Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Five Exemptions

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is levied on property purchases in England and Northern Ireland, with thresholds determining the amount owed. Properties priced up to £250,000 (or £425,000 for first-time buyers) incur no SDLT, while rates of 5% apply to main residences priced between £250,001 and £925,000, and 8% for […]

What Landlords Should Look Out For In 2024

By Allison Thompson, National Lettings Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group 2024 will be a year to watch for landlords, especially those who are self-managing, as there will likely be many changes and new announcements that will affect how landlords operate. In addition to the Renters (Reform) Bill making its way through Parliament, […]

Understanding The Services & Responsibilities Of A Property Management Company

Property ownership can be rewarding, but it also comes with a host of responsibilities and challenges. Managing many properties can be a big challenge for property owners. This is where tailored property management services come into play. Property management companies in the UK play a crucial role in assisting property […]

How Landlords Can Navigate Proposed Changes To Renters Reform Bill

Further interactions have been introduced to the Renters Reform Bill following its second reading in Parliament last month. As one of the most significant pieces of legislation for landlords and tenants proposed in recent history, the Bill was largely aimed to fulfil the 2019 Conservative manifesto commitment to abolish ‘no […]

What Are Landlords Required to Do About Mould and Damp in Rented Accommodation?

Mould and damp endanger the health of tenants and pose a particular challenge in rented homes. UK law stipulates that landlords have certain duties to make sure rented properties are both safe and liveable, which often includes dealing with mould or other health hazards. If you’re grappling with this problem, […]

Essential Tips for Student Landlords: Ensuring Success in a Demanding Market

Becoming a landlord can be a lucrative endeavour, but when dealing with student tenants, it often comes with its own unique set of challenges. Students are usually more transient and have different expectations compared to other renters. To navigate this demanding market successfully, student landlords must be well-informed and prepared. […]

How The Renters Reform Bill Redefines Landlord Responsibilities

First proposed in 2019, the Renters Reform Bill intends to introduce widespread rental reforms that will significantly impact landlords and tenants throughout England. As the proposed changes will have implications for the rental housing sector and private landlords, London lettings agency JOHNS&CO are providing their expert insight on the opportunities and protections […]