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SLC’s Key Strategic Appointment

Posted on 20/07/2016

Since arriving at SLC to spearhead the firm’s business development, Jo Green has now taken on the pivotal role of Head of Commercial Operations. Whilst Jo continues to lead business development, she has also taken on a much broader brief with particular focus on account management, staff development, training on non-legal aspects as well as […]

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A Cautionary Tale: Avoid the Wrath of the FTT

Posted on 08/07/2016

It seems to us that a great number of managing agents don’t quite know how to deal with outstanding legal costs arising from service charge recovery. Now as we all know, there are a number of remedies, culminating, in extremis, in forfeiture of lease. Generally though the Courts are very reluctant to go down this […]

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Reputation: Using unregulated firms is risking yours!

Posted on 01/07/2016

Before Montague, let’s call it ‘BM’ in the timeline of property management, one of the key reasons institutions gave for not investing in residential property was ‘reputational management’. Or rather, the lack of it. Managing an office block was easy and any disputes would be of a corporate, rather prosaic nature. No kittens were hurt […]

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Serious tenant arrears fall 4%

Posted on 24/06/2016

A combination of a more robust jobs market and rental affordability has led to a significant fall in serious tenant arrears a survey by LSL Property Services finds. Broadly defined as more than two months behind in rent, serious arrears now account for only 1% of the total PRS market at some 86,200 out of […]

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Why use SLC Solicitors over an Unregulated Firm?

Posted on 20/06/2016

A good property will naturally attract good tenants, or at least that’s what you hope for. But unfortunately sometimes things will go wrong, and it’s imperative you have a trustworthy debt recovery agent working on your behalf to pick up those cases. Many might assume that you get the same service regardless of who provides […]

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Build to Rent: What’s All The Fuss About?

Posted on 13/06/2016

Hysteria: an exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement. Originally coined in medical Latin as an abstract noun from Greek ‘Hystera’. So, have we all been caught up in a kind of madness without foundation? It’s true that since 2012, following the Montague Report, Institutions re-engaged with the residential investment market. Of course, a number of […]

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Getting What You’re Owed

Posted on 06/06/2016

Generally, most leaseholders are pretty good at paying their service charges and ground rent on time. But, there are a few who consistently miss payment and ignore reminders. This is where we step in to help. SLC Solicitors, with its dedicated, award winning team of 60 staff, provide a fast, efficient arrears of service charges […]

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The growth of build to rent

The Growth of Build to Rent

Posted on 31/05/2016

The growth and expansion of new “Build to Rent” schemes across the UK is continuing at a rapid pace. Back in 2014, when the PRS Taskforce was approximately half way through its work for Government, the development of projects purely for rental was largely focused on London. East Village, Stratford (on former Olympic Village land) […]

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SLC Power up on PRS

SLC Power Up on PRS

Posted on 23/05/2016

SLC Solicitors have been working with PRS consultants Paul Belson (ex PRS Government Taskforce) and Richard Berridge (PRS expert and strategist) to continue their push in the PRS. Operating nationally SLC have developed a dedicated ‘first of its kind’ PRS team which has been advising institutions on their downstream business for the past two years. […]

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Mortgage Approvals Down in April

Posted on 16/05/2016

  A combination of Brexit, tougher taxation rules and economic uncertainty has had a substantial impact on house purchase approvals in April 2016. Seasonally adjusted figures from e.surv, one of the UK’s largest valuation providers, show that the total number of approvals in April was 57,512. Down 19.4% from the 71,357 loans granted in the […]

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