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IPT – Grossly Unfair

HMRC has been seeking views on how to make the collection of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) fairer and the consultation with the insurance industry closed on 17th July. We eagerly await the findings.IPT... Read Full Article

Published 20 September 2019 07:35 by berkeleyalexander

Judicial review on illegal tenants

As reported by Mortgage Introducer in July, the government is appealing against a ruling by the High Court earlier this year that the Right to Rent scheme breaches human rights law because it causes r... Read Full Article

Published 09 September 2019 09:56 by berkeleyalexander

Pitfalls of the Sharing Economy

Airbnb revenues reached $2.6bn in 2017 and every night more than 2m people stay in homes listed on its site. Home sharing is a significant and growing phenomenon. According to PWC, the UK’s sharing ... Read Full Article

Published 19 August 2019 16:25 by berkeleyalexander


Portfolio Landlords – Keep it Simple

64 per cent of landlords with four or more properties intend using limited company status for new purchases this year, according to Precise Mortgages, up from 41 per cent in Q1 2018. Limited company s... Read Full Article

Published 06 August 2019 11:21 by berkeleyalexander

No DSS, Pets Considered

MPs have called on landlords to scrap 'no DSS' clauses in rental ads, saying it amounts to a “hostile environment” for tenants on benefits. The housing charity Shelter has said the “no DSS” practice ... Read Full Article

Published 29 July 2019 07:58 by berkeleyalexander

What your BDM should do for you!

Most general insurance (GI) providers have business development teams and you probably get visits. Your time is precious so how can you get the most out of these meetings?  What should a BDM do for yo... Read Full Article

Published 19 July 2019 13:33 by berkeleyalexander