Thirty Days to Pay Capital Gains Tax – The Latest Tax Attack on Small Landlords from a Government that Prefers Big Business

Thirty Days to Pay Capital Gains Tax Landlords of residential property should be aware of new tax deadlines for capital gains tax which mean they have just thirty days to pay it. Starting from April 6th 2020, the deadline by which owners with taxable capital gains on residential property will reduce from up to 22 months to just thirty days […]

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Passporting of tenancy deposits

The government has started 2020 by showing it will not leave the private rented sector alone. The latest idea to be buzzing around Westminster concerns passporting of tenancy deposits. Passporting of Tenancy Deposits The government seems to be inclined to consider breaking up the way tenancy deposits are handled, in yet another move to continue to curry favour with tenants. […]

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How to Set Rent at the Right Level and When, How often and by how much should you Increase Rents

How to set rent at the right level and when and how often should you increase rents and by how much? David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com advises. How to Set Rent at the Right Level Obviously, a starting off point is Rightmove and Zoopla – what do properties like yours in the same area rent for? I’d suggest taking about 5% […]

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The accidental landlords exit

“Is the accidental landlord on his way to the exit?” asks David Lawrenson of private rent consultancy, www.LettingFocus.com. Recent research from Knight Frank, the consultancy and letting agency, suggests that the “accidental landlord” might be exiting from the private rented sector. According to a recent report from them, the number of new lettings at under £1,000 a week in London […]

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Can Using a property company save tax for landlords

Can using a property company save tax for landlords? Generally the answer is usually, yes! The focus of this piece is to look at the pros and cons of using a property company to save tax – for any new properties that you are buying. (Moving an existing property portfolio into a company structure is different, can be more challenging, […]

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HOW to Lower your buy to let mortgage costs

There is some good news for landlords – and it is coming from the mortgage market. Most landlords will be able to lower the costs of their buy to let mortgages if they shop around. Hooray! How to Lower your Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Strong competition between lenders on interest rates and a general easing of mortgage company’s previously […]

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