Friday 8th September 2017

Despite a host of anti-landlord policies adopted by the government, including higher stamp duty and the phasing out of mortgage tax relief, as well as growing uncertainty around Brexit, the buy-to-let market continues to offer good returns, and not just thanks to decent rental yields...

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Friday 8th September 2017

New landlord registration enforcement guidance has been issued by the Scottish government to all local authorities on regulating landlords in the private rented sector. The Landlord Registration Statutory Guidance, which highlights best practice examples to help local authorities effectively regulate the landlord registration system, requires councils to maintain a register of private landlords and ensure that only landlords deemed to be ‘fit and proper’ are permitted on the register...

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Thursday 7th September 2017

A rogue landlord who rented out squalid flats, which breached council planning laws and failed to meet basic living standards, has been ordered to pay out almost £339,000. Nihal Seneviratne, 59, of Kings Garden, West End Lane, West Hampstead, and his company, NSV Management Ltd, were convicted this week for illegally turning a former hotel, in Nicoll Road, Harlesden, into 26 squalid studio flats six years ago...

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