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Give Tenants Longer Agreements, Says Consumer Group
A consumer watchdog is calling for buy to let landlords to give tenants with children longer rental agreements. (more…)
British Property Tax Highest In Developed World
Landlords may feel the government is waging an unfair tax war against them – and statistics from an international economic monitor back up their claims. (more…)
HMRC Wages A Tax War Against Buy To Let Landlords
The tax man is continuing to wage a financial war against landlords as the countdown to self-assessment filing day winds down. The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) deadline for filing returns and paying tax for the year to April 5, 2016 is January 31. Although this seems some way off, taking out weekends, bank holidays and days off over ...
Letting Agent Was Unable To Charge Renewal Commission
Letting agents claiming renewal commission from landlords without doing any work for the money had their case kicked out of court by a judge. (more…)
Buy to let slows down but is still growing, says lender
Buy to let is still expanding – but at a much slower rate than in recent years due to government intervention, says a new industry report. (more…)
Best Company Mortgage Deals For Buy To Let Landlords
If you are a landlord financing buy to let property with a limited company sourcing the right mortgage can be a challenge. Although many landlords are considering moving to a corporate set-up, lenders will still consider mortgage affordability in the same way as if the borrower was an individual. That means the 145% rate at 5.5% is the ...
Escalating Ground Rents Trap New-build Investors
Buy to let landlords investing in new build leasehold properties that are almost impossible to sell will get a lifeline from the government. (more…)
Tax Change Takes Sting Out Of Losing Finance Interest Relief
Buy to let landlords worried about the impact tax changes will have on their property businesses have won some respite from Chancellor Philip Hammond. (more…)
Letting Agent Fees Axed – But Some Tax Cheer For Landlords
Buy to let landlords have yet another business cost to swallow as Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed letting agent fees for tenants will be scrapped in England. (more…)
Tenants Repairing Obligations
In a very important case, (Warren v. Keen 3 W.L.R. 702), Denning L.J. explained the definition of "tenant like manner" "...what does "to use the premises in a tenantlike manner" mean? It can, I think, best be shown by some illustrations. The tenant must take proper care of the place. He must, if he is going away for the winter, turn off the ...