There was a big uproar following last year’s Autumn Statement, in which the then-Chancellor George Osborne outlined plans to “Make Tax Digital” for the self-employed and small businesses by 2018. It sparked a great deal of concern from many sectors, and a petition to reverse the plans reached over 114,504 signatures leading to a debate … Continue reading Quarterly Tax Returns for Landlords?
The final version of Bob Blackman MP’s Homelessness Reduction Bill has been published ahead of its 2nd Reading in Parliament. In complete contrast to previous versions, and the report by Crisis that preceded it, the final version delivers a kicking to landlords. The NLA had been provisionally supportive of the previous draft of the Bill … Continue reading Homelessness Reduction Bill changed and it’s bad news for landlords
This is a guest blog from Portico Estate Agents. Home improvements can add considerable value to a property. So whether you are looking to sell up or simply improve on potential returns on investment, there are many ways in which you can make a property more desirable, and thus maximise your earnings. Robert Nichols, Managing … Continue reading Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property
Writing this just minutes after the Prime Ministers speech to the party faithful (and commercial lobbyists with more money than sense) ending the party conference, landlords should be wary of a distinct change in tone, certainly in regards to housing policy. Listening to her speech, and reading in between the lines, the Prime Minister mentions … Continue reading New Housing White Paper announced – could a May led Conservative Government be more interventionist in the PRS?
As a generous and generally easy-going sort of person, you might be mistaken in thinking that your local authority, in its approach to the collection of household waste, was doing you a favour. They kindly come to your house once a week (if you’re lucky) and empty your bins as an act of kindness, out … Continue reading A Waste of a Blog Post