What Boris’s new lockdown guidance means for UK housing market

On Sunday, Boris Johnson revealed the UK government’s “lockdown easing plan”. Some things will be changing from tomorrow, but how will this affect the property sector? Boris Johnson’s speech at the weekend was unsurprisingly met with a range of reactions from members of parliament, business leaders and members of the public. Much of the criticism […]

Government announces mass testing plan for Covid-19 ‘Exit Strategy’

Ministers have finally revealed a long-demanded “exit strategy” from the coronavirus lockdown with a plan to recruit an army of 18,000 people to trace and isolate infected people – allowing restrictions to be eased, they hope. Five weeks after the World Health Organisation urged all nations to “test, test, test” – a plea rejected by the UK at the time – it […]

Millions in UK having to choose between paying rent and eating, poll suggests

Renters’ unions are calling on the government to suspend rents for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, as research suggests millions are having to choose between paying landlords and putting food on the table, or have already been forced to leave their homes. Polling conducted last weekend, after rent payments came due for many renters […]

Boris To Bring In Legislation To Prevent Tenants From Getting Evicted During Coronavirus Fallout

The government will bring forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, Boris Johnson has said. Tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay rents if they fell ill, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said at Prime Minister’s Questions. As Wales and Scotland said they would close schools by Friday Mr Johnson […]

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Tax Relief Changes Come Into Play In April – This Is What You Need To Know

Under new rules being phased in by April 2020, landlords will progressively lose valuable tax relief on their buy-to-let mortgage costs. We explain what the changes mean for you. What is buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief? Since April 2017, the way landlords have to declare their rental income has started to change, meaning most will […]