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Private landlords call for help reclaiming Universal Credit rent arrears

05 December, 20170 Comments
Landlords are calling on the Government to create a mechanism for them to reclaim any rent arrears built up by Universal Credit (UC) claimants who move out of their property. Research by the Residential Landlords Association’s (RLA) has revealed 36% of private landlords have more confidence to rent to tenants on UC as a result
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Tenant Contents Insurance for HMOs

04 December, 20170 Comments
Our partners at Rent Safe UK are pleased to announce that they can now offer: Tenant Contents Insurance on HMOs – YAY!! With their new underwriters they are now able to offer a Tenant Contents Policy for rooms within a HMO, to protect not only the tenants belongings but yours too. What does this mean? Are you taking deposits? Although we would
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HMRC supporting landlords with their Self Assessment tax returns

04 December, 20170 Comments
Leading up to 31 January 2018, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are providing a variety of digital products to help you complete your 2016-17 Self Assessment tax returns. These include: Live webinars on completing the online Self Assessment return including the Income from Property pages. Book here (click) A webinar providing information for individuals who
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One step closer to mandatory adding of rent payments to credit scores

04 December, 20170 Comments
The House of Lords has given the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill its second reading and a step forward to ensuring that tenants’ rental payment record counts towards their credit rating. The Bill, moved by the founder of Big Issue, Lord John Bird, now moves to the committee stage of the Lords and appears to have growing
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Have you bought Christmas presents for your tenants yet?

24 November, 20170 Comments
The run up to Christmas is here again – the question is; have you bought Christmas presents for your tenants yet? Research carried out last year by Simple Landlords Insurance revealed that one in four landlords planned on buying a Christmas present for their tenants. Their poll also found that wine was the most popular
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Autumn Budget 2017 | Items of interest for Private Landlords

23 November, 20170 Comments
Housing – Stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers on homes up to £300,000 – estimated 80% of first time buyers to benefit. – For first time buyers in London there will be no stamp duty on the first £300,000 of the purchase price. Longer tenancies – The government will consult on the barriers to landlords
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Self-Assessment 2018 and Income from property – the basics

21 November, 20170 Comments
Are you a new landlord or landlord who just needs a refresher? If so, HMRC has the online help and support you need. If you need help with Self Assessment, the following webinar is available to help you complete your income from property return. Online tax return for income from property  Tu‌esd‌ay 5 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to
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Update from HMRC – Tax support for landlords

03 November, 20170 Comments
Are you a new landlord, or a landlord who just needs a refresher? If so, HMRC has the online help and support you need. These live webinars will provide an overview on the tax treatment of income and expenses for renting out UK property, furnished holiday lettings and the rent a room scheme. Join from
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