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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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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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Working Tenants Should Be Worried About Changes To Housing Benefit System


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Changes To The Housing Benefit System Means That The Safety Net For Tenants Without Rent Protection Insurance Is Shrinking Fast If a tenant loses their job, and the landlord doesn’t have Rent Protection, the changes to the Housing Benefit (HB) system could mean that the tenants rented home is no longer safe. Previously, working tenants [...]


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Benefit Tenants Are Good For Landlords


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rent Protection Insurance Useful For UK PRS Landlords Following the news story that broke in January about Fergus Wilson giving notice to over 1000 benefit tenants in his rental property portfolio in Kent, because he was fed up with tenants living in permanent rent arrears, more landlords are following his lead. Thousands of UK private [...]


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More PRS Landlords Want Eviction Of Tenants On Benefits


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Benefit Blackspots Created By Eviction Of Benefit Tenants Eviction of tenants claiming housing benefit or Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the latest symptom of a worrying trend that could see unemployed and low-paid tenants excluded from many areas of the UK, says homeless charity, Shelter The UK is beginning to witness benefit blackspots as tenants claiming [...]


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Landlords Still Concerned Over Impact Of Universal Credit


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

  UK landlords are concerned about the impact Universal Credit will have on the private rented sector 70% of landlords who currently let rental property to tenants claiming housing benefits are worried the welfare reforms will have a negative effect on their business, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). 75% of Landlords with larger [...]


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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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Universal Credit Scrap Direct Payment For Landlords


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A landlord’s right to receive direct rent payments from a local authority for tenants in receipt of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) or Housing Benefit (HB) will be scrapped under the proposed new Universal Credit (UC) benefit system. Therefore it is widely predicted that even more landlords will potentially withdraw from the LHA market as there [...]


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Over Half Of UK Landlords Can’t Afford To Rent To Benefit Tenants


Friday, May 25, 2012

The National Landlords Association (NLA) have disclosed that more than half of its landlord members are unable to rent their properties to tenants claiming housing benefit because they can’t afford to allow their properties to be rented at reduced rates, due to the rate caps imposed on the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). The NLA found [...]


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