Category: Budget

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, NLA Director of Policy and Practice, is hopeful as the government considers a tax break for landlords that the NLA has been recommending for years. The NLA is working closely with ministers to tackle energy-efficiency challenges for landlords and is also trying to find out what Right to Rent will mean … Continue reading NLA in action

What’s in the Budget?

What’s in the Budget?

The Chancellor surprised everyone by announcing that the Budget would take place on Monday, 29 October, much earlier than expected since Brexit negotiations conclude at the end of November. While the Conservative Party conference earlier this month revealed only a handful of major policy announcements, the Budget is likely to look to strengthen the UK’s … Continue reading What’s in the 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?