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New Landlords Take Unessessary Risks


Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Landlords Don’t Understand The Legal Requirements Of Property Rental According to new research conducted by a leading UK insurer there has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords in the UK, however the majority of these new landlords have entered the private rental sector accidentally and many have failed to understand the [...]


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Property Damage Doesn’t Have to Be A Costly Issue


Thursday, September 3, 2015

PRS Landlords Forced To Make insurance Claims Over Tenant Property Damage Research by the National Landlords Association (NLA) suggests that over 400,000 private rental sector (PRS) landlords have been forced to claim on their landlord insurance policies due to rental property damage caused by tenants over the past 12 months. The research indicates that almost [...]


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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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HMRC Publish Details Of Wear And Tear Tax Changes


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HMRC Introduce Replacement Furniture Relief To Supersede Wear And Tear Allowance HM Revenue and Customs, (HMRC), have finally announced the scope of the proposed amendments to the wear and tear tax allowance for landlords of rental properties, outlined in the post election budget by Chancellor George Osborne. At the 2015 Summer Budget the Government confirmed [...]


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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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Being A Landlord Can Cause Stress


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Specialist Products And Services Can Provide Stress Relief For Landlords A survey conducted among private rented sector (PRS) landlords has discovered that being a landlord can be a very stressful occupation, with property investors that are still employed dedicating many days from their annual holidays to sort out rental property issues, including dealing with repairs and chasing late [...]


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Mortgage Market Review Already Causing Problems


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mortgage Market Review Slowing Down Mortgage Approvals The introduction by lenders of the Mortgage Market Review is the biggest regulatory restructuring that the UK mortgage market has seen in recent years and is intended to test the continued affordability of borrowers. It’s introduction was intended to protect customers from over stretching their financial commitments in [...]


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Tenant Referencing Is More Vital Than Landlords Think


Thursday, April 3, 2014

 How To Really Avoid Renting To The Tenants from Hell! Much discussion has been traded between the Government and numerous Landlord Associations over the introduction of a possible landlord register in the UK over the last few years in order to crack down on rogue landlords. However, there is still mixed opinion amongst many hands-on [...]


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Budget Pension Reforms Favour Landlords


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Spring Budget Good News For UK Buy-To-Let Landlords The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne’s fifth Budget was announced last week, amid assurances that the UK’s economy is rapidly recovering. The Budget announcement catered for the nation’s ‘makers, doers and savers,’ the announcement included the controversial merger of cash and share ISAs, pension reforms, [...]


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HMRC Target Landlords Over Holiday Lettings


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Landlords risk being fined by HMRC over holiday lets Landlords and second property owners who have chosen to rent out homes as short term holiday lets could face the wrath of Her Majesties Revenue and Customs if they fail to declare their income from property. The number of people renting out property as a holiday [...]


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