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Top tips for taking in a lodger

Taking in a lodger has never been more popular. At the moment with soaring bills, renting our your spare room can be a easy and quick way of earning extra cash. Read our top tips on what you need to… Find out more

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10 tips on letting your home during the Olympics

Although the Olympics opening ceremony is still more than a year away, according to letting agents, now is the time to let out your home for the Olympic period as the scramble for accommodation has already begun. During the Olympics… Find out more

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Holiday lets can claim extra tax allowances

Are you an owner of a furnished holiday let? Then do you know that you can pay less tax by claiming extra tax allowances worth thousands of pounds? Holiday let owners can avoid tax by offsetting capital allowances against their total income from… Find out more

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Tenants not reading their tenancy agreements

Too many tenants are getting into disputes with their landlords because of not reading their tenancy agreements carefully enough or knowing their rights. A recent survey by LV found that almost half (48 per cent) of tenants had never heard of the… Find out more

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Rent a room and earn £4,250 tax free

What is the Rent a Room scheme? If you have a spare room in your house, you could be sitting on a tax-free nest egg. Many more people each year are making a Lodger Agreement and taking in a lodger. And they… Find out more

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Why you need an energy performance certificate

Over half of all landlords are still unaware of their legal requirement to provide prospective tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Any landlord who is marketing a self-contained property to new tenants has to produce an Energy Performance Certificate… Find out more

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Lodgers: useful tips for beginner landlords

by Tessa Shepperson More and more homeowners are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Recent research suggests that a third of mortgage owners are struggling to keep up with repayments and one in eight are considering taking in a lodger… Find out more

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Landlords advised to make health and safety a priority

by Daniel Jones Health and safety should be one of the priorities for landlords at all times, as failure to stick to the rules that govern them can result in significant punishment. LetRisks has explained that all property owners who rent… Find out more

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The NLA opposes selective licensing

by Daniel Jones The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) has unveiled a social media campaign in protest against the introduction of selective licensing in certain areas of the UK. As an increasing number of councils are bringing forward the scheme, the NLA believes that there is not… Find out more

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Landlords targeted over sub-standard accommodation

by Daniel Jones Nottingham City Council has announced that it’s set to launch a major crackdown on landlords in the city who fail to adhere to some of its most important rules. A £124,000 fund has been set up to pay… Find out more