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With over 30 years’ experience providing award-winning insurance products for landlords, at Alan Boswell Group we understand the importance of having the right support and information, whatever the size of your property portfolio.

Our landlord knowledge hub is here to provide you with the latest landlord news and updates, professional guidance, advice and tips. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned property professional, we’re dedicated to providing expert knowledge to landlords across the UK.

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Investment

  • Thinking about diversifying into holiday lets?

    One of the most popular, and successful, forms of farm diversification is converting farm buildings into holiday accommodation. If you're thinking of joining over 60% of UK farmers who have done this, make sure you've got the right insurance in place.

  • Foreign property

    The implications of landlords investing overseas

    Many British landlords believe they can get higher rental returns on overseas property. Although rents and house prices in the UK have been steadily increasing, landlords’ profits are being eaten into by the tax changes mentioned above.

  • Holiday home or buy to let

    Holiday Home vs Buy-to-Let

    Is it more profitable to buy a holiday home or buy-to-let property? We look at the factors involved.

Law & Regulations

  • A guide on how to legally evict a tenant

    Guide to evicting a tenant

    It can be tough when a tenancy doesn’t work out. Our guide explains how to regain possession legally and fairly, making sure tenants are notified correctly.

  • Section 11 landlord and tenant act 1985

    What is Section 11 under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985?

    In this guide we’ll explore the implications of section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 for both tenants and landlords. 

  • Changes to electrical safety regulations

    Landlord responsibilities – changes to electrical safety regulations 2021/2022

    Updates to landlord legislation in England and Scotland mean that rental properties must comply with new electrical safety standards.

  • tenant fees act

    Tenant Fees Ban Guidance for 2020/21

    landlords are banned from charging certain fees – but what’s prohibited and what are the consequences for breaking the rules? Here’s what landlords and letting agents need to know about the tenant fees ban.

  • What is a section 8

    What is a Section 8 notice?

    Here, we look at Section 8 notices in more detail and the circumstances in which they can be used. For example, Section 8 notices are typically served when tenants are in arrears.

  • sections 24

    What is section 24

    Here, we explore how Section 24 works, how it affects landlord income and what you can do to off-set the effects. such as Tax relief changes and the impact on income.

  • EPC ratings for landlords

    EPC Regulations Explained

    Properties built, sold or leased since 2008 require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and will be affected by Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES). Do you know how to stay compliant?

  • The end of “no-fault” evictions and what it means for landlords

    The end of “no-fault” evictions and what it means for landlords

    The Government’s plans to ban so-called “no-fault” evictions has caused controversy since its announcement in April, with landlords groups claiming it will push up rents and shrink the supply of rental homes.

  • Section 21 notice

    What is a Section 21 Notice?

    Join us as we explore what a Section 21 Notice is and how landlords can use it to regain possession of their buy-to-let property

  • tenant checks

    Right-to-rent checks

    Understand the legal changes coming into force that impacts landlords. Our article on right to rent explores what landlord need to do and explains what can happen for failing to do so.

Property Management

Rights & Responsibilities

  • landlord right of entry

    A Guide to Landlords Right of Entry

    In our guide navigate through the various legislations ensures both landlords and tenants rights are respected.

  • List of landlord certificates

    Landlord certificate requirements

    Landlords must ensure that a range of safety checks are carried out before you rent a property, and different documents are required in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Find the full Landlord certificate list

  • Landlord Responsibilities list

    Your guide to landlord responsibilities

    There are about 150 separate laws in place to protect landlords and tenants. Under the sheer weight of regulations and responsibilities placed on landlords, it would be easy for something to be overlooked.

  • Alan Boswell commercial landlord responsibilities

    Commercial landlord responsibilities

    If you own a commercial property for rent, you’ll know it comes with certain responsibilities. But there's often confusion about who is responsible for what; landlord or tenant?

  • Legal costs for landlords

    Landlord fines: the risk of renting an unfit property

    Is your property fit for your tenants? We take a look at a landlord's responsibilities for rented properties.

Tax

  • Landlord tax guide

    Landlord Tax Guide

    Tax can be among a complicated subject for landlords, such income tax, stamp duty, capital gains tax, corporation tax, and landlord tax relief we've teams up with a specialist accounts to help provide some detail on tax for landlords.

  • how much tax do I need to pay on rental income

    How much tax do I need to pay on rental income?

    Tax on rental income can be complex to navigate. To ensure you don’t get caught out, here’s what you need to consider when paying tax on your rental income.

Tenants