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How Removing The Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Affects Landlords


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Removal Of Wear And Tear Tax Allowance Doesn’t Have To Mean Landlords Face Property Losses Since the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the post election budget that the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords was to be phased out and replaced with a tax relief system that only allows landlords to deduct costs [...]


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Are Your Rental Properties Being Used As Cannabis Farms?


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Over 450,000 Cannabis Plants Seized By Police In 2014 New figures recently released have revealed the extent of cannabis cultivation in the UK, affecting both landlords in the private rental sector (PRS) and social housing landlords. The analysis of drug seizures in England and Wales in the 2013/14 tax year as recorded by the ONS, [...]


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DIY Tenant Eviction Can Be Costly!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

UK PRS Landlord Ordered To Pay £2,340 For Unlawful Tenant Eviction A private rental sector (PRS) landlord from Oxfordshire has been prosecuted by West Oxfordshire District Council for an unlawful tenant eviction. The landlord, Mr Jaroslaw Piotrowski of Witney Rooms Ltd was prosecuted by Oxford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 11th November 2014 for the illegal [...]


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Landlords Can Avoid Tenancy Deposit Disputes


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tenancy Deposit Disputes Can Be Avoided With Tenant Liability Insurance The Dispute Service, who are the operators of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) in England and Wales, claim that tenancy deposit disputes between landlords and tenants increased to almost 9,500 over the course of the year and that on average, the amount in dispute under [...]


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Protect Rental Properties From Tenant Damage


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Landlords Warned To Expect Damaged Properties At End Of Tenancies 28% of UK private rented sector (PRS) landlords have been forced to rectify damage to rental properties caused by tenants during the last 12 months, effectively wiping out any potential annual profits made by landlords without Tenant Liability Insurance. The results of the research commissioned [...]


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Avoid Making Landlord Insurance Mistakes


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1 In 10 Landlords Bend Truth When Applying For Landlord Insurance New research by a leading insurance provider has discovered that up to 20% of UK private rental sector landlords make mistakes, or attempt to bend the truth, when applying for landlord’s buildings insurance or landlord’s portfolio insurance. But these errors can prove costly in [...]


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Buy-To-Let Rents Reach New Average High


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  Average Buy-To-Let Rents Up To £758 (GBP) Per Month Buy-to-let mortgage applications by new and seasoned property investors and private renal sector (PRS) landlords expanding rental portfolios have dramatically increased during the last 12 months, fuelled by rising PRS rents and improved specialist products and services designed to help reduce landlord overheads and headaches. UK [...]


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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Costs Reach Historic Low


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Landlords Happy As More Lower Rate Buy-To-Let Mortgages Introduced UK private renal sector (PRS) landlords have had a major boost after the announcement that the overall costs of acquiring a buy-to-let mortgage have reached a historically low level.  The current historic low for overall buy-to-let mortgage costs for landlords and property investors are being attributed [...]


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Landlords Risk Increasing Rent Arrears


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rent Guarantee Insurance Reduces Arrears Risk Private rented sector landlords who don’t use Rent Guarantee Insurance are at increased risk of suffering tenant rent arrears, as rent debt becomes the fastest growing debt problem in the UK according to one charity – The Money Advice Trust. The charity claims that the number of private rented sector [...]


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Repairs Cost Unprepared Buy-To-Let Landlords More Money


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Failure To Plan Is Planning To Fail Buy-To-Let landlords need to factor repair costs into their annual budgets in order to have a better understanding of the profit they are actually making from their investment property. Wear and tear in rental properties is an inevitable fact of life that goes with the profession, however many [...]


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