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Finance Bill: MPs back changes to landlord motor expenses - 17 January 2018

Landlords should be able to use mileage rates in order to calculate their allowable deductions for motoring expenses, MPs agreed when discussing the Finance Bill at committee stage yesterday. Trading businesses have been able to use mileage rates since 2013. Using mileage rates gives individuals the ability to use fixed rates per business mile, in order to calculate their allowable ... more

Call of the Week-Deposits and older tenancies - 17 January 2018

Even though it’s been 11 years since the deposit legislation came into force, it is still one of the most popular topics for callers to the Landlord Advice Team. Often, landlords are surprised to discover that their tenancy began after the deposit legislation came into force and  are dismayed to find that they are liable for large sums of money when ... more

Forum Spotlight: Can I check my tenant is paying his bills? - 17 January 2018

A landlord recently posted on our forum inquiring as to whether there is a way if he could check his tenant is up to date with paying his bills and council tax for a property he is renting. Our forum users were quick to respond to the member, with some raising concerns over data protection. Another forum poster suggested looking at the ... more

RLA issues warning over Gumtree scam - 17 January 2018

The RLA has issued a warning after receiving a number of calls from concerned landlords about fraudsters posing as landlords posted ads on Gumtree and other websites asking for cash in exchange for viewings. The online advertisements often show a very attractive and affordable flat.  But when prospective tenants call to arrange a viewing they are typically told that the landlord ... more

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