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HMRC launches tax clampdown on Airbnb and short lets landlords

HM Revenue and Customs has opened almost 2,000 investigations into landlords letting out via Airbnb or other short let platforms. The Daily...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Police warn landlords to smoke out cannabis farms

Police have issued a warning to landlords after a property was left badly damaged by an illegal cannabis grow. The property -...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Non-Dom Tax Reforms Will Impact Prime Central London

The UK government's long awaited Spring Budget announced some key changes for the property market in an effort to stimulate activity...

30 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Another council slaps 100% extra tax on property owners

A council has agreed a council tax rise of an additional 100% on second home and long-term empty homes, despite widespread...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Council Tax Rebates for renters - think tank’s suggestion

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s embarrassing U-turn on Self-Assessment Helpline closure

HM Revenue and Customs has done a rapid U-turn on a decision to close its self-assessment telephone helpline for half the...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The Truth - landlords add billions to economy, and house millions of people

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should only get lower tax if they sell with sitting tenants’

An activist group is demanding that the lower Capital Gains Tax should apply only to landlords who sell with sitting tenants. In...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

I Quit!  Landlord sells up because of “unfair” licensing regime

A landlord has quit the private rental sector after a battle with his council over why his properties were put into...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 March 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC admits Making Tax Digital will cost landlords money and time

The government has confirmed that Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) will cost landlords both extra money...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords rebel against Labour council £1,800 licence fee

Bristol’s controversial Labour council is extending previous licensing schemes to other parts of the city at some £1,800 HMO per licence...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax - will Jeremy Hunt target stamp duty in his Budget?

Although SDLT receipts have been volatile in recent years, the property tax’s effectiveness as a revenue-raiser for the Government is not...

10 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

New homes giants merge to form UK’s biggest house builder

Two new build household names often favoured by landlords buying investment properties have announced a merger. Barratt has reached a £2.5 billion...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert: licensing risks of double jeopardy and entrapment

A legal services provider is claiming that landlords risk criminal prosecution for breaches of licensing rules that are often “unreasonable and...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Hunt listen to rental proposal that gives £10 billion to the Treasury?

Increasing the supply of homes for private rent would boost government finances by £10 billion, says the National Residential Landlords Association. The...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC warning as thousands of landlords risk missing tax deadline

HM Revenue and Customs says that its latest data - one week ahead of the January 31 Self Assessment deadline -...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another council raising revenue through licensing scheme

Warwick council is the latest to launch an Additional Licensing Scheme - it came into force just before last weekend. The district...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial landlords more optimistic despite economic headwinds - lender

Despite inflationary and mortgage volatility over the last 12 months, a mortgage lender claims over a third of commercial landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Crisis Solved - parties, government, councils and BoE work together

A building society is calling upon politicians, government, the Bank of England and local councils and other bodies to cooperate on...

13 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Airbnb gives its landlords tax tips to satisfy HMRC

Airbnb has taken further steps to get in the good books of HMRC by issuing a guide on tax for its...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Super-Agency manages over 150,000 tenanted properties

A merger of two of the biggest names in the lettings agency world will mean the combined group managing 152,000 rental...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC reveals big slump in residential property deals

New data from HM Revenue and Customs reveals a 22 per cent annual drop in residential transactions in the year to...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Warn Tenants - rents up in 2024 thanks to mortgage costs

Almost two thirds of private landlords expect to see their mortgage payments increase over the next 12 months with warnings that...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC targets landlords who allegedly under-report profits

A prominent tax consultancy says landlords who transferred their rental properties in a company in 2017/18 are being targeted by HMRC. It’s...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Self Assessment - HMRC’s Top Five Questions

HM Revenue and Customs has provided answers to the top five questions asked on the Self Assessment helpline.  Do I need to fill...

09 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

HMRC holding tax teach-in for new landlords

HM Revenue and Custoims is running a series of webinars aimed primarily at those new to earning income from property of...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC to gather more data on landlords from next year

Airbnb hosts - even those using just a spare room for occasional letting - will be amongst those subject to new...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC warns landlords against ‘hybrid’ tax avoidance scheme

HMRC has contacted Landlord Today to draw attention to new guidance it has issued over a tax avoidance scheme aimed at...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks: Government must safeguard the PRS

The government must safeguard the private rented sector and the only way to do that is to lend its support to...

23 September 2023

From: Rental Reform

Renters Reform Bill may be last straw for many landlords

The Renters Reform Bill is the latest of many factors leaving little choice for some private buy-to-let landlords but to sell...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

How much longer for Renters Reform details? Industry figure demands action

A PropTech entrepreneur has renewed his criticism of the government for failing to put flesh on the bones of the Renters...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC pushes up late payment charges for landlords

Any landlord hit with late payment surcharges from HM Revenue & Customs will now face even higher charges. As a result of...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction bonanza as landlords contribute to record business

Landlords are often seen as stalwarts of property auctions, and are attributed with helping the sector’s growth over the past decade. Property...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet another council ponders revenue-raising licensing scheme

A council is to consult on a new licensing scheme that aims to tackle rogue landlords in parts of Scunthorpe that...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - should landlords review accuracy of tax?

A long-standing tax consultancy has raised the spectre of too much Stamp Duty ha wing been paid thanks to mistakes made...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The NRLA Demands Change in the Private Rental Sector

Across the country landlords and renters are struggling as mortgage costs soar, tax hikes bite and uncertainty remains about the impact...

08 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Airbnb offers new incentive to would-be spare room landlords

Airbnb is offering a £100 travel coupon to new hosts welcoming their first Airbnb guest during the Wimbledon Championships this summer.  Last...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bring back Mortgage Interest Relief - even HMRC would benefit!

Scrapping a tax hike on rented housing may help ease the housing crisis faced by tenants, according to an analysis by...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC preparing for tax bonanza after Renters Reform Bill

The launch of a new landlord database, proposed by the Renters Reform Bill, could provide HMRC with a gold mine of...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s Wrong With Landlords Forced To Sell? - brokers’ claims

A mortgage broker claims there’s “no downside” to the current problem of landlords quitting the private rental sector. Jonathan Burridge, founding adviser...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Taxes hit new highs - HMRC reveals data

New figures show that property taxes - often rising as a result of frozen thresholds - lead the way as the...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets sector strong despite threat of regulation - claim

A UK holiday lets firm insists the sector is in good health despite the return of foreign vacations and the end...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

The War On Landlords - a reader writes…

Landlord Today receives a number of unsolicited contributions from readers. These are always welcome but few are as well argued and...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb offers £100 to hosts joining up during Coronation

Airbnb is offering a £100 travel coupon to new Hosts welcoming their first Airbnb guest during the King’s Coronation in London...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge tax losses caused by rental crackdown - NRLA claim

Tax changes in the private rented sector have contributed to the loss of £1.5 billion in Treasury revenue, according to a...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing fears of more tax and red tape for holiday lets

A quarter of holiday let owners are very worried about the potential of new regulations or fees being enforced following the...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Licensing - Raising Standards or Just Raising Revenue?

Local authorities exist to improve housing stock in their area; however, licensing is not the best way to improve standards across...

04 March 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

HMRC wants details of high-value company-owned rentals

Companies that own UK residential properties have one month to revalue and tell HM Revenue and Customs if any are worth...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC targets short-let landlords with ‘nudge’ tax letters

Accountants and tax advisers are reporting that HMRC has sent out a spate of what are called ‘one-to-many’ letters to taxpayers. The...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Compulsory Purchase threats to private landlords - new report

Private rental property should be “acquired” and used for social housing according to a think tank. And it says tax penalties, laws...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Is property tax so high it drives away investment?

Property taxes in Scotland have increased by nearly a quarter of a billion pounds in the last year compared to the...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP speaks up for landlords and urges tax reform

A Conservative MP is calling on the government to help landlords boost rental supply by reforming taxation. Andrew Lewer, Conservative MP for...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Self Assessment - the mistakes landlords make…

It’s the time of year when everyone is rushing to meet the self-assessment deadlines. Unfortunately, experience shows that there will be...

28 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Increase stamp duty for landlords says prominent Tory MP

A top Tory who is chair of the Conservative backbench Treasury Committee and a member of the Treasury Select Committee says...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour tells landlords not to raise rents to pay for new licensing

Labour controlled Nottingham council is introducing a new licensing scheme - and tells landlords not to raise rents to pay the...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Second Homes tax hike agreed by all political parties

Plans to impose a premium on council tax for for second homeowners have been approved by Cornwall Council with all-party agreement. The...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Take in a lodger in 2023 to earn some extra cash

If you’re looking to make some extra cash in 2023 as the cost of living continues to bite, you may consider...

14 January 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Biggest Profits - letting out individual rooms or whole houses?

A new study by insurance firm CIA Landlords has analysed rental prices of properties across the UK to discover possible revenue...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC trousers huge rise in tax revenue - latest figures

New data just released by HM Revenue & Customs shows income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax receipts for April...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunt  and Sunak missed the chance to  boost rental supply - claim

The government’s Autumn Statement yesterday missed the opportunity to boost supply for the private rental sector, it’s been claimed.  Ben Beadle, chief...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC makes direct appeal to Landlord Today readers

HMRC has contacted Landlord Today to make a direct appeal to readers to complete accurate and timely tax returns. A spokesperson says:...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax Threat - government told not to raise it

A website that describes itself as promoting “popular capitalism” is urging the government not to consider raising Capital Gains Tax on...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC trousers billions from yet another property tax

As landlords know better than most, property taxes are a rich seam of revenue for the government. And now, new figures show...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords contribute heavily to large increase in property tax paid

Property taxes in Scotland have increased by nearly two thirds compared to the pre-pandemic period according to analysis of the latest...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty cut on rental homes would help tenants AND government - claim

The National Residential Landlords Association has renewed calls for stamp duty cuts on homes to let out. The NRLA initially made the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s tax take from property continue to soar - latest figures

Latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs show yet another large increase in the amount of taxation received by the...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - Five Golden Rules for Holiday Lettings

Bringing your pup on holiday is becoming more popular than ever. And with studies finding that ‘dog-friendly’ was one of the...

20 August 2022

From: Agent Advice

HMRC’s massive rise in Capital Gains Tax paid by landlords

New figures show that the amount of Capital Gains Tax raked in by HM Revenue & Customs has skyrocketed.  The Revenue received...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC lifts threat hanging over first-time landlords

HM Revenue & Customs has stepped back from a change in the deadline for first-time landlords to give notice of their...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

London landlords contribute to eye-watering stamp duty payments

Landlords in London contributed to an extraordinary £440m in stamp duty paid on purchases in the first six months since the...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb league table shows cities with highest average prices

A new league table shows landlords the cities across the UK where the highest average Airbnb nightly prices are charged. The data,...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Threat to Holiday Lets - three investigations under way

Three projects are underway investigating how a tourist tax, including a levy on holiday let renters, could apply in Wales. The three...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Take - Investors make up almost half of stamp duty receipts

New figures released this morning show that buy to let investors and second home buyers now pay almost half of the...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shock - many landlords named and shamed over tax

HM Revenue & Customs has named and shamed a string of landlords who, it claims, have collectively avoided many millions of...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How landlords can profit from having a digital billboard on a property

Property owners who have a building or disused piece of land by a high traffic road can make a significant profit...

11 June 2022

From: Lettings PropTech

Landlords can spread fee payment with new PropTech platform - claim

A PropTech platform says it’s giving landlords the opportunity to spread their management fees and marketing costs across the duration of...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit threat to cleaning could hurt private landlords - claim

A cleaning crisis caused by Brexit and Covid could threaten the well-being of the buy to let sector according to a...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Drop buy to let stamp duty tax or risk supply crisis - warning

Taxes on buy to let investment are fuelling a supply crisis, hiking rents and making homeownership more difficult to afford. That’s the...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More licensing revenue-raising - Council resuscitates consultation

Gedling council in Nottinghamshire is the latest local authority to resume consultations on Selective Licensing after putting initial proposals on ice...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

All-Inclusive Rents: a blessing or a curse?

All-inclusive rents have exploded in popularity in the student rental sector over the past few years, but the rampant surge in...

19 March 2022

From: Rental Reform

EPC and HMO teach-in for landlords as councils unite over renting

Landlords with property in Breckland, South Norfolk and Broadland have been invited to attend a free online Landlord Forum networking and...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Q: How to boost rental supply? A: Scrap stamp duty surcharge

The government could benefit to the tune of £10 billion and the rental market could have soaring supply if stamp duty...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive tax hike and stiffer rules for holiday lets in one part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s tax revaluation ‘is stealth tax on landlords’ - claim

Landlords of HMOs are being faced with a revaluation of their properties by HMRC which could result in many suffering tax...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC blasted for forcing landlords to change to Making Tax Digital

A group of MPs has unveiled a scathing report about the inadequacies of HM Revenue & Customs, with a particular reference...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Navigating the holiday let investment market

Covid-19 has upended most industries, at least for a short while, over the past two years. But the tourism sector has...

19 February 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Build To Rent praised by council as “secure and affordable”

A new Build To Rent scheme in London has received lavish praise from a local council. Railpen, the investment manager for the...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax clampdown on holiday lets will help 'genuine’ agents - claim

A tourism chief has stood up in favour of closing what the government calls a tax loophole for landlords letting out...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting on Airbnb? New mortgage products offered to landlords

Suffolk Building Society has just become one of the few lenders to consider applications from landlords who intend to market and...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords - should you tell tenants about another tax?

A little-known law unearthed by a lettings agency may be bad news because it means some private renters are likely to...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC gives landlords deadline for digital tax payments

Landlords who make tax returns on their investment properties via VAT-registered companies must sign up to the HMRC’s Making Tax Digital...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC chaos unfairly impacts on landlord

The Times has highlighted chaotic scenes at HM Revenue and Customs where a landlord, amongst others, has been impacted. According to its...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent supply rises as agency sets challenge for landlords

Build To Rent is recovering well from the pandemic across the UK according to a survey. Construction sites across the UK ground...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Register could lead to tax clampdown, say activists

The Generation Rent activist group has repeated its call for a landlord register in England, saying it could mean more tax...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC discovers huge numbers of landlords avoiding paying tax

A national accountancy firm says HM Revenue & Customs has discovered huge numbers of landlords avoiding paying tax - as many as...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Tips for landlords to maximise holiday let income in 2022

Landlords in or anticipating entering the holiday let market are being offered a series of tips by one of the country’s...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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