Category: Budget

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

At the Tory Party Conference back in October, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the Autumn Budget would “bring forward new incentives for landlords” to offer tenancies longer than 12 months. It seems, however, that the Chancellor was not giving Javid’s conference speech his fullest attention. At last week’s Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that … Continue reading Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?

After last week’s local elections, everyone is working on the assumption that the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives are on the way to a massive win.  It is not a case of if but by how many seats (a far cry from 2015). Working on this assumption for a minute, (I am sure … Continue reading Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

With the prospect of higher tax bills and stricter buy to let lending criteria that will make it harder to obtain finance, many landlords are finding that they may have to rethink their options. But how will you be affected? Will you have to sell, do you intend to stay in the market and continue … Continue reading Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…

Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…

They say a week is a long time in politics so the fortnight since our last lobbying update must seem like an eternity to some.  For us however, it often seems there aren't enough hours in the day as the Government continues to implement numerous policies which affect landlords  at breakneck speed with, in some … Continue reading Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…