Just released is a video highlights package from the Tenant Tax Summit in London, back in June. As a landlord I attended, partly gauge the support from the landlord community for the whole issue, and partly so that I could inform you, landlords who may be unaware of the massive impacts of the new “Section… Continue reading Completely Crackpot”: a view from Lord Flight about new taxes on landlords
The La-La Land of the Letting Agent
I must comment on the way managing the rental of a property can sometimes have a certain, what, unreality about it? A tenant had to be evicted from a property this week; this was a sad end to a troublesome experience, where a lady with a large family of kids, living without her husband who… Continue reading The La-La Land of the Letting Agent
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)
Alice in Wonderland tax facing a legal challenge
A call for £50,000 of funding for a legal challenge to the Chancellor’s tax grab on landlords on Boxing Day was successfully reached by the end of the Christmas/New Year break. Steve Bolton, who runs a buy-to-let training franchise company, had commented: “It’s not clear why the Government has chosen to just launch an attack… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland tax facing a legal challenge
The Status Quo is gone…..
Well, not that lot, but the status quo as far as buy-to-let is concerned. I’ve let the dust settle for a week or so before commenting upon the latest round of the Chancellor’s assault on buy-to-let investors (as that is what it’s becoming), mostly because there’s been an awful lot of other commentary around and… Continue reading The Status Quo is gone…..