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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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Prime Minister response to ALL Wessex appeal

Filed in Landlords by on 14th February, 2017 2 Comments
Prime Minister response to ALL Wessex appeal

ALL Wessex recently sent a letter to the Prime Minister requesting that she reconsider the Government’s position with regard to the introduction of taxes that will impact Landlords withing the PRS. Unfortunately the PM could not be bothered to answer the letter herself and forwarded it to the Treasury, the very people we are complaining […]

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West of England Landlord Expo 2017

Filed in Landlords by on 9th February, 2017 0 Comments
West of England Landlord Expo 2017

Thursday 25 May from 12.00 till 7.00 pm at the West of England University Exhibition & Conference Centre (Click here for directions) This will be the seventeenth annual Landlord Expo, so we hope you will join us in celebrating this achievement. The Expo has gone from strength to strength and is seen as the event to attend for […]

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Increased rent arrears and evictions!

Filed in Landlords by on 3rd February, 2017 0 Comments
Increased rent arrears and evictions!

We have been contacted by a number of landlords who are experiencing tenant rent arrears that has led to the eviction of their tenants. If you do not have legal expenses cover and rent protection insurance, this can be an expensive exercise. ALL Wessex are sponsored by Alan Boswell Group who provide a number of […]

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