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Stamp duty bombshell

Posted on 21 July, 2019 at 17:55 Comments comments (70)

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Boris Johnson lands another Stamp Duty bombshell

The Tory leadership hopeful says he is to consider switching the duty from buyers to sellers if he becomes Prime Minister.

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Boris Johnson is to consider switching stamp duty from the buyer to the seller if he becomes prime minist...

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Posted on 27 June, 2014 at 16:40 Comments comments (1)




In an Opposition Day debate on the private rented sector on Wednesday, Labour’s shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds declared the private rented sector “no longer fit for purpose”.


Reynolds told the Commons the UK has "one of the most short-term, insecure and unstable private rented sectors in Europe", with tenants facing "exorbitant rates".


Reynolds said if Labour came to power the party would cap...

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How to increase a tenants rent

Posted on 3 May, 2014 at 13:10 Comments comments (0)

How to increase rent


Normally, rent is increased at the end of a fixed term, this is done by getting the tenant to sign a new tenancy agreement. However arranging a new tenancy agreement is not actually necessary (as the tenancy will roll on anyway as a periodic tenancy under the same terms and conditions – section 5 of the Housing Act 1988). However, if you want to increase the rent, doing this by giving the tenant a new tenancy agreement is the best way to do it.

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Ongoing interest rates, Bank of England

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Five years ago this month, on 5 March 2009, the Bank of England took the dramatic step of cutting interest rates to their lowest level in more 300 years. The previous 18 months had seen Northern Rock nationalised, RBS, Lloyds and HBOS rescued by massive taxpayer bailouts and Lehman Brothers collapse in the United States. House prices were falling, car sales plunging and Britain found itself facing a deep depression.


For a decade before the crisis the Bank had dealt in finel...

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