The Private Rented Sector Landlords and Tax

Private rented sector consultant David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com looks at calls for reform of tax in the private rented sector. In last weeks’ blog I looked at the housing associations, private landlords and the case for housing associations to get involved in “market renting”. In the course of that blog I also mused on the government’s increasing willingness to get […]

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Strategy for Housing and the Private Rented Sector Govt Paper is a Bit of a Let Down

So how is the Private Rented Sector (PRS) affected by the Government’s recently published new Strategy for Housing? Well, first of all, there will be an independent review of barriers to investment in the PRS. Doubtless this will be looking closely at new build to let models, where homes are built specifically for the private rental market, with funding coming […]

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Will the Private Rented Sector Initiative PRSI and Build to Let Ever Take Off

If you asked a group of private landlords what they understood about the term “private rented sector initiative” (or PRSI) you would get a blank look from most. And yet, this could be one of the biggest threats that the UK’s private landlords currently faces. In summary, the PRSI is about getting city investors such as pension funds to invest […]

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