Achievements .......

May 20, 2012
http://www.arla.co.uk/qualifications/arla-qualifications-news/nfopp-awarding-body-qualifications-update-week-18/
 

A valid point....

May 15, 2012
“Nobody books a holiday with a travel agent who is not properly accredited and registered – but, as ever-increasing numbers are finding to their cost, this isn’t always the case in the rental market where the stakes are far higher.”
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NFOPP Qualified Letting Agent 2012

May 1, 2012
We are now a NFOPP Qualified Letting Agent!
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Mortgage interest tax bombshell

April 22, 2012

Mortgage interest tax bombshell

The biggest tax deduction for landlords against their buy-to-let rental income is undoubtedly the mortgage interest paid by most landlords with a buy-to-let mortgage.

Landlords should be aware that they can only claim tax relief against the interest and not any capital repayments made against their buy-to-let mortgage.
Currently this tax relief is unlimited so that portfolio landlords are able to offset all the interest payments on loans used to finance the pu...


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Another busy week...

April 22, 2012

Just a little warm welcome to our new landlords and tenants. Happy to have you on board.


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Home Electrical Safety Check

March 25, 2012

Guidance for landlords

As the number of people becoming landlords soars, research from the Electrical Safety Council has found that misunderstandings between landlords and tenants over responsibilities for safety are exposing many people to life-threatening electrical dangers.

The ESC is concerned that the rise in inexperienced landlords - many of whom are finding it easier to rent out their property than sell it - will further compromise safety.

The consequences for not understanding ...


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Safety First....as a guide

March 13, 2012
Smoke Alarms
All properties built since June 1992 must have been fitted with mains powered smoke detector alarms from new. Although there is no legislation requiring smoke alarms to be fitted in other ordinary tenanted properties, it is generally considered that the common law 'duty of care' means that Landlords and their Agents could be liable should a fire cause injury or damage in a tenanted property where smoke alarms are not fitted. We therefore strongly recommend that the Landlord fit at...
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Useful site for landlords and tenants

March 12, 2012
http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/
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DPS Changes from 12th April 2012

March 12, 2012

Amendments to the Tenancy Deposit Protection Rules

9th March 2012

Amendments to the Tenancy Deposit Protection Rules will come into force soon.

Under the auspices of the Localism Act 2011 the government, following much controversy and several court cases over the Tenancy Deposit Protection rules in the Housing Act 2004, have introduced several proposed rule changes.

One of the main changes proposed is the extension of the 14 days allowed to protect a deposit and serve the prescribed notic...


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EPC Changes April 2012

March 8, 2012
New Energy Performance Certificate ('EPC') Legislation has been introduced and will become law on the 6th April 2012.
Our EPC Surveyor has been busy up-skilling and we are one of the first letting agents to offer the new service in house. The new style EPC now takes into consideration the Green Deal and is an in depth assessment of the Energy Performance of the property. 

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