Gas Safety Week: 18 -24 September 2017

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK working together, to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week – coordinated by Continue Reading →

Right to Rent = Discrimination against Foreign Nationals?

Back in May the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) wrote to the Home Secretary challenging the decision to roll out the Right to Rent scheme to Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The Right to Rent scheme places an obligation on landlords to ensure that they do not rent to people who do not have the “right to Continue Reading →

Landlord Tax – the issue that won’t go away

Like death, taxes are inevitable. But tax has an annoying habit of changing every time there’s a budget and whenever the Government wants to exert its influence. Right now, Landlords are on the receiving end of measures designed to modify the provision of housing. Even if you invested in your portfolio years ago, with sound financial planning at the time, Continue Reading →