

You may take every precaution to make your business property as appealing and inviting to the public as possible. While cosmetics are important to your business’s success, so is your care for safety. A customer who falls down or becomes injured on your commercial property could easily sue you and hold you liable for any […]

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Landlord Responsibilities vs Tenants’ Dogs: Can They be Held Liable for a Dog Bite?

July 25, 2013

(US law & generally) Dog bites occur more often than many people realize and there are legal consequences for liability. Ultimate liability in a personal injury claim resulting from a dog bite is determined by the case particulars. Also included as material fact can be any clauses included in the tenant lease or property agreement. […]

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