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Letting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019, MHCLG confirms

Saturday 13th January 2018

The recently-renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG ) does not expect the letting fees ban to come…

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Landlords warned of growing sub-letting trend

Friday 12th January 2018

In most cases, a tenant needs their landlord's consent before they can sublet their home, and yet some tenants seem to ignore the rules. Tenants risk breaking the term of their tenancy agreement and on that…

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Landlords still benefit from £16.7 billion tax relief

Tuesday 9th January 2018

The UK's army of buy to let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax relief even after the government's increasing taxes on the sector. That's the result of research by London agency ludlowthompson, which says that tax reliefs…

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Calling all Landlords - January Offer!

Thursday 28th December 2017

We are pleased to offer all new landlords joining Affinity during the month of January 2018, their first month management completely…

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Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December 2017

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fri 22nd Dec - 9.30am - 2.30pm Sat 23rd Dec - closed Xmas Eve.…

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Landlords welcome Universal Credit changes

Monday 27th November 2017

Buy-to-let landlords receiving rent from tenants in receipt of Universal Credit will continue to be paid housing benefit directly, rather than via their tenants, it has been confirmed. Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke announced the government U-turn yesterday, answering concerns…

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Landlord who is director of an Estate Agency has been hit with a £9,000 bill after leaving his tenants complaining of cold and damp

Tuesday 14th November 2017

The director of an estate agency has been ordered to pay almost £9,000 after a court case concerning a rental property that he owns as a…

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Top Tips to improve your EPC rating

Monday 13th November 2017

With less than six months until the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are introduced in April 2018, here are some simple suggestions…

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Call for 5 year electrical checks in private rented sector to be mandatory

Sunday 12th November 2017

New legislation is needed in England to improve electrical safety in homes in the private rented sector and make a five yearly inspection mandatory, a new report says. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented…

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Tenant had the "legal right" to break back into property, says council

Saturday 11th November 2017

Havering Council has defended its decision to advise a tenant to break back into a rental property that she had vacated 24 hours earlier because…

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