Tag: buy-to-let

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?

What do you think of private rental market statistics?

By Gary Trent, PRS Stakeholder Lead, Valuation Office Agency. Statistics on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can be an invaluable resource.  They give a real insight into sector trends and the wider market beyond our own experience. However, it’s not often there’s the chance to influence their development. however, an online survey running until the … Continue reading What do you think of private rental market statistics?

The National Landlords Association is on the lookout for two new Board members – could you be the one we’re looking for?

Carolyn Uphill, Chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA). The NLA represents private landlords across the United Kingdom, providing advice, guidance, professional development, and working to affect positive change for both its members and everyone involved in the private rented sector (PRS).  We are the largest representative body for private landlords, and currently work with … Continue reading The National Landlords Association is on the lookout for two new Board members – could you be the one we’re looking for?

Landlords are a social bunch

Did you know that three in 10 landlords visit property-focussed online forums on a daily basis? That's a significant proportion. A third of landlords say they visit such forums once every few days, a fifth visit once a week, and 10 per cent visit a few times per month. The most referenced reason for visiting these forums … Continue reading Landlords are a social bunch

If you want change, petitions are not the answer

Since the Budget in July we’ve had a number of members call or email in to ask why we haven’t actively promoted the online petition against the Government’s proposals to reduce mortgage interest tax relief. The simple answer that we’ve given to members is we believe the process is a waste of time, and that … Continue reading If you want change, petitions are not the answer