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How to Understand Rent Repayment Orders – Housing and Planning Act

How to Understand Rent Repayment Orders – Housing and Planning Act

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent in May 2016 and is gradually being commenced. A number of items affecting the private rented sector in England will - over time - be introduced through the Act including: (more…)
HMRC Plans New Tax Burden for Landlords With Licences

HMRC Plans New Tax Burden for Landlords With Licences

Landlords face a new regulation threat as anyone letting a property with a local authority licence may have to prove they file tax returns before moving in a tenant. (more…)
How To Comply With The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015

How To Comply With The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015

In March we reported draft energy efficiency regulations which concerned the private rented sector. The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have now been passed. The regulations phase in two obligations for landlords. Tenant’s energy efficiency improvements From 1 April 2016 a tenant will be ...

Section 21 Notices – Local Authorities homelessness decisions

Note: there are scheduled changes whereby the guidance referred to in this article is to be put into legislation under the Homeless Reduction Bill. Please see this article for full details and we will update this article when it becomes law. An extremely common question that arises on our helpline is when a landlord has properly ...
Landlords Lose Mortgage Interest Tax Relief From Now

Landlords Lose Mortgage Interest Tax Relief From Now

Landlords lose the right to claim full tax relief for mortgage interest payments from today (April 5, 2017). (more…)
How to Apply CGT to Off-Plan Home Purchases

How to Apply CGT to Off-Plan Home Purchases

A judge has finally come up with some good tax news for home owners over how to apply principle residence relief to off-plan property purchases. (more…)
City of Lincoln Council Recognises Trusted Landlords

City of Lincoln Council Recognises Trusted Landlords

Following a crackdown on rogue landlords last year, City of Lincoln Council has launched a Trusted Landlord Scheme. (more…)
Cheap Homes and High Yields Mask Property Price Gap

Cheap Homes and High Yields Mask Property Price Gap

With almost endless choices, where to invest is often the toughest decision a buy to let landlord must make. (more…)
Stagnant Buy to Let Rents Predicted to Keep Rising

Stagnant Buy to Let Rents Predicted to Keep Rising

Average buy to let rents were up in 2016 – but the rate of increase has slowed to just 1.12%. (more…)
Housing Part of UC Not to Be Available to Many 18 – 21 Year Olds

Housing Part of UC Not to Be Available to Many 18 – 21 Year Olds

Quietly under the radar, the government has issued new regulations which remove the entitlement to the housing element of Universal Credit for certain 18 - 21 year olds. (more…)