Compliance checklist – what do new landlords need to know?
Before you become a landlord, there’s a lot to get your head around in terms of compliance, regulation and legislation. Here, using our years o...View Full Details
Sellers – why it’s a good idea to list before Christmas
We discuss why sellers should consider listing before Christmas to take advantage of the now annual surge in property browsing on the portals from ...View Full Details
Autumn Budget – what did we find out about property?
The Chancellor’s latest major fiscal address to the House of Commons didn’t mention property as much as expected, but there were still a number of ...View Full Details
Notice periods return to pre-Covid levels from October 1 ...
The government has confirmed that notice periods for evictions in England will return to pre-pandemic levels, but warns that they could be lengthen...View Full Details
Rental Reform - what is the latest and when might it be i...
We take a look at the context to rental reform, what is set to be introduced and what it could mean for landlords moving forward.View Full Details
Budget update on Capital Gains Tax
During last week’s Budget speech, the Chancellor made reference to changes in PRR (Private Residence Relief) set to take effect in April 2020. W...View Full Details
Capital Gains & Marriage Breakdowns
Here Andrew Stant, Partner at accountancy firm Johnson Murkett & Hurst of Ashby de la Zouch, talks to us about the effect on capital gains tax if a...View Full Details
Are your CO alarms safe?
We’ve all seen the scandalous stories of dangerous products on TV programmes like Watchdog and Fake Britain. It comes as no surprise then, to hear ...View Full Details
Rocket Ron's Handy Tip
Rocket Ronâ€™s handy tip for September is all about preparing your property for Winter! As we approach the colder months there are a number of meas...View Full Details
Helpful Advice for New Landlords
Whether you are looking to invest in your first rental property, looking to let a property that you have inherited or looking to rent out your curr...View Full Details
Capital Gains Tax explained
Andrew Stant, Senior Partner at Johnson Murkett & Hurst of Ashby de la Zouch provides advice on all aspects of property tax and here, explains the ...View Full Details
Q. & A. - As a landlord, how can I prepare for the forthc...
As most of our readers will be aware, it is a legal requirement for all rental properties to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in p...View Full Details
No options for Landlords over HS2
Most people local to the Measham area will be very aware of the announcement in July this year about the final route for the HS2, the high-speed ra...View Full Details
Fire Safety Regulations
Recent tragic events in the news have brought fire safety regulations in rental properties to the forefront of everyone’s mind and we have been app...View Full Details
How will the Housing White Paper affect you?
In February this year the Housing White Paper was published, heralding changes of both a welcomed and controversial nature, affecting the UK privat...View Full Details
Rocket Ron's Handy Tip
Rocket Ronâ€™s handy tip for this month is to regularly check the area under your sink for signs of a leak or deterioration. Whilst out and about h...View Full Details
Q. & A. - My tenants have fallen out and one of them want...
Unfortunately, this question is not uncommon. From time to time we are approached by tenants asking if one of them can be removed from their tenanc...View Full Details
Council Tax - Who Pays?
Many of us remember the days when the landlord of an unfurnished rental property would automatically be awarded up to three months grace on Council...View Full Details
Rocket Ron's Handy Tip
It is the perfect time for a 'spring clean' and Ron recommends using the opportunity to ensure that sheds and outbuildings are kept tidy and clear ...View Full Details
Can I get my property back?
There are many reasons why you may want your tenants to move out and hand back the keys. Providing your tenants are under an Assured Shorthold Tena...View Full Details
Making Tax Digital, from Andrew Stant, Johnson Murkett & ...
"Do you remember the newspaper headlines “The end of the Annual Tax Return?”" says Andrew Stant, Partner at accountancy firm Johnson Murkett & Hurst.View Full Details
Tax Update for Landlords
"Landlords are about to be affected by the first phase of the restriction in tax relief for mortgage interest to be introduced in April 2017 which ...View Full Details
Problems with Rabbits?
Whilst undeniably very cute, rabbits can cause considerable damage in the garden. They like to feed on a very wide range of ornamental plants, frui...View Full Details
What is a Stopcock & what does it do?
Not sure what a stopcock is? You're not alone. Many people starting out in their first property are not aware of what a stopcock is or what it does...View Full Details
Letting Agents can save Landlords money!
A survey was completed by 500 landlords by insurance firm Endsleigh and the results suggest there are widespread misconceptions among landlords abo...View Full Details
Q. & A. - Is "Professionally Clean" really necessary?
Q. My tenants have left my property dirty and the carpets are in a dreadful state. Can I get it cleaned and pay for this from the tenant's deposit?View Full Details
Ban on Agent fees to Tenants
Many of you will already be aware of the Government’s announcement last October about their intention to abolish the fees charged to tenants throug...View Full Details
Post Brexit – the rent arrears risk
One of the biggest and most stressful issues landlords face these days can be rent arrears, particularly if the landlord is relying on the rental i...View Full Details
Ensuring you serve a valid section 21 notice on your tenant
At Howland Jones, we work closely with Liam O'Shea, Director & Solicitor in Astle Paterson Solicitors’ Dispute Resolution & Litigation department. ...View Full Details
The Mysterious Case of the Purple Toilet Seat
In the world of residential lettings it is standard practice for a tenant to provide a security deposit at the start of their tenancy. If at the en...View Full Details
Do you want to be a landlord in 2017?
2016 saw a number of Government and economy led changes which affect the ultimate financial position for existing and would-be landlords.View Full Details