New research shows that an increasing number of landlords are turning to corporate structures in an effort to reduce tax liability and avoid stringent new rules on mortgage affordability.
At the labour party conference this September, leader Jeremy Corbyn revived the prospect of rent controls in as a tactic for reducing spiralling rents in the private sector.
On 30th September, the mortgage lending criteria for landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties has changed, meaning they are now seen as “portfolio investors”.
The purchase of buy to let property is invariably made with the help of a buy to let mortgage. The essential principles on which that lending is made are quite different to those for owner occupiers..
Are you ready for some MEES time? It would be as well, because by the 1st of April 2018 you might be committing a criminal offence if you have failed to prepare for it.
Your buy to let property is a business – a business that relies on the income you receive from your tenants. An underlying and fundamental goal of your business, therefore, is to maximise your rental
The sudden popularity of AirBnB is unlikely to have escaped your notice. The principles are very simple. Any home with a room to spare, or accommodation that is temporarily vacated altogether...
In the past few years, the tax regime under which landlords are operating has become ever more onerous – not least the steady erosion of the buy to let investor’s ability to claim tax relief...
With the new academic year starting in September, thousands more students are set to join the 2.3 million currently in some form of higher education (according to analysts HESA).
Housing in the private rented sector is in short supply. The simple rules of economics, therefore, are encouraging rents to rise.
Taxation may be one of the few certainties in life – according to Benjamin Franklin – but that does not make the whole subject of tax a very complicated matter.
The online legal advice centre, Compact Law, reminds landlords that they have a legal responsibility for ensuring that their let property is fit to be lived in and that repairs are carried out wheneve