Is it a bird, is it a plane, no, it’s DAMP MAN!
OK – you can see why DC Comics went with Superman in 1938. Damp Man probably would not have given DC the success that led them to go on and create Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and so many others.  But Damp Man has one big advantage…
Sunday, 06 January 2019 18:08

HMO landlords hit yet again

HMO landlords hit yet again
As we reported just before Christmas a number of members with licensable HMOs have been told they have insufficient communal space for the number of occupants they have been accommodating. PCC officers are issuing licenses for one year and then expect the landlord to sacrifice…
Sunday, 06 January 2019 17:25

Free Tax Advice For Landlords

Free Tax Advice For Landlords
With tax self assessments due by 31st January each year, this month is an important time for you to understand tax. The RLA is organising a free specialist tax webinar at 2pm on 14th January. For more details..
Scrapping Section 21 WILL increase homelessness.
The 'Fitness For Habitation Bill' just passed into law. We supported it as did most other landlord associations but there are elements of the wording of the final bill which are cause for concern.  One of those is the desire to scrap Section 21 evictions.…
Sunday, 06 January 2019 09:33

Should Student Halls Pay Council Tax?

Should Student Halls Pay Council Tax?
Here at the PDPLA we have long argued against the unfair treatment student landlords receive from Portsmouth City Council – we get hounded for every possible penny of council tax whereas student halls, which are directly comparable, pay nothing. There was some good news last…
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:18

Response From B&Q On Their Support For Shelter

Response From B&Q On Their Support For Shelter
Last month we wrote of another associations recommendation that we boycott B&Q as they support Shelter - read that article here. Subsequently one of our members shared their concerns with B&Q and received the following response....
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:08

PDPLA Members New B&Q Tradepoint Deal

PDPLA Members New B&Q Tradepoint Deal
It seems only a month ago that we advised members to cut up their B&Q Tradepoint cards as the discounts were no longer worth having (actually, it was 2 months ago. Last month we reported on another association boycotting B&Q because of their support for…
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 17:33

Landlords Help Local Homeless at PDPLA Party

Landlords Help Local Homeless at PDPLA Party
Our annual Christmas party was different from usual for a number of reasons. Firstly, the new venue appeared to be much better appreciated than previous ones and also, we normally distribute left over food to the local homeless, but this year there was no left-over…
Friday, 30 November 2018 19:45

Is This The End For Letting Agents?

Is This The End For Letting Agents?
With letting agents demanding hundreds of pounds in payment before prospective tenants are allowed to view properties for rent, changing energy providers in order to get kick backs and charging ever more, what should we be doing as landlords? Maybe more importantly, with the legislative…
Friday, 30 November 2018 09:30

Brighton Backs Off From Selective Licensing

Brighton Backs Off From Selective Licensing
After a challenge from the Southern Landlords Association, Brighton and Hove have shelved their plans to introduce Selective Licensing in February after support for the scheme was withdrawn by the Secretary of State. The challenge related to the lack of evidence to support the proposal…
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