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Insurance Premium Tax Rise Due On 1st November 2015


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Insurance Premium Tax Increase Will Have Direct Affect On Landlord Profits As you may already know, the Government declared in the 2015 Summer Budget that there would be an increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) for all insurance policies taken out by individuals and companies in the UK. This will affect the cost of landlord [...]


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Buy-To-Let Property Investment Increasing


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Disgruntled savers who refuse to continue to suffer dreadful interest rates offered by banks are turning to buy-to-let property to provide very lucrative returns. Property investment in the UK is increasing and more and more people are becoming aware of the potential profitability of letting out decent standard rental property to tenants who want somewhere to live. [...]


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Universal Credits Will Be A Risky Business For Landlords


Friday, July 20, 2012

The proposed Universal Credit system due to be introduced in April 2013 is set to replace existing benefits, including housing benefit, will put thousands of social (council and housing associations) and thousands more Private Rental Sector (PRS) landlords at a much higher level of financial risk. The current system of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) or [...]


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Direct Payments For Landlords – Please Sign The e-Petition


Monday, July 9, 2012

Under the next wave of welfare reforms, new rules set to be introduced next year, mean that the housing benefit allowance of the new Universal Credit system, will not be paid directly to landlords. Instead the Government proposes that all payments will be paid directly to tenants, even if they are vulnerable or in arrears! [...]


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Almost 90% Of Landlords Are Owed LHA Rent


Friday, January 20, 2012

UK landlords have little confidence in the current Housing Benefit system and the majority would try to avoid accepting tenants in receipt of benefits due to the extra hassle and headaches that dealing with local authorities and local government departments cause. Landlords claim that tenants who do not receive any form of welfare support are [...]


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Government Set For Lords Battle On Welfare Reforms


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The coalition Government face another battle over welfare reforms, this time in the House of Lords. The outcome will affect individuals and families in receipt of local housing allowance (LHA) or housing benefit, who are in private rented sector (PRS) properties. The Welfare Reform Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, is set to [...]


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A Million Reasons Not To Be Thankful


Friday, January 13, 2012

Up to a million families across the UK now face a bleak future as the cuts to housing benefit take effect. Homeless charities including Shelter, Crisis and even the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have all been campaigning against the Governments welfare reforms where the new LHA caps restrict the maximum LHA payable to between £250 [...]


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