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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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Landlords Still Failling To Conduct Proper Tenant Referencing Checks


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Know Who You Are Renting To – The Importance Of Tenant Referencing UK landlords who fail to carry out even the most basic pre-tenancy tenant referencing and background checks are leaving themselves exposed to housing some of the worst tenants occupying their rental property. The importance of proper tenant referencing and background checks cannot be [...]


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What The Stamp Duty Reform Means For Landlords


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stamp Duty Reforms Announced By Chancellor There was some good news for UK private rented sector landlords and prospective property buyers in the Chancellor’s autumn statement made on the 4th December 2014. PRS landlords who want to expand their rental property portfolios using Buy To Let Mortgages can benefit from the autumn statement announcement concerning [...]


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Land Registry Launches New Service To Tackle Property Fraud


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Property Alert Will Help Property Owners And Landlords Avoid Becoming Victims Of Property Fraud The Land Registry has launched a new service called “Property Alert” this week, to help protect property owners from becoming unwitting victims of fraud. Property fraudsters can often attempt to claim ownership of a property by impersonating the registered owner or by [...]


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Bad Tenant’s Identified By Referencing


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Comprehensive Tenant Referencing Saves Landlords Time, Stress And Money! The number of bad tenants trying to apply for rental properties in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) is on the rise, according to a number of lettings agencies. Letting agents who conduct thorough tenant referencing checks on all applicants have reported an increase in the [...]


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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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Is It Really A Happy New Year For Benefit Tenants?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Researchers claim that the uk’s welfare reforms will make more than three quarters of a million homes unaffordable for tenants. The Government Welfare Reform payment caps came into force this week (1st January 2012) meaning that more than 810,000 private rented homes unaffordable for tenants claiming the housing allowance under the new “Universal Credit” system. [...]


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