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WATCH NOW: Landlord Tax: Everything you need to know about allowable expenses

WATCH NOW: Landlord Tax: Everything you need to know about allowable expenses

The Landlord Tax Return Survival Guide There’s an annoying reality about tumultuous times: even through all the chaos, the regular stuff keeps on coming the same as before. Case in point: the good old tax return. Handling financial responsibilities properly has always been important, but if ever there were a time to ensure you aren’t …

Hunting for hope: Is the Autumn Statement good for landlords?

Hunting for hope: Is the Autumn Statement good for landlords?

Autumn Statement announced – here’s what it means for landlords The day of reckoning has finally arrived, and we’ve now heard from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt how the government plans to tackle the plentiful issues that face the country.  As we watched, we were wondering:  Will landlords finally get some relief?  Do ministers grasp the issues …

What do I do about anti-social behaviour complaints?

What do I do about anti-social behaviour complaints?

I’ve had anti-social behaviour complaints about my tenant, what should I do? Anti-social behaviour ranges from playing music too loudly and dumping rubbish on the street, all the way through to threatening, abusive and violent behaviour.  Many people will encounter some form of anti-social behaviours at one time or another, but if the perpetrators are …

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Cold Homes Crackdown: Nottingham landlords risk hefty fine

Cold Homes Crackdown: Nottingham landlords risk hefty fine

Nottingham landlords are facing fines for poor energy ratings Nottingham city council is rolling out a new strategy to crack down on ‘cold homes’ in the private rented sector. It will be issuing financial penalties for properties with an energy efficiency rating of F or G. Since 2018, all private rented properties in England and …

The Worst of Times: Are Landlords in the Eye of a Perfect Storm?

The Worst of Times: Are Landlords in the Eye of a Perfect Storm?

The perfect storm: Can landlords withstand the mortgage mess?  The UK is in economic turmoil, and the property industry is being hit hard. Interest rates and energy bills are up. And understandably, a lot of landlords are getting flashbacks to 2008’s financial crisis and wondering if they can weather this latest storm too. There is …

Mortgage Rates: From Bad to Worse?

Mortgage Rates: From Bad to Worse?

Today’s blog is by ​​Stephen Smith, a non-executive director and consultant in financial services, with 40 years experience in the mortgage industry. He joined us on Friday 4th November for a deep dive into the current economic turmoil, so be sure to watch the replay! Are buyers in a worse position now than in the …

Mortgage Relief: The ‘Rishi’ Effect

Mortgage Relief: The ‘Rishi’ Effect

The Rate Honourable Rishi: Lenders loosen up in response to the new PM Liz Truss might have left 10 Downing Street, but the fallout of her actions remains. The turmoil caused by her administration’s now-infamous September mini-budget is still with us in the form of a higher Bank of England base rate and soaring mortgage …

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Industry Today

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Industry Today

What is happening in the mortgage industry at the moment and why are landlords so worried? Due to the ongoing instability of the financial markets, the mortgage industry continues to experience unprecedented levels of uncertainty with interest rates still rising and many rates and products being pulled. Not knowing how much your monthly mortgage payments …

Landlord Survival: How to survive the economic turmoil

Landlord Survival: How to survive the economic turmoil

How can landlords survive the economic turbulence? Well, what a time to be a landlord! Anyone who’s only glanced at the news for the past few months will know already that the UK is in deep economic turmoil, with the costs of energy, food, fuel and borrowing all on the up and up. Everyone’s being …