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University backs student landlords in HMO protest
Landlords in York have won university backing to battle council plans to curb the number of students lets in the city. York councillors have started a local consultation with a view to introducing article 4 planning controls to restrict the number of houses in multiple occupat
Posted by on 24/06/2011 17:17:36
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Student Letting Agent Banned from holding HMO Licences
One of Bristolís largest student letting agencies has to pay £5,560 in fines and costs for renting out a shared house without a licence. The owners of Digs (Bristol) now face some tough decisions as the local council views them as unfit for managing shared houses in the city w
Posted by on 24/06/2011 16:47:02
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Student Letting Profits will be Spent on Bursaries
Student letting profits will be spent on bursaries Social landlords are ploughing excess cash from letting student homes in to helping young adults study at college and university. Cosmopolitan Student Homes expects to make profits of between £500,000 and £1.5 million from
Posted by on 23/06/2011 17:47:11
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Judge Fails to stick with Plaster Defence for Landlords
Landlords responsibilities for repairs to plaster in rented building have taken another twist with the latest decision from the Court of Appeal. The courts had held for many years that landlords did not have to repair plaster as their obligation in a leasehold building extends
Posted by on 17/06/2011 09:31:32
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Landlords pay too much tax because they donít always know rules
Landlords are paying out too much in tax because they and their accountants just do not know what business expenses they can claim. Many landlords do not realise that every pound claimed as an expense reduces profits - which means they pay less tax. Research by specialist l
Posted by on 16/06/2011 14:24:22
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House Prices in Limbo as Market Plays Waiting Game
The property market is in limbo as buyers, sellers and lenders wait and see what is going to happen with interest rates. All the market indicators point to house price falls bottoming out over recent months. House prices showed no change over the year ending April 30, 2011,
Posted by on 15/06/2011 09:23:25
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Uni Staff Pick up Cash to Compete with Landlords
University staff are picking up £2,000 interest-free loans to compete with local landlords in a rent a room scheme. Not only do the landlords who take in student lodgers get the chance to earn £4,250 a year in rents without paying tax, but they can fit out the rooms for their
Posted by on 14/06/2011 09:34:22
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Town Centre Voted a No-Go Zone for Student Housing
Councillors have voted to make the centre of a university town a no-go area for developing new shared houses for students. Regardless of the merits of any application, the council has put a blanket ban on future shared house developments. Students argued that the ban would
Posted by on 10/06/2011 17:42:21
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Tax Man Tightens Up Capital Allowance Claims
Student landlords are under bombardment from firms pledging to cut their taxes by helping them claim capital allowances for their rental properties. Saving tax on a letting property is not that simple because the rules for claiming capital allowances are not straightforward.
Posted by on 06/06/2011 09:39:58
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How Landlords Work 149 Days a Year for the Tax Man
Student landlords can celebrate tax freedom day on May 29 - the day when they stop filling the taxmanís bank account with cash in favour of their own pockets. The reality is landlords work for 149 days or 41% of the year to pay their tax - but they could still save money if th
Posted by on 06/06/2011 09:31:27
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Landlord Fined for 10 Offences of Breaching HMO Rules
A student landlordís dreams of property crumbled in to a financial nightmare when his tenants found out their homes were not properly licensed. They refused to pay their rent and his cash flow dried up, piling up debts of £3 million for his property business. Now, Daniel Ea
Posted by on 06/06/2011 09:23:57
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Opposition Grows at Student Village Plans
Opposition is building against plans to develop a student village on the outskirts of Bangor, North Wales. City councillors are against the plans to demolish and replace a derelict yard and buildings with seven blocks with flats for 162 students. The councillors claimed the
Posted by on 03/06/2011 09:40:11
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