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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.

Rogue Landlord Ordered to Repay £300K

A rogue landlord convicted of letting out illegally converted flats in London had been ordered to repay the £300k he made in rental income. If he fails to pay the money back within three months, he could be sent to prison.

The landlord illegally converted a house in Crouch End into nine tiny dwellings. Haringey Council became aware of the illegal conversion in 2012 and ordered the landlord to stop renting the flats out. The landlord appealed to the Planning Inspectorate 21 months later, but his appeal failed. Despite this, he continued to let the flats out. Read more…

Student Lets Proving Tempting for Beleaguered Landlords

Thanks to tax changes implemented by the government in a bid to dampen down the buy to let market, many smaller landlords have been selling up and leaving the sector. There is now new evidence that it isn’t all doom and gloom. Recent research suggests that student lets perform well in popular student towns and cities where properties are cheap to buy. A study has found that rental yields in Middlesbrough and Liverpool are seven times higher than in London.

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