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The Communities and Local Government Committee has this week launched an inquiry into whether councils have adequate powers to tackle ‘rogue landlords’.
The brief of the inquiry into the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is detailed the committee below:
- To examine the role of local authorities in the PRS focusing on the provision by councils of private rented accommodation and whether they have sufficient powers to deal with bad practices.
Ian Narbeth left the latest comment at 16:53 on 16/10/2017
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Subletting a private landlord’s property without permission is breaking the tenancy contract and permits action to evict the tenant. However, if a tenant sublets a council owned property without permission then this is actually a criminal offence.
Suzie Litanda recently pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court to twice subletting her council flat between December 2013 and September 2016.
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The Latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures for September show Consumer Price Inflation is now at a 5 year high of 3%.
This is up from 2.9% in August, but Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England told the Treasury Select Committee that inflation was likely to rise further in the relatively near term and “inflation rising potentially above the 3% level in the coming months is something we have anticipated.”
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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) can be a significant cost to landlords, but the many reliefs and exemptions available, as well as the tax’s numerous quirks, mean that planning ahead can save you many thousands of pounds.
Delivered by best-selling author of ‘How to Save Property Tax’ and practicing chartered accountant Carl Bayley
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This course is designed to assist both new and more experienced landlords to develop their professional skills with real value for money. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a Landlord. This programme offers an excellent opportunity to network with other landlords and discuss face-to-face ideas
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The new Specialist Landlord Taxation Course follows the success of the Capital Gains Tax Course and the changes in taxation to landlord rental income following S24 of the Finance Act 2016. From 6th April 2017 this legislation restricts the offsetting of interest loan relief and all incidental finance costs for some landlords depending on their income.
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MPs have voted 299 to 0 for Labour’s motion to ‘pause and fix’ Universal Credit before further roll out after the majority of Conservative MPs decided to abstain and some voted with Labour.
John Bercow, the speaker of the House of Commons
Whiteskifreak Surrey left the latest comment at 07:56 on 19/10/2017
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We are in the process of downsizing, selling our principle residence and buying a smaller one . We will have to sell before we buy so there is no question of us owning two houses at the same time .
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This is a case study of how a couple are able to convert a massive tax headache into a £5,000,000 tax planning opportunity. You can read about a similar structure being used by UK resident investors via this link.