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Liverpool makes new push to license its landlords again - LandlordZONE

Councillors say it’s “unthinkable” that the city doesn’t have a licensing scheme and they’re determined not to take no for an answer Liverpool Council is making another bid to bring in a landlord licensing scheme after the Government turned down its application to keep a citywide scheme going. It applied for a judicial review following …

Scots landlords miss out on summer tax holiday - LandlordZONE

Scottish landlords haven’t been handed a similar bonus to their English counterparts in a new package aimed at boosting property deals north of the border Scotland’s housing market has received a boost with tax reforms on property purchases – although those buying second properties won’t benefit. Holyrood’s finance secretary Kate Forbes announced a package of …

Deposit disputes - a new world - or is it? - LandlordZONE

In normal times and, depending on what the issue is, deposit disputes differ from season to season, tenant to tenant and case to case. Gardens in the winter, versus gardens in the summer; students predominantly moving out between June and August, have been known to leave properties dirty and in need of some redecoration; young …

Rental values reflect UK’s mixed economic picture - LandlordZONE

Rents dipped slightly last month across the UK, although figures are still higher than this time last year, according to the latest Rental Index data The average rental price for a new tenancy in June was £951 a month – up 1.1% on last year, but down on £959 achieved in May – with eight …

How will the stamp duty changes affect landlords? - LandlordZONE

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has opened up an investment window until next March next year for those considering investing in a buy-to-let or second home. The stamp duty holiday for all homes, including second homes and buy-to-let purchases, can potentially save buy-to-let and second home buyers up to £15,000. Buy-to-let landlords who purchase new investments between …