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A new law will subject social housing landlords to “Ofsted-style” inspections to improve tenants’ wellbeing. The Social Housing Regulation Bill will make it easier for tenants to highlight dangerous or unsanitary conditions and have them fixed.© Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com Mentioned

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Will the Tourism Tax Kill Staycations?

A potential new tourism tax for Wales has divided the holiday industry. News that the Welsh Government has commissioned research into the impact of the tax has led to heated debate. Supporters of the scheme see it as a useful

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Are we about to see Another Rise in Staycations?

Following the Russian invasion; the continuing conflict in Ukraine is changing the way people feel about travelling across Europe and beyond. © Denis Kabelev / Shutterstock.com The global tourism industry has faced unprecedented challenges for the past two years due

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The Landlord’s Guide to Levelling Up

The government has unveiled its flagship Levelling Up White Paper, aimed at transforming the UK by spreading prosperity and opportunity nationwide. The initiative hinges on 12 innovative new “levelling up” missions to shift the government’s resources and focus to the

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Charlestown Harbour

Britain’s holiday rentals market is booming, with more than 165,000 properties classified as holiday lets, generating £2.1 billion for the economy every year. In England alone, around 67,570 second homes have been “flipped” into holiday homes – an increase of

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Honk Kong package

Landlords face many trials and tribulations when finding the perfect tenant for their HMO property. However, as the second-largest housing sector in the UK, it can be a lucrative source of income. Houses in multiple occupation account for almost half

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What do Tenants Look for in an HMO?

The percentage of tenants looking to rent HMOs is on the increase, making them a popular choice among property investors. Houses of multiple occupancy are in great demand, according to surveys, with landlords flocking to take advantage of the current

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English house

To provide extra protection for tenants living in shared houses; the government introduced HMO licences, as part of the Housing Act 2004, to ensure that properties weren’t overcrowded and that the relevant fire safety legislation was followed. The new laws

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Christmas wreath

Landlords will be looking to prepare their holiday lets for guests over the winter period, including Christmas and New Year. Although summer is barely behind us, forward planning is the key to getting the best returns from your property investment

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