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Can I claim for expenses paid in advance?

I would be grateful for any advice you can give me. My husband and I own a small property portfolio jointly 50/50. I am employed, but he is not.
My rental income plus earned income puts me into the higher rate tax bracket.
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Ground rent school boy error?

Hi All, Ive made a bit of a school boy error here.
I have a small portfolio, and my last purchase around 4 years ago was a flat in South London had the following clause for the ground rent: Ground Rent £250 Reviewed every 10 years by a factor of 2 or b…

Eviction – This will make you angry!

The housing charity “Shelter” have formally admitted that it can take a landlord 8 months (or more) to evict a tenant using a section 21 notice. The admission is in the form of their latest viral video campaign. Despite this
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Highly Commended Buy to Let Mortgage Broker of the Year

We are delighted to report that another Property118 member Mark Edwards, MD and founder of Mortgages and Insurers Solutions, has led his company to winning the award for “Highly Commended Buy to Let Mortgage Broker of the Year” at the Business Moneyfac…

Is it ‘expected’ for DSS tenants to fail reference check?

I have never had any DSS lets before and this is the first encounter. My estate agent has recommended a DSS tenant to take up tenancy despite the tenant has FAILED reference checks. The reason given was ‘incorrect or incomplete information on app…

I need help in taking on the UKAR Bully Boys!

I am a Property Landlord, based in North West England and I have 36 mortgages, which were originally taken out with Mortgage Express and GMAC and need recommendations of any Solicitors with specific experience in dealing with UKAR’s bullying tact…

ATTT National Media Article – Landlord Wanted

Axe The Tenant Tax had a request from a very supportive journalist that has been covering our campaign from the start.  It comes from one of the respected National broadsheet newspapers.  This is what they need…
“I wondered if you might be able t…

Ground rent compensation offer on new BTL purchase?

I am buying off-plan flat, BTL investment in Liverpool. The Selling agent offered £300 ground rent be reviewed every 5 years according to RPI rate.
However, that wasn’t the case. The ground rent is £350 doubling in 5 years then to be reviewed eve…

Rent Payment in advance – Which tax year?

If rent is due monthly under the terms of an AST, but the tenant pays 6 months rent in advance then if the time period the advance rent covers straddles a tax year is the full rent recorded in the tax year it is actually received or is it applied pro-r…

Shape Shifting For Landlords In Scotland Is Becoming Increasingly Affordable

The Scottish Association of Landlords recently reported that Kevin Stewart MSP has written to the chief secretary to the UK treasury to express concerns about the impact of the “section 24” tax change, which reduces landlords’ tax relief on mortgage/fi…

Lettingsupermarket.com™ Birmingham Landlord Offer

Lettingsupermarket.com™ are proud to introduce their Birmingham lettings specialist Bradley Drew, director of their latest franchise, Lettingsupermarket.com™ Birmingham .
Bradley and his team, based in the city centre, will be providing Landlords with …

New SDLT Rules Can Help Smaller Landlords

A little known amendment to Stamp Duty Policy in the Autumn Budget 2017 could help 1,000’s of small landlords in regards to their tax planning.
The changes were billed as “Minor Amendments” and were overlooked by many landlords and th…

First time having a guarantor?

I have a prospective tenant who has put forward her mother a guarantor as she has a bad credit rating.
Her mother has an impressive profile on LinkedIn and I think she would be suitable as guarantor.
I have not had a guarantor for any of my tenants bef…

Liverpool City Council FOI response

Dear Mr Daniel,
Freedom of Information Request 542790 (Revised)
Thank you for your recent request for information. Your request was actioned under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in which you requested the following information –
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Beware – Property unoccupied you must tell your landlords insurance

Just wanted to take the opportunity to post everyone on a hugely unfortunate incident that has cost me a lot of money. In the best case I am hopeful that some readers might have encountered something similar before and managed to recover some of the lo…

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