Question: how does increasing tax on landlords help tenants? (Answer: it doesn’t)

Honestly, some very odd comments on the ways the tax changes will impact on landlords: here’s a prize from the Office for Budget Responsibility, the body that monitors Treasury activities and ensures feasibility of tax policy in economic terms: “It is expected that 1 in 5 individual landlords will receive less relief as a result… Continue reading Question: how does increasing tax on landlords help tenants? (Answer: it doesn’t)

Rent Rises for Leicestershire…but not a whole lot to write home about

It obviously depends what side of the debate you sit on, as no rise is welcome to a tenant. On the other hand, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest the pressure is nothing like as great as the hype would have us all believe (Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July… Continue reading Rent Rises for Leicestershire…but not a whole lot to write home about

Are all landlords rogues?

Honestly, you would think that being a landlord required us to carry a sandwich board around our necks confessing to criminality, the way the media reports on what our elected representatives say; together these two groups are painting a picture of landlords that I just don’t get. Speaking at the RESI conference held at the… Continue reading Are all landlords rogues?