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Landlords, Tenants, Dogs, Pets Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Landlord News, Landlords Stories, Latest Articles, Property Investment Strategies, Property News

“Landlords, Tenants, Dogs, Pets” is part 7 of my latest series of articles entitled “My first intentional property investment

Ever since I was a kid I loved dogs, I didn’t even mind the ones that used to snap at my fingers and try to break the door down to rip me to pieces when I had a paper round in my youth. In fact, I found the prospect of taunting them a bit of fun, probably because we had dogs ourselves. I had the MacDaddy of all dogs, a huge long haired German Sheppard called Zak who used to take me for walks. Continue reading Landlords, Tenants, Dogs, Pets


Godiva resurrect buy to let capped rates Buy to Let News, Latest Articles, Property118 News

Godiva the specialist buy to let arm of the Coventry Building society is bringing capped rates back into the market after their disappearance during the credit crunch.

A capped rate is a variable mortgage that can move up or down with fluctuations in interest rates, but will not increase beyond the “capped” pay rate during the term of the product. The advantage is that you can take a potentially cheaper variable rate without the risk of it increasing beyond a defined interest rate. Continue reading Godiva resurrect buy to let capped rates


Student housing problems trigger ‘town v gown’ rows HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

"Town vs Gown rows due to to lack of adequate student lets"

Residents are failing to take a shine to glass and steel tower blocks to house students in university towns and cities.

‘Town v gown’ upsets are setting neighbours against each other in some communities in angry rows over noise, anti-social behaviour and falling housing standards.

With around 3 million students at the UK’s universities and colleges and only supplying on campus bed spaces for around a quarter of the number, private landlords are left to take up the slack.

The UK’s largest private student landlord, Unite Group, only has a capacity for around 42,000 students, leaving a huge number of students sharing houses in local communities.

Two cities at the vanguard of the debate are Oxford and York. Continue reading Student housing problems trigger ‘town v gown’ rows


How Parents Can Avoid Student Digs Tax Traps HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

Property behind a HMO sign

Tips for letting to students

Buying a home for a son or daughter to live in while at university seems like a good plan for cash-strapped parents- but watch out for the tax traps.

HM Revenue and Customs is lying in wait for the unwary who fail to set up owning and renting the property in the most tax effective way. Continue reading How Parents Can Avoid Student Digs Tax Traps


Revealed – the councils taking on extra HMO powers HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

Student landlords looking to expand their portfolios need to move quickly in many towns and cities to avoid new rules that require shared houses to apply for planning permission.

Currently, a house in multiple occupation (HMO) investor can start letting to tenants without any licences or permissions, providing the house is less than three floors and is home to no more than four separate singles or couples. Continue reading Revealed – the councils taking on extra HMO powers


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


What sort of property business do you run? This is the first in a series of articles that we will be running in Landlord News explaining how to optimise the ownership structure of your property business for tax purposes Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

Building on the success of a property business involves much more than managing tenants in rental homes.

Many investors start to lose a grip of their property business once they have two or three successful property transactions under their belt and their portfolio starts to grow. Continue reading What sort of property business do you run? This is the first in a series of articles that we will be running in Landlord News explaining how to optimise the ownership structure of your property business for tax purposes


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