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About westpinelettings

Property professional and managing director of Westpine Property Lettings and Management, Bolton

New Tenant Vetting Laws

Private landlords will soon be required to vet their tenants under new immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech. They will be legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all of their potential tenants. Fines to be introduced are … Continue reading

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Detail, detail, detail….Rental property inventories

As the legal landscape for landlords has changed so much over the course of the past couple of decades, the importance of constructing an inventory has never been greater. Prior to the introduction of greater protection for tenants, the power … Continue reading

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Court Ruling on Dangerous Rental Property

A landlord whose property was ruled to be in a poor and dangerous condition has been ordered to pay £2,745 by courts, according to Barnet Council. Mr Tomlinson pleaded guilty in front of a Magistrate Court after failing to comply … Continue reading

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Ruling Outcome on Advanced Rent Payments

Rent paid in advance will not count as a deposit it was decided by the Court of Appeal this week. The ruling means that landlords and letting agents are not obliged to treat rent paid in advance as a deposit … Continue reading

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Longer Tenancies – What does this mean for Landlords?

According to recent research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), tenants are now staying in the same rental property for an average of 20 months, setting a record duration. This figure is up from an average of 19 … Continue reading

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