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RLA seeks legal advice in row over licensing - 24 October 2016

The RLA is taking legal advice in a row over selective licensing discounts. The association is currently involved in a dispute with Liverpool City Council, after a member of the authority’s landlord accreditation scheme was told they would not receive discounts on licence fees for newly purchased properties. The free CLASS accreditation scheme was set up to recognise and reward good landlords ... more

Limited company buy-to-lets enable landlords to leverage assets - 24 October 2016

Earlier this year, I wrote an article in the RPI magazine in which I highlighted the increasing interest in limited company buy-to-lets. In it, I pointed out that the tax changes being introduced by a chancellor who was clearly set on making life more difficult for landlords, were encouraging more investors to consider buying property via limited companies. The good news, ... more

Rent Smart Wales deadline a month away - 23 October 2016

The deadline for the new Rent Smart Wales registration and licensing scheme is now just a month away, with tens of thousands of landlords yet to sign up. The RLA has seen a huge increase in enquiries from members in Wales in recent weeks – particularly from landlords with complex management structures. As a result of this the association has set up ... more

Underwriting standards - how will they affect you? - 20 October 2016

Following the PRA announcement that new underwriting standards will be introduced for buy-to-let mortgages RLA company secretary Richard Jones has produced a briefing informing landlords how the new rules will affect them. The Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has now issued new underwriting standards for buy to let mortgages which they regulate. The intention is that the standards will be ... more

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