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Airbnb-style short-term lets in Scotland face new licensing schemes and tax regulation


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13 Jan 2020

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Airbnb-style short-term lets could be subject to new licensing schemes and tax regulations in Scotland by 2021.

 

The Scottish government announced plans to hand local authorities the power to bring in licensing schemes as part of measures introduced to compact concerns about the impact of short lets in cities such as Edinburgh. ...

Landlords to be issued with government guide to private rental reforms


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17 Apr 2019

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Landlords and tenants are set to receive a government guide that sets out recent changes in legislation aimed at reforming the private rental sector.

 

Two guidance documents have been published by the government in its latest effort to  crack down on rogue landlords, housing minister Heather Wheeler announced this week....

Zoopla bans ‘no DSS’ rental adverts


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25 Mar 2019

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Property website Zoopla is to ban agents and landlords from barring benefit claimants in rental adverts from April.

 

The move to ban ‘no DSS’ style ads comes after the government revealed a crackdown on landlords discriminating against tenants receiving benefits, and has been welcomed by landlord groups and homeless charities....

Letting agents: should you outsource?


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11 Feb 2019

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With the letting fee ban looming, agents are looking for ways to save money.

 

Could outsourcing be an effective way to improve and streamline your service with fewer costs and overheads?

 

Outsourcing is more than simply a recruitment stop gap. Outsourcing time-consuming, non-core business tasks such as rent collection, vetting tenants, organising repairs and tenancy administration, allows you to concentrate on growing your business....

Tenant Fees Bill to come into force in June


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4 Feb 2019

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Changes to letting fees will come into force in England on 1 June 2019, the government has announced.

 

The Tenant Fees Bill, which will bring in a wealth of changes to the buy-to-let sector including outlawing letting fees, had its third reading in the House of Lords last week and is set to be given Royal Assent soon....