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Gas safety certificates, section 21 and YOU

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Gas safety certificates,

section 21 and YOU

This month we’re looking at gas safety certificates, section 21s, and YOU. The Residential Landlords Association are starting a new campaign to protect landlords repossession rights, following a case where a landlord couldn’t get his property back because he hadn’t issued tenants with a gas safety certificate in the right way. Our resident blogger Carl Agar then takes up the story, with advice in his latest blog on how to get it right - and not get caught out by the Deregulation act small print.

Meanwhile, in other news we cover ANOTHER recent court case where a couple buying a derelict property have won the right NOT to pay stamp duty, and we look at the 40% of landlords planning to expand this year – including into holiday lets, as more Brits are expected to stay-cation in the run-up to (or wake, depending when you read this) of Brexit…

Top story: New campaign to protect repossession rights for landlords

The Residential Landlord Association (RLA) has launched a new campaign after a recent court case in which a landlord’s bid to regain their property was rejected due to a gas safety certificate dispute.

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Top blog: Gas Certificates, Section 21s, and YOU

Following on from this month’s top story, our resident blogger Carl Agar takes a look at how issuing a gas certificate in the wrong way could stop you issuing a section 21 notice – and how to do it right.

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Other news...

Does tax ruling pave the way for stamp duty refunds?

A recent tax tribunal in which a couple who acquired a derelict building were able to negate the additional 3 per cent stamp duty charge - could set a precedent for other buy-to-let investors.

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40% of landlords plan to expand portfolios

Four in ten buy-to-let landlords are planning to expand their portfolio this year, according to new research from a UK property investment specialist.

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Brexit uncertainty creates opportunities for holiday-let landlords

Brexit uncertainty could create opportunities for UK landlords in the holiday lets sector as fewer Brits vacation abroad, a lender claims.

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Buy-to-let outperforms "most other asset classes"

Investment in buy-to-let has outperformed most other major asset classes over the past 10 years, thanks to the annual gain in house prices and increased rental yields, new research shows.

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Best wishes,

Simple Landlords Insurance team

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