Category: lobbying

Election 2017: The Irony of May!

She wanted a tenancy renewal, she got a statutory periodic – there’s no reason she can’t stay put as long as she fulfils her part of the bargain, but there’s no guarantees. It’s a stretch of a PRS analogy, but a fairly illustrative one given the gambit Mrs May relied upon, and the outcome that … Continue reading Election 2017: The Irony of May!

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

June 8th is fast approaching and we have already looked at each party’s manifesto offerings to landlords: Conservative | Labour | Liberal Democrats | Green Party | UKIP When it comes to the private rented sector, each party has an offering that would appeal to the tenant more than the landlord. With 20% of all … Continue reading It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?

The most significant change to the way that landlords with borrowings are being taxed is introduced today. Here’s what you need to know. Who is affected? The changes will affect all landlords with finance costs associated with letting their properties, although in this blog we refer primarily to mortgage interest costs, because buy-to-let borrowing is … Continue reading Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?

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…

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?