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Calling all EU Landlords Investing in UK Property

Calling all EU Landlords Investing in UK Property

14/02/2016

If you live in an EU country outside the UK, but own residential property which you rent out in the UK, this email about Clause 24 of The Finance Act 2015 is highly likely to affect you! Clause 24 restricts finance cost relief for individual landlords. In other words, you may have to pay tax on your… Read more

My Rent Increases Due to Clause 24

My Rent Increases Due to Clause 24

13/02/2016

I have always tried to keep my rents low, and like many other full-time ‘professional’ landlords I have the ethos that I don’t increase rents on tenants in situ.  In recent years this has been relatively easy as interest rates have been low (though my HMOs have seen utility bills rise significantly).  Clause 24 has… Read more

MP’s warn buy-to-let tax measures risk damaging whole economy

MP’s warn buy-to-let tax measures risk damaging whole economy

12/02/2016

As the Ides of March grow ever closer, George Osborne’s political capital seems to be finally running out and the knives are drawn. His Rt Honourable Conservative friend Andrew Tyrie seems to be one of the first in line to sink in the dagger. Former Head of the FSA/FCA Tyrie is now Chairman of the Cross… Read more

Holding Deposit issue over slow broadband

Holding Deposit issue over slow broadband

I put down a holding deposit (non refundable) with a well respected high street agent for a property at £780, which included admin fees + first week of rent. Three hours later, I sat down to order broadband for my new address and discovered that the speed was far too detrimental for my lifestyle and profession… Read more

Could part of my land be stolen?

Could part of my land be stolen?

One of my properties which is a 50 year old plus mid-terraced cottage has a front garden which has an unusual layout in that it extends all the way across the front of the house next door thereby leaving next door with no front garden since it all belongs to my property as indicated in… Read more

Unintended Consequences of SDLT and LBTT + 3% – FTBs Beware

Unintended Consequences of SDLT and LBTT + 3% – FTBs Beware

Does anyone think that the changes to SDLT and LBTT are being rushed through without much, if any, thought to the consequences to the wider market? If yes, please read the following: First Time Buyers The Primary Driver for the proposed legislation is to: a) give first time buyers the greatest chance of home ownership… Read more

Corporate Moles in the Commons?

Corporate Moles in the Commons?

11/02/2016

Is it possible that corporate landlords could have ‘moles’ in The House of Commons? Politicians with a vested interest? Surely not! The MP for South Suffolk has set about framing working and middle class buy-to-let landlords as mass property-hoarding despots, in place of institutional investors obtaining and letting properties on a truly industrial scale. Were his… Read more

Letter template for Landlords to send to local Councils

Letter template for Landlords to send to local Councils

The following letter template has been drafted by a member of the Property118 campaign committee. Please feel free to copy/paste and send it to your local council officers, who have responsibility for housing the homeless.  Dear Councillor Would you mind forwarding this email to your fellow councillors and council officers who have responsibility for housing the homeless in your constituency… Read more

HMRC vs taxpayers campaign to flood GO’s inbox

HMRC vs taxpayers campaign to flood GO’s inbox

I just received the following email – and have submitted a fake application which took about 2 minutes The job of chief executive at HMRC is up for grabs. After letting the bank HSBC get away scott-free with helping hundreds of wealthy customers evade tax, HMRC’s top boss is stepping down. Chancellor George Osborne is… Read more

Property inspection refused and locks changed

Property inspection refused and locks changed

I have had the same tenant for four years. The tenancy agreement stated that no locks be changed without the landlords permission, but they have been changed and although I was promised that spare keys would be given to us, this has not happened. Originally this was in the hands of an agent, but they… Read more

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