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07
Jan
2016

Council Housing waiting lists at 1.5million

  • Jason McClean
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I WAS astounded this morning when I read that there are 1.5million people in the UK on Council House waiting lists. That sounds like great news for landlords and those of us who sell Landlord Insurance, but trust me it, this is terrible news. Consider that 2.5% of the population is on a housing waiting list. Now consider that 300,000…

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04
Jan
2016

Landlords launch legal challenge on tax grab

  • Jason McClean
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IT is with great warmth and pleasure I welcome landlords challenging the legality of George Osborne’s summer tax grab through the courts. Now with £50k of funds raised in a matter of days, Chris Cooper and Steve Bolton can lodge a pre-action protocol letter with an application for a judicial review. You can read more about what they are fighting…

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10
Dec
2015

BTL landlords sell up

  • Jason McClean
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SO FERGUS and Judith Wilson have sold their 900-strong property portfolio for £250million to foreign and institutional investors. Is this the start of a BTL sell off in the UK thanks to George Osborne’s new tax rules? Foreign investors buying, not first time buyers Osborne introduced the tax laws to try and stop landlords competing with first time buyers. On…

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02
Dec
2015

War in Syria and Home Insurance

  • Jason McClean
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ON the face of it if we decide to go to war with Syria it will have little effect on your home insurance. Unless of course the war provokes major attacks on UK soil and drags the country into a self made recession as funds needed for jobs and industry are diverted to bombs and defence. Then it could well…

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27
Nov
2015

Black Friday and Property Insurance

  • Jason McClean
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THE fact is Black Friday and Property Insurance don’t really mix very well. The problem is that property insurance is a notional product based on many various risk factors and there is no set price, it changes from customer to customer. That makes it very difficult to advertise any sort of cost saving. If you are going to buy a…

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13
Nov
2015

The Property Insurer stays close to home

  • Jason McClean
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THE PROPERTY INSURER is based in Thrapston, Northamptonshire and has recently added its name to the East Northants Business Directory in a bid to help save people money on their home insurance. You can visit by clicking The Property Insurer and seeing its entry in the Directory. The idea is to reach out to local residents, businesses and landlords that…

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11
Nov
2015

The Home Insurer and HMO Landlady join forces

  • Jason McClean
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HMO LANDLADY, the online blog which helps out landlords that own houses of multiple occupation, has teamed up with The Home Insurer to offer a price beater on Let Property Insurance. With musings, stories both serious and entertaining, advice and real life examples, HMO Landlady is a valuable resource for anyone that operates an HMO property themselves. It also boasts…

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16
Oct
2015

Mortgages and house insurance

  • Jason McClean
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Nearly one million people will face difficulties paying off their mortgages when their term for interest only mortgages comes up according to a story by the BBC that you can read here. Should we be scared and will this affect your home insurance in any way? The first thing to consider is the home insurance question as that is what…

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14
Oct
2015

Landlords increasing evictions

  • Jason McClean
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  ACCORDING to the Ministry of Justice 43,000 landlords evicted tenants in the 12-months up to June 2015. That is staggering and shows a worrying trend in the Private Rental Sector that is likely to get a lot worse before better.   That figure is a 50% increase in only four years and I think shows a direct correlation with…

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13
Oct
2015

Why I am not buying any more property

  • Jason McClean
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AS a landlord with a small portfolio of seven buy to let properties bought over the last 15 years, I have made a decision not to invest any further in the sector thanks to new tax laws from the UK Conservative Government. From 2021 I will be taxed on turnover on my properties rather than on profit made from the…

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