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Landlord’s Joint Ventures Tidied Up – CASE STUDY

Stuart’s business model is well established. he purchased a few properties in his own name and enjoyed the process of acquiring them, letting them and maintaining them to the extent that he wanted to make this his full time business.
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TCGA92/S162 ‘incorporation relief’

The following is taken directly from HMRC’s own internal manuals. Links to to the source web-pages can be found at the bottom of each section.
TCGA92/S162 applies where a person other than a company transfers a business as a going concern with th…

English Housing Survey – Rise of the PRS has stalled

The English Housing Survey has been updated today 31/01/2019: Click here to view the full report
“After a period of substantial increase, the proportion of households in the private rented sector has not changed for five years.
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Tenant fees ban forecast profit impact reduced

Belvoir Lettings PLC provided the following update to the London Stock Exchange on the outcome of the financial year ended 31 December 2018 and the outlook for 2019.
The Board has assessed that the impact from the ban on tenant fees will be less than t…

Thermostatic shower mixer valves legislation?

Can anyone please pinpoint the legislation requiring landlords to fit thermostatic shower mixer valves in rental properties?
Possibly they are meant to protect vulnerable people in all tenanted properties? Or only required in HMOs? They are meant to gr…

HMO appeal assistance please

I have had to appeal the council squashing my HMO application. First their inspectors came and measured the room sizes and said they were adequate.
Then I asked planning and the neighbours all wrote letters saying the noise movement of 5 people etc wou…

Ticking all the right boxes!

Our latest investment opportunity Mill Croft is in Kirkby, a town on the outskirts of Liverpool, situated just 9 miles away from the city centre and it certainly ticks all the right boxes!
The development is ideal for commuters to Liverpool
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State Bank of India reduces rates on post BICT incorporation BTL products

We have had a very positive meeting with State Bank of India yesterday who are one of the lenders who can do post BICT incorporation refinancing and their product offering is soon to become even more competitive in the wider BTL market.
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Short term lets an option?

Am I able to offer short term lets to allow me more flexibility and the ability to offer those who may have not got the best of credit histories or are agency workers etc a chance to rent a room in an HMO?
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Tenants are in for a rough ride this year

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, said: “Although December’s figures indicate that tenants finished the year in the driving seat, they’re in for a rocky ride this year. With the Tenant Fees Bill passing its final hurdle in Parliament last w…

The best solution to resolve a Negative Equity issue

In 2011, GDP Equity Experts was established to offer a mediation service for those people who found themselves in serious trouble with banks and financial institutions over property debt.
We are now into 2019 and the global financial crisis that began …

Housing Ministry tightens electrical safety rules for Landlords

Landlords will be legally required to ensure that the inspectors they hire to carry out safety inspections have the necessary competence and qualifications to do so with tough financial penalties for those who fail to comply.
Ministry of Housing
The po…

Frustrated by different advice given for taking possession?

In brief, a section 21 notice was given to the tenant which expired without her leaving. A possession order was granted from the court and this expired 25/1/19.
I went to the property and she’d left all apart from odd bits and rubbish.
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PRS should cooperate to raise standards – Kate Faulkner

Kate Faulkner believes that the private rented sector (PRS) has to band together to ensure tenants and landlords are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Kate, who runs and consultancy, Designs on Property, called fo…

Be a free guest of Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law) – Belfast pin 5th Feb

Our Hon. Legal Counsel, Mark Smith, Head of Chambers at Cotswold Barristers will be presenting an overview of several landlords tax strategies at the pin Belfast Meeting property networking event Tuesday 5th February 2019.
The event will start at 6:00p…

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