If I transfer a property to my son without payment, will we still be liable for stamp duty?

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Transferring property to a family member One of the most frequently asked question that The BLA members ask our Landlord Advice line is about transferring property to a family member. As many landlords know the tax rules have changed and new one’s continue to pound landlords. Q. I own a property with my son jointly owned with him, the property …

Landlord Insurance Building – Content Insurance etc

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Landlord insurance – Building Insurance – Tenant content Insurance – Rent Guarantee – Landlord Content Insurance As a landlord you have responsibilities. It is not just about keeping your tenants safe and content.  You of course also want to ensure your investment is safe. That’s why, whether it’s the first time you’re looking for landlord insurance, or you just want …

Know Thy Occupier…..Or Risk a Cannabis Farm on your Land

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Know Thy Occupier Let’s set the scene first…. A bare licence for land with stabling for 2 horses on a personal licence only, (so very limited rights for the licensee and gives the licensor far more flexibility). Fast forward to 10 years continued occupation, a nominal licence fee paid and everyone seemingly on good relations. Client wants the land back …

Landlords can use the government Immigration status checker on-line

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Update on the “right to rent” A brief report has been published by the government on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 with some guidance on the right to rent. The controversial “right to rent” legislation has been challenged in the court and it is being spear headed by The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). The British Landlords Association is supporting …

How to get Universal Credit paid to you (Landlord) directly?

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What is Universal Credit? Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are either unemployed, or working but on a low income. It will eventually replace all of the following benefits and tax credits: Income Support Child Tax Credit Housing Benefit Working Tax Credit Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Section 11 of the Welfare Reform Act …

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