- North Easterners gloomiest about house prices
- Scottish house prices resilient in face of tax disruption
- UK landlords warned that incomplete inventories costing Britain’s tenants dearly
- Number of UK property millionaires tops 1/2 million
- Landlords could start to raise rents after budget cut to their tax benefits
- Buy to let tax break removed for wealthy landlords, housing shares fall!
How are UK landlords and tenants affected by the 2015 Election manifestos
Following the release of the 2015 Election manifestos over the past week, landlord insurance provider, Simply Business, has today released a visual guide to explain how the six main political parties’ policies will impact landlords and tenants, if implemented.
Simply Business has worked with industry expert Mark Smulian, a journalist specialising in local government, law and housing, to interpret the manifestos of: Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, UKIP and the Green Party for the guide.
Speaking about the guide, Jasper Martens, Head of Marketing and Communications at Simply Business said:
“It's a simple mathematical fact that there are more tenants than there are landlords, and so politicians who are interested in winning votes will make their pitch to the former.
“The main parties vary in the attention that they give to the private rented sector, but for each the emphasis is very much on tenants, and so landlords will need to work hard to make their weight felt in the political process.
“With over 100,000 landlord policies in our care, we’re keen to arm the UK’s landlords with the information they need to make an informed decision when voting on May 7th.”
The visual guide can be found over at: http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2015/04/how-the-election-could-affect-landlords/