Gwent Landlord Forum – 31 May 2017

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2017 is flying by and changes to Landlord regulations seem to be keeping pace. So we would like to invite you to attend the 3rd Gwent Landlord Forum of this year, taking place on Wednesday 31 May between 6pm and 8pm, at The Parkway Hotel and Spa.

As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested so if you know someone who is a landlord or thinking about becoming a landlord, please do pass this invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests.

Speakers

Neil Soundy of Neil Soundy Financial Services Limited will be talking about:

  • Buying via Limited Company/Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)/Trading Company.
  • Lower rental coverage requirements via Limited Company/SPV.
  • Buying Multi Unit Block or HMO.
  • Basic taxation on Limited Company Buy To Let (BTL)
  • Use of Tenancy in Common on existing personal BTL’s
  • Possibility of transferring existing personal BTL’s to Limited Company.
  • Airbnb for landlords

Daniel Bellis, Policy Officer with the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will be speaking about:

  • The Renting Homes Act and how they are creating standardised contracts across the rental sector.
  • He will also cover other changes, such as Fit for Human Habitation regulations, changes in abandonment procedure and changes to joint contracts.
  • With over 20 different regulation still to finalise before landlords start using the new system, a lot has already changed since the Act was first passed.

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.

Nick Park Is Cycling 350 Miles for Leonard Cheshire Disability

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Next week, Green & Co partner, Nick Park, is swapping his business suit for Lycra and cycling 350 miles across the tough, challenging terrain of Wales.

Over the space of 5 days (24-28 May), Nick and 9 other cyclists will be taking part in the Tour de Cymru, a cycling challenge around Wales from Anglesey in the North to Llanhennock in Monmouthshire in the South East.

The Tour de Cymru is being organised by the wonderful people at Leonard Cheshire Disability to celebrate the founder, Leonard Cheshire’s centenary year. It will take place over 5 days and during each stage there will be an opportunity to visit all of the Leonard Cheshire Disability services and to meet the staff and residents in those services who will be benefiting from the fundraising efforts.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the second largest disability charity in the UK and it supports thousands of disabled people by improving their opportunities and helping them to pursue their goals and to live full lives.

The money raised from the Tour de Cymru will be used to support people who use the services of Leonard Cheshire Disability in Wales to have access to adapted sports and physiotherapy equipment, as well as helping disabled people gain access to sporting events in the local area.

You can find out more about the Tour de Cymru and the work of Leonard Cheshire Disability here.

What now?

We would love it if you could support Nick and his 9 companions by donating to this worthy cause and helping them achieve their fundraising target of £10,000.

Donating is easy, you can either contribute via JustGiving by clicking this button…

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Or alternatively, you can donate by

Texting LCTC65 + £ (amount) to 70070

We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

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Nick Park with the Tour de Cymru team at last nights press launch at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay. The two cyclists on the end are residents of Leonard Cheshire Homes and are using bikes adapted for people with disabilities.

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Gwent Landlord Forum – 29 March 2017

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After our first very successful event of the year held in January, we are now well into 2017 and preparing to welcome our Landlords to our next FREE forum on Wednesday 29th March between 6pm and 8pm at The Parkway Hotel and Spa.

We are continuing to provide a broad range of speakers who can shed a light on important matters which might help you make up your minds as to your future as a property investor. As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested so if you know someone who is a landlord or thinking about becoming a landlord, please do pass this invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests.

Speakers:

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Leanne Flanagan, Tax Senior with Green & Co Accountants will be talking about:

  • The final March Budget taking place on 8 March and how the changes announced will affect you as landlords.

Damian Lines, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate with Rubin Lewis O’Brien Solicitors will be speaking about:

  • All aspects of Estate Planning as part of the important area of Preparing for the Future.

Stephanie Taylor of HMO Heaven will be covering:

  • Her insider secrets on HMOs. Is now the right time to invest?
  • The 5 easy steps to massively increase the rental income on your buy-to-let properties.
  • Real life case studies demonstrating how you can double your rental income.
  • How to enjoy fantastic property cashflow in Newport without any hassle.

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.

Gwent Landlord Forum – 30 November 2016

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Rent Smart registration and another Autumn Budget will take place before our next event! We hope you have sorted out the first, but why not come along to The Parkway Hotel and Spa on Wednesday 30th November between 6pm and 8pm to have a breakdown of the Autumn Budget and specifically its impact on you as a Landlord?

If you are a landlord and currently letting properties or thinking about buying to let in South Wales and you have not previously attended, pop this in the diary. If you know someone who is a landlord and might be interested, please do pass this invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests. 

Speakers include:

Leanne Flanagan – Tax Senior at Green & Co Accountants & Tax Advisors

Leanne has updated our attendees about the tax implications for landlords as a result of the budgets in the past and she will be focusing on the Autumn Budget and any changes for Landlords at this meeting.

David Vieria – Go Commercial Finance Limited

David will be speaking about ‘alternative lending solutions’ for the buy-to-let market.

 

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.

Gwent Commercial Tenancy Forum – 26 October 2016

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Following the success of our bi-monthly landlord forum, we have arranged a commercial tenancy forum for local business owners who are currently renting their commercial premises. Our aim is to keep you up to date with the latest tenancy legislation, give you the opportunity to speak to other local tenants and provide you with free access to professional and relevant advice.

Like the Gwent Landlord Forum, our Gwent Commercial Tenancy Forum will be held at The Parkway Hotel and Spa on Wednesday 28th September between 6pm and 8pm.

Speakers include:

Andy Harvie, Director of TPG Consulting Ltd

TPG Consulting Limited are a national firm of Chartered Building Surveyors and Project Managers with offices in Cardiff and Manchester.

Andy formed TPG in February 2012 after spending more than 18 years in the retail and leisure sector running building & facilities departments for blue chip organisations that provide a full range of building surveying and FM services. Andy has been a Chartered Building Surveyor since 1996 and more recently, Andy’s broad range of experience has found him providing solutions to clients with complex multi-site property requirements in the areas of refurbishment and maintenance as well as providing professional services for clients in the areas of dilapidation’s and party wall matters.

Andy will be focussing his presentation of dilapidation’s for the purpose of this particular event.

Craig Wyer, Branch Manager for Handelsbanken, Newport

Craig will be discussing the funding that banks, in general, are able offer to business owners and commercial tenants in the current economic climate.  If you have any questions along these lines, please do bring them along to be answered.

 

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Gwent Landlord Forum – 28 September 2016

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The summer holidays are over and the new season of Landlord Forums are back with our first event taking place on Wednesday 28th September at The Parkway Hotel and Spa between 6pm and 8pm.

If you are a landlord and currently letting properties or thinking about buying to let in South Wales and you have not previously attended, pop this in the diary. If you know someone who is a landlord and might be interested, please do pass this invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests. 

Speakers include:

Douglas Haig – Vice Chair and Director for Wales of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

Douglas will be discussing the new legislative changes facing landlords in Wales. This includes an update on Rent Smart Wales, the Renting Homes Act, Stamp Duty, the Wales Bill and what we can expect form the new programme for Government in the coming years.

Phil Hathway – Hathways Estate Agents

Phil will be discussing holiday lets so if you use one of your properties in this way don’t miss this update.

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For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122, Email: katie@greenandco.com.

National Payroll Week 2016

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Payroll staff across the country are gearing up to celebrate National Payroll Week which runs this year from 5th to 9th September.

The theme for this year’s event, ‘It pays to learn’, is aimed at encouraging payroll professionals to expand their own financial awareness as well as that of their colleagues, in an attempt to ‘educate the nation.’

Last year, payroll staff across the country opened their doors to help educate other employees on tax codes, Pay As You Earn, Salary Sacrifices and many other intricacies of the field.

The now annual event intends to highlight the importance of payroll and the impact it can have on businesses and overall to the UK economy.

To find out what your business can do to join in, visit: http://www.cipp.org.uk/en/cipp-events/national-payroll-week/

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

Gwent Landlord Forum – 13 July 2016

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We are pleased to announce that our next FREE Gwent Landlord Forum is taking place on Wednesday 13th July between 6 and 8pm at The Parkway Hotel and Spa, Cwmbran.

If you are a landlord and currently letting properties or thinking about buying to let in South Wales and you have not previously attended, pop this in the diary as this event is for you.  If you know someone who is a landlord and might be interested, please do pass this open invitation on to them – we are always happy to welcome new guests.

Speakers include:

Paul Fosh – Paul Fosh Auctions

Paul has spoken to this Forum before and is back by popular demand.  His open, honest, friendly and informative presentation on buying at Auction will not only entertain you but give you some valuable tips if you are thinking about purchasing or selling via the auction room.  Paul frequently appears on BBC 1 Homes Under the Hammer.

Jason Critchley – DCBL

Jason is also from the TV show on Channel 5 Can’t Pay We take It Away.  Jason will chat about the High Court Possession service and collection of debts and rent arrears.

Torfaen Housing Team

Torfaen also hold a Landlord Forum and we are delighted to be able to welcome representatives from their team to talk about the services available to local landlords as part of their support.

Finally, and how better to end the evening, we have our Contract Killer, Michael Weihahn. 

With the increasing invasion of plants like Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed the type of service provided by Michael is no longer a nice one to have – you are legally obliged to do something about it!

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Free Research & Development Seminar

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Has your company spent money developing a new product or software? Have you made any advances in science and/or technology? If so you could be eligible for R&D uplift as high as 130% on your development expenses! Projects don’t have to succeed to claim.

Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors are running a seminar on the research and development tax relief system and how it may benefit your business. We are very lucky to have one of the HM Revenue & Customs most experienced R&D Tax Specialists presenting and he will provide an overview of the R&D schemes, the key aspects of making a claim and an analysis of qualifying expenditure.

Some of the many projects that have saved their companies substantial amounts of tax include:

  • Logistics company that developed a bespoke IT system
  • Signage company that produced a quicker drying ink
  • Building block manufacturer that improved a process to recycle materials
  • Bed manufacturer that developed an innovative spring system within mattresses
  • Software to help users of mobile phones choose music
  • Software managing claims for insurers
  • Learning management system for mobiles
  • System to monitor black boxes in hire vans
  • Device to prevent underground train rollback
  • System to share information between schools
  • HR system to trace joiners, movers and leavers within large organisations
  • Construction company that developed a fire retardant solution for timber treatment

“Many small business owners have never had access to information about claiming tax credits, and those that have were often not aware that their business qualified,” explained Barrie Kenyon, Partner Designate at Green & Co Accountants.  “The Seminar explains what makes a business eligible and how to go about making a claim.”

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