As a landlord, it is essential to know about your Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) obligations.
From 1st February landlords will be responsible for checking their prospective tenant’s right to rent. Find out more here.
Paying tax is one of the inescapable costs for any business, and this includes your let property. However, there are many exemptions and allowances that could be applicable to your business that could make your investment all the more worthwhile.
In the third part of our series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent explain how to register for self assessment with HM Revenue and Customs.
In the second of our 7 part series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent explore the different types of information which need to be reported to HM Revenue and Customs.
In the first of a new series on the legal responsibilities of landlords, Tessa Shepperson, founder of the Landlord Law Blog, explains tenancies and the different types of property ownership.
In the first of a new 7 part series on landlord tax, RITA4Rent begin by explaining what exactly is a self assessment tax return.
The Deregulation Act came into force on 26 March 2015 to clarify tenancy deposit protection requirements. Read a summary by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for a summary of the key changes, so you can check your situation and whether you need to take action.
Are you about to have your cooker, boiler or gas fire fixed, fitted or serviced? Don’t get caught out.
An independent report on the private rented sector (PRS) was released last week by Kate Faulkner called ‘Designs On Property’, which looks at the PRS from all perspectives.
The deadline for landlords to file their tax return is 31 January. Failure to submit in time could prove costly.
Landlords could be rid of troublesome tenants within two weeks, according to new measures announced by the Government this week.
From 1 December, landlords in the West Midlands area will be required to carry out new checks on their tenants to ensure they have the right to live in the UK.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has released new guidelines on how letting agents and property managers can adhere to new legislation brought in this month.
From the 1st October 2014, all lettings and property management agents must be registered with a government authorised consumer redress scheme.
There is now more legislation and regulation than ever for private landlords. Here's some more information on the Localism Act and your roles and responsibilities.
Landlords have specific legal responsibilities to their tenants when it comes to gas safety. Here’s some more information to make sure you’re in the know.
Introduced in October 2013, Universal Credit is a new benefit that has started to replace the 6 existing benefits with a single monthly payment for people who are looking for work, or who are on a low income. Find out more.
In England and Wales, landlords are obliged to place any deposit they receive (up to the value of £100,000 a year) in to a Government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme.