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Traditional Deposits vs. Deposit Replacements – what’s the difference?

Deposit replacements have been around for a while, but they started becoming popular back in 2019 when the Tenant Fee Ban was introduced which prohibited landlords and letting agents from taking more than 5 weeks’ rent as a deposit (where total annual rent is less than £50,000). Initially, landlords and agents were sceptical about using […]

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Tackling the headache of Void periods

Occupants of buy-to-let properties tend to move on at some stage, whether that’s because of work or perhaps they’re getting on the property ladder themselves. But the problem of empty properties also affects more than just the homeowner and agent; it impacts energy and utility providers as well.  As we find ourselves in the middle […]

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How the property sector must adapt during the year ahead

What the year ahead represents, therefore, is a series of unique challenges which can only be overcome with creative thinking and an understanding of how the landscape has shifted. It’s now more important than ever that landlords, letting agents, and tenants alike know how to mediate the challenges of short supply. The reality is that […]

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What taxation will affect your agency and landlords in 2022 and beyond?

The topic of tax is already looming large in the lettings sector in 2022. Landlords have had it tough in recent years, with changes to mortgage interest relief impacting the profitability of rental property investments. The housing crisis has spurred policymakers and campaigners to look to tax-based solutions, and investor behaviour has shifted as landlords […]

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UPDATED: Right to Rent Checks are changing

On 6th April 2022, new legislation will change how Right to Rent checks are conducted by landlords and letting agents in England. What’s changing? From 6th April 2022, landlords and letting agents will be able to use a certified Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to check the identity and eligibility of British and Irish citizens to […]

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Contingency planning for 2021

2020 was the year of the unprecedented. Covid-19’s impact on the property market simply couldn’t have been prepared for and, despite the damage caused, property professionals have poured their efforts into recovery. What 2021 represents, therefore, is a crucial opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned, and ensure the year becomes one that is led […]

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Rent Protection Insurance – Still a valuable part of your business!

Rent Protection Insurance has become more prominent in recent times, with tenants still recovering financially from the impact of COVID-19, and the ongoing cost of living crisis both impacting their ability to pay rent. The most recent announcements included in the Queen’s Speech included plans for a ‘renters reform bill’. This Bill is designed to […]

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