November 20, 2012

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Tenant Heating Costs

As landlords we may be at risk from LA’s under HHSRS regulations for not fulfilling our responsibility to ensure our tenants can affordably heat their homes. My tenants have recently informed me their utility bills have increased by 40% since January 2011. This has happened despite a new boiler replacement in 2009 and increased loft […]

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November 19, 2012

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Green Deal Cash

The Green Deal Cash back Scheme is a first-come, first served offer where householders can claim Cash back from Government on energy saving improvements like insulation, front doors, windows and boilers. The more you do the more you get. Available from 28th January 2013 for households in England & Wales. Cash back will be capped at 50% of […]

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November 19, 2012

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Council Tax Changes

Whilst other local authorities are consulting on forthcoming changes to Council tax legislation, Gedling Borough Council has decided not to consult the views of local residents. Instead, officers will present a report to December’s meeting of full council, which could be nodded through on the night, without any input from council taxpayers. No details are yet available, but it […]

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November 19, 2012

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Ten Top Landlord Tips

As the private-rented sector is constantly evolving, even experienced landlords need to stay on their toes. With that in mind, here’s 10 tips for new and experienced landlords alike: • Become a member of a professional regional association such as EMPO. Membership to EMPO provides you with a competitive edge and demonstrates your commitment to your landlord obligations. Through […]

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