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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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Could you save more than £500 on gas and electricity in a year?

03 October, 20170 Comments
The latest research by consumer group Which? reveals that people in Yorkshire and North West England are more likely to have switched energy supplier than in any other region in Great Britain. Just 9% of people surveyed in both regions told Which they have never taken the plunge and changed gas and electricity company. But in the region
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Landlords, EPCs and Expenses: What’s Changing For The Rental Market

29 September, 20170 Comments
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been used as a measure of a property’s energy efficiency for over a decade. First introduced as part of Home Information Packs for those buying and selling homes, they’ve gradually crept into the rental market. From April 2018, UK landlords will have to hit a minimum EPC level before renting
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Changes to Scottish PRS abolishes “no fault” ground for repossession

28 September, 20170 Comments
The Scottish Government has confirmed that a new form of Scottish residential tenancy, known as the Private Residential Tenancy (“PRT”), will come into force on 1st December 2017. As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into effect, it replaces the current ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’ system for all future private sector tenancy lets in Scotland from this
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Tenants beware! Fake landlord cons couple out of £1,200

25 September, 20170 Comments
A naive couple have been scammed out of £1,200 by a landlord impostor, who copied and pasted photos and details of a property from a Rightmove listing and published it on facebook. The Foster-Mitchells were keen to move out of their home in Plymouth earlier this year, and discovered a suitable property on a Facebook property
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