RLA Conference – Future Renting Wales

RLA Conference - Future Renting Wales

On Thursday 30 November 2017, between 9am and 4.45pm, we will be exhibiting at the Future Renting Wales Conference at the Jury’s Inn, Cardiff.

Future Renting Wales is a new, national one day conference for the private rented sector. Private renting in Wales is undergoing massive change. Landlord registration and agent and landlord licensing were fully implemented last year, as part of Rent Smart Wales, while the Renting Homes Act will introduce a standard tenancy contract, new safety and minimum property standards for homes over the next few years.

There will be a number of high profile speakers at the event and we have managed to get you a £10 discount (for members and non-members). All you have to do is quote Gwent10 when purchasing your tickets.

To find out more about the speakers, or to buy your tickets, please visit the RLA Wales website.

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 November 2017

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We would like to invite you to join us at our second Landlord Forum of the 2017/18 season taking place on Tuesday 28 November between 6pm and 8pm at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran.

As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested in attending this FREE event. 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

Douglas Haig, Vice Chair of the Residential Landlords Association will be covering:
  • Important changes to watch out for from the latest budget
  • Updates on some big changes in Wales
  • Previewing the RLA Future Renting Conference taking place on 30th November in Cardiff
Leanne Flanagan, Tax Senior at Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors will be covering:
  • Relevant financial aspects of the latest Chancellors Budget and its implications for our landlords

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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 – 26 September 2017

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Tuesday 26 September sees the start of our new season of Landlord Forums and we have a full programme of both interesting and relevant speakers presenting to our guests over the months ahead.

Although the day has changed (from a Wednesday to a Tuesday) and it has returned to just Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants as your hosts, it is still a 6pm start and still at The Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran.

As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested in attending this FREE event. 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

Our confirmed speakers for this event are the South Wales Fire and Rescue (Home) team and Electrical Safety First.

Both presentations are extremely relevant in light of the tragic events not so long ago in London.

This is an opportunity to hear from the experts about potential dangers in your properties and ask the all important questions to put your mind at rest.

South Wales Fire and Rescue (Home) team
  • Covering home safety and how to reduce fire related injuries and deaths
  • Demonstration of risk reduction products
  • Fire Safety Legislation in all buildings other than single domestic premises
Electrical Safety First
  • Safety in the home
  • Fires caused by electricity in Wales
  • Horizon scanning (Renting Homes Act and electrical safety)
  • Misuse of electricity by tenants

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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 – 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.

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.

HMRC Update On Making Tax Digital

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Following a consultation period, HM Revenue and Customs have now released more information regarding the changes to self assessment under their new “Making Tax Digital” project.

Some of the more significant details are:

  1. Receipts and expenditure recorded on spreadsheets can be linked to HMRC software.
  2. Free software will be available to smaller businesses.
  3. The cash accounting system of reporting will be extended.
  4. Charities will not be obliged to take part in quarterly reporting.
  5. In the first year, a 12 month period of grace will be allowed before late submission penalties are applied.

Businesses and buy-to-let landlords with a turnover of more than £10,000 pa will be expected to submit their financial information quarterly, the new regime to be rolled in from April 2018. A spokesperson for the Revenue optimistically suggests this will help businesses avoid errors on returns and cut down the need for compliance investigations.

For many small businesses, however, the prospect of transmitting their financial information on-line every 3 months is not one they welcome. Recent research carried out by HMRC themselves showed that over 40,000 businesses had concerns about having to comply with quarterly reporting.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) also warns that more vulnerable taxpayers will incur additional costs in software and/or increased accountancy fees and that HMRC’s plans to implement the system in 2018 is total “fantasy”. A survey undertaken by 1-Tap Receipts has even shown that a staggering 97% of self-employed taxpayers who took part were unaware of the proposed changes to the tax system.

With these factors in mind, the FSB is supporting a recommendation by the Treasury Committee for quarterly reporting to apply only to businesses with a turnover in excess of £83,000 (in line with the VAT registration threshold) and to be phased in gradually from 2020. This would give the Government a chance to re-think their proposals and tax-payers time to consider their options going forward.

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

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.

Landlord Forum – 30 March 2016

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We are delighted to announce that our next Landlord Forum is taking place on Wednesday 30th March at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran. The Forum will run for 2 hours and will commence at 6pm. 

Building on our promise to provide Landlords with up to date and interesting information, our next event is dealing with important financial and regulatory changes, and whether to remain a Landlord despite all the changes. So if you are a landlord currently letting properties or thinking about buying to let in South Wales this event is for you.

Speakers will include:

  • Leanne Flanagan – Tax Senior at Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors – With the Budget being held on 16 March, Leanne will be discussing the major announcements and the implications these may have on the Buy-to-Let market.
  • Greg Tay-Lodge – Partner at QualitySolicitors Rubin Lewis O’Brien – Greg will be discussing Section 8 and Section 12 of the Housing Act.
  • Karen Newton – Investor, Author and Speaker – Karen is the founder of the Tiroka group of companies covering a range of industries including property, health & beauty, network marketing and publishing. Together with being an Angel Investor she has interests in 19 businesses.  Karen is going to share her story about how she became a property investor and why she believes property investing still has a lot to offer.

Enquiries

For any enquiries about this event, please contact Katie Williams at Green & Co on 01633 871122 Email: katie@greenandco.com  or Penny Jarman at Rubin Lewis O’Brien on 01633 626359 Email: pennyj@rlob.co.uk.

 

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