Calls for landlords to be exempt from second-home stamp duty charges
Housing expert, Mary-Anne Bowring, says now is time to invest in buy-to-let and calls for landlord stamp duty cut as a means to stimulate activity and boost supply. Rental housing is likely to prove more resilient during this downturn than other real estate sectors such as retail and offices as people are more likely to […]READ MORE
Should Your Next property be Eco-Friendly?
Due to the high demand of housing within the UK, we’ve seen an immense increase in the number of properties being rented out as well as a decline in the number being sold. In 2015, it was reported that there are 27 million UK households, but after the effects of Brexit that figure has drastically changed. […]READ MORE
Shelter The Housing Charity
Shelter is an organisation with a revenue of £60 million and over 1,000 employees. They call themselves a housing and homeless charity, although they do not provide housing. They fundraise around the country, as well as obtaining funding from central government. Shelter regularly vilify the private rental sector and use their advisors to circumvent evictions, […]READ MORE
Homes Fitness For Human Habitation Bill
This legislation will now go on the statute books. This Bill was advanced by Karen Buck Labour MP. We can use this piece of legislation to our advantage. From our point of view, because of selective licensing, we have nothing to fear from the Bill. Local authorities, however, will be compelled to maintain their housing stock to […]READ MORE
The current system for evicting delinquent/rogue tenants is not fit for purpose. At one end we have taxpayer money in the form of Shelter/CAB, protecting rent defaulters by trying to frustrate the legal system any way they can. Landlords on occasions make errors on Court documentation, this in turn assists rent defaulters remain in situ. […]READ MORE
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