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Empty Homes Consultation

Posted in Site News on Sep 20, 2018

MK Council are inviting comments on the Empty Homes Strategy Read more..


Posted in Site News on Nov 01, 2017

Milton Keynes Council (MKC) is inviting representations on its Proposed Submission Plan:MK October 2017, which sets out the planning strategy for Milton Keynes until 2031 together with site allocations and development management policies. Read more..

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Message To ALL Mortgage Brokers

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Dear Mortgage Broker If you have seen the level of your new Buy-to-Let mortgage and remortgage applications reducing, this is probably due to the fact that your clients are concerned about the changes to finance cost relief. Many landlords are either selling up or burying their heads in the sand Read more..

Mixed LLP Case Study – Huge Tax Benefits For Landlords

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Mr X owns properties in both his own name and a Limited Company. His daughter (Sally) works for the company on an employed basis, for which she receives a salary of £30,000. The company pays employers National Insurance on this and Sally pays both employees National Insurance plus tax. Read more..

Licensing needs to go back to the drawing board

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Research for has recently uncovered over 130,000 unlicensed properties in London which should be licensed under either selective, additional or mandatory HMO licensing schemes. FOI requests indicated there are over 310,000 private rented properties in London that require licensing under mandatory HMO Read more..

Rents grow as housing market slows

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

’s Rental Index figures for September 2019 have been released. The headlines from this month’s report are: The average rent in the UK is now £967, up by 2.5% on the same time last year When London is excluded Read more..

Upad no longer accepting new business

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

One of the Uk’s first online letting agents, Upad has confirmed it will no longer be accepting new business and it’s home page has now been redirected to >> The founder of Upad, James Davis, told at the weekend that he recently spent 5 months recovering from an emergency heart operation and had “lost his drive.” Read more..

UC sending letters for landlord to non-existent address

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Dear Universal Credit Stage two, This complaint is about you sending letters to me/for me, to someone else in Nottingham where I do not live. Breaking data protection rules and not correcting your mistake quickly. So simple to solve Read more..

Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law) Landlord tax planning strategies – Leicester

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

Our Hon. Legal Counsel, Mark Smith, Head of Chambers at Cotswold Barristers will be presenting an overview of several landlords tax strategies at the pin Leicester Meeting property networking event Thursday 7th November 2019. The event will start at 6:00pm until 9:00pm and will be free for guests of Mark Smith that have not previously attended a pin meeting. Read more..

Shelter warn of older people ‘stuck in expensive PRS’

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

Shelter have today issued the press release below warning of a ‘ticking timebomb’ for older renters: Sky-high house prices have left hundreds of thousands of older people stuck in expensive private renting and now, new research by Shelter reveals that a quarter (25%) of private renters age 65 and over worry about becoming homeless. Read more..

Is it time to move into property refurbishment?

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

Many landlords are facing up to the Government’s onslaught of the buy to let market which has seen their profits slashed over the past three years as tax changes take effect and new legislation like the Tenant Fees Bill and the proposed Section 21 ban will add further challenges. Read more..

170,000 new homes built for year ending June 2019

Posted on Oct 10, 2019

New data has found the number of new homes completed by developers in the year ending June 2019 had increased to over 170,000, which is the highest number built over the same period in the last 11 years. Government figures show a total of 173,660 new homes were built for the year ending June 2019 This represents an 8% increase compared with the previous year. Read more..

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