A good range of local news items this month with far less of a 'student landlord' focus than normal â€“ which reflects the end of the summer rush in that sector. The one student oriented item we have, on the scam which separated a Malaysian student from his money, is worth a read by any landlord who may accept tenants from abroad, whether they are students or not.
The other item to draw your attention to is the HMRC push for digitisation. If you do not use a business software package which automatically produces your accounts, you will be affected and will face additional costs â€“ so now is the time to spend 10 minutes responding to the consultation. If you don't, then don't complain in 2018 when the changes are introduced.
Talking of accounts, we are looking for a new treasurer â€“ do read the item if you have an hour or two a month and may be interested.
And finally, we have a legal update planned at our next meeting on the 10th October with professional input from our friends at Saulet Townsend (solicitors). We recommend attendance at that meeting but also want to draw attention to the 'Annual Landlords Briefing' being run by 12 College Place (the renowned barristers chambers in Southampton) â€“ this is at the Ageas Bowl on the 6th and for those on a CPD pathway, it counts as 6 hours accreditation. More details here.
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