The Chancellor, George Osborne’s has taken a step towards levelling the playing field for UK property investors after deciding to introduce Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for international property investors, a move that has attracted a mixed response from property professionals.
While UK property investors have broadly welcomed [...]
Immigration Bill Concerns Highlighted To Government
The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKLA) has voiced some serious concerns over the introduction of the Government’s new Immigration Bill.
The concerns were raised by UKALA Executive Caroline Kenny to Parliament’s Public Bill Committee after the UKLA were called to give evidence on behalf of letting agents.
Dwarf Shortage Hits SMTC Panto!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 11th-14th December 2013 – The Little Shakespeare Theatre – Shakespeare Crescent – Eccles Manchester M30 0PE evenings at 7.30pm with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
It’s time to gather the family and head to Salford this week as Salford Musical Theatre Company prepare to [...]
UK PRS should prepare for a million more tenants, say Savills
Giant UK estate agency, Savills are predicting a massive increase in the number of tenants living in the UK private rented sector (PRS) over the next five years.
The company is also predicting that more UK housing associations will seize upon a fantastic business opportunity [...]
British Citizens Warned To Plan For The Unexpected When Moving Abroad!
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a checklist for British citizens planning to purchase property, retiring or moving abroad.
Buying property overseas can transform the lives of many property investors, but buyers are warned to take independent advice before completing any overseas [...]
Councils must be free to borrow more
to build new residential properties
The Government must allow Local Authorities to borrow more money to spend on building so they can tackle housing shortages and build 60,000 extra residential properties in five years, according to the Local Government Association
The Local Government Association (LGA) said that [...]
EU Commission shocked that competing banks were in collusion
The European Commission has fined eight banks – including RBS – a total of £1.4 Billion (GBP) for forming illegal cartels to rig interest rates. The cartels operated in markets for financial derivatives, which are products used to manage the risk of interest rate movements.
Looking for the perfect low cost Christmas gift for the property investor in your life?
May we suggest getting them to join the PIN Academy, where like minded property people can network with each other from the comfort of their own phone, PC or tablet and people can get advice, inspiration and encouragement from property people [...]
Top UK property expert shares lease options tool on free webinar
You may recall that we posted on Spotlight a few days ago about Simon Zutshi holding a very special no cost webinar on Monday 2nd December at 9pm which we will definitely be listening into and we recommend that all property investors should [...]
Tenants Charter could put tenants in a stronger position over PRS landlords
Regulations which hand private rented sector tenants more power and rights to request longer leases have been greeted with cautious optimism, although the new code of practice, intended for launch by the Government, would bring in much-needed protection for many tenants from rogue [...]