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Fergus Wilson faces civil action for ‘no coloureds’ discriminatory policy

Fergus Wilson faces civil action for ‘no coloureds’ discriminatory policy

29/03/2017

The controversial Landlord, Fergus Wilson is likely to face civil charges under the Equality Act for racial discrimination. Mr Wilson, who claims to be one of the largest UK property owning landlords, was reported to have instructed his letting agents not to rent to “coloured people” because of the cost of removing the smell of… Read more

AIIC recommends Landlords allow tenants to decorate and make improvements

AIIC recommends Landlords allow tenants to decorate and make improvements

23/03/2017

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has recommended that Landlords and agents allow tenants to personalise, decorate and make improvements to their homes. This is following a survey by online home improvement platform Plentific showing that: 73% of tenants have carried out their own DIY 23% of tennats have spent more than £500 on… Read more

Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

22/03/2017

North Tyneside Council and the National Landlords Association (NLA) have announced a new partnership that aims to bring professional practice to the private rented sector (PRS). The partnership – the first of its kind between a local council and a landlord body – will see North Tyneside Council encourage local landlords to sign up as… Read more

From April 6th Landlords could be fined £30,000 without a court prosecution

From April 6th Landlords could be fined £30,000 without a court prosecution

21/03/2017

Two Changes under the Housing and Planning act will come into force from April 6th with the widening of Rent Repayment Orders and new Fixed Penalty notices. The concern is landlords could be fined £30,000 without a court prosecution, be made to repay rent without a prosecution, but still have to wait to evict while… Read more

71% of Landlords to stand by their agents post fees ban

71% of Landlords to stand by their agents post fees ban

20/03/2017

71% of landlords who use a letting agent will continue to do so even if they see their premiums rise following a ban on tenant fees, according to a recent survey.* The research, from UKALA, shows 79% of landlords think their letting agent will increase their fees as a result of the proposal to ban… Read more

New IHT rules affect expat UK BTL owners

New IHT rules affect expat UK BTL owners

16/03/2017

From April 6th families of deceased UK expats will pay 40% inheritance tax on the total property estates assets. The new rules will apply to expat investors purchasing UK property in an offshore company. Properties purchased in this way will no longer be exempt from IHT when the owner dies. This makes the rules the… Read more

Tax relief on renting a room is to be reviewed

Tax relief on renting a room is to be reviewed

10/03/2017

Hidden in the spring 2017 Budget small print indicates that tax relief on renting a room of your main residence will be reviewed by Government. This is likely due to the widespread use of Airbnb and the potential for generating tax revenue from this popular market. The Government said it will conduct a consultation looking… Read more

Chancellor slammed for undermining efforts to solve housing crisis in Scotland

Chancellor slammed for undermining efforts to solve housing crisis in Scotland

Scotland’s largest membership organisation for landlords has strongly criticised UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP, for not reversing tax changes which will result in a reduced supply of affordable housing in Scotland. Landlords had called on the UK Government to reverse tax changes brought in by his predecessor which will see landlords taxed… Read more

More unfair charges from West Brom and Ombudsman finds against them!

More unfair charges from West Brom and Ombudsman finds against them!

09/03/2017

Warning from Property118 member: I think there are some useful tips and lessons to be learned from my experience with the West Brom that could be shared for the benefit of other Property118 members who have the misfortune to be customers of the West Brom. It is likely that every mortgage customer of the West… Read more

Spring Budget 2017 – Landlords Reactions

Spring Budget 2017 – Landlords Reactions

08/03/2017

The Spring Budget 2017 was spectacularly boring and for a change barely affects landlords. One slight change is that the £5,000 dividend rate tax allowance will reduce to £2,000 per person in 2018, thus impacting incorporated landlords as well as all other others with shares in companies. To a basic rate tax-payer that will mean… Read more

Paul Shamplina to star in third series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords (5th March)

Paul Shamplina to star in third series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords (5th March)

03/03/2017

Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador of Hamilton Fraser, is set to feature in his third series of “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”, a twelve part series starting this Sunday (5th March) on Channel 5. The programme once again delves into the dark side of the buy-to-let market showing the complexities landlords and… Read more

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