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Capital Gains Tax Liability For Overseas Aunt?

27/05/2017

An elderly aunt of mine bought her parents house under RTB many years ago. She then moved to Italy and allowed her sister to live in the house. My aunt want to sell the house. Some questions arise 1. What tax considerations does she need to address? Im concerned that given she has a primary… Read more


The number of rental properties managed per agent in London falls sharply

The number of rental properties managed per agent in London falls sharply

26/05/2017

Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) figures for April show a drop in the number of properties managed by agents in London of 31.8% from 148 per branch in March to only 101 in April. However, the total number in the UK actually rose from 183 to 185 per ARLA member office. This Demand and… Read more


My flat has been boarded up

26/05/2017

I have been to court in-order to get a tenant removed, that’s now going to happen very soon, however my neighbour has informed me that the flat has been completely boarded up. What I don’t understand is just who is likely to have done this to my flat, I know I didn’t ask anyone to… Read more



Transfer of property between spouses

25/05/2017

Can anyone please assist with this scenario?  I am looking to transfer a mortgaged property held in my sole name, to my wife. The property currently has a first and second charge mortgage on it, and a new mortgage would be required to be taken out in my wife’s sole name to redeem the current… Read more


As Freeholder what can I amend in the Lease?

25/05/2017

I will hopefully shortly be in the position of buying the freehold to my upstairs flat and the one underneath it which comprise the two properties in a converted house. Crucially this will be so that I can extend the lease which is now down to around a 70 year term however, can I also… Read more


Interest only Resi mortgages from Private banks?

25/05/2017

Hi all, Now that interest only Resi mortgages have disappeared from the traditional market place, I have noticed a few private banks are still offering them. Has anyone had experience of applying for one (good or bad). We would like to upsize, but with all the interference from the FCA and PRA, the only potentially… Read more



BTL in the UK is becoming a more achievable goal for many ex-pats

BTL in the UK is becoming a more achievable goal for many ex-pats

25/05/2017

Buying investment property in the UK is becoming a more achievable goal for many ex-pats as a weakened pound has increased the buying power for those who are remunerated in other currencies. There are many lenders that offer mortgage finance to British ex-pats who want to invest in residential property, but ex-pat mortgages often come… Read more


£16,000 fine for Landlord because tenant played dance music for 36 hours straight!

£16,000 fine for Landlord because tenant played dance music for 36 hours straight!

25/05/2017

47 year old Jason Duffield a Landlord from Birmingham has been convicted of 5 breaches of the Noise Abatement Notice and was ordered to pay a fine of £10,000 plus £6,000 in costs to the council, because his tenant tortured the neighbours with 36 hours of loud dance music. The tenant then disappeared from the… Read more


Freeholder wants to charge for consent to let property

Freeholder wants to charge for consent to let property

25/05/2017

We own a 2 bedroomed leasehold flat which we have had for ten years with very few issues over the years. However the freeholder has appointed a company to take over the leasehold management of the development and are chasing us to obtain consent for any subletting of the property – until we get actual… Read more



Can I get reimbursement of costs incurred as result of tenant not moving out?

25/05/2017

In early May, we signed a one-year assured shorthold tenancy agreement due to start on Tues 9 May. We received a phone call from the agent on the afternoon of Thurs 4 May advising us that the current tenant had refused to move out of the property and therefore our tenancy would not be able… Read more


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