Some tenants could be feeling the pain of successive measures by the Government against landlords. Rents are said to be rising as landlords try to recoup some of their losses following tax and regulatory changes, while properties are being snapped up by tenants at record levels amid a shortage of supply. If tenants are going to get a better deal, landlords need to be encouraged to stay in the sector and not contemplate quitting it altogether, leaving tenants with fewer homes to rent, according to a leading buy-to-let expert. He has given his views on how to make this happen, from tax incentives to the introduction of dedicated housing courts that ensure landlords can gain possession of their properties quickly and efficiently. Rents are rising as landlords try to recoup their losses following tax and regulatory changes Here, we outline the five elements of the buy-to-let manifesto that's been drawn up David Cox, of ARLA Propertymark. It could be perfect material for the new Government … [Read more...] about Annual property MOTs and a database of rogue landlords – expert reveals his five-point wishlist for buy-to-let, but what changes would you make?
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brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. STUART ROSE former chairman of Marks & Spencer who ran the Remain in Europe campaign in 2016: It's no secret I was a Remainer. I'm still a Remainer but I respect the democratic process. I am also a pragmatist and a realist. I recognise that it is time for us to move on and the deal the Prime Minister has got is an opportunity for us to do that. I am involved in the food, clothing and automobile industries so I have some perspective on how damaging the lack of clarity has been. Looking through the lens of business, we need to break this log jam. Is this deal perfection? No. Is it better than what we had before? Yes. Does it deserve serious attention? Yes. Do I believe 90 per cent of business people would back it? Absolutely. Why? Without a deal, there is so much uncertainty, so much lack of confidence. It is causing real harm to the economy and the longer it goes on, the worse it will get. People are not putting their hands in their … [Read more...] about Do the deal today, says former Remain campaign chief STUART ROSE as he insists ‘it is time to move on’
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson will today ask MPs to vote for his Withdrawal Agreement Bill - the legislation that will put his divorce deal into law and make Brexit happen on October 31. The government wants to crash the 110-page document through the House of Commons in just three days as the PM tries to stick to his 'do or die' Halloween pledge. But many MPs are furious about the contents of the PM's deal as well as Downing Street's proposed rapid timetable for passing the agreement into law. That means Mr Johnson is facing the most grueling 72 hours of his premiership so far as he tries to keep his deal alive and see off any attempts to derail it. Even if his draft accord is able to survive the next three days, there are further sticking points lurking in the shadows. The WAB will then have to be agreed by the Remain-heavy House of Lords as well as the European Parliament while the EU could still offer a Brexit delay. Below is … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s crunch 72 hours: MPs set to vote on Brexit deal for first time TONIGHT – but even if the PM wins he faces a massive battle to stick to his ‘do or die’ October 31 vow as Remainer rebels plot to hijack his plans
My wife and I are thinking about climbing up the property ladder and buying our second home. We have a budget of roughly £450,000 and have been to see one or two homes we are keen on. However, I noticed rumours are swirling about a potential axing of stamp duty on property sales under £500,000 – for all buyers, not just first-time ones. We'd be at the upper end of the scale – if we bought somewhere for £450,000, we'd be looking at £12,500 on stamp duty – I'd much rather this was zero. So, should we hold off? How likely is it to happen? Furthermore, would it have an instant knock-on effect to prices? As in, would more people be willing to buy, creating more demand? Time for change: Mr Johnson has told MPs that an overhaul of stamp duty is needed MailOnline Property expert Myra Butterworth replies: Speculation around changes to stamp duty has intensified following the change in the Conservative leadership. Within days of Boris Johnson … [Read more...] about Should I hold off buying a new home until later in the year to potentially avoid a chunky stamp duty bill… and would mooted changes hit prices?
Amanda Keller and Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones say their KIIS FM stablemates, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie 'O' Henderson, may be exaggerating the value of their latest deal with the Australian Radio Network. The WSFM hosts, who won the top prize at the ACRAs in Brisbane on Saturday night, claim that reports of Kyle and Jackie's $80million pay packets were likely 'pumped up'. Brendan, 51, told The Daily Telegraph: 'I'd say that figure is a bit of a build-up that might have been pumped up because it is important to look good with that sort of money. That is the way that show rolls.' They're not buying it! WSFM's Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones (pictured on Saturday) say that Kyle and Jackie O's record $80million deal with ARN is likely a 'pumped-up' figure 'I don't take anything away from them with that, that is their thing, that is what they do. They respect us and we respect them,' he added. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kyle Sandilands is ROASTED by The Chaser … [Read more...] about WSFM’s Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones say Kyle and Jackie O’s record $80million deal with ARN is a ‘pumped-up’ figure