Private Rented Sector Landlord Newsletter no.23 - October 18

Part of: Private Rented Sector Landlord Newsletter

Welcome to our latest edition of the Private Rented Sector Landlord Newsletter.

Landlord Registration Renewal

Are you aware that you can renew your registration 8 weeks before your registration is due to expire?

A renewal email notification will be issued to the email address you used at registration 8 weeks prior to your registration expiring. Alternatively, check your registration certificate and renew up to eight weeks before your registration expires.

To renew your registration, follow the instructions for Manage my Registration.

If you registered recently and created keycodes for other joint owners you should ask them to register as a landlord as soon as possible. Further informaiton is available on nidirect; Landlord registration process.

Landlord Advice

The Landlord Advice Line is a free service for Landlords who have registered with the Landlord Registration Scheme and callers must have their Landlord registration number to hand when making a call.

Read some examples of landlord advice the service has provided;

Landlord Advice is available between 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Call 028 9024 5640 and select option 5.

CIH Learning 2 Let course schedule: July - December 2018

Want to become a better landlord who is fully compliant with all current regulations?

As a private landlord, it has never been more important for you to understand your legal obligations, as well as those of your tenant.

The Learning 2 Let training programme is a level 2 Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) qualification developed specifically to meet the needs of registered private landlords just like you.

And because this programme is in receipt of bursary support from the Department for Communities (DfC), as a registered private landlord you can now undertake this practical 3-day training course for just £100.

Where to book:

Advice and support for unincorporated landlords with residential property

HMRC’s online course, 'Letting out property' provides guidance on property lettings, which you can refer to at any time. It explains the changes to Cash Basis for landlords, the tax free allowance on property income, the restrictions on finance costs for landlords with UK residential property and the mileage rate for claiming motoring expenses. It also explains how Capital Gains Tax affects you.

For help at a time that suits you, take a look at HMRC’s recently updated series of mini recorded webinars on income from property for individuals;

HMRC has launched the Online Customer Forum for small businesses, the self-employed and landlords with income from property. With HMRC’s new dedicated service for landlords, getting direct support couldn’t be easier; 

There are also live webinars available which provide an overview on registration, record-keeping and the tax treatment of income and expenses when renting out UK residential property.

Not joined a webinar (online presentation) before?  There is a guide to help you. No special equipment is needed. Use the links provided to receive an invitation and connect using your desktop computer or any smart device. Use the on-screen textbox to ask questions and receive a response.

Information and guidance on nidirect brings together lots of information from government departments and agencies. It provides information and services on many topics including buying, selling or renting a home, your neighbourhood, rates, building regulations, homelessness and evictions. 

Further information on all these areas and more is available on nidirect.

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