The Stupidity of Article 4 and HMO Restrictions

David Lawrenson suggests local authorities are being lazy when they opt to use Article 4 restrictions to limit the numbers of shared houses (HMO) in their area. But it presents opportunities for landlords. Article 4 and HMO Restrictions Ever since the noughties, when Tony Blair decreed that 50% of all kids had to go on to study at a university, universities and […]

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Private Rented Sector Competitors Waiting in the Wings

I have always said that the biggest threat to private landlords comes from external sources and especially from new competitors. Unfortunately, these new competitors are rarely on most small landlords radars, which is not surprising really, because so far these new competitors have not really been all that active. Most landlords tend to prefer to worry and huff and puff […]

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