Category: Residential Property

 

Warning for Landlords Over Deposits

As claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits soar, landlords are being warned to ensure they, or their agents, are complying with the legal requirements if they want to avoid high penalties.

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Tree Hugging: What is the law surrounding Tree Preservation Orders?

Barely a day goes by without a local newspaper recording the infringement of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). These are often accompanied by protestations from the accused claiming they had no idea that a TPO was in place and, more frequently, detailing the fines imposed against them.

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Renting property – Will the slow-down of the housing market have a knock-on effect for landlords and their tenants?

For years, homeowners have come to expect that their property value will increase. But headlines predicting a housing slump are backed by figures that show a sustained slow-down of activity in the housing market and a dip in the rate of growth for house prices too. But could that also have a knock-on effect for rental prices? And what is a ‘fair rent’ for the average property?

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How to delist a listed building or cottage

While listed buildings are often attractive, brimming with character and desirable purchases, they can come with potential headaches for the new owners.

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Understanding the difference between freehold and leasehold property

The Government has announced plans to tackle unfair leaseholder arrangements on new build properties, but in the meantime, as the Spring housing market gets into full swing, it’s worth understanding the difference between freehold and leasehold property.

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Things to think about when buying a home

Buying and selling homes is well-regulated in this country and you should be well-protected if you use a competent Solicitor.

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Is your house in ‘Multiple Occupation’

This is something to consider urgently if you are a landlord, you are considering buying to let, or even of buying with friends.

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