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New EPC regulations affecting property from 2018

The new regulations for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have now been finalised for 2018. So what are they, what properties do they affect and what do they mean? The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has introduced changes which mean it will be unlawful to let or lease a...

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Break Clauses: Tips for Landlords and Tenants

Break clauses have been a feature of the rental market for many years now.  They allow the landlord and/or the tenant to end the lease earlier than the foreseen date.  Like many parts of the law, break clauses do serve a very useful purpose, but it’s best to handle them with a little care. If...

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Landlords set to face taxing times

The property market in the UK is always a hot topic and the theme of “first-time buyers versus landlords” has been rumbling on for years now. Recently, the government has taken two steps which are both disadvantageous to landlords. They are changes to mortgage tax relief and new affordability...

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Should Smaller Landlords be Concerned About Tax Reforms?

A number of tax reforms have been announced in the past 12 months which will be introduced over the next few years, designed to make the market less favourable to landlords and more favourable for first-time buyers. Many of these measures have been primarily aimed at big-time, professional property ...

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