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Regulated tenancy and I would like to sell?

23/05/2017

I am a landlord and have a flat with a tenant with a regulated tenancy. I have had the flat since 2000. I would like to sell the property at full value. Does anyone have any ideas how to dissolve the lease please? Many thanks Jayne


Octane ‘Productless’ BTL mortgage range criteria update

23/05/2017

Octane Capital is now offering its Buy to Let lending with a no “off the shelf” product facility. Instead of a range of prices based on Loan to Value and criteria Octane Capital will base the cost of the mortgage on the perceived risk the borrower represents to the lender. They will lend to individual… Read more


Right to rent – Who checks the checker?

23/05/2017

More a curiosity, but who checks that the person checking that a prospective tenant’s paperwork complies with right-to-rent rules has the right to check? I had a bit of a trawl but didn’t find (missed?) an answer to the following. The present Mrs Hamish is not of these ‘ere parts but is a key member… Read more



Should I put my Portfolio into a trust after dementia tax plans?

23/05/2017

I have a small portfolio all on BTL loans, all the properties are in joint names and we are both 69. The current idea of the Tories dementia tax started me thinking about protecting the portfolio and my house by putting the lot into a trust for my two sons. I realize that there has… Read more


Scary dishwasher fire at night – Help what should I do now?

22/05/2017

I moved into a house for 6 weeks and after putting our 3 small girls into bed on a Sunday night, we went to sleep. I was suddenly alerted to a snapping noise downstairs so I jumped out of bed and by the time I got to the top of the stairs the smoke detectors… Read more


Best way forward even though one size does not fit all?

22/05/2017

Dear Mark I have heard you say on a number of occasions that incorporation is not a one size fits all solution and may not always be the answer to every individuals C24 tax problem. Whilst my question may seem to be only applicable to our own circumstances. I am sure it would also apply… Read more



Cabin house – Is it legal ?

22/05/2017

Hello, I’m being offered an accommodation in form of a cabin house / green house as a part of a payment for my services. How could I check if the cabin is registered with local authorities as a unit suitable for this sort of arrangement ? As well as are there any other legal obligations,… Read more


Landlord Incorporation Explained On Video Interview With Ranjan Bhattacharya

20/05/2017

This 10 minute video interview about landlord incorporation was recorded in April 2017, just before the doors were opened to what is believed to have been the UK’s largest landlord tax conference ever.  When you watch this video you will learn about the legislation which can mitigate capital gains tax when a landlord business is… Read more


Southwark insist I leave a room unoccupied so going to Tribunal – Help!

20/05/2017

HMO License in Southwark insisting I have an empty room. Appealing to tribunal. I have a flat in Southwark, 3 bedrooms and living room which I refurbished 3 years ago. Have 4 people, each have their own room and the living room is now a bedroom, and very happy. I am having to apply for… Read more



Advice on my first BTL from Sunderland

19/05/2017

Hi there, I’m planning on buying my first BTL property and would be grateful if you could share your advice on a few areas, my goal is to be a full time landlord in five years’ time with an adequate sized portfolio enough to provide me with a decent income and build from there, I… Read more


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