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HMO consultation is a sham to avoid compensation claims HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

Houses in Multiple OccupationAn internal report from town hall advisers confirms consultation over extending house in multiple occupation (HMO) powers is a sham aimed at avoiding compensation claims.

The report – to councillors in Milton Keynes – suggests Housing Minister Grant Shapps is urging councils to take on controversial planning powers to curb the spread of shared houses in cities and seaside towns. Continue reading HMO consultation is a sham to avoid compensation claims


£500 million cost for buy to let fire safety is ‘too much’ Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

A proposed new law requiring buy to let landlords to provide a wired-in fire alarm in their rental property has failed to gain support in parliament due to fears over cost.

Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders claimed his private members bill would save lives and prevent injuries in fires every year. Continue reading £500 million cost for buy to let fire safety is ‘too much’


The History of Buy to Let Sale and Rent Back Favourite Articles, Latest Articles, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderBy Mark Alexander.

I closed my first Sale and Rent Back, “SARB”, deal in 1990. It wasn’t for me personally though and it wasn’t a property deal either. I had just set up a commercial finance brokerage. At that time we worked from my dining room. One of my first clients was a Norfolk based hire company.

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The Money Centre reports on how SIPPS pension rule changes may allow buy to let homes Commercial Finance, Financial Advice, Latest Articles

Ministers may consider including residential investment property in self-invested pension schemes (SIPPS) that would lead to a major pension industry shake-up for buy to let landlords.

Representatives of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have met with HM Treasury to discuss the change. Continue reading The Money Centre reports on how SIPPS pension rule changes may allow buy to let homes


Spotlight on our Tax and Accountancy partners. Landlord News articles about Tax and accountancy are the best read. In this issue we provide more information on the levels of assistance our partners can provide Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

The most popular articles in Landlord News are undoubtedly those that relate to tax and accountancy advice.

Steve Sims, author of the best selling book ‘Understanding and Paying Less Property Tax for Dummies’, runs our specialist tax and accountancy service.

Steve also writes for tax and business magazines and web sites and was recently invited to talk about changes in furnished holiday let tax rules on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours program. Continue reading Spotlight on our Tax and Accountancy partners. Landlord News articles about Tax and accountancy are the best read. In this issue we provide more information on the levels of assistance our partners can provide


Wrong wording confuses new deposit protection rules. The Communities and Local Government Department (CLG) has already issued revised guidance about the regulations before they even come in to force. Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Following the letter of the law is seemingly a problem for government solicitors as well as property investors over deposit protection rules starting on October 1.

The Communities and Local Government Department (CLG) has already issued revised guidance about the regulations before they even come in to force. Continue reading Wrong wording confuses new deposit protection rules. The Communities and Local Government Department (CLG) has already issued revised guidance about the regulations before they even come in to force.


Minister scraps HMO planning rules. HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

Property behind a HMO signHousing minister Grant Shapps has scrapped complicated blanket planning rules for houses in multiple occupation (HMO).

He has announced new regulations aimed at cutting 8,500 HMO applications from the planning system every year by removing the need for every new HMO to apply for planning consent. Continue reading Minister scraps HMO planning rules.


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