Legal & Regulations

The Silent Killer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Explained

In this three-minute read, we examine the dangers posed by carbon monoxide. We recently read a statistic about private landlords that left us scratching our heads. A whopping 56% of private renters say they live in a property that doesn’t have a carbon monoxide alarm*. Can such a high percentage of landlords really be ignoring safety advice and flouting regulations on carbon monoxide alarms? By law,...

Why London Landlords Could Be Taking Expensive Shortcuts

In this two-minute read, we look at how renters inLondoncan take the hassle out of finding a place to live. Are you looking to move into a new rental property? Here’s a guide to finding a new home. Research Identify where you would like to live and what kind of property you’re looking for. For example, if you work from home, you might need office space. If you have children, you may want a garden....

The Two Tax Tips Every London Landlord Needs To Know

This two-minute read includes some handy tax advice for landlords. Our tax system is often criticised for being complicated and unwieldy, but by following two simple rules you can take the stress and hassle out of filing a return. Rule Number 1: Do your homework Raise your hand if you find the subject of tax dull? You’re not alone, many people cite tax as a conversation killer (right up there with...

Do Landlords In London Need To Set Up Limited Companies

In this two-minute read, we have a quick look at what you need to consider when becoming a landlord. Before becoming a landlord, you need toconsiderhow you want to buy yourrentalproperty. There’s lots of tricky tax stuff to consider and changes to tax relief over the last few years mean that becoming a landlord might not be as profitable as you first think. So, what should you do? Should you buy a...

London Landlords Are Still Making These Mistakes

In this three-minute read, we take a look at the most common rules and regulations that London landlords need to remember. Being a landlord is a tricky business. There are more than 200 different pieces of legislation covering the how, why, and when of managing a rental property (and that long list is constantly being added to). Here are just four that landlords are often not getting quite right. Deposit...

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