Author:Paul Friend

broken egg
Sep 24 2019

More taxation for landlords and investors

More potential tax for Buy-to-let landlords. Private landlords could soon be paying more capital gains tax following new proposals put forward by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Why do other investments not attract the same level of taxation as buy to let properties? Is...

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Gas Safety
Aug 23 2019

Common sense or letter of the law.

Once again it seems private landlords must ensure the letter of the law is followed to ensure any tenant eviction process goes as smoothly as possible. We raised the issue of some confusion with the new gas certificates last year and mentioned it would probably...

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Aug 04 2019

Are rents really decreasing

I have read several recent reports that claim the average rent dropped in over half the regions of the UK. However, I have attended several industry events already this month and not a single person has mentioned that rents are decreasing. However, when you start...

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ignoring the deposit scheme
Jul 24 2019

Rogue landlords back in the news.

News on rogue landlords has been recently quiet not sure if all the journalists are currently writing about Boris and Brexit? As soon as Mr Johnson was announced leader of the Conservative party, then it was normal service resumed with rogue landlords. I have read a...

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houses of parliment
Jun 04 2019

Land for the Many paid for by the few

It seems Labour are really stepping up their tactics to secure votes, especially with Mrs May announcing her retirement. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have commissioned an alleged independent report to look at the way land in the UK is used and governed, the report...

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changes in stamp duty
May 23 2019

Protecting your tenants deposit.

I am sure everyone is aware that the law requires that landlords must put tenants’ deposits into a government back scheme, The law was introduced way back in 2007 and applies to all short hold tenancies. However, if you use a letting agencies to manage your...

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