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The Government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help hard-working people like you take steps to buy your own home. Whether you want to get onto the housing ladder or move up it, Help to Buy makes it possible to buy a new-build or existing home p... read more »
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust charity. In the first nine months of this year, its telephone helpline received nearly 20,000 calls from people behind with their rent. Th... read more »
Not all agents are the same. We at 247 are realistic, understanding but fair. We understand the difference between can’t pay and won’t pay. A difference between a good tenant who needs help in bad times and a bad tenant who ign... read more »
How to get started with buy to let financing June 8, 2015 by National Landlords Association NLA London Rep Richard Blanco unpacks buy to let financing…   I’m always keen to encourage people to research their ow... read more »
Introduction Earlier this year Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather introduced a Private Members' Bill to Parliament – the Tenancies (Reform) Bill – in an attempt to ban so called 'retaliatory' or 'revenge' evictions. Backed by a range o... read more »
Local Housing Allowance   Background Since its introduction in 2008, Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has had a massive effect on landlords letting accommodation to housing benefit tenants. Intended to help people on Housing Benefit acce... read more »
Your landlord probably has extra legal responsibilities if the house or flat you share with other tenants is a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Extra legal protection in shared housing Your landlord has extra legal responsibilities if the home... read more »
Your home is a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) if both of the following apply: at least 3 tenants live there, forming more than 1 household you share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities with other tenants Your home is a large HMO&nb... read more »
Your rights and responsibilities You’ll have certain rights and responsibilities if you’re a tenant in privately rented property. Your rights As a tenant, you have the right to: live in a property that’s safe and in a good state of... read more »
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