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With the expectation of landlords getting the blame for those who are renting property not being able to afford to get on the housing ladder, I do feel that some sort of defence should be offered. Blaming landlords, following all the recent changes, simply isn’t fair. They're handy scapegoats for a lot of social issues which are not of their making. (I'll just climb on my soap box here!) Point 1 – Social Housing. Why on earth should council houses be sold? Surely that’s depleting stock for those most needing assistance?
You may have seen a lot of information in the media recently regarding the forthcoming changes in the treatment of mortgage interest for landlords. With these changes in mind, we are collecting information from our current, former and prospective landlords in order to best tailor our services in future. Will you help us? If you complete the survey below, we'll send you a copy of the results which we're sure will make for some interesting reading. Don't worry, we will not share specific individuals' data, we will only share aggregated data.
In late 2016 we made some changes to our group structure, which took effect on 1st December 2016. Our lettings, management and sales business is being transferred to another firm within the Pace group called Pace Property Lettings and Management Ltd, a company registered in England with the company number 10354728. The registered office remains the same as our Meridian Point address. The directors are also Crystal Horwood and Bernard Horwood. The purpose of the transfer is to streamline our corporate structure and facilitate future growth.
If you are badly affected by the forthcoming changes to taxation or the time is right to sell your investment properties for other reasons, talk to us first. We are specialists in selling investment properties in Southend and beyond. We have been buying and selling our own portfolio for over 20 years. Here are our top 5 tips.
The tax relief that landlords of residential properties receive for finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of Income Tax. This will be phased in from April 2017. The amount of Income Tax relief landlords can get on residential property finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of tax. The changes will:

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