Articles written by Jemma Porter

student loan rebate

Student loans and professional development loans– what are they?

The UK is a great place to live in terms of financial help with further education. Whether you’re a student looking to fund your university course, or whether you’re a professional trying to get further in your career; there is financial help available. The cost of further education can be really expensive. If you’re hoping

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bying a house

Buying a house: How to make an offer on a property

Buying a house can be an exciting experience – you get to look around various properties and decide what qualities in a house are most important to you. Once you’ve found ‘the one’, that’s when the real hard work starts. The very first thing you need to decide when buying a house you want is how much to

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tax liabilities as a landlord

What are your tax liabilities as a landlord?

Once you start renting out a property, you will be expected to start paying tax as you would with any other business. Each businesses tax is worked out slightly differently – and your tax liabilities as a landlord takes into consideration the annual rent and your expenses. What expenses can you claim? All businesses have expenses

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stamp duty, house for sale

Will increased house prices mean more buyers paying stamp duty?

According to the TaxPayer’s Alliance, if house prices continue to rise at their current rate, stamp duty could be a real problem by 2018. It’s estimated that around two fifths of those looking to buy property will face stamp duty costs of up to a minimum of £7,500. If four out of five properties were

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letting your house

Letting your house: Using a letting agent vs. DIY landlord

So, you’ve made the decision to enter the buy to let market or are letting your house. However, after buying a property and doing it up, you’ve still got one final big decision to make. Should you use a letting agent to let it out for you, or should you become a DIY landlord? Initially

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TV License

The Lowdown on the TV License

There’s no getting away from it; if you watch live TV, you need to have a TV license. This means you need to pay to get one. If you don’t, you’ll be faced with a fine up a huge £1,000. The good news is there are ways you can save on your TV license. You

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