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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

Filed in Bath, Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 21st December, 2018 0 Comments
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

 The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law! The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has released its official guide for landlords to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which comes into force on the 20th March 2019. Click here to access the guide. Following agreement by both Houses […]

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ALL Wessex successful launch at Bristol Expo 2016

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 19th March, 2016 0 Comments
ALL Wessex successful launch at Bristol Expo 2016

The Bristol Landlord Expo exceeded our expectations for the launch of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). The new logo and banner design seemed to create a real buzz of excitement among visiting landlords. We received may compliments for the difficult decisions that led to our re-branding and renaming. Encouragement for our future activities in […]

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Jeremy Corbyn, “right-to-buy privately rented property for tenants!!”

Filed in Breaking News by on 28th January, 2016 0 Comments
Jeremy Corbyn, “right-to-buy privately rented property for tenants!!”

    Why should we worry? Jeremy Corbyn has called for right to buy to be extended to people living in privately rented accommodation. Corbyn who is in the running to be Labour’s next leader has said that right to buy, which means council tenants can buy the home they’re living in at a discounted […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Increase Announced

Filed in Breaking News by on 3rd January, 2016 0 Comments
Stamp Duty Land Tax Increase Announced

George Osborne strikes another blow against landlords with his proposed higher rates of SDLT to be charged on purchases of additional residential properties (above £40,000), such as buy to let properties and second homes, from 1 April 2016. The higher rates will be 3% above the current SDLT rates. If you already own one property this […]

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Andrews announced as sponsor for ALL Wessex

Filed in Breaking News by on 20th October, 2015
Andrews announced as sponsor for ALL Wessex

Rob Crawford (Chair, ALL Wessex) is delighted to announce Andrews as a sponsor to ALL Wessex.  Andrews will be presenting and participating in our future meetings in both Bath and Bristol. Andrews has a large footprint that includes the regions supported by ALL Wessex. The range of services offered by Andrews, and their exposure as a […]

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Summary of PRS Legislative Changes 1 October 2015

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 1st October, 2015
Summary of PRS Legislative Changes 1 October 2015

From Rob Crawford (Chair NLA Wessex). As most of you are aware there are a number of legislation changes coming into effect from 1st October.  The following has been issued by the Government as a summary of these changes: Summary of Legislative Changes 1 October 2015 Retaliatory Eviction On 1 October 2015 a number of […]

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Avon & Somerset Police Burglary Advice

Filed in Bath, Breaking News, Bristol by on 21st September, 2015
Avon & Somerset Police Burglary Advice

We have been advised by Avon & Somerset Police that properties with front doors fitted with a paddle/stub exterior door handles and/or Euro locks are being targeted by burglars. The design of the paddle/stub handles is such that once the door is shut you cannot open the door again from the outside using the exterior […]

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Bristol plans to extend discretionary licensing scheme!

Filed in Breaking News, Bristol by on 19th August, 2015
Bristol plans to extend discretionary licensing scheme!

Bristol City Council (BCC) are proposing to extend the current discretionary licensing scheme (operating in part of Easton/Stapleton Rd area) to St George West and Eastville wards. These wards exhibit some of the highest levels of private renting in the city along with some of the poorest property conditions, and a licensing scheme could significantly […]

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Petition against Landlord Tax!

Filed in Breaking News by on 5th August, 2015
Petition against Landlord Tax!

  If you are unhappy with the Government’s introduction of TAX on buy-to-let mortgage interest payment then please lobby your MP. The NLA will help you lobby your MP with a template letter.  Find this letter by login into the NLA Website then click “News & Campaigns” then “NLA Lobby” scroll down and click on […]

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Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement

Filed in Breaking News by on 17th July, 2015
Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement

The Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of policies which will have an impact on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The NLA’s policy briefing can be seen below. Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget announcement to restrict the rate of mortgage interest relief the basic rate of 20% from 2017, Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer, National landlords […]

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