Category: finance

Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

Because we’re important. Obviously. I’ve even got the numbers to prove it.  Here goes.... Firstly, there's a lot of us According to the HMRC approximately 2.35 million individuals declared income from private residential property in the last reported year. If each of these landlords only owned one property, and we know that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

November 23rd: Judgement Day for Mortgage Interest Relief?

November 23rd: Judgement Day for Mortgage Interest Relief?

A Statement is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a “definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing”.  Yet as we approach this year’s Autumn Statement it is very hard to definitively predict what, if anything, this Chancellor might announce regarding the Private Rented Sector (PRS).  All we can see in our … Continue reading November 23rd: Judgement Day for Mortgage Interest Relief?

Make him an offer he can’t refuse…

Rumours abound that next week’s Queen’s Speech will contain measures to ease the sale of property in England and outlaw gazumping. Gazumping -  i.e. to make an offer to purchase a property that is higher than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the vendor, thus acquiring the property  – is a problem for many, … Continue reading Make him an offer he can’t refuse…

If you want change, petitions are not the answer

Since the Budget in July we’ve had a number of members call or email in to ask why we haven’t actively promoted the online petition against the Government’s proposals to reduce mortgage interest tax relief. The simple answer that we’ve given to members is we believe the process is a waste of time, and that … Continue reading If you want change, petitions are not the answer