Atkinson McLeod - August 2014 Newsletter
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Atkinson McLeod - August 2014 Newsletter


The taxman will write to 40,000 landlords over the next 4 months. Our first article this month looks at the latest initiative by HMRC targeting landlords, in an attempt to recoup an estimated £500 million in unpaid tax a year.

In our second article, a landlord has launched a legal challenge against a compulsory licensing scheme being introduced in a London borough - a move which could have implications for similar local authority proposals across the country.

Under controversial new rules from late autumn 2014, landlords in some areas will need to check that tenants have a “right to rent” in the UK before letting a property to them. In our final article we look at a factsheet published by The Government, updating landlords of their obligations under the Immigration Act 2014.

As ever, if you’ve got any questions or feedback, please call us or drop us a line. Alternatively, just drop into your local branch of Atkinson McLeod.

Best regards,

Giles Atkinson and Dan McLeod

Atkinson McLeod London Estate Agent



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