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Home Ownership & Renting: “The… dream of home-ownership is alive and well, despite the growing housing affordability crisis, according to the latest 2016 census data. However, the nation’s strong overall home-ownership rate is slowly declining.” A clear picture of the UK...
Confiscation Order: A rogue landlord from Walthamstow, who made almost £130,000 renting out a property without planning permission, has been ordered to pay the fine or face a jail sentence. A landlord who illegally converted a three-bedroom house into two flats...
Landlords’ Tax: According to new information published by the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA), two-thirds of individual landlords pay income tax at the basic rate of income tax, and the facts are spelled out by data just released by the Government. Income...
New Website: Today, Wednesday the 12th of July marks the launch of the new LandlordZONE® website. Welcome to our brand new, slimmer, faster, state-of-the art website. After 17 years and 5 website generations LandlordZONE® continues to serve the private rented sector and...
Landlord TV Documentary: A new BBC documentary series entitled “The Week the Landlords Moved In” has landlords swapping places with their tenants to experience life on the flipside. The first airing last week showed a wealthy landlord break down in tears...
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has highlighted an issue which could affect the Government's proposed new law, The Tenants' Fees Bill, in the Queen’s Speech, which may effectively ban tenants with pets, or at the very least discourage landlords...
Rogue Landlord Fined: Cardiff Magistrates Court has issued a fine of over £4,000 to a landlord who pleaded guilty to eight charges relating to a student property in Albany Road, Cardiff. The five tenants living in the landlords’ flats had complained...
Buy-to-Let Taxation: Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2010–2016), Iain Duncan Smith (IDS), the architect of the Universal Credit (UC) system, which is currently being rolled out across the country in one test area after another, writing in...
Tax on Landlords: Former Bank of England expert, David Miles, who served on the Monetary Policy Committee 2009-2015, and is now professor of financial economics at Imperial College London, says that “My own view is that this is profoundly...
Housing Crisis: Writing in Belfast newspaper, the Irish News, Newton Emerson argues that many of the UK's political problems can be blamed directly on the broken housing market. “If you wanted to find a single cause behind the calamitous state of...