Archive for the ‘Landlords’ Category

Squatting to become a criminal offence

Squatting is currently only a civil offence but as of September this year new legislation will make it a criminal offence to occupy someone’s Home/property without consent. The Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Miller had sought to introduce amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill that would have meant squatting is not…

Tax Changes Affecting Landlords

It would appear that changes in Tax allowances for residential landlords will be subject to some significant changes from April 2013. To date, tax legislation provides for a deduction for the cost of renewing “trade tools”. Over time this definition, which was originally intended to be specific, has been extended by concession to include replacement…

Savills and Rightmove Agree with Us!

It would appear that Savills and Rightmove have now reached the same conclusions as we did last month on the future of the PRS over the next few years. They have backed up our analysis with a few more figures, but it is heartening to know we are on the right track with predicting the…

Oxford landlords Facebook page

If you are looking to diversify or expand your property portfolio or just have an interest in the Oxford buy-to-let market, the Oxford Landlords Facebook page offers some great advice and highlights some very real investment opportunities in Oxford. Each investment option comes with a full break down of likely costs to be incurred and…

UK Rental Market Forecast drawn together from Savills, Knight Frank and Jones Lang LaSalle 2012 reports

The private rented sector is growing in the UK. More households will be renting for longer as the social and demographic profile of renters changes. (Savills) As renting becomes a way of life it will increasingly be seen as a viable option to purchasing and hopefully lose the stigma attached. Rental levels vary dramatically across…