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An important reminder for landlords: Upper Tribunal rules insurance premium not "reasonably incurred"

In a recent ruling that will serve as a word of warning to all landlords, the Upper Tribunal upheld a claim made by residents of a block of flats against their landlord. The tenants successfully argued that the insurance premium, which was included in their...

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Property Fraud: What can you do to protect yourself?

The average cost of a home in the UK is now above £200,000, and the sheer value of property means it is an attractive target for criminals. Online technology is being used for property transactions more frequently than ever, and this means fraudsters...

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Why is the housing market slowing down?

It has to be said that the UK housing market has remained resilient through turbulent times. A post-Brexit price crash did not occur despite multitudinous predictions of tumbling values, and according to recent reports the total housing stock in the UK is...

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 
- don't get caught out by right of first refusal

When a freehold residential property is sold, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 may grant the right of first refusal to tenants of the property, depending on the circumstances. This can introduce significant challenges for landlords and developers, especially...

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