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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.

Will London Face Rent Controls?

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Local and mayoral elections do not tend to capture the same degree of interest as their national counterparts. However, Sadiq Khan’s re-election as London Mayor should be of keen interest to any landlord operating properties in the capital. Khan’s flagship housing policies include seeking to introduce an ‘overhaul of legal protections for renters and for London to have the powers to establish a system of private-sector rent control’. 

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10 Checks You Should Perform When Buying A Buy-to-let Property

The process of purchasing a buy-to-let property is full of common pitfalls which can trip up the uninitiated and experienced investor alike. Thankfully, a healthy mix of knowledge and research can help to support the process and avoid mistakes. With this in mind, it is important to develop a process which can be used to check and compare investment properties so that you come to the right decision: 

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Advanced Strategies For Avoiding Capital Gains Tax

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This post outlines a number of additional reliefs that are available, which can help to reduce the CGT liability further in certain scenarios. Please Note: From April 2015 the rules applying when a non UK resident sells a UK residential property, and the rules for UK capital gains tax when he does so, have changed.

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When Getting the Law Wrong Can Cost Landlords Thousands

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In my experience, most landlords who get things wrong do so because they didn’t know that they were doing the wrong thing. Arguably, a person shouldn’t go into a business as important as providing homes without understanding the legislation and regulation involved, but many of us got into the business in the days when it was more straightforward and covered by less legislation and regulation. Unfortunately, I speak to landlords all the time who tell me “I honestly didn’t realise…”. This month I am going to share some examples of the costs involved for landlords and agents who made big mistakes.

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UK Government Announces Updates to Eviction Rules

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The UK government have announced their intention to extend Covid-19 relief for tenants. The Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, revealed that people renting in England will continue to be supported with longer notice periods until at least October 2021. The current ‘emergency rules’ were set to expire on the 31st of May. 

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