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Tax Judge Throws Out Landlord’s CGT Loss Claim

Tax Judge Throws Out Landlord’s CGT Loss Claim

The importance of keeping receipts and records of payments was underscored by a judge rejecting a property owner’s appeal against a capital gains tax bill. (more…)
Beneficial Interest Company Trust FAQ

Beneficial Interest Company Trust FAQ

If you are thinking about incorporating in a bid to minimise tax on rental profits as mortgage interest relief is phased out, you really need to know about beneficial interest company trusts and how they work. (more…)
How To Ensure Your Tenant Is Liable For Council Tax At The End Of Term

How To Ensure Your Tenant Is Liable For Council Tax At The End Of Term

Introduction We have already reported a council tax material interest case where it was shown that a tenancy which continues as a contractual periodic tenancy will hold the tenant liable for the council tax on an empty property until the tenancy is brought to an end by proper notice given by the tenant. (more…)
Free App For Tenants Cuts Out Letting Agent Fees

Free App For Tenants Cuts Out Letting Agent Fees

Landlords can undercut expensive letting agents and check out rogue tenants with a new smartphone app. (more…)
Landlords Targeted to Make London Homes Warmer

Landlords Targeted to Make London Homes Warmer

London mayor Sadiq Khan is being urged to plug into a scheme to make private rented homes more energy efficient. (more…)
London Mayor Aims to Name and Shame Bad Landlords

London Mayor Aims to Name and Shame Bad Landlords

Bad landlords and letting agents convicted of exploiting tenants in London face public naming and shaming online. (more…)
Buy to Let Cools as Tax and Borrowing Curbs Slow Market

Buy to Let Cools as Tax and Borrowing Curbs Slow Market

The great buy to let boom may be over as measures to cool the market begin to bite. (more…)
50 Landlords Face Court Threat After Home Safety Crackdown

50 Landlords Face Court Threat After Home Safety Crackdown

Fifty landlords running nearly 250 private homes to rent have been warned they must carry out immediate repairs or face the courts. (more…)
Dishonest Tenants Try to Dodge Paying for Buy to Let Repairs

Dishonest Tenants Try to Dodge Paying for Buy to Let Repairs

Don’t trust a tenant who damages a rented home to pay up for the repairs, according to a new survey. (more…)
Landlords Get Cold Comfort From Energy Efficiency Rules

Landlords Get Cold Comfort From Energy Efficiency Rules

Thousands of buy to let landlords are unaware the government is ready to the plug on them renting out homes that fail to meet energy efficiency standards. (more…)