LandlordZONE Update - Buy-to-Let Landlords and Tax

Landlords' Self-Assessment Tax Returns

  Landlords' Self-Assessment Tax Returns

Buy-to-Let Landlords and Tax

It’s that time of year again, and the 31st of January 2018 deadline draws near for the filing of tax returns and paying the tax due for the tax year 2016-2017. Inevitably, there are many landlords who still need to sit down, gather all of their receipts, invoices and numerous scraps…

Tenants to sue landlords for unsafe properties

  Tenants to sue landlords for unsafe properties

Breaking News - Housing Safety:

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid Sunday (14 January) has confirmed government support for new legislation that will enable tenants to take direct action against their landlords to help ensure that rented homes are safe. Tenants will be given the right to take legal action when landlords fail in…

Letting fees ban on hold until at least Spring 2019

  Letting fees ban on hold until at least Spring 2019

Breaking News - Letting Fees:

The newly renamed "Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government" (MHCLG) headed by Sajid Javid has confirmed that a letting fees ban will not come into force before the Spring of next year.

In written communicate to the Select Committee hearings, currently scrutinising the draft legislation, and also to the…

Assured shorthold tenancies – valid s21 notices

  Assured shorthold tenancies – valid s21 notices

Assured Property Services Ltd v Ooo 2017 - Gas Certificate:

This is a County Court case so could be overturned on appeal, but it does appear at first sight to have very important implications for landlords and agents with assured shorthold tenancies (AST) commencing on or after the 1st of October 2015, and all AST…

Debt Collection for Landlords

  Debt Collection for Landlords

Rent Arrears:

At this time of year, soon after the Christmas spending spree, inevitably rent payments begin to suffer. If you are having problems with rent arrears, this article should help.

As in most areas of life, prevention is better than cure. To reduce the risk of being owed money, it is sensible to take precautions…

Fergus Wilson sues YouTuber for calling him racist

  Fergus Wilson sues YouTuber for calling him racist

Buy-to-Let Landlord:

Mr Danny Hyde, YouTube blogger and controller the YouTube channel Danny Hyde TV, is being sued by controversial landlord Fergus Wilson for what he says is a "grossly offensive" video. Wilson believes the video breaches the malicious communications act 1988.

Wilson is suing the YouTuber for £10,000 over the video he uploaded to…

Property Master’s early success leads to expansion and a wider product range

  Property Master’s early success leads to expansion and a wider product range

Buy-to-Let Mortgages:

The digital buy-to-let mortgages start-up, Property Master uses advanced algorithms to match the requirements of individual private landlords against the entire buy-to-let mortgage market, is planning further expansion.

This announcement comes as the company begins a new round of fundraising to support its continued growth. Launched in May of last year with the…

One-fifth of buy-to-let landlords want to sell-up

  One-fifth of buy-to-let landlords want to sell-up

Landlord Tax:

Research carried out by The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) last year (Q3 2017 with 856 respondents) finds that around 20% of its members (in the main small-scale landlords) are planning to sell at least some of their buy-to-lets.

This would be the highest level of divestment since the “credit crunch” 10 years ago.

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