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19th May 2015
A new Court of Appeal decision has switched the focus on who is responsible for repairs to letting property. In Edwards v Kumarasamy, the tenant rented a flat in a block from the landlord, and after tripping on a damaged path to the block, made a claim for compensation to the... ... more »
11th May 2015
How do you prove you have lived in a rented house to claim private residence relief is a question landlords frequently ask their accountant. Claiming private residence relief (PRR) is not a problem for someone who has one property where they live as their main home – the property is... ... more »
6th May 2015
The Deregulation Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and contained important changes to Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) legislation. In attempt to clarify the issues created by the court cases of Superstrike vs Rodregues and Charalambous vs NG, the Act contains amendments to Tenancy Deposit Protection Legislation... ... more »
24th April 2015
Landlords who fail to take a chance to disclose rental profits or capital gains may face a tough penalty scheme, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. HMRC has relaxed penalties on landlords who catch up with undeclared income from buy to let under the Let Property Campaign, but is running... ... more »
8th April 2015
Local councils wanting to impose blanket licensing on private landlords will now have to ask permission from the government. In a parting shot aimed at councils who try to use selective licensing as a method of controlling property investment for political ends, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis pushed through a new... ... more »