In a landlords world, when something starts to leak it usually becomes very costly; roofs, washing machines, shower-trays all start with a drip and result in damage. As such when we reported that the Labour Party manifesto had been leaked last week there were very real concerns that we were about to see a highly … Continue reading Labour Manifesto: For the 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?
This morning saw the launch of the Conservative Party Manifesto. Unlike in 2015, this one actually references the PRS several times, and hints at future changes to come. The full NLA briefing can be found here however we highlight some key points below. Longer Term Tenancies Will look at how security for good tenants is … Continue reading All landlords need to know about the Conservative Manifesto.
Next week we’ll begin to see some manifesto launches. In an ideal world, landlords and the private rented sector would not make an appearance in any manifestos. Despite promising stability, the Conservative government have proven themselves to be the arbiters of instability in PRS regulation over the past few years. Minimum energy standards, further letting … Continue reading Landlords: Prepare For Manifesto Attacks
After last week’s local elections, everyone is working on the assumption that the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives are on the way to a massive win. It is not a case of if but by how many seats (a far cry from 2015). Working on this assumption for a minute, (I am sure … Continue reading Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?