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Category Archives:Jason Pyke

Number of landlords looking to re-mortgage hits all-time high

A new mortgage tracker reveals that the number of buy-to-let landlords looking to re-mortgage their properties hit a new ‘all-time high’ in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 – contradicting the commonly held view that recent regulatory changes are deterring buy-to-let investment. Read More

New price transparency guidance published

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published further guidance on price transparency ahead of the 6 December deadline. Read More

Law Society asks “all” members to report gender pay gap

The Law Society for England and Wales has this week encouraged all law firms to voluntarily report their gender pay gap statistics to build a “clearer picture and way forward”. Read More

What does IR35 mean for the legal sector?

The Chancellor confirmed yesterday that off-payroll working rules will be introduced to the private sector from April 2020. Read More

Sharp rise in buy-to-let mortgage lending to limited companies

New figures published by Mortgages for Business this week reveal that buy-to-let lending to limited companies – rather than to individuals – has increased sharply in the past year. Read More

Is your law firm ready for the price publication deadline?

The Law Society of England and Wales has warned law firms to prepare and plan ahead for this year’s deadline to publish price and service information. Read More

Landlords reminded to take note of self-assessment registration deadline

UK landlords who are not yet registered with HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) self-assessment tax system are being reminded that the deadline for registration falls on Friday 5 October 2018 – which is now just one week away. Read More

Law firms in breach of Accounts Rules by failing to carry out proper due diligence

A legal regulator has warned law firms about a new wave of fraud costing the sector millions of pounds each year. Read More

New data highlights importance of landlords seeking specialist tax advice

Landlords have been facing something a tough time lately, following a string of changes to the likes of mortgage interest tax relief and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). Read More

‘Amateur’ landlords need to take a more professional approach to buy-to-let, study suggests

A new report published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) in collaboration with Shawbrook Bank suggests that ‘amateur’ landlords need to take a more professional approach to buy-to-let (BTL) investment if they want to stay on top in today’s challenging investment environment. Read More

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