In council chambers up and down the country, local politicians will spend the next few weeks standing up and forcefully extolling how active they are in protecting front line services, how unfair central government cuts are, and perhaps most vigorous of all will be their explanation of how they are doing their very best for … Continue reading I predict a riot! The story of local government finance…..
Looking back at the NLA’s 2017 New Year blog, you would be forgiven to think that time stood still for a whole year. In reality, the snap general election called by Theresa May was the equivalent of smashing a big PAUSE button on the work many Government Departments were undertaking. As such, many of the … Continue reading New Year, New Laws – What will 2018 have in store for landlords?
NLA Property Insurance gives you the lowdown on the latest hike to Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). Well they may not exactly rocket, but they are set to rise potentially by as much as £12.50 per policy, due to a yet another jump in IPT from 1 June 2017. The changes, which come in under the Finance … Continue reading Is Your Building Insurance Premium About To Rocket?
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?
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?