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What does Brighton & Hove’s licensing scheme proposal mean to Landlords & Tenants?

  As you may know licenses are required for HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation) both locally and nationally, depending on the property use, size and often location. Back in NOV-16 I attended a National Landlord Association meeting in response to the Brighton & Hove County Council (BHCC) Housing & New Homes meeting putting forward proposals¬†for…

Are you a Landlord? Do you know about MEES APR-18?

From APR-18 a new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard will apply to rented residential property, linked to the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) required to let or sell a property in the UK. This post explains the key dates, requirements and steps you need to take in order to avoid being caught out. What is MEES? The…

Accidental Landlord advice

Although many people become landlords as part of an investment strategy or as a way to make an income, some people become landlords unintentionally. When a person lets out a property as a result of circumstance rather than careful planning, they‚Äôre often referred to as an ‚Äòaccidental landlord‚Äô. An accidental landlord could be a person…

Brighton & Hove average rents February 2017

Monthly update on local market trends using Rightmove statistics Brighton & Hove Rent Trends: 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed 5 bed April ¬£878 ¬£1,260 ¬£1,512 ¬£1,853 ¬£2,382 June ¬£849 ¬£1,246 ¬£1,519 ¬£1,853 ¬£2,430 August ¬£899 ¬£1,248 ¬£1,644 ¬£2,173 ¬£2,476 October ¬£920 ¬£1,272 ¬£1,553 ¬£2,066 ¬£2,353 December ¬£881 ¬£1,304 ¬£1,584 ¬£1,958 ¬£2,478 Average…

Brighton & Hove Council proposing city-wide PRS licensing

I am sure you are aware that some properties require an HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupation) license. I recently attended a National Landlord’s Association event following Brighton & Hove Council’s meeting proposing a Private Rented Sector Discretionary Licensing Scheme on 16-NOV-16. Nothing to worry about? Read on…. To set the scene what are the HMO…

Brighton & Hove average rents October 2016

Monthly update on local market trends using Rightmove statistics Brighton & Hove Average Rents: Avg 1 bed +2.3%¬†¬†¬† ¬£920 PCM Avg 2 bed -1.0% ¬†¬†¬† ¬£1272 Avg 3 bed -1.1% ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£1553 Avg 4 bed -1.1%¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£2066 Avg 5 bed -1.1% ¬†¬†¬† ¬£2353 Brighton & Hove New Instructions:   Let me know if you would…

Is the banning of tenant fees good or bad?

Do you want to know how this will affect you? Contact Julian at Bishop Sullivan today to find out: +44 (0)1273 862221 or lettings@bishopsullivan.co.uk This post looks at the proposed ban from the position of Landlord, Tenant and letting agent. The Autumn Statement As you are aware the statement on 23-NOV stated that fees charged…