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Gedling Borough Council Selective Licensing Scheme

- 20th August 2018

Following on from Nottingham City Council's introduction of a Selective Licence Scheme for private rented properties, we now have Gedling Borough Council bringing in a similar scheme with effect from 1st October 2018. Although there are many similarities to the City Council's scheme, Gedling Borough Council's approach to implementing their Selective Licensing Scheme is different...

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GDPR Affect on Landlords

- 16th May 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces existing Data Protection rules and come into force on 25th May 2018. After many high-profile data breaches, the European Union has increased the scope of data protection rules and more importantly, the information which must be provided by individuals and organisations to those people whose personal data and information they hold. This includes landlords...

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Nottingham City Council Selective Licensing Scheme Approved

- 20th February 2018

The Nottingham City Council has now received approval from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for its new Selective Licensing Scheme for landlords of private rented properties within the Nottingham City boundary. It will take effect from 1st August 2018. For now the Nottingham City Council has announced basic details of the scheme itself and the application requirements...

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New Energy Efficiency Regulations for Landlords

- 16th October 2017

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties. The regulations state that from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic properties in England or Wales must ensure they reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new tenants...

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Nottingham City Council Selective Licensing

- 6th March 2017

Nottingham City Council are proposing to introduce a Selective Licensing Scheme for landlords owning privately rented houses within the City Council boundary. If the scheme is approved then the obtaining of a license for rented properties within the Nottingham City boundary will become mandatory. Landlords will need to apply for a licence for every property they wish to rent to private tenants...

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Tenant Application Fees to be Banned

- 28th November 2016

On 23rd November 2016, the chancellor Philip Hammond announced that letting agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants "as soon as possible". To be precise, item 3.41 Letting Agents Fees of the 2016 Autumn Statement stated "The government will ban letting agent's fees to tenants, to improve competition in the private rental market and give renters greater clarity and control...

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Mortgage Tax Relief Changes for Landlords

- 1st August 2016

The tax relief that landlords of residential properties are entitled to for finance costs is to be restricted to the basic rate of Income Tax. This will be phased in over 4 years from April 2017 and will be fully in place by 6th April 2020. Finance is defined as mortgages, loans, overdrafts and any arrangement fees occurred in arranging these loans. The change affects all UK resident and non-UK resident individuals...

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