Category: finance

First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

The Autumn Budget saw Stamp Duty for first time buyers drop to 0% for the first £300,000 and other changes to the property market. But do these changes actually make it easier to get that first step on the property ladder? To discuss the issue, Richard Blanco is joined by Kate Faulkner, MD of Property … Continue reading First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

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

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…