Landlord Stamp Duty in 2023: Stamp Duty Land Tax for UK Buy-to-Lets
Reading Time: 5 minutes In July 2020, chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced a Stamp Duty holiday across England. On 3rd March 2021, this holiday was extended until 30th June. During this time, first-time buyers and […]
Digital tax on the horizon for landlords
Reading Time: 2 minutes The government have announced plans to extend the compulsory digitalisation of tax to self-employed businesses and landlords over the next three years. Currently, companies with a turnover above £85,000 must […]
How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you keep up to date with the latest goings-on of the private rental sector, you’ve probably came across the Fifth Money Laundering Directive several times over the last couple […]
Buildings and Contents Insurance for Landlords – Why You Need It
Reading Time: 6 minutes As a landlord, keeping track of your important paperwork and legal duties can be overwhelming at times. With documents to sign, certificates to renew and inspections to schedule, ordering your […]
“I was faced with an abusive tenant and high rent arrears”
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ruby has been a landlord for over four years. In 2019, she was left feeling panicked and helpless by an abusive tenant who refused to pay and was four months […]
How to carry out your landlord tax returns
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re a landlord renting out a property, then you’ll most likely be liable to pay tax and need to fill in a tax return. Regardless of whether you own […]
Tenant Not Paying Rent? Tips To Prevent Rent Arrears
Reading Time: 6 minutes In 2019 landlords and letting agents have seen an increase in the number of tenants not paying rent on time. Let’s take a look at the implications of non-payment and […]
How Landlords Finance Property Investments
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, developer or landlord, one of the first questions you may ask is “how do landlords finance rental properties?” Well, there is actually […]
Non Resident Landlord? Reminder to Apply for Tax Relief!
Reading Time: 3 minutes What is a Non Resident landlord? A non resident landlord is essentially a landlord who lives overseas for more than 6 months of the year and rents out a property in […]
Time for a Rent Increase on Your Buy-to-Let?
Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to making a rent increase on a buy to let property, it’s not only tenants who feel nervous. Many landlords rely on the steady income provided by […]
Home Emergency Cover for Landlords
Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture this – it’s 11 o’clock at night, you’ve just finished watching the latest film release and are heading to bed when you’re startled by a phone call. It’s your […]
Turning Pensions Into Property
Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re already receiving your pension or you’re approaching pension age, it is good to review the different options available to you. One option that many pensioners overlook is turning […]
Rent guarantee insurance and legal expense insurance – does it really pay?
Reading Time: 4 minutes For any landlord wanting a peace of mind that the rent they are due will definitely be paid and any legal work associated with that payment and eviction process be […]
Investing in Buy to Let Property
Reading Time: 3 minutes Buy to let property is a popular purchase trend in the current market, and many people looking to invest their savings are considering becoming a landlord in order to achieve […]
Insurance Claims for Landlords
Reading Time: 3 minutes Claiming on your landlord insurance can be a tricky process. Whether your property has suffered some serious flood damage or your tenant’s broken an appliance you’ve supplied – insurance claims […]
Prepare to Maximise Your Rental Income
Reading Time: 2 minutes The holiday season is nearly over and the phone lines are already starting to pick up with tenant enquiries. As long as the property is appealing, the price is right […]
Setting The Correct Rental Price Could Save You Hundreds Of Pounds
Reading Time: 4 minutes I have often been asked the question of when should a landlord start marketing a property and at what price? In my experience, the two go very much hand in […]
5 Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make With Property Insurance
Reading Time: 3 minutes Landlords naturally look for ways to save money on every tenancy. After all, this is business and you’re in it to make a positive return on your investment? A word […]
My Tenant Has Stopped Paying Rent!
Reading Time: 2 minutes This is the third article in my series of tenancy and property management tips for landlords. Hopefully, if you have taken on the points in my previous posts, we should […]
Payment of rent – isn’t this why we are landlords?
Reading Time: 5 minutes When a tenant begins to look for a new home to rent (s)he will begin by choosing an area. (s)he will work out how must (s)he can afford to pay, […]
Landlord’s insurance: What you need and why you need it
Reading Time: 3 minutes Landlord’s insurance protects landlords against financial losses associated with their rental property. With the ever-increasing demand for rentals, landlords need to safeguard their homes – and their rental income – […]