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Tenant Fees Bill

It has been announced that the Tenant Fees Bill is set to come into force on 1st June 2019. The Bill will ban letting fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector and cap tenancy deposits in England. The ban will apply to all tenancies signed after 1st June. The...

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‘Right to Rent’ breaches human rights

The High Court has ruled that the current ‘Right to Rent’ checks breach human rights. The scheme requires landlords and letting agents to check the immigration status of tenants by checking their passport or visas and has been in force across England since 2016....

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How to avoid pest infestation problems

A recent study carried out by a manufacturer and retailer of blinds, shutters, carpets and curtains showed that 64% of Brits who have experienced a pest infestation in their property were renting at the time. Of the 2,000-people surveyed, 57% responded that they had...

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Buy to let changes for 2019

As 2018 draws to an end, there has been much to reflect upon in the buy to let market. There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores. The past couple of years...

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Shared Ownership explained

According to new YouGov data commissioned by Leeds BS, despite being the most likely to benefit from the scheme, 18-24 year olds are the least aware of Shared Ownership as a method of affording a home. The research found that three-quarters of people in the UK have...

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Sell your property in 28 days

Is your agent working for you? If you’re looking to sell your property fast, we can guarantee a sale price to complete in 28 days. Why choose Mistoria? Guaranteed prices on house salesLocal, independent valuationsA range of options to match your needsCustomer...

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Understanding HMOs and HHSRS

Understanding HMOs and HHSRS Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a significant area of growth in the private rental sector. Studies suggest that by 2020 a significant percentage of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) will be made up of HMO occupiers and this sector is...

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Legislation changes landlords need to be aware of

Legislation Changes Section 21 form 6a to be used for all tenancies irrespective of start date Councils now need to get involved with rehousing, no need to wait for eviction Retaliatory eviction Minimum EPC grading for all new or renewing properties Gas safety...

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