How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

What does a landlord actually do? I know, perhaps a stupid question (and don’t we live in an era full of them), but every once in a while it could be worth asking. In the simplest terms, a landlord provides the use of a dwelling for an agreed-upon fee. And while the term ‘landlord’ may … Continue reading How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

Letting Fee Bombshell Hits Private Rented Sector

Letting Fee Bombshell Hits Private Rented Sector

Its Autumn Statement day today, giving the new Chancellor his first chance to put his mark on the post-Brexit economy. Many landlords have bad memories of Autumn Statements and Budgets as it was the 2015 Budget at which then-Chancellor George Osborne revealed his plans to restrict tax relief on landlords’ finance costs and the 2015 … Continue reading Letting Fee Bombshell Hits Private Rented Sector

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?

The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property

What your tenants get up to in their own home is completely up to them. However, private rented accommodation is commonly targeted for illegal activity, so we’ve outlined five common crimes that could be happening in one of your properties right now - and how you can prevent and deal with them.   Subletting Subletting … Continue reading The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property

Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks

At the Conservative Party conference last month the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a speech about immigration: “Today, I am announcing that from December, landlords who knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison” And so we found out … Continue reading Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks