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Articles posted in February 2016

Tessa Shepperson: five tips for landlords on the Right to Rent rules

Monday 29 February 2016

The Government's Right to Rent rules have now been rolled-out across the whole of England and mean landlords who fail to check a tenant's right to be in the country could face fines of up to £3,000. This guide, written for Simple Landlords Insurance by Tessa Shepperson, provides landlords with vital information on how to be compliant with the rules and the best sources of information for further help. 

Scottish Parliament backs buy-to-let stamp duty

Friday 26 February 2016

Scottish finance Secretary John Swinney has been warned by fellow MSPs that introducing a stamp duty tax on buy-to-let properties and second homes could be detrimental to the Scottish economy and housing market. This news article by Simple landlords Insurance also lists other concerns such fears up to 1 million properties could be sold in the next five years.   

Our top five buy-to-let stories – February 2016

Thursday 25 February 2016

Chancellor George Osborne's buy-to-let mortgage tax relief cuts and second home stamp duty increases are just some of the articles in this round-up of Simple Landlords Insurance's top five stories, February 2016. 

Buy-to-let investors rush to buy property before stamp duty deadline

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Landlords are hastily buying-up property ahead of 1st April when Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty increase takes effect. In this news article Simple Landlords Insurance also gives a round-up of the reaction by MPs and other commentators to George Osborne's planned buy-to-let tax changes.  

Buy-to-let stamp duty rise will push up rents, say MPs

Friday 19 February 2016

Chancellor George Osborne's plans to increase stamp duty on second homes in the buy-to-let market and the criticism this is attracting from the Commons Treasury Select Committee. This news article explored the plans' implications for landlords and the economy.
 

Buy-To-Let Influencers 2016

Monday 15 February 2016

An infographic designed by Simple Landlords Insurance showing 25 of the biggest buy-to-let influencers on social media and in the media at the moment.   

Buy-to-let tax relief changes – how they will affect landlords

Friday 05 February 2016

An article by Simple Landlords Insurance and Tax Advantage which shows how landlords will start paying tax on their mortgage interest over four years from 2017 with an example of how a basic tax rate-paying landlord will start paying higher-rate tax, increasing each year.