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Landlords must fit smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from this autumn

Landlords must fit smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from this autumn

From the start of October, under new rules, landlords must provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rental homes in rooms tenants use as living accommodation where there is a fixed combustion appliance, like a boiler or gas heater – although not a gas cooker – in place....

Freehold versus leasehold – what are the differences?

Freehold versus leasehold – what are the differences?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the words freehold and leasehold will be bandied around plenty – but you might not always be clear on what exactly they mean. Does one model of ownership have advantages over another? And are you likely to find it more...

Landlords – here’s why buy-to-let is still a fantastic investment

Landlords – here’s why buy-to-let is still a fantastic investment

Buy-to-let landlords have faced a host of challenges over the past 18 months, from changes to Right to Rent and the uncertainty around the eviction process, to the end of the stamp duty holiday, not to mention a global pandemic. Yet many of those who invest in the...

The Leasehold Scandal – what is the latest?

The Leasehold Scandal – what is the latest?

The leasehold scandal has been a hugely contentious issue in recent years because of the expensive, escalating ground rents leaseholders have been subjected to, among other issues including cladding, rising service charges and misselling.   What could be...

Insight – will Michael Gove try and reform the sales market?

Insight – will Michael Gove try and reform the sales market?

In September, Robert Jenrick was replaced as Housing Secretary by Michael Gove as Boris Johnson sought to build a fresh team to carry out his oft-discussed levelling up agenda. Since that point, the department itself has been renamed from the Ministry of Housing,...

Should I find a property first or should I sell first?

Should I find a property first or should I sell first?

It’s a question that sellers will have asked themselves many times down the years, but what is the best position to take when it comes to this chicken and egg-esque query? Should a seller find a suitable house to buy first before listing their property, or should a...

Notice periods changing on October 1 – what do landlords need to know?

Notice periods changing on October 1 – what do landlords need to know?

Notice periods changing on October 1 – what do landlords need to know? It’s been a momentous few years for landlords, riddled with new legislation, various deadlines and changing regulations – all while the property market attempts to navigate a post-Covid world as...