Are you being served?

Are you being served?

Landlords across the country may well have a degree of sympathy for Theresa May today as she triggers Article 50. The Prime Minister is now facing the same problems a landlord often regrettably faces on a regular basis – doing something she didn’t ever originally want to do. Those that have sought repossession using S21 … Continue reading Are you being served?

Do landlords have a victim mentality?

Do landlords get a fair hearing in the media, or does coverage of the sector too often focus on the worst offenders and the conflicts that make for interesting news? Fighting fires The NLA press office often receives feedback from members who rightly ask for more to be done to highlight the good work of … Continue reading Do landlords have a victim mentality?

Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment

Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment

Making Tax Digital is the Government’s plan to digitise the tax return process for millions of small businesses and unincorporated landlords. The Government announced in the 8th March Budget that it will provide an extra year, until April 2019, before Making Tax Digital is mandated for unincorporated businesses and landlords with turnover below the VAT … Continue reading Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment

Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

The importance of home safety is a no-brainer. While tenants have a responsibility to be mindful of how they treat the property, landlords have a responsibility in making sure their properties are safe and habitable, thus preventing accidents and protecting the well-being of occupants. Below we explore some of the main issues to be aware … Continue reading Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit

Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit

Today (3rd March) the Government has laid regulations that will enact a long-delayed manifesto commitment to restrict the housing costs element of Universal Credit that 18-21 year olds currently receive. You can find the regulations in full here. The regulations, which will come into force from 1st April 2017, remove the automatic entitlement from some … Continue reading Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit