The summer is always, I think, a time for reflecting.
One of the things you might be reflecting on is your training needs. Are you sure you are up to date with all those legal changes which have been hammering landlords over the past year?
If not you may want to think about our annual update workshop with Sam Madge-Wyld which this year will take place in Cambridge. You can find out more about this here (and a video showing me (on a bad hair day) interviewing Sam.
But what happened on the blog?
So asked our blog clinic questioner and I bet she is not the only one. See what I had to say about it here …
It’s pretty dire – and we, the tax payer, are paying for all this! See what I am talking about here …
I take a look at a new tenancy deposit scheme, which appears to avoid some of the problems experienced by landlords with the current schemes. However, many of those commenting take a negative view of it. See what you think here ...
For example, it’s all very well to say Councils need to do more but they have been forced to cut their staff due to funding cuts! Good that they are finally focusing on this issue though. Find out more about the report here …
Ben takes a look at recent court awards made against landlords comparing the civil and criminal courts. See what he found here …
- Interesting article from Sam Barker in Mortgage Strategy on Mrs Mays options to get houses built
- A landlord group stops a local authority selective licensing scheme going ahead
- David Orr of the NHF makes the case for government to change its priorities to support rented housing
- The Independent reports that benefit paid to private landlords is now almost 10 billion
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