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Carl Agar

New major changes to HMO Licensing rules proposed. How will this impact your HMO business?

The accelerated growth of the un-licensable HMO market has become a major concern for local authorities all across the country. Get the latest updates from Carl Agar.

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Carl Agar

Energy efficiency standards that could lead to a ban on rental properties!

When it comes to energy efficiency in properties the private rented sector has always had a challenging time. But new legislation making F or G EPC rated houses illegal to let may soon come into force. Don't wait, find out what you need to do now!

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Carl Agar

Landlords, want to recover your tenants rent arrears? It can be done and here’s how!

A reality of being a Landlord is that at some point you are likely to experience a situation in which either your tenant does not pay their rent or they vacate your property with rental arrears. Whilst many Landlords will choose not to pursue rental arrears i wanted to share with you a very successful approach for recovering lost rent that can work very well!

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Carl Agar

Understanding the new 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge on Second Homes and the impact it may have on Investors!

As of April 1st, 2016, anyone buying a second property will be subject to a 3% surcharge on the relevant Stamp Duty land tax rate. Viewed by many as yet another measure to stifle the growth of the private rented sector, let's explore how it will work in practice.

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Harry Ulaeto

March 2016 Doncaster Housing Summit

On March 1st we attended the Housing Summit hosted by Doncaster Council at Doncaster Race course. The tone was definitely upbeat, probably helped by the opportune opening of the new airport/motorway link road just in time for the summit.

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Carl Agar

Landlords, is your future business at risk?

This article focuses on the imminent changes to the tax relief exercised on buy to let mortgage interest, it’s important to understand if and how the changes will affect you in order to plan your response.

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