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Section 21 changes proposed

15/04/19

Section 21 changes proposed

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More change ahead . . .

04/03/19

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Client Money Protection Certificate

01/12/18

Client Money Protection Certificate

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Budget update on Capital Gains Tax

11/11/18

During last week’s Budget speech, the Chancellor made reference to changes in PRR (Private Residence Relief) set to take effect in April 2020. W...

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Capital Gains & Marriage Breakdowns

27/10/18

Here Andrew Stant, Partner at accountancy firm Johnson Murkett & Hurst of Ashby de la Zouch, talks to us about the effect on capital gains tax if a...

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A Day in the Life of a Letting Agent

23/09/18

Name: Fiona Doody Job Title: Accounts Manager Started at Howland Jones: May 2012

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Are your CO alarms safe?

20/08/18

We’ve all seen the scandalous stories of dangerous products on TV programmes like Watchdog and Fake Britain. It comes as no surprise then, to hear ...

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Cavity & Loft Insulation

15/07/18

Your home could be losing 60% of its heat through the roof and walls. Most properties built after 1920 have a cavity between the outer and inner...

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New Sales rules ahead

30/06/18

The Government is planning on making buying and selling homes an easier process and part of the changes they are considering implementing may inclu...

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Another ARLA pass!

04/10/17

Rebecca Macdonald passes her level 3 ARLA qualification.

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Rocket Ron's Handy Tip

22/09/17

Rocket Ron’s handy tip for September is all about preparing your property for Winter! As we approach the colder months there are a number of meas...

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Helpful Advice for New Landlords

20/09/17

Whether you are looking to invest in your first rental property, looking to let a property that you have inherited or looking to rent out your curr...

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Should I use an Independent Financial Adviser?

19/09/17

Guy Collier is an Independent Financial Adviser at PJ Collier Financial Services Ltd in Coalville.

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Capital Gains Tax explained

18/09/17

Andrew Stant, Senior Partner at Johnson Murkett & Hurst of Ashby de la Zouch provides advice on all aspects of property tax and here, explains the ...

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Q. & A. - As a landlord, how can I prepare for the forthc...

15/09/17

As most of our readers will be aware, it is a legal requirement for all rental properties to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in p...

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A day in the life of a letting agent

15/09/17

Name: Janette Allcote Job Title: Repairs & Maintenance Co-ordinator Started at Howland Jones: August 2015

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No options for Landlords over HS2

08/09/17

Most people local to the Measham area will be very aware of the announcement in July this year about the final route for the HS2, the high-speed ra...

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Howland Jones Landlord Wins Free Insurance!

10/08/17

We are delighted to announce that our landlord, Mr Oakes is the proud winner of a year’s free insurance policy with Endsleigh.

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Tenant Fee Ban update

25/07/17

During the 2016 Autumn Statement, the government announced it would consult on introducing a ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants. The governm...

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Fire Safety Regulations

25/07/17

Recent tragic events in the news have brought fire safety regulations in rental properties to the forefront of everyone’s mind and we have been app...

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VAT on Rented Properties

21/07/17

A question often asked is whether there are any VAT implications for rented residential properties.

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How will the Housing White Paper affect you?

19/07/17

In February this year the Housing White Paper was published, heralding changes of both a welcomed and controversial nature, affecting the UK privat...

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A day in the life of a letting agent

18/07/17

Name: Tara Dempsey Job Title: Compliance Officer Started at Howland Jones: 10 August 2015

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Rocket Ron's Handy Tip

18/07/17

Rocket Ron’s handy tip for this month is to regularly check the area under your sink for signs of a leak or deterioration. Whilst out and about h...

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Q. & A. - My tenants have fallen out and one of them want...

13/07/17

Unfortunately, this question is not uncommon. From time to time we are approached by tenants asking if one of them can be removed from their tenanc...

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Council Tax - Who Pays?

11/07/17

Many of us remember the days when the landlord of an unfurnished rental property would automatically be awarded up to three months grace on Council...

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Summer Pests

11/06/17

We regularly receive calls from tenants relating to issues with ants, wasp and bees. The mid tenancy control of this kind of pest is the tenant’s r...

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Rocket Ron's Handy Tip

22/05/17

It is the perfect time for a 'spring clean' and Ron recommends using the opportunity to ensure that sheds and outbuildings are kept tidy and clear ...

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Can I get my property back?

17/05/17

There are many reasons why you may want your tenants to move out and hand back the keys. Providing your tenants are under an Assured Shorthold Tena...

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A day in the life of a letting agent

17/05/17

Name: Lisa Valentine Job Title:Lettings Administrator Started at Howland Jones: April 2015

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Making Tax Digital, from Andrew Stant, Johnson Murkett & ...

15/05/17

"Do you remember the newspaper headlines “The end of the Annual Tax Return?”" says Andrew Stant, Partner at accountancy firm Johnson Murkett & Hurst.

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Noisy Neighbours?

22/04/17

Imagine the scene - you’ve just moved into your dream home. The removal people have gone, the fridge is cold and the sun has set. Time for a glass ...

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Howland Jones Sales

10/04/17

As you may know, we have been your local Letting Agent since 2001, ARLA registered since 2013, specialising in the rental side of the property indu...

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Tax Update for Landlords

21/03/17

"Landlords are about to be affected by the first phase of the restriction in tax relief for mortgage interest to be introduced in April 2017 which ...

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Minimise Void Periods, Maximise Profitability

21/03/17

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Problems with Rabbits?

19/03/17

Whilst undeniably very cute, rabbits can cause considerable damage in the garden. They like to feed on a very wide range of ornamental plants, frui...

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What is a Stopcock & what does it do?

08/03/17

Not sure what a stopcock is? You're not alone. Many people starting out in their first property are not aware of what a stopcock is or what it does...

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Letting Agents can save Landlords money!

03/03/17

A survey was completed by 500 landlords by insurance firm Endsleigh and the results suggest there are widespread misconceptions among landlords abo...

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How to become a landlord

14/02/17

Are you thinking of becoming a landlord? It is no secret that the demand for rental property in the UK is on the rise.

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Q. & A. - Is "Professionally Clean" really necessary?

02/02/17

Q. My tenants have left my property dirty and the carpets are in a dreadful state. Can I get it cleaned and pay for this from the tenant's deposit?

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Ban on Agent fees to Tenants

20/01/17

Many of you will already be aware of the Government’s announcement last October about their intention to abolish the fees charged to tenants throug...

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Post Brexit – the rent arrears risk

20/01/17

One of the biggest and most stressful issues landlords face these days can be rent arrears, particularly if the landlord is relying on the rental i...

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Ensuring you serve a valid section 21 notice on your tenant

19/01/17

At Howland Jones, we work closely with Liam O'Shea, Director & Solicitor in Astle Paterson Solicitors’ Dispute Resolution & Litigation department. ...

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The Mysterious Case of the Purple Toilet Seat

16/01/17

In the world of residential lettings it is standard practice for a tenant to provide a security deposit at the start of their tenancy. If at the en...

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New EPC Rules

12/01/17

We’re all familiar with EPCs, but there are changes in legislation coming which mean that landlords will need to make improvements to any property ...

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Do you want to be a landlord in 2017?

21/12/16

2016 saw a number of Government and economy led changes which affect the ultimate financial position for existing and would-be landlords.

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