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Tenants protection under the Coronavirus Act 2020

From the 26 March 2020, the following rights of landlords and tenants regarding eviction apply.

COVID-19: EXTENSION TO PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS

On Friday 19th June 2020, the government announced a planned extension to the Coronavirus Act measures to protect commercial tenants and a new code of practice for landlords and tenants. The expiry of the current restrictions (set out below) is to be extended from 30th June 2020 to 30th September 2020, giving business tenants further breathing space to negotiate with their landlord.

COVID-19: EXTENSION TO PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS

On Friday 19th June 2020, the government announced a planned extension to the Coronavirus Act measures to protect commercial tenants and a new code of practice for landlords and tenants. The expiry of the current restrictions (set out below) is to be extended from 30th June 2020 to 30th September 2020, giving business tenants further breathing space to negotiate with their landlord.

COVID-19: EXTENSION TO PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS

Measures were announced by the government on 23rd April 2020, designed to protect tenants of commercial property from aggressive rent collection, potentially pushing viable businesses into insolvency.

COVID-19: NEW PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS

Measures were announced by the government on 23rd April 2020, designed to protect tenants of commercial property from aggressive rent collection, potentially pushing viable businesses into insolvency.

Property tax changes from April 2020

Although the Brexit process continues to throw a spanner into the normal workings of government, there are a few certainties from a tax point of view that will be effective from April 2020. A few property related changes are noted in this article:

Five tax changes buy-to-let landlords should be aware of in 2019

The 2019/20 tax year started on the 6th April and contains a number of changes which buy-to-let landlords should be aware of for the year ahead. 

Maximum age and term increases will benefit ‘older’ buy-to-let investors

Typically, those who are older and have applied for a buy-to-let mortgage have faced barriers due to the limited options available to them. 

Expenses you can set-off against rental income

The expenses you claim against your property income will need to follow the usual HMRC ruling that the costs must be incurred wholly and exclusively for the purpose of renting out the property.

Buy to let mortgages

The gradual restriction of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgage interest has received much publicity since the process commenced 5 April 2017. From that date, tax relief is converted from a straight forward deduction against business profits into a basic rate tax deduction.

Buy to let mortgages

The gradual restriction of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgage interest has received much publicity since the process commenced 5 April 2017. From that date, tax relief is converted from a straight forward deduction against business profits into a basic rate tax deduction.

Peterborough landlords must licence rental properties in certain areas

Peterborough City Council has introduced a new selective licensing scheme within the city to improve living standards within private rented properties.   All private landlords with residential property within the designated areas of the city must apply for a licence for each of their properties by 1st December 2016.