Tax on Rented Property

Tax on Rented Property

Introduction Letting residential property is treated as a single business, even if you let out more than one property. If you let out several properties, you can offset losses from one against profits from another. You pay tax on any profit as part of your overall...
It Was Never Like This Before …

It Was Never Like This Before …

I am doing some research for a member on a case where the service of the notice is in question which is requiring the reading of many transcripts. I found a little comment rather amusing that I thought worthy of sharing (emphasis added by me) … “…...

Grant Assured Tenancy Not An Assured Shorthold?

Introduction The tenancy deposit legislation has provided many problems for landlords, in particular this is true for student landlords. One way to avoid the scheme for student lettings would be to grant an assured tenancy rather than an assured shorthold. However,...

Joint Tenancy Or Many Individual Tenancies?

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyJoint tenancy or individual tenancies? It is very much a personal choice as to whether a landlord grants a single joint tenancy or multiple tenancies on a per room basis and most landlords...

Taking a Guarantor

TENANTS OFTEN DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RENT LANDLORDS MAY PROTECT THEMSELVES BY TAKING A GUARANTOR   Why have a guarantee? If the tenant defaults in paying the rent or breaches some other obligation of the tenancy, the guarantor can be required to pay. This gives the...

Protect a Deposit with DPS

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Protect / Unprotect a DepositBelow is a quick summary of how to protect a deposit using the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) which is the free to use “custodial scheme”. Note: If the deposit has not been protected...

Advertise your Property

This entry is part 6 of 21 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyMembers of the Guild of Residential Landlords can advertise their property through upad at a 50% discounted rate which boasts advertising on almost 1000 websites including globrix.com,...

Reference Checking

This entry is part 11 of 21 in the series Granting an Assured Shorthold TenancyLandlord to do following: Members of the Guild of Residential Landlords can credit check the prospective tenant and guarantor using the tenant referencing service. This will check CCJs,...

Six Months Rent in Advance and Tenancy Deposits

Sometimes, a landlord is offered a multiple of months rent in advance by a prospective tenant. Commonly this is six months rent in advance. Since the introduction of tenancy deposit schemes, this can cause a surprising problem. It is well accepted that where a...
Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

Rent dodger signs – Are they lawful?

I’ve just had an interesting question on the help-line that I thought worthy of a brief article. I remembered seeing this on the news a while ago and found a BBC article here Q: My friend who is a landlord has placed a sign outside his property stating...

Missing Prescribed Information

Baafi v Mapp Central London County Court 24 June 2010 The landlord had served a section 21 notice and commenced possession proceedings. The claim was defended by the tenant on the basis that the prescribed information required by the The Housing (Tenancy Deposits)...
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