Boris johnson’s failed London Rental standard

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus recalls Boris Johnson’s failure, as Mayor of London, to deliver on the London Rental Standard. It showed how he likes big targets and how he failed to reach them , very similar to his failure on Covid virus. Do you remember Boris Johnson’s “London Rental Standard “? If you are in London you might. This was […]

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Coronavirus, landlords credit files and licensing

OK, I’m forced into writing another post on the Coronavirus. This one looks at Coronavirus, the impact on a landlords credit file of taking a “mortgage holiday” and whether extensions or new landlord licensing schemes should go ahead. Coronavirus, landlords credit files and licensing About a month into the Coronapanic and I have had just one tenant contact me about […]

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Notice Periods in Contractual and Periodic Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Notice Periods in Contractual and Periodic Assured Shorthold Tenancy In the current coronavirus environment where people are not supposed to be doing viewings, I suppose landlords would like it if, when their current tenants gave notice, the notice period was as long as possible, (as they won’t be re-letting any time soon and be facing a void). This brings me to […]

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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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