Landlord's tax time bomb

Wednesday 01 April 2015

As the dust settles and the details of the Chancellor’s budget are unravelled and understood, the landlords’ tax position appears to remain in equilibrium.

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Rowing down the M1 for charity

Thursday 26 March 2015

When Ian Colban, Branch Manager for Leaders and ARLA regional rep decided to do something physically and mentally challenging for charity, he already had a charity in mind – Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice in Sussex. So the only decision left for Ian to make was what challenge to do and how!

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Withholding a deposit - 8 common mistakes

Monday 23 March 2015

As a letting agent you'll often have a valid reason to withhold a deposit, or a share of it, at the end of a tenancy. However, if you're to avoid some of the common mistakes when presenting a claim to an adjudicator we recommend you read on...

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Mandatory Electrical Check Requirements

Monday 23 March 2015

The Scottish Government have recently published guidance on mandatory electrical check requirements which shall come into force from 1 December 2015. Rory Cowan from TC Young Solicitors gives us the low down:

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New NFoPP qualification for Scotland

Monday 23 March 2015

The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) Awarding Body is pleased to announce that we’ve added a brand new qualification to complement our extensive suite of accredited, nationally recognised qualifications.

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Consultation on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill

Friday 13 March 2015

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill.

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Gas Safe

Thursday 12 March 2015

What sets ARLA agents apart from the competition is their high standards, professionalism and credibility. Gas Safety is a crucial thing for agents and landlords to get right if you’re to protect your tenants, avoid a PR disaster and worse, a potentially fatal accident.

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Let Government know what you think about Landlord Checking Scheme and Immigration Act 2014

Wednesday 11 March 2015

As letting agents and landlords in the phase one area for the Landlord Checking Scheme carry out ID checks to ensure that prospective occupiers have the Right to Rent, work to assess the impact continues.

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Suspicious Activity Reports – Call for Information

Wednesday 04 March 2015

As Lettings Agents you have a legal obligation to submit a Suspicious Activity Report if you believe there are reasonable grounds to know or suspect that another person is engaged in money laundering. You must also seek the consent of the National Crime Agency before conducting a transaction or activity about which you have suspicions.

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HMRC App

Thursday 26 February 2015

HMRC have launched a great new FREE app that no business should be without.

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