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Japanese Knotweed and buying or selling a property

Japanese Knotweed and buying or selling a property   Japanese Knotweed in the UK Today According to a recent article in property investor today, Japanese Knotweed has wiped out £11.8 billion off the value of property in the UK, affects approximately 4% of homes, and knocks some 5% of the value of a property. As […]

Smoke detectors must be fitted in all rented accommodation

Smoke detectors must be fitted in all rented accommodation People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will mean smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation, Housing Minister Eddie Hughes MP announced today (23 November 2021). Today’s announcement means housing providers are required by law to […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019 Explained for Landlords and Tenants

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 Explained for Landlords and Tenants The Tenant Fees Act, first introduced in June 2019, now affects all residential landlords in England. This is a piece of legislation that landlords can’t afford to ignore, those that do risk a hefty fine. Being a landlord is a thankless task. There is a lot […]

More details of cladding remediation tax announced

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More details of cladding remediation tax announced The Government has released further details of the “Residential Property Developer Tax” (RPDT), which aims to fund the remediation costs of replacing dangerous cladding on leasehold properties. The Tax will be levied on the profits of companies carrying out residential property development. The Tax applies to profits arising in […]