Thursday 26 February 2015
Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman and founding father of the United States of America once said, 'in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.' And while Mr Franklin, who was also an author, scientist, printer and a postmaster, was quite right that taxes are unavoidable, he did not know about allowable expenses.
Thursday 19 February 2015
Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show net migration to the UK between June 2013-14 was 260,000 and whether you consider this figure, which is 22,000 less than the previous year, to be good or bad for the UK, it is important as a landlord to keep in mind some new legislation when renting to foreign nationals.
Tuesday 17 February 2015
For most landlords their tenant’s safety and welfare is of paramount importance but a study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has found that 1.7 million private renters have had concerns over electrical safety either ignored or acted on too slowly when reporting them. The same study found more than 2 million private renters were concerned about electrical safety in their homes.
Friday 13 February 2015
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2011, the domestic private rented sector accounted for 18 per cent of the housing stock in England and Wales and 8 and 3 per cent of those properties had an F and G Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating - below the level of energy efficiency required by the Government.
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