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Stamp Duty Holiday

Posted on Saturday, 3 April, 2021

The government’s annual take from stamp duty is approximately £12bn, according to the latest figures released by HMRC. That’s roughly equivalent to 2% of the Treasury’s total tax take. Last year the government temporarily increased the amount at which stamp duty is paid to £500,000, for property sales in England…

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Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018

Posted on Sunday, 7 April, 2019

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, known as the Homes Act, replaces Section 8 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) in England, with the purpose of improving living standards in the private and social rented sectors. Under the Homes Act 2018, landlords and letting agents acting…

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Lakin & Co expands into Ickenham Village

Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018

Lakin & Co have formally announce their expansion into Ickenham Village. Having taken over the former Swakeleys Estates office on Swakeleys Road, the premises which has been established as an estate agency office for over 40 years has undergone refurbishment. Lakin & Co are already well established in the Uxbridge…

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Electrical safety – have you checked your rental property’s electrics?

Posted on Sunday, 18 March, 2018

Are your rental property’s electrics safe? When did you last have the electrics checked? Tenants are facing a higher risk of incidents from electrical faults in their homes. According to figures from London Fire Brigade it shows that, of the fires investigated in London since 2010, there has been no…

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