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Restrictive covenants

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We need and want more new homes, but, says Kate Turnham, restrictive covenants can delay or even block development – and dealing with them can be expensive.

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GDPR: Just shred it?

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2018’s big concern is a data breach, but, says Mark Harper, having a policy for shredding both paper and digital data, will decrease the risk of non-compliance with GDPR.

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Listed buildings

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There are 400,000 buildings on the Historic England List so many estate agents will encounter them on a regular basis, but, says Rob Desbruslais, how much do you actually know about the…

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How fast can you evict a tenant now?

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The so-called ‘7-day eviction’ is no more, but, says Paul Shamplina at Landlord Action, the system is still far from perfect if you want to evict a tenant.

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Leaseholds banned on new houses

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It was a long time coming, says Matthew Tebbot, Associate in the Residential Property Team at Wedlake Bell LLP, but the unfair practices are to be outlawed.

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Letting fees ban

It’s a done deal, says Jeremy Leaf, BSc FRICS FARLA but what will the new letting fees bill really mean for estate agents?

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Are Ltd companies really good for landlords?

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Many of your landlords may be forming limited companies to manage their taxes, but, says Jonathan Amponsah at The Tax Guys, it’s not necessarily the right route for all.

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