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HMO all change?

The government has recently published its consultation paper entitled ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing reforms’ and covers, amongst other things: Extending the scope of mandatory HMO licensing National minimum room sizes in licensed HMOs Impact assessment Fit and proper test Refuse disposal facilities The governments reasoning for the proposed reforms are to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Some Things in Life are Guaranteed to be Satisfying

Some things in life are guaranteed to be satisfying, like having some down-time after a hard week, taking off high heels at the end of the day, getting into a freshly made bed and receiving good service. ‘Client satisfaction’ is a term frequently used as a measure of how products and services supplied by a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

TOP TIPS ON BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN- and what happens with Brexit?

Despite the concerns of Brexit, Spain is still the most popular destination for British people to buy properties. It is also one of the best countries to currently invest, as not only is it a great and friendly country (I may have a biased opinion here) with a great deal of sun, but also prices… Read the rest of this post (2 Comments)

Should I extend my lease?

Leasehold property piqued the interest of the Guardian newspaper at the close of 2016. Their string of articles on ground rent clauses might have got you thinking about the lease on your own flat, and particularly – how long it is. Lease extensions can seem daunting to begin with. When you start researching, you find… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A Time Bomb Waiting To Happen?

There is a well-known shortage of housing in this country and there is a lot of new build housing being pushed in all parts of the country. Much of the building is being built by the big builders who often share the risk of a big development. However, they often have one thing in common…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)


That there is a serious housing shortage in the UK is not in debate. The government estimates that a million new homes need to built by 2020 and at the moment we are building around 140,000 a year.  There is also little argument about the damage this is causing on a wider social and economic… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Gas Safety issues for Landlords

If a residential landlord lets a house where there is a gas supply then he, or she must have a clear understanding of their responsibilities in relation to gas supply and appliances. These responsibilities are set out in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Landlords must be aware of Right to Rent Checks

Here at our Gatwick office we see many landlords purchasing properties to let and it is important that landlords, letting agents and tenants of private rental residential properties are aware of the Immigration Act 2014. From 1 February 2016 this Act places new restrictions on illegal immigrants accessing private rented accommodation and it falls to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Energy Performance Certificates – the new rules

The hectic rush to purchase second properties in the Crawley and Gatwick area before the introduction of the higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax has died back and landlords are seeking to let these properties as soon as possible if they have not done so already. Brexit is here and although house prices and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Have A Cunning Plan!

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? These documents are commonly called an LPA and there are two types; A Property and Finances LPA by which your attorney/attorneys deals with your property and money. It is possible for this document to be used by your attorney/attorneys while you are still mentally fit; A Health and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)