Buy or sell property sector businesses with LM Expert’s newest service launch

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LM Experts launches new property sector business sales and acquisitions service 

Following several months of consultancy and planning, January 2016 saw the unveiling of one of LM Experts newest service additions for property professionals.

The LM Experts property sector sales and acquisitions service is set to assist Directors of property related companies to locate opportunities to buy or sell Ltd Companies, business opportunities, property portfolios, client followings and associated property sector undertakings.4577380

Specialist property sector connections

Speaking at the launch in Rotherham last week LM Expert’s International Marketing Director said, ‘No matter what type of property professional you are; if you have properties or a business/client following that you are now seeking to expand or sell on you’ll want to talk to us. Our specialist service serves to utilise our deep industry connections to our clients’ maximum advantages. We can even put feelers out for clients seeking to start discussions with property professionals who may be in the market to invest or enter a merger.’

Every property sector catered for

The LM Experts sales and acquisition service gives direct access to LM Expert’s and LME Move’s large client base of nationwide landlords, investor clients, auction houses, letting and estate agents, IFAs and conveyancing solicitors. Crucially, the service brings all registered users alerts as to the latest business opportunities before they go out to mainstream markets or feature live on the ‘Acquire/Sell’ page of the LM Experts website and news portal.

Key benefits of the service:

  • No sale, no fee basis.
  • Confidential, NDA, assured service for buyers and sellers.
  • Optional facility to connect buyers/sellers with a choice of expert, commercial solicitors to assist/advise throughout transactions if required.
  • Business sales and acquisitions feature on LM Expert’s dedicated ‘Acquire/Sell’ website section and are also widely circulated to LM Expert’s registered list of genuine, interested property professionals via newsletters, Twitter feeds and partner websites.
  • Specialist market awareness/contacts maximises your chance of success, providing direct exposure to the exact target audience you seek.

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Prime opportunities to buy or sell property sector opportunities – be the first to know

Interested parties wishing to know more about the service or to advertise their interest in buying or selling a property related business should contact mark@lmexperts.co.uk in the strictest of confidence or complete the contact form on the main LM Experts website here

Read further information and view existing business sales and acquisition opportunities on the LM Experts Acquire/Sell page here

Further information about LM Experts and associated group of companies can be obtained from: mark@lmexperts.co.uk

 

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LM Experts announces exclusive e-book, ‘How to survive the war on UK Buy-To-Let landlords

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Exclusive e-book: ‘How to survive the war on UK Buy-To-Let landlords’ coming soon from LM Experts

Today LM Experts announced that its exclusive e-book, ‘How to survive the war on UK Buy-To-Let landlords’ is scheduled to be made available for priority download to all registered LM Experts Executive Club members.

The insightful e-book and ‘must have’ insider guide pulls together expert views and survival tactics from some of the most well respected property and economic authorities around.  

Leading the way

International Marketing Director of LM Experts said, ‘We are excited and proud to announce our latest, forthcoming publication. Once again LM Experts, and associated Legal Marketing Experts group of companies, are paving the way in providing our landlords, property investors and letting agent clients with crucial support and information at the time when they need it most.’

The company has confirmed that the book will be made available to all property professionals but exclusive, priority access to download and access the information first will be given to LM Experts Executive Club members in advance of publication to a wider, general audience.

Free, Executive Club membership

Membership of the LM Experts Executive Club is totally free.34831551

Landlords, property investors, letting agents and other property professionals are now encouraged to register today to be the first to hear when the exclusive e-book, ‘ How to survive the war on UK Buy-To-Let landlords‘ is available to purchase and download.

Executive Club members also benefit from a wide range of marketing support deals and discounted property sector support services from group company www.lmemove.com including property compliance services, Right To Rent and Repair Reporting Apps, property maintenance packages and more. 

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Take steps to protect yourself

Protect your equity, learn how to safeguard your lifestyle and financial future and know where the property investment and economic markets may be headed next.

Join the LM Experts Executive Club here for free today, register your interest and receive access to the wide range of property support services and your exclusive LM Experts discount code entitling you to download the book first. 

Further information about LM Experts and associated group of companies can be obtained from: mark@lmexperts.co.uk

Coming soon – LME Move’s landlords’ Buy-To-Let mortgage & re-mortgage service

LME LogoLME Move to launch Buy-To-Let mortgage & re-mortgage assistance

Nationwide property services supplier and co-ordination hub LME Move has announced its intended collaboration with a well respected FCA authorised and regulated group of independent financial advisers and whole of market mortgage consultants earlier this week.

The agreement, when finalised later next month, will see LME Move become an appointed representative of the group and allow the company to introduce its landlord and property investor clients to obtain assistance and access to whole of market Buy-To-Let mortgages and re-mortgages deals.

Timing is everything

Commenting on the agreement LME Move’s Operations’ Director said, ‘With the ever increasing pressure on Buy-To-Let landlords from the recent swathe of rental sector reforms announced by George Osbourne many are considering the best course of action for their portfolios.

We have received numerous requests from our landlords and property investor clients for assistance with respect to mortgage and re-mortgage options.

When it comes to listening to and supporting our clients LME Move always goes one step further. Therefore we are pleased to announce this forthcoming agreement to provide yet another invaluable service for our landlord and property investor clients.’

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Interested landlords and property investors wishing to review their future or existing Buy-To-Let mortgage options can read more about the service on the LM Experts website here. They can also contact LME Move’s International Marketing Director directly via: mark@lmemove.com

Further information about LME Move’s full range of other nationwide property services for landlords, letting agents and property investors – including gas safety certificates, boiler services, electrical safety certificates, legionella risk assessments, smoke & CO alarms, RICs surveys, out of hours emergency property services and building, plumbing and electrical maintenance services can also be obtained from: mark@lmemove.com or by visiting www.lmemove.comLME Logo

 

Right To Rent App makes checks fair & simple for LME Move’s landlords & tenants alike

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LME Move clinches deal to bring innovative Right To Rent App to landlords and letting agents nationwide

Home Office LogoThe 1st of February 2016 marks a critical day for residential landlords throughout England. It is from this date onwards that all landlords will be legally responsible for checking that all new tenancies issued for their properties are only made to persons legally entitled to reside within England.

Failure to do so may result in offending landlords being hit by a £3,000 fine for every instance where an illegal tenant is found in-situ.

Legally required on all new tenancies across England as of 1st February 2016

The roll-out across England follows on from the pilot scheme trialled in the West Midlands during 2015. At the time the scheme brought controversial issues to light including worrying findings published in a report by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, which found that landlords in the West Midlands were refusing lawful tenants as they became increasingly cautious about renting properties out to any tenant with identity documents with which they were not familiar.

As supporters of initiatives such as Leeds Empties and being one of the leading, ethically minded independent nationwide property services suppliers in the UK, www.lmemove.com was concerned to read about this outcome.  So much so that when LME Move started its own business planning for suitable Right To Rent solutions in late 2015 it made a concerted effort to ensure any such solution would not only make the checks quick and easy to do but also help reduce the chances of such adverse discriminating side-effects.

Cost effective, Home Office compliant, quick to use and multi-platform

Thankfully the search has borne fruit and LME Move has now sealed a deal with a cutting edge App developer to bring its quick and easy to use Right To Rent App to LME Move’s nationwide landlord and letting agent client base across England.

Speaking last week, LME Move’s Compliance Executive Sue Clear said, ‘We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with our App partners. We spent the best part of Autumn 2015 in talks with several providers to review potential Right To Rent solutions to bring to our clients.

What was important for us was:

  • cost effectiveness
  • accessibility via smartphone, tablet and PC
  • ease of use
  • ability to quickly scan and store time/date stamped evidence of document checks carried out to ensure our clients remain Home Office compliant.

However,  just as importantly the solution also had to possess the ability to quickly guide and support our clients – through a fast click, by click, process – to drill down the exact documents they should expect their specific tenants to be supplying to them out of the hundreds of various documents possible.’

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The Right To Rent App is exactly that.

As Sue finished explaining, ‘The landlord or agent simply answers the step by step questions via the App about their specific tenants’ circumstances and the App guides the landlord or agent through the entire process and documentation in a matter of minutes.

It is our hope that not only will this help educate our landlord and agent clients as to the variety of documents but also help them avoid consciously or unconsciously erring on the side of caution and only issuing tenancies to tenants presenting more familiar, everyday documents.’

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Interested landlords and agents searching for a Right To Rent solution can read more about the service on the LM Experts website here. They can also contact LME Move’s International Marketing Director directly for full product information, demonstration and pricing exclusive to LME Move via: mark@lmemove.com

Further information about LME Move’s full range of other nationwide property services for landlords, letting agents and property investors – including gas safety certificates, boiler services, electrical safety certificates, legionella risk assessments, smoke & CO alarms, RICs surveys, out of hours emergency property services and building, plumbing and electrical maintenance services can also be obtained from: mark@lmemove.com or by visiting www.lmemove.comLME Logo

Sue’s Rental Compliance Blog – January 2016 – Deregulation Dangers!

Sue Clear is Compliance Executive at www.lmemove.com

Sue Clear is Compliance Executive at http://www.lmemove.com

Landlords – do you know how to avoid falling foul of the Deregulation Act?

Happy New Year and welcome back to what I sense promises to be another full on year for the Lettings and wider property sector.

This month I thought I’d highlight several of the problems landlord’s can run into that are linked to the recently passed Deregulation Act, and how to best protect yourself from potential trouble ahead.

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Andy’s Auction Blog 18th January 2016 – Now’s the time to swerve the Stamp Duty hike

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Usually our first week of the New Year is a bit of a slow burner, with people taking their time to get back in the swing of things and start thinking about property again. From the moment we reopened on the 4th January, we have been inundated with frantic property buyers desperately trying to find their next purchase(s). We are receiving offers on houses within MINUTES of them going live on our website and our valuers can’t book them into the auction quickly enough.

So why the rush?

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Sprinklers for converted and new Welsh homes affect landlords as of 1st January 2016

Welsh sprinklersA new law requiring that all new and converted homes in Wales be fitted with sprinklers has come into force, the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

CFOA Vice-President Dave Etheridge attended an event at the Welsh Senedd on January 12th to celebrate the introduction of the new law. The event was hosted by Ann Jones AM, who was one of the key drivers behind the campaign to see the legislation introduced.

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Could State Aid Law protect Buy-to-Let Landlords?

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The Guardian and The Telegraph have posted articles in the last week picking up the quandary of buy-to-let landlords. By a combination of changes in the summer budget and autumn statement, the previously lucrative venture whereby landlords would purchase property with the sole intention of renting has now been placed “in the red”. Landlords could previously claim tax relief on mortgage interest payments at the marginal rate, but from April 2017 to 2020, this will gradually be reduced to 20% (the ‘Clause 24’ change). “Wear and tear allowance” previously allowed landlords to deduct 10% from rental profits, but from April 2016 will only be granted for costs actually incurred. Meanwhile, George Osborne used the autumn statement to increase stamp duty on purchases of buy-to-let and second homes by 3%.

Landlords unsurprisingly are less than happy with the legislative changes. A group representing 250 landlords is seeking to launch a legal challenge by way of judicial review of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 enacting the ‘Clause 24’ change to mortgage relief (see: s. 24). As The Guardian reports, the group claims that the measure breaches Human Rights Law and EU Law, whilst The Telegraph reports the group as claiming that the move flouts “a long-established principle of taxation that expenses incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the business are deductible when calculating the taxable profits”. It would seem from these statements that the claims pivot upon establishing that the new legislation breaches either Article 1, Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘A1P1’), some common law right or EU State Aid Law. These are my rough guesses based upon very rough information. Although the former two will have little prospect of success in the courts, the latter EU Law point could well have some bite. This will be used as a springboard for a more general discussion about the development of EU State Aid Law

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ONS latest house price index published

House Price Index, October 2015 coverage:

UK release date: 15 December 2015

Main findings

• UK house prices increased by 7.0% in the year to October 2015, up from 6.1% in the year to September 2015.

• House price annual inflation was 7.4% in England, 1.0% in Wales, 0.9% in Scotland and 10.3% in Northern Ireland.

• Annual house price increases in England were driven by an annual increase in the East (10.4%) and the South East (9.5%).

• Excluding London and the South East, UK house prices increased by 5.6% in the 12 months to October 2015.

• On a seasonally adjusted basis, average house prices increased by 0.8% between September and October 2015.

• In October 2015, prices paid by first-time buyers were 5.9% higher on average than in October 2014.

• For owner-occupiers (existing owners), prices increased by 7.4% for the same period.

• Average mix-adjusted house prices in October 2015 reached £300,000 in England and stood at £174,000 in Wales, £196,000 in Scotland and £158,000 in Northern Ireland

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3% surcharge on Scottish Land & Building Transaction Tax for second homes & buy-to-let

John Swinney announces move to match Chancellor George Osbourne

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In yesterday’s Budget, John Swinney, finance minister for Scotland, matched the move made by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement and introduced a 3% surcharge on Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT, Scotland’s equivalent to stamp duty) for purchases of second homes and buy-to-let property.

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