Changes in the law should soon make it easier for property leaseholders to buy their freehold. But until then, know your rights.
Articles written by Emma Lunn
Letting property out as a holiday home has tax advantages, but do your research thoroughly, says Emma Lunn.
The government wants to prevent tenants and leaseholders being exploited by agents, says Emma Lunn.
Using a limited company means higher-rate taxpayers can still get full tax relief on mortgage interest, says Emma Lunn.
Buy-to-let investors must keep on top of new government regulations as well as tax changes, says Emma Lunn.
With buy-to-let an increasingly unattractive option, residential funds may appeal to more investors, says Emma Lunn.
Landlords and letting agents must make sure that they don’t discriminate against benefit claimants. Emma Lunn explains.
Tenants may soon have the right to sue landlords who let properties that aren’t fit for human habitation. That makes it more important than ever that landlords inspect properties regularly, fix defects, and keep accurate records, says Emma Lunn
Leaseholders have been dealt a blow after a court ruling failed to make it cheaper for people to extend their lease or buy a freehold. Emma Lunn reports.
The government has announced a ban on new-build houses being sold as leasehold. Emma Lunn looks at who’s set to lose out.