An update on Universal Credit by the DWP.
The universal credit will be introduced in Sheffield from November 2018, and will bring six benefits under one organisation:
- Housing Benefit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income Support
Jenifer Marsden from DWP explained the implications to Landlords and the alternative payments available.
Universal credit will provide the following benefits:
- one benefit, one place to claim
- one benefit that steps with you in and out of work simple rates for limited capability
- admin under DWP
- claim online
- Claimants see all their info
- change circumstances online
- is based on everyone in the household
Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on both National issues and Local issues.
Her presentation can be found here SADLA update 7 June 2018.
Some key points of her presentation are:
Key changes in the Housing and planning Act 2016, including the introduction of Civil Penalties and Banning orders, the introduction of a Rogue Landlords register (for local authorities only), Rent repayment orders.
HMO’s will include dwellings of 5 bedrooms or more on any number of floors. This is likely to add 600-1000 extra licenses to the Sheffield HMO’s.
‘Fit for Human Habitation’ private members bill, allowing tenants to take their landlords to court were landlords fail on category 1 hazards.
The General Data Protection Regulations does effect Landlords!
Stephani Rudd gave a presentation about the new legal frame work of GDPR coming into effect in May 2018. Here presentation can be found here. Presentation GDPR Self Assessment SADLA
Carrie Kus from the RLA spoke on Fire Safety with regard to the regulations concerning non HMO properties.
The council also gave an update on the new selective licensing along the Abbeydale corridor and answered questions on Fire safety.
A Report has been produced which is seeking approval to begin a 13 week consultation programme on a proposed Selective Licensing Scheme in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road. More information can be found on the council website
Presentation by Dean Castledine of Shorts regarding the recent changes to tax effecting Landlords. Taxation of rental properties presentation
Michelle Houston (Sheffield City Council) gave an update on Selective Licensing and the new HMO regulations Presentation
Presentation was given by the Chief Executive, RLA – how to make better use of the RLA and what they have on offer
John Greaves (Sadla memeber) gave a report on the situation in Page Hall
George Lee (sadla secretary and treasurer) gave a brief review of new HIMO regulations
HFIS (Hamilton Fraser Insurance) gave a short resume of the landlord property insurance package that they are offering to Sadla members
AICO (Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detection and Fire Protection Specialists) gave a talk concerning the recent legislation changes regarding CO detection and Smoke alarms in properties. The presentation can be found here.Power Point Presentation from Aico Alarms
“Property Defects and Human Health Problems”…. presentation by Pat Gallagher and John Housden , ISSE (Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers) This was an interesting presentation about air quality in properties and importance of reduction of condensation. They were demonstrating heat recover fans from Kair Products. Kair Products Hand out
Teri Olley and Janice Parker presented “an outline of the capital gains tax system, and how it affects landlords”, exploring the following areas:
A general introduction to capital gains tax, when it falls due, and how it is reported, Recent law changes, Which expenses can be offset against a capital gain, Further allowances and reliefs available, Tips to achieve the best result, Scenarios and examples
To down load the presentation please click on the following:
RITA CGT presentation
Alasdair Walker of Hunter Aitkenhead Ltd explained the challenges and options of “Getting Out of Being a Landlord”. We have posted a copy of his presentation for those who missed his presentation or would like to be reminded of the content.
SADLA presentation by Alasdair Walker of Hunter Aitkenhead Ltd (pdf format)
George Lee presented a short talk on the “Power of Attorney”