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Lettings fees: cap or outright ban?

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The push to ban lettings fees to tenants is gathering momentum, but Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) says that a cap would be a better solution.

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How HMOs are getting trickier

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Buying HMOs – Houses in Multiple Occupation – is an attractive option for investors, but, says Jeremy Leaf FRICS, – is it worth the cost and effort?

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Beware Airbnb

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Airbnb is a huge success, landlords and indeed, letting agents are climbing aboard but there are legal pitfalls, says specialist lawyer Adam Osieke.

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When is a garden the right size?

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Size matters. Can a garden be too big? When is a garden too small? Rachel Johnston, at Stacks Property Search, lays down the law(n).

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Mergers and acquisitions

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Mark Lucas, Partner, Barlow Robbins LLP advises on managing all the elements of a merger of independent estate agencies.

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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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Sounds like a plan?

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Paul Clarke, reviews the changes and potential impact of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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