Section 21 No Fault Notices and Evictions to be Banned

Section 21, so called “no-fault notices” and evictions could be banned under Conservative plans for the private rented sector says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. But I think landlords have nothing to fear, providing fair rights of repossession and faster court  processes are put in place at the same time for returning occupiers, for those wishing to sell, for the purposes […]

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Stamp Duty land tax for overseas buyers

It is high time that overseas buyers paid more Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Council Tax when they buy and own UK property says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. The additional rate for SDLT should be at least 3 per cent, the same as UK landlords and second home buyers already pay. These extra taxes would likely have little impact […]

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One Rule for Overseas Investors, One Rule for Buy to Let Landlords

One Rule for Overseas Investors One Rule for Buy to Let Landlords David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com highlights the double standards that apply in housing which encourage rich foreign buyers and big corporations whilst hurting the small buy to let landlords. It seems there is one rule for overseas investors and big players but different rules for buy to let investors. Did […]

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Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants

Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering handing a capital gains tax break to landlords who sell their buy-to-let properties to long-term tenants in his budget this month. The proposals were put forward by “Onward”, (the rather silly-named Conservative think tank). The idea is that landlords could be made exempt […]

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Universal Credit Not Working Well in Private Rented Sector

Universal Credit Not Working ALMOST two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears according to new research by the Residential landlords association, says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com Based on responses from over 2,200 landlords, the Residential Landlord Association has found that 61 per cent of landlords with tenants on Universal Credit have experienced […]

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