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ASTs and ‘other’ lets

Frances Burkinshaw
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ASTs (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) were introduced in the Housing Act 1988; the Housing Act 1996 amended this legislation. Frances Burkinshaw discusses the impact on today’s lettings market.

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The tenant fees debacle

Carl Burgess
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The ban on tenant fees is, says Carl Burgess, Director at Winkworth Shepherd’s Bush, detrimental to those the Government is actually trying to help.

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Gazumping and the Government

Louise Jefferies
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Being gazumped is a worrying prospect for homebuyers, so many will be reassured by government plans to curtail it. However says Louise Jefferies, Director of Business Development at SDL Group, the measures…

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Listed buildings

Rob Desbruslais
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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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New Housing & Planning Act

The Negotiator
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As the new Act became law on 16th May, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said, “Our landmark Housing and Planning Act will help anyone who aspires to own their own home…

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How fast can you evict a tenant now?

Paul Shamplina
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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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