The new Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations are due to come into force on 1 April 2018. Landlords in England and Wales won’t be able to sign new tenancy agreements on properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. That includes signing new agreements with existing tenants.
As January slips away, lots of New Year’s Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. But for today’s landlords adapting to changes in the market and getting into good habits could really mean the difference between profit and loss in 2018.
Are you thinking about taking on a fixer-upper as an investment? Maybe you’re doing a refurbishment of an existing buy-to-let property? What do you need to think about? Where do you start? And how do you keep to time and budget? Here’s our Simple guide to get you going – in 7 easy steps.
Buy-to-let is set to go high-tech with new apps that can help landlords communicate with tenants, take inventories, track utilities, check security, manage repairs, keep records - and keep up to date on the latest housing news and investment opportunities.
Announced in the Summer Budget of 2015, and introduced on 6th April 2017, Section 24 is an amendment to UK Tax Law. It means the amount of income tax relief landlords receive for residential property finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of tax.
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