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Mortgages: Keep calm and carry on - 26 February 2017

Doug Hall tells landlords to stay confident as sweeping changes come into force this year. Last years’ New Year article started with the statement, “well what a year it has been for the buy-to-let market”. I thought 2015 was filled with unprecedented change, but fast forward yet another 12 months and many landlords – still reeling from the ... more

Additional Licensing Starts in Lewisham - 24 February 2017

The London Borough of Lewisham has announced that it is going ahead with their new Additional Licensing scheme. The scheme, which started on 11th February, will operate for five years until 10th February 2022 and is borough wide. The scheme applies to HMOs above commercial premises. This includes flat shares with three or more unrelated people, where there is a commercial ... more

Events and Drop-In Sessions: Bournemouth Selective Licensing - 24 February 2017

Bournemouth Borough Council are currently part way through a 16 week licensing consultation for a new selective licensing scheme for areas within the wards of Boscombe East, Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne. As part of the consultation programme there is the opportunity for Landlords to attend one of three independently facilitated focus groups to understand the proposed scheme in more ... more

Storm Doris: are your properties safe? - 23 February 2017

Storm Doris has been wreaking havoc across the country today. Winds of 94mph have ripped off roof tiles, felled trees and fences and flung bins through the streets, with one woman in the Midlands killed by flying debris. Insurers have been inundated with calls following the storm, which has been officially upgraded to a weather bomb and the RLA is now encouraging ... more

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