The ULTIMATE Guide To Landlord Tax Planning

Mark Alexander’s latest  video interview on Ranjan Bhattararya’s “Succeed IN Property” YouTube channel has just been released and you can watch it right here.

If you’ve watched one of their previous video’s, chances are that you will have watched them all.

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Buy to Let in Scotland for south of the border newbie?

I already have a rental property in the UK let to one tenant. I am now considering buying a property in the town where my son will be studying in Scotland so that he can live with a couple of his friends.

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Managing Agents overcharging for nothing?

I own two flats in a small block of four flats. There is a Managing Agent for the Freeholder. They don’t do anything, there is no cleaning of the communal areas, no window cleaning, no gardens to maintain etc.

However

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Majority of leaseholders consider service charges unfair

Research from property management specialists, Keller Williams UK, has found that the majority of leasehold homeowners consider service charges unfair, with a lack of transparency around how they are spent also a prominent issue.

Along with ground rents

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Right to Rent – No requirement for retrospective checks under temporary rules

The temporary adjustments to the right to rent check introduced on 30 March 2020, due to COVID-19, are ending.

From 17 May 2021, you must check the prescribed documents as set out in the right to rent code of practice and the landlord’s guide

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Majority are doing everything they should and more to be a Good Landlord

The good landlord quiz, designed by Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance and answered by more than 3,000 landlords, has found that, despite common misconceptions, most landlords are doing everything they should and more to be a good landlord.

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Review of the system for testing safety of construction products

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has appointed two experts to lead an independent review of the system for testing construction products. Former government adviser and construction expert Paul Morrell OBE will be the chair of the independent panel, along with legal expert Anneliese Day QC.

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Local Authority rent guarantees could unlock PRS to UC tenants

Rent guarantees and upfront cash payments from local authorities are most effective in opening up the private rented sector for people receiving benefits according to major new research from the Centre for Homelessness Impact, the Behavioural Insights Team and the National Residential Landlords Association.

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Shelter claim 39% of PRS is dangerous or unhealthy

Shelter is urging the government to bring forward the Renters’ Reform Bill based on two survey samples of only 553 or 551 private renters, both possibly skewed by how the data is collected

Shelter go on to extrapolate in their press release:

New figures by YouGov released today show 39% of private renters

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What is defined as Capital Expenditure?

I am looking to sell a rental property which I updated and improved some years ago.

I am wondering what items (if I do further refurbishment prior to sale) can be included as a capital expense against capital gains tax as opposed to maintenance

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