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Black Friday offer at the RLA

It’s Black Friday, and for one day only, the Residential Landlords Association are offering 50% off membership and also 50% off selected online training courses. Don’t forget that your RLA membership fee may be claimed on your self assessment tax return, and therefore, for a higher rate taxpayer there would be a further saving, resulting in a

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Autumn Statement 2016 – RITA4Rent’s View

Philip Hammond has just delivered his first Autumn Statement, giving us a good idea of the shape of things to come.  RITA4Rent are blogging today with their rough initial thoughts and notes.   A lot of landlords were clinging on to the pipe dream today that Section 24 would be reversed or watered down, especially

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Strategies to combat rising costs

This blog feature has been written by Bamboo Auctions. Over recent months, Bamboo Auctions has been working with a number of organisations as part of a campaign to introduce its landlord members to the benefits of online auctions. We believe that auctions are a highly efficient method of sale, but remain heavily underused. Through technology

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Let Property Campaign – Exclusive 2016 Figures

RITA4Rent have spoken with HMRC and exclusively obtained the latest figures from the Let Property Campaign.  The latest figures report up to 30th June 2016, and these show that HMRC have received £92 Million from landlords relating to past unpaid tax.  We can also reveal that 13,000 landlords have come forward under the campaign. HMRC’s

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The Unreported Dangers of Clause 24

Today, RITA4Rent wish to criticise the Clause 24 changes, not least for the common reasons, but also for those unreported dangers we hope to raise awareness on. Whilst everyone has been focusing on the additional tax that may be payable following the changes to finance costs claims, better known as Clause 24, there is something

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RITA4Rent Latest News – Weekly Round Up 13 May 2016

It has been a busy week, and we round up the week’s property news in today’s blog. It feels as if you cannot avoid the EU referendum in the news these days, with the big day only just over a month away now.  Whilst we have been promised a consultation on the Government’s so called

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RITA4Rent Latest News – 29 April 2016

Falling house prices dominated a lot of today’s papers, with the Telegraph, Independent, Evening Standard and the Daily Mirror reporting on the latest Land Registry data. Of course, part of this may be attributed to stamp duty changes and market confidence.  The latest Land Registry data for March 2016 has indicated falling house prices in

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RITA4Rent Latest News – 28 April 2016

As you are probably no doubt aware, the new stamp duty rules are in force, meaning huge numbers of buy to let investors will face an additional 3% surcharge on their purchases.  This is the latest in a vast array of measures introduced by the government, attacking landlords and property investors.  It follows the changes

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Will George Osborne remove mortgage interest relief for corporate landlords?

There has been a huge amount of shock and anger in the landlord community at the recent mortgage interest changes, which are due to come into force in April 2017. As you may already be aware from April 2017, for individuals letting residential property, a four year phase-in is due to commence, and once fully phased

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Today only! RLA Membership half price!

It’s Black Friday! Our partners, the RLA, the UK’s fastest growing national association for landlords, are offering all landlords 50% off membership today.   Membership includes: • Unlimited on-demand phone support with the Landlord Advice Team • The best deposit protection rates on the market with DepositGuard • Regular industry updates and bi-monthly magazine subscription

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