Category: Landlords

What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on 11th March?

Brixton Property Market
What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on the 11th March and how will affect the value of your Brixton Property?

 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK resident buyers?

Some are asking if Sunak will impose what was promised with the 3% additional Stamp Duty surcharge on non-UK…


35,273 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Brixton

 

That number surprised you didn’t it? With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why?

As the best way to tell the future is to look at to the past, so we decided to look at the number of…


Rents in Brixton’s increased by 3.29% in the past 12 months

Over the past five years, the thumbscrews on the buy to let market for British (and de facto) Brixton investors have slowly turned with new barriers and challenges for buy to let investors. With the change in taxation rules on mortgage relief starting to bite plus a swathe of over 320…


Brixton and Lambeth Council House Waiting List Drops by 2.2% since 2011

In 1979, more than 4 in 10 British people lived in a council house, yet today that figure is only 1 in 12!

According to Shelter 65% of families on the Council House waiting lists had been on those lists for more than a year and 27% had been waiting for more…


Brixton Property Market

Do We Have the Right Sort of Brixton Homes For the 21st Century?

Would it surprise you to know that in some parts of Brixton, predominantly prosperous areas with high proportions of mature residents, the housing crisis is not one of supply so much as dispersal of that supply? Theoretically, in Brixton there are…


19% less homes for sale in Brixton than a year ago

 

One of the key factors of the health of the Brixton property market is the number of properties for sale at any one time. The issue with housing is that when demand goes up, unlike with a chocolate bar factory, who can add a couple of hours overtime to increase supply/production to satisfy demand, it…


Landlord fines

List of Possible Fines for Landlords

With so many regulations for the letting industry, it is no surprise that landlords face an increasing risk of being fined if they don’t comply with rules. However, given that there are over 150 regulations for the letting sector, many landlords struggle to remain informed of the rules they must adhere to when letting property.

This…


Legionella Disease

10 things landlords should know about legionella

It is vital landlords provide their tenants with safe rental accommodation. Landlords should be aware of risks and threats at their rental property, and Legionnaire’s Disease is an issue that landlords need to recognise.

Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, and in some cases, it can be fatal. While landlords aren’t legally required to test for…


Human Habitation

Landlords, more repair responsibilities brought in by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

It is likely you will have heard of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 because there have been many media articles regarding the Act. The media interest is because the Act provides tenants have the right to sue landlords. Many tenants will be happy with this opportunity, and rogue landlords should be concerned.


local landlords

Brixton – Landlords Legal Update

Are you keen to be a landlord but not sure where or how to begin? Are you a landlord that is feeling overwhelmed with the volume of legislation you need to understand? Have you been left shocked at the targeting of landlords in recent years?