Landlords

Estate Agent Franchise Business

According to a number of journals the Estate Agent industry is now changing. It seems that the Franchise industry are leading the way, it is claimed that this business model provides estate agents with a lower risk and higher returns. Estate Agent franchises has traditional been around for quite considerable time, there is no longer a one size fits all model. In fact, there are so many variations of a...

Energy Efficiency for home

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Since April 2018 it has been unlawful to grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants for a residential or commercial property with an EPC rating of an F or G unless an exemption has been granted, and for residential property, since April 2020 the rules applied to all new and exisiting tenancies. This has meant that only properties achieving an EPC rating of an A to E are legally allowed to be let...

Tenant Fee Ban in the UK

The introduction of new legislation which will ban landlords and Estate Agents from charging the tenant or tenants a fee for any reasons such as setting up the application, preparing the tenants agreement, inventory check etc. has been introduced in the Tenant Fees Act 2019. This is good news for the tenant as they will save money but on the other hand will reduce the income for the estate...

UK’s largest private BTL landlord confirms sale of portfolio

UK’s largest private BTL landlord, Fergus Wilson, has confirmed the sale of an “undisclosed” number of properties in his portfolio which he states will be sold to owner-occupiers and not to a buy to let investor landlord. Described by a judge as “difficult and stubborn”, Fergus Wilson has been subject to a lot of controversy over the years, most recent being purportedly banning 'coloured'...

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