TPP348: Landlord Licensing: Everything you need to know

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This week on The Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are talking about landlord licensing.

We know it’s not the most exciting of topics but it’s up there with one of the most important as a property investor. And luckily for you, The Robs will be talking you through exactly what licensing is and what you need to do.

You may have ignored this topic in the past because it only ever applied to HMO’s - and maybe you’ve thought that this is still the case. But now, depending on where you are, even with single let properties, landlord licensing is something you might need to know about.

Here’s what The Robs will cover in today’s episode:

  • What are the requirements?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Will they inspect the property?
  • What should you do?
  • What if you should have a licence but don’t?

This is a full-on episode, full of regulatory need-to-knows. If there’s one episode of The Property Podcast you need to listen to… this is it. By the end of the episode, you should be completely clued up on whether you need landlord licensing or not.

And in the news this week, Rob B’s home city of Liverpool back in the press: ‘Liverpool endorses 2m sq ft office masterplan’. The article from Place North West says that the council has signed off on helping to build a world class commercial business district in the heart of Liverpool to tackle the shortfall of offices in the city.

So once again, even more positivity and investment being ploughed into the city, which will bolster the number of investment plans already in motion, such as Liverpool Waters and the high number of property developments that are in the pipeline throughout the city and the wider areas.

If you haven’t seen it already, we launched a new YouTube video yesterday and this one is all about tax! Some people love it, some people hate it and some just don’t understand it. In this video, Rob & Rob explain everything you need to know about tax and cover all the different types of tax that you may have to pay as a property investor.

So go and check it out, let us know what you think or ask us any questions in the comments section, and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button!

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Well this is the easiest option you’ll come across. Donating just $1 will plant one tree and Team Trees are aiming to have planted 20 million trees around the world by the 1st of January 2020. So go and do your bit for the planet and donate a dollar.

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