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1st October 2015, Landlords Beware!!

1st October 2015, Landlords Beware!!

Important changes affecting landlords are coming into force on 1st October 2015 as a result of The Deregulation Act. The main changes are to the rules governing a notice to quit under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. The changes come into force on October 1 and apply to tenancies entered into on or after that date.


Lincolnshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo 2015

Lincolnshire Landlord & Letting Agent Expo 2015

Find out how to succeed and stay ahead in the private rented sector


Come and join us at the Property Face2Face networking lunch at Lincolnshire's first EMPO Landlord & Letting Agent Expo.

Come and join us at the Property Face2Face networking lunch at Lincolnshire's first EMPO Landlord & Letting Agent Expo.


EHOs urged to act on excess cold after landmark ruling - EMPO Messenger (August 2015)

EHOs urged to act on excess cold after landmark ruling - EMPO Messenger (August 2015)

A tribunal has supported Liverpool City Council’s bid to require a landlord to install affordable heating because his tenants were likely to be on low income. The case has been labelled ‘significant’ by the authority and could lead the way for EHOs across the country to demand that landlords replace inadequate and expensive heating systems if their tenants cannot afford to properly heat their home.


Say "No" To George

Say

You may have heard about the Chancellor’s Summer Budget Proposal where he aims to restrict mortgage interest relief for Private Landlords. It’s a bit of a mouthful we know, but what is important are the consequences of this change and how it affects you, your family, the people you deal with and the economy of the country as a whole.


Entries invited for NEW Lincoln special investor auction

Entries invited for NEW Lincoln special investor auction

Graham Penny Auctions dominates the region’s property auction market in terms of lots offered, lots sold and revenue raised. In the first half of 2015 Graham Penny Auctions sold more lots in the East Midlands than any of its competitors and secured total sales across the Midlands of more than £32m.


Can agents and landlords cope after being ‘dumped’ with the responsibilities of dealing with illegal immigration?

Can agents and landlords cope after being ‘dumped’ with the responsibilities of dealing with illegal immigration?

Concerns are rising that the imminent roll-out of Right to Rent has been badly thought out on grounds too numerous to mention. No firm date has yet been announced, but it is thought it could be as early as October. The Home Office may clarify it this week.


Osbourne could restrict BTL Mortgages - EMPO Messenger July 2015

Osbourne could restrict BTL Mortgages - EMPO Messenger July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne could crack down on the buy-to-let sector “imminently”. The new curbs would be on top of measures already announced this month, to scrap the wear and tear allowance and to limit tax relief on the interest of buy-to-let mortgages.


Smoke Alarms in Rented Properties

Smoke Alarms in Rented Properties

From the 1st October 2015 subject to Parliamentary approval, private rented sector landlords will be required to have working smoke alarms on every floor of their property and carbon monoxide alarms in rooms where a solid fuel heating system is installed.


Budget July 8th 2015

Budget July 8th 2015

Tax relief for Landlords on Mortgage interest payments to fall