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Don’t get caught out by changes to energy rules

We are proud of being experts on the local property market in Chiswick and West London. We are equally proud of keeping a focused eye on any changes to laws and legislation which may affect our clients. One such change has been the recent Government decision, which will come into effect on April 1, 2018, to require private rental properties to meet a minimum level of energy efficiency.  Read more...

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

From 1 October 2015 landlords have to ensure that a smoke alarm is fitted on every floor (this includes ground floor entrances stairwells) of their property where there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.   Read more...

Interest relief to be restricted to basic rate

Landlords with large, highly geared portfolios may have to rethink their financing arrangements, or face substantial increases in their tax costs. At present, landlords can deduct relevant finance costs (mainly mortgage interest) as an expense of their property business. This relief is effectively given at the taxpayer’s highest rate of tax.  Read more...

End of 10% wear and tear allowance

If you are planning to replace items such as furnishings and carpets in residential let properties, it might be worth waiting until after 6 April 2016. From then, all residential landlords will be able to claim for the cost of replacing all types of furniture, furnishings, appliances and kitchenware provided for the tenant’s use in the property, including, for example:  Read more...

Choosing your letting agent

One of the most important things a landlord does when renting their property is to choose their letting agent. The chosen agent is going to be responsible not only for finding a suitable tenant for the property, but also for looking after both the property and the tenancy for the duration. Knowledge, experience, professionalism and dedication are essential.   Read more...

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