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Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Where’s the next property hotspot?

Where’s the next property hotspot?

Infrastructure projects boost rents. We take a look at where road and rail projects are creating the next investment hotspots. The reasons why an area becomes attractive to potential landlords (and tenants) remain much the same: good employment rates and high earnings growth, increased rental demand, an expanding local population, and good schools – particularly … Continue reading Where’s the next property hotspot?

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?

Who’s to blame for in-work poverty?

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) released a study today (7 December 2016) that finds 7m Britons are in poverty despite being from working families. We received advanced sight of the report ahead of publication but decided not to provide comment to the press ahead of the morning papers on the basis we did not want … Continue reading Who’s to blame for in-work poverty?