All at once, summer collapsed into fall. -Oscar Wilde
And then the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awaked. – Raquel Franco
Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. – JK Rowling / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
New month is upon up, and if you remembered to pinch, punch first of the month yesterday, well done, I did not, which made my son quite happy as he remembered. Its an age thing I suppose!!
I don’t think the bank holiday caused as many issues as it has in the past, still can’t believe in the 21st Century with all the technology we have there are issues. The google assist woman on my phone gives me directions and can find where I am at the click of a button, and call people when I ask her too, but a bank transfer wont clear until the next working day when there is a bank holiday!
Sorry , it frustrates me, but luckily doesn’t happen too often.
Periodically I like to remind you, and myself as I am also a landlord, to check your details with the landlord registration team. You should have received an email from them earlier in the month with their latest information, it is important to check the details they hold are correct and up to date. If you miss the renewal date there is a charge of at least £120 for late renewal.
You can easily link your account with Glasgow Property Letting using Letting Agent registration number 1903009. As a registered letting agent we also have to comply with government legislation and it is a way for factors and councils to know who the managing agent for your property is.
We can not do this on your behalf, the landlord registration team are wonderfully helpful, however they discourage agents registering landlords as the information needs to come from you.
HMRC self assessment and landlord log in details
As you are aware as a registered landlord you should complete a self assessment tax return. Details to carry out your self assessment tax return can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-landlords and using your landlord log in can create a year statement for the period that you are submitting.
For over seas landlords you will have a provided GPL with a non resident landlord number https://www.gov.uk/tax-uk-income-live-abroad/rent which means that no tax is withheld.
Article from Citylets about the recent proposed changes
Last weeks email https://glasgowpropertyletting.com/landlord-email-26th-august-2021-factors-code-of-conduct-snp-and-green-co-operation-summery-of-proposals-evictions-epcs-and-bank-holidays/ was from the Scottish association of landlords, Citylets have published the below article.
One of the temporary measures introduced by the Scottish Government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic was pre-action requirements that landlords and agents in the private rented sector must comply with prior to seeking repossession of a property for rent arrears that have occurred during the Covid-19 period.
The Rent Arrears Pre-Action Requirements (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into force last October in order to help landlords and tenants work together to sustain tenancies during the Coronavirus crisis. As such, letting agents and landlords must ensure they engage with tenants who fall behind on their rent and offer them advice and assistance so that evictions can be avoided wherever possible. Documenting such correspondence is vitally important as it will be considered by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) as part of their discretion in deciding whether to grant an eviction order.
As the Scottish Government is now considering making these, as well as some other temporary provisions made under the Scottish and UK Coronavirus legislation permanent, a public consultation has been launched.
The public can share their views on the proposals set out in the consultation, as well as suggest any additional measures or legislation not covered in the consultation that could support Scotland’s recovery, until November 9.
Working together through rent arrears
Welcoming the intention to make the Pre-Action Requirements permanent, Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “These protections can give private tenants more time and support to work through rent arrears.
“We know that the best way to end homelessness is to prevent it happening in the first place. That means offering people who face the prospect of losing their home help at an early stage and for public services and landlords to work together to provide the assistance they need.”
Deputy First Minister and Covid Recovery Secretary, John Swinney, commented: “This consultation focuses on reviewing the legislative powers that have supported our response to Covid-19. We want to ensure we remove measures no longer needed in order to respond to the pandemic whilst keeping those where there is demonstrable benefit to the people of Scotland.
He added: “I invite everyone to have their say on what the future should look like to support a fair, safe and secure recovery. Your views on these proposals will inform any future legislation to be brought forward on these topics for full scrutiny and debate in Parliament.”
I do hope that September brings some slightly better news for landlords, and we will continue to update you with news and information .
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