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Landlords GDPR applies to you - Find out more

  What is the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) wide set of standardised rules for the handling and storage of personal information within the EU. This will apply to anyone ....

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Understanding Holiday Lets

The difference between Holidays Lets and Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST’s) The term ‘holiday let’ is often used loosely, however this can be a dangerous mistake for landlords. All landlords are aware of the definition of an AST: -          The ....

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Landlords Response to Tax changes

Tax and regulatory changes are beginning to ‘bite’ It is expected that many landlords will sell part or all of their portfolios over the next few years. Tax increases, more stringent regulations, the cost of the tenant fee ban and trying to avoid....

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Buy To Let Update

Buy-to-let and Changing Markets The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association reported on 6 February that buy-to-let investment has seen a reduction in mortgage lending of 80% from 2015 (£25 billion) to 2017 (£5 billion). The main reason for this....

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New HMO Regluations

The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation Order 2018 Under the Housing Act 2004 some houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) fall into Mandatory Licensing. Mandatory Licensing is a scheme where the local authority has to administer this type of....

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Deposit Protection for Landlords

  Government Guidelines for Deposit protection schemes and landlords   1/ Overview  You must place your tenants’ deposit in a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme if you rent out your home on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 A....

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Electrical Safety Regulations & Landlords duties under the regulations

1/ Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commencement The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commenced on 8th December 2016 and apply to any electrical equipment first placed on the market on or after commencement. Any electr....

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EPC- Legal changes 6 things you need to know

Energy Performance Certificates are required when a property is: - built - sold - rented An EPC must be ordered before a property is let or sold.  An EPC contains: - information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs - recommendat....

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Landlord Step By Step Guide

  Step 1 Accurate Valuation    When choosing an agent to value your property, it’s important to consider the reputation and experience of the lettings agent, along with its fees.    Opting for a lettings agent with a strong reputation and years o....

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Landlords- Why Beacons is for you

Beacons is an independent lettings agent, covering Aldershot, Fleet, Farnborough, Farnham and the surrounding areas. Formed in 1969 as Bourkes Estate Agency, Beacons is a third-generation, independent, local lettings and sales agent, recognised f....

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Beacons crowned as one of the best new businesses in north Hampshire

On Thursday evening, the team at Beacons joined 500 businesses from across north Hampshire for the INSPIRE Business Awards 2016. We were delighted to attend, particularly as we were just one of three finalists in the New Business of the Year Awar....

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Thank you to those who supported The Coffee Morning

Thank you to all of you who joined us for The World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a great morning for a great cause All money raised goes to support vital local services including the Macmillan Teenage and Yo....

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