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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

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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Bank of England Proposes Tougher Checks

Bank Of England Proposes Tougher Checks

Posted on 09/05/2016

The Bank of England announced last month that it plans to create tougher regulations for mortgage lenders when calculating mortgages for buy-to-let landlords. The reason for this is because one in five lenders are not carrying out the necessary checks, resulting in inappropriate lending. A consultation paper was released on 29th April 2016 and you […]

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HMO Licences

HMO Licences

Posted on 26/04/2016

You may have to obtain a licence if you are a landlord with a property that is in multiple occupations. A property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from one ‘household’ (e.g. a family) that share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen; are known as a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO), […]

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Updated forms and Court Fees

Landlords Updated Forms & Court Fees

Posted on 21/04/2016

The Government has updated the Section 8 and Section 13 forms which apply to private letting in England. Civil court fees have also increased . Updated Forms These changes came into effect on Wednesday 6th April 2016; landlords must note these changes are separate to the changes that were made in April last year. Form […]

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Sale and demand of rental market

Supply and Demand of the Rental Market

Posted on 19/04/2016

Rental Demand As housing demand and house prices grow, for many people the only option is to rent. The number of families privately renting homes has increased by one million in the last 10 years. This is good news for investors, although the Chancellors 3% SDLT surcharge which came in April this year means second […]

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