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Best Practice for Landlords If The Price is Right?

29 March, 20161 Comments
As George Osborne warns that the buy to let market faces a fresh crackdown in the coming months, as more thoughtless legislation is heaped onto the private rented sector at Tenant Referencing UK we’d like to ask: Whereabouts is the best buy-to-let advice in the industry? We ask this because in the PRS there are many experienced
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Budget 2016 summary for landlords

16 March, 20160 Comments
George Osborne has delivered his eighth Budget as chancellor, saying: ‘In this Budget we choose to put stability first. We choose to put the next generation first. We redouble our efforts to make Britain fit for the future.’ Warning of the risks to the UK economy of EU exit, he stated that the UK was “well
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Cherie Blair wades in on landlord tar relief cuts

Cherie Blair – Mortgage tax relief cuts breaches human rights

04 February, 20160 Comments
Cherie Blair MBE QC is the latest to wade in on the battle of the ‘unfair’ mortgage tax relief changes for landlord. Mrs Blair’s law firm Omnia Strategy has sent a legal letter to the HMRC stating that the changes breach landlords’ human rights. The letter must be responded to by the Government by Wednesday
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George Osborne Tax Relief Pensions

More Tax Relief Cuts – Could you lose a third of your pension in tax changes?

18 January, 20160 Comments
Osborne’s plans that may see workers lose out on tens of thousands of pounds   George Osborne is trying to save billions by dramatically cutting the amount of tax relief the Government offers or even scrapping it altogether; causing middle class savers to lose up to a third of their pension pots. Workers currently earning
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SAL and RLA reaction to government petition response

01 September, 20150 Comments
The e-petition which opposes the Government’s Summer Budget proposals to change the tax relief charges for private residential landlords has now attracted over 20,000 signatures has now drawn a response from Government. The Government maintains the move will affect fewer than 1 in 5 landlords, that residential property is a passive investment like shareholding, and
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RBS sell off

04 August, 20150 Comments
As I am sure you are aware news broke early this week regarding George Osborne and the government’s plans to sell off RBS, which cuts the taxpayers shareholding from 79% down to 73%. The 2.1bn of shares have been sold so far at 300p; which is below the 337p that they closed on Monday and
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If you raised the rent would your tenants fall into arrears ?

18 March, 20140 Comments
As the Chancellor puts the finishing touches to his Budget, due to be delivered tomorrow, coupled with the government stating that the UK’s economy is on the road to recovery – LRS would like to ask are your tenants flush or if you raised the rents would they fall into arrears? Business in the big
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Budget 2013 | Helping hand or economic suicide?

21 March, 20130 Comments
Yesterday George Osborne delivered his fourth budget, calling his speech “a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on” for an “aspiration nation”. The key points : HOUSING A new “help-to-buy” scheme will include £3.5bn for shared equity loans, and a government interest-free loan worth 20% of the value of a new
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Under 25s benefit cut still being discussed…

11 December, 20120 Comments
Although there was no mention of the under 25s benefits cut plans in the Autumn Statement last week, the work and pensions secretary has said discussions are ‘still going on’. Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Iain Duncan Smith was asked for an assurance that the government has no plans to remove housing benefit
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