Benchmarking Buy To Let And HMO Rents For Landlords

Benchmarking Buy To Let And HMO Rents For Landlords

Working out the price point for letting out a property is often a problem for landlords – but official data reveals the open market rents charged across many towns and cities. The Valuation Office Agency – a government body charged with valuing business rates, rents...
Prosecutions And Fines For HMO Landlords

Prosecutions And Fines For HMO Landlords

A round up of recent HMO prosecutions and fines. Father and son landlords Sabbir and Asif Veshima were fined £750 for failing to licence an overcrowded house in multiple occupation (HMO) where 11 people were living. Magistrates at Stroud, Gloucestershire, heard that...
Heat Turned On Landlords With Cold Buy To Lets

Heat Turned On Landlords With Cold Buy To Lets

Liverpool council has won another case forcing a landlord to upgrade a buy to let home because the heating is considered too expensive for tenants. This is very similar to one they won in 2012. Liverpool City Council had served a notice on landlord Anwar Hadi Kassim...
​How The New Wear And Tear Relief For Landlords Works

​How The New Wear And Tear Relief For Landlords Works

While the scrapping of higher rate finance interest relief has led to a furore among landlords, a major update to claiming wear and tear allowance has slipped by almost unnoticed. A new consultation announced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) proposes to scrap the...