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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.

Landlords Hammered by Tory Tax Penalties

Landlords hammered by tory tax pentalies

A Daily Mail report has concluded that the government’s crackdown on buy to let landlords has forced many smaller landlords out of the market. Analysis by the Daily Mail has found that mortgage applications have fallen by 60% in the last ten years, from 183k in 2007, to less than 70k in 2018. Landlords are also selling off their investment properties, with Britain’s largest landlords, the infamous Wilsons, in the process of offloading their extensive portfolio this year.

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Preston Landlords at Risk of HMO Fines

Preston landlords at risk of HMO fines

New licensing laws in Preston could affect thousands more landlords. Up to 4,000 more properties now fall under the umbrella of Preston City Council’s HMO licensing laws. If landlords of these properties fail to apply for an HMO licence, they face unlimited fines. They could also be banned from operating rental properties in the future.

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Council Pay £500k Housing Benefit to a Rogue Landlord They’d Banned From Operating

Housing benefit paid to banned landlord

A shocking investigation by the Guardian has exposed the ineffective regulations hampering the fight against rogue landlords in the private rental sector. It’s business as usual for one notorious rogue landlord. Bernard McGowan has been convicted of numerous property offences, yet he is still running a very lucrative buy to let property empire. Astonishingly, McGowan has collected more than £1 million in housing benefit, all of which comes from the public purse, despite being ‘banned’ from the private rental sector. £500k of this cash came from the council that banned him!

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