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Shelter autumn budget submission

Filed in Landlords by on 20th November, 2017 0 Comments
Shelter autumn budget submission

The charity Shelter has submitted recommendations for the autumn budget.  Recommendations include an increase in Local Housing Allowance rates to match rents charged within the private rented sector, a request for the budget to honour the Conservative manifesto commitment to reform compulsory purchase and to follow through on proposed changes to the National Policy Framework. […]

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Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Filed in Landlords by on 24th October, 2017 0 Comments
Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Our legal sponsor Burroughs Day Solicitors has invited members of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) to attend a Landlords Legal Update.  It is important that landlords remain current and this update will cover more than we can deliver at our regular meetings. Attendance for members is free and will take place at Burroughs Day […]

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Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 12th October, 2017 0 Comments
Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Bristol City Council have provided a basic guide to the fire precautions required in Privately Rented Properties. The standard includes all sizes of property, not just licensed HMOs’. Additionally, for landlords with properties in Bath & South Glos, as these Councils employ the same fire service, then these regulation will soon be coming your way! A […]

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Filed in Landlords by on 11th September, 2017 0 Comments
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).  UK organisations (including landlords) will still need to be compliant after BREXIT. GDPR is applicable […]

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Fire Door Safety

Filed in Landlords by on 9th September, 2017 0 Comments
Fire Door Safety

Fire Door Safety Week – are your fire doors safe?? Following the awful tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Fire Door Safety Week has even greater relevance to building owners, landlords and occupiers.  ALL Wessex encourages all landlords to visit the Fire Door Safety Week website that presents important information about fire doors and landlord responsibilities. Effective […]

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BBC seek Landlords & Tenants for documentary

Filed in Landlords by on 27th July, 2017 0 Comments
BBC seek Landlords & Tenants for documentary

We have been asked by Boundless Productions, who work for the BBC, to feature this request. Boundless Productions are currently looking for successful landlords to feature in a documentary series for BBC One called “The Week the Landlords Moved In”. You may have seen the recent last series. In a time where Britain is increasingly […]

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New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

Filed in Landlords by on 21st June, 2017 3 Comments
New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

 The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has given councils new powers to deal with rogue landlords. These include Rent Repayment Orders (RROs) and Civil Penalty Notices (CPNs). The government has defined a ‘rogue landlord’ as ‘a landlord who knowingly flouts their obligations by renting out unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants’. This survey is relevant […]

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Banning Letting Agent & Landlord Fees Paid by Tenants

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 7th April, 2017 2 Comments
Banning Letting Agent & Landlord Fees Paid by Tenants

This Government consultation will impact Letting Agents and Landlords who charge their tenants fees. The government announced at the 2016 Autumn Statement that it would consult on introducing a ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants, to improve competition in the private rental market and give renters greater clarity and control over what they […]

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Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

Filed in Landlords by on 4th March, 2017 0 Comments
Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

A number of our members have said that they are finding it difficult to meet a tax adviser that is experienced in buy-to-let property investments. Despite featuring a number of tax accountants at our meetings, follow up one-to-one meetings have been difficult to arrange. The Landlord Union, with whom ALL Wessex have a strategic alliance, […]

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Incorporation, is it for you?

Filed in Landlords by on 22nd February, 2017 0 Comments
Incorporation, is it for you?

Incorporating a personally held buy-to-let portfolio into a Limited Company is a potential solution to the mortgage interest relief restrictions that for some landlords will cause major increases in their tax exposure. However, incorporation involves considerable costs and a degree of tax risk, and in many cases there are cheaper and easier solutions that can […]

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