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Government announces consultation on lettings fee ban to be in March

During a debate in the House of Lords on 19th January, it was made known that the consultation on the ban on letting fees charged to tenants will be in March/April. Baroness Grender, who introduced the Renters' Rights Bill, tabled a question...

Government confirms wear and tear changes

Government confirms Wear & Tear change after 170 consultation responses HM Revenue and Customs has published the responses it has received to its 12 week consultation on changing the Wear and Tear Allowance for buy to let...

New Regulations relating to Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms

Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms - new regulations for privately rented properties   You may have seen that the government have recently announced changes to the regulations regarding the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide...

UK Tax Update for Non UK Resident Landlord

UK Tax Update for non-UK resident landlords   If you are a non-UK resident landlord there have been some changes regarding the tax you will pay on your rental property. Should you decide to sell your UK property at some point in the future...

Right to Rent - Changes from 1st December 2014

Right to rent immigration checks: Landlords' code of practice   What landlords need to know   From 1 December 2014, some landlords will need to check that someone has the right to live in the UK before letting a property to...

Section 21 Notice Update

Spencer v Taylor, a Court of Appeal Case A decision has recently been made in the Court of Appeal (Spencer vs. Taylor) concerning the serving of a Section 21 notice. There are two types of section 21 notice, one to be served during a fixed...

Pickles unveils reforms package for private rented sector

New regulations are to be published “within days” by the Government, which will require all letting and managing agents to join an approved redress scheme. A new Code of Practice setting standards for the management of property in the...

Four Oaks Boys Tigers have winning start to season

Tigers 4 V 1 Burntwood Dragon Reds Pitch : Shenstone Pathfinders Match Report First full game of the season for Tigers, stepping up to 9 a side...

Preferential Properties team took part in Race For Life in Sutton Park.

Many of you may be aware that about 12 months ago one of our team, Jane Lax, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully she discovered it early and after undergoing intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy she is finally coming to the end of all...

Rent in advance not a deposit, Court of Appeal rules

Rent paid in advance does NOT count as a deposit, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The landmark ruling means that landlords and agents are not obliged to treat rent paid in advance as a deposit which requires protection under the Housing Act...