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Stamp Duty: the hidden issues

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The new surcharge on properties purchased as second homes or as a buy-to-let has caused disbelief and fury – but there is more to it than meets the eye. David Gibbs (left),…

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Hairdresser gets a whole new look

Nottingham-based consultants GraceMachin Planning & Property has given a former hairdressers in the village of Farnsfield a new look, converting the property into a one-bedroom home. Bracken Cottage, located in Main Street,…

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Landlords in Scotland to be hit by tax crackdown

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Scotland’s Finance Secretary John Swinney (pictured) has announced that a 3 per cent levy will be charged for people acquiring second homes and buy-to-let landlords in addition to the existing Land and…

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Court delays cost landlords dear

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Under-resourced county courts are still struggling to cope with the number of possession claims being put forward, resulting in costly delays for landlords and agents, according to Landlord Action. Most residential possession…

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New law for lettings agents in Wales

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A new registration and licensing system for landlords and lettings agents was introduced in Wales this week, as part of the Rent Smart Wales initiative. Under the new law, which came into…

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