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Landlord Insider
On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

RLA Calls for Compulsory CMP Schemes

one house on moneyThe Residential Landlords Association is calling for the government to make Client Money Protection Schemes compulsory. This type of scheme protects landlords’ money when they use a letting agent, so if the agent goes into administration, the landlord does not lose their cash. It also protects landlords if the letting agent decides to use client money to fund their lifestyle choices. Read more…

Plans for Landlord Licensing in Greater Manchester

regulations bindersThe RLA has criticised Andy Burnham’s plans to introduce landlord licencing in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, in the event he is elected as mayor. They say it would negatively affect the private rental sector by discouraging landlords to invest in buy to let housing – which is exactly the opposite of what Andy Burnham is trying to avoid. Read more…

Another Planned Landlord Tax is in the Pipeline

graphThe Telegraph has reported that huge numbers of landlords could be asked to pay a ‘green tax’ of up to £5,000 per property, in a move the RLA has described as a ‘stealth tax’.

Extra Landlord Costs
Whereas previous energy efficiency improvements were covered by the government’s Green Deal scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has proposed that landlords and other home owners cover the cost of installing energy improvements Read more…

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