All landlords need to know about the Conservative Manifesto.

6 days 2 hours ago
This morning saw the launch of the Conservative Party Manifesto. Unlike in 2015, this one actually references the PRS several times, and hints at future changes to come.  The full NLA briefing can be found here however we highlight some key points below. Longer Term Tenancies Will look at how security for good tenants is … Continue reading All landlords need to know about the Conservative Manifesto. →
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Landlords: Prepare For Manifesto Attacks

1 week 6 days ago
Next week we’ll begin to see some manifesto launches. In an ideal world, landlords and the private rented sector would not make an appearance in any manifestos. Despite promising stability, the Conservative government have proven themselves to be the arbiters of instability in PRS regulation over the past few years. Minimum energy standards, further letting … Continue reading Landlords: Prepare For Manifesto Attacks →
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Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

2 weeks 5 days ago
Because we’re important. Obviously. I’ve even got the numbers to prove it.  Here goes…. Firstly, there’s a lot of us According to the HMRC approximately 2.35 million individuals declared income from private residential property in the last reported year. If each of these landlords only owned one property, and we know that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Why should election candidates care about landlords this June? →
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HMRC ponders turning landlords into Customs Agents

2 weeks 6 days ago
The Home Office has already made landlords border agents through the Right to Rent scheme, but now HMRC is toying with the idea of press-ganging landlords into a customs official job. HMRC has launched a consultation; Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion. Following the launch, HMRC indicated to us that in the … Continue reading HMRC ponders turning landlords into Customs Agents →
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PM seeks Longer Term Tenancy

1 month ago
The Prime Minister today has changed her mind and announced that she does want to have an early General election after all. Fixed Terms don’t work Of course in the (good?) old days if the Prime Minister wanted to call an election, he or she could, without having to go to the bother of tabling … Continue reading PM seeks Longer Term Tenancy →
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Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

1 month 1 week ago
With the prospect of higher tax bills and stricter buy to let lending criteria that will make it harder to obtain finance, many landlords are finding that they may have to rethink their options. But how will you be affected? Will you have to sell, do you intend to stay in the market and continue … Continue reading Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes? →
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Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?

1 month 2 weeks ago
The most significant change to the way that landlords with borrowings are being taxed is introduced today. Here’s what you need to know. Who is affected? The changes will affect all landlords with finance costs associated with letting their properties, although in this blog we refer primarily to mortgage interest costs, because buy-to-let borrowing is … Continue reading Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket? →
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Are you being served?

1 month 3 weeks ago
Landlords across the country may well have a degree of sympathy for Theresa May today as she triggers Article 50. The Prime Minister is now facing the same problems a landlord often regrettably faces on a regular basis – doing something she didn’t ever originally want to do. Those that have sought repossession using S21 … Continue reading Are you being served? →
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Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment

2 months ago
Making Tax Digital is the Government’s plan to digitise the tax return process for millions of small businesses and unincorporated landlords. The Government announced in the 8th March Budget that it will provide an extra year, until April 2019, before Making Tax Digital is mandated for unincorporated businesses and landlords with turnover below the VAT … Continue reading Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment →
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Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

2 months 1 week ago
The importance of home safety is a no-brainer. While tenants have a responsibility to be mindful of how they treat the property, landlords have a responsibility in making sure their properties are safe and habitable, thus preventing accidents and protecting the well-being of occupants. Below we explore some of the main issues to be aware … Continue reading Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety →
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Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit

2 months 3 weeks ago
Today (3rd March) the Government has laid regulations that will enact a long-delayed manifesto commitment to restrict the housing costs element of Universal Credit that 18-21 year olds currently receive. You can find the regulations in full here. The regulations, which will come into force from 1st April 2017, remove the automatic entitlement from some … Continue reading Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit →
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Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy!

2 months 3 weeks ago
Happy, and increasingly younger, tenants are paying less and staying longer in their homes. Those are today’s findings from the English Housing Survey (EHS), conducted by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS), which will come as music to landlords ears. In 2015-16, the private rented sector accounted for 4.5 million or 20% of households. Of … Continue reading Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy! →
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Would you know how to regain possession of your property?

2 months 3 weeks ago
As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property? →
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To New-build or Not to New-Build?

3 months ago
With heavy incentives for new-build construction, some landlords may be considering looking into the purchase of newly constructed property for buy-to-let. But what are the advantages and drawbacks of buying, and letting, new-builds? Below we explore the potential benefits of letting such property, as well as things to be aware of when making an investment. … Continue reading To New-build or Not to New-Build? →
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