Government confirms Right To Rent from February 1st Right To Rent checks will become mandatory in England from February 1st, the government has announced. Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 per tenant. The new […]

Immigration & Right to Rent Law

Tax body highlights ‘complexity and confusion’ of buy to let tax change While almost every lettings organisation has been up in arms at the raft of tax changes for landlords suggested by Chancellor George Osborne, he has at least one ally – perhaps predictably, it is the Association of Taxation […]

Changes to Wear and Tear Allowances

With the PRS steadily growing, it is important that landlords and letting agents understand what today’s tenants are searching for from their next property. While the private rental market is certainly a diverse one, there are five key things tenants look out for when on the hunt for their next […]

5 Things Tenants Cannot Do Without..

Once the regulation comes into force, landlords will be legally obliged to check the immigration status of any new tenants moving into their properties. The checks will only need to be carried out on existing renters when their tenancy agreement is due for renewal. In most cases, the process will […]

Latest Tenant Immigration Checks

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Since 11th March there has been the requirement that landlords must have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms fitted. Smoke alarms must be fitted on each storey of any property that is used for residential accommodation as well as a carbon monoxide alarm in any room […]

Recent Changes..

This information is provided by Tom Entwistle, founding director of Landlordzone.co.uk: “Buy-to-let is not a passive armchair investment which offers guaranteed returns. It requires a certain amount of business acumen, judgement and skill  to make sure it’s profitable. It requires on-going management effort and a fair amount of knowledge of […]

Investing in a Buy-to-Let

Proposals to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigrant status of tenants have been slammed by the Residential Landlords’ Association. The body says the plans could create further friction between landlords and agents. The RLA said that landlords, as much as tenants, can fall foul of cowboy agents, and […]

Immigration Status of Tenants