Universal Credit: Guidance for Landlords on APAs

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published updated guidance for landlords with tenants in receipt of Universal Credit, providing information on Alternative Payment Arrangements for Universal Credit claimants who cannot manage their single monthly payment.

HMO Planning Changes in Croydon

From the 28th January 2020 a new Article 4 Direction comes into force in Croydon Borough. The effect of the Article 4 Direction will mean that the conversion of houses to a small HMO (up to 6 people) will require planning permission across the Borough.

CLS supports 'Legacy' Croydon young people into employment

Sherrelle Collman, Managing Director of Caridon Landlord Solutions and Mario Carrozzo, CEO of Caridon Group, have been supporting Legacy Youth Zone’s Employability Course to help young people in Croydon take their next steps into education, training and employment.

Big Tory win: but agents warn over Stamp Duty and Section 21

It’s a substantial Tory government for the next five years: what does this mean for estate agents, property and the market? Estate Agent Today have assembled 11 of the industry’s leading figures to give their views on the new government’s pledges over stamp duty, agency reform, house building and much more.

BBC’s Panorama Investigates Universal Credit

For generations governments have sought to simplify the benefits system. Universal Credit was the latest attempt, which was supposed to make life better for claimants, but the system has been heavily criticised for a catalogue of errors.

Election 2019 – What it means for Landlords and Tenants

On 12th December the British people will once again vote for who should lead our country and break the Brexit deadlock, which has dominated the headlines for the best part of three years. However, as one of the most unpredictable elections in recent history, it is important for us to cut through the Brexit noise and consider what the main parties are promising on other issues and what a change in government could mean for the private rented sector.