News

There is always so much going on here at Sheldon Bosley Knight and we are delighted to share just a few of the news and events stories that we are currently involved in.
Tax on Rental Income

The ownership of an investment property will determine how it is taxed, i.e. whether the property is held as an individual, jointly with another, or through a company. An individual landlord will pay income tax on the net income from the property...


The ownership of an investment property will determine how it is taxed, i.e. whether the property is held as an individual, jointly with another, or through a company. An individual landlord will pay income tax on the net income from the property...

The Autumn Statement 2015

George Osborne’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement brought a number of changes that will affect property owners and businesses, not all of which will be welcome. Stamp Duty Increase on Buy to Let Properties and Second Homes From April 20...


George Osborne’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement brought a number of changes that will affect property owners and businesses, not all of which will be welcome. Stamp Duty Increase on Buy to Let Properties and Second Homes From April 20...

Furnished Lettings

Few properties these days appear to be offered on the market fully furnished.  The natural reluctance of landlords to pay for the cost of providing the furniture and the risks of damage are sometimes sufficient deterrent. Rental income is often n...


Few properties these days appear to be offered on the market fully furnished.  The natural reluctance of landlords to pay for the cost of providing the furniture and the risks of damage are sometimes sufficient deterrent. Rental income is often n...

Rural Payments Agency confirms entitlement values for Basic Payment Scheme 2015

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the entitlement values, including those for greening, that will now be used to calculate farmers’ 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments. The following has been reproduced from the Gov.uk website an...


The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed the entitlement values, including those for greening, that will now be used to calculate farmers’ 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments. The following has been reproduced from the Gov.uk website an...

Taxation Charges for Refurbishment Works

How to distinguish between repairs and capital improvement for tax for a rental property? Bill, a theoretical Landlord, wishes to refurbish a kitchen.  This will be considered for Income Tax purposes as a repair, provided that the new kitchen is ...


How to distinguish between repairs and capital improvement for tax for a rental property? Bill, a theoretical Landlord, wishes to refurbish a kitchen.  This will be considered for Income Tax purposes as a repair, provided that the new kitchen is ...

Unwelcome News on Business Rates

In his recent speech at the Conservative Party Conference the Chancellor made some rather dramatic statements with regard to commercial Business Rates. The most surprising announcement was the return to the old days involving the scrapping of the...


In his recent speech at the Conservative Party Conference the Chancellor made some rather dramatic statements with regard to commercial Business Rates. The most surprising announcement was the return to the old days involving the scrapping of the...

Cake Sale Raises £160

Staff from both our Stratford and Shipston offices provided an impressive array of home made cakes and goodies for our cake sale to raise funds for Children in Need. The delicious treats went down a storm with unsuspecting visitors to the offices...


Staff from both our Stratford and Shipston offices provided an impressive array of home made cakes and goodies for our cake sale to raise funds for Children in Need. The delicious treats went down a storm with unsuspecting visitors to the offices...

A Glowing Testimonial for Gilly

Gilly Stapleton, Residential Sales Negotiator from our Stratford office received the following email from a happy vendor recently and it was such a glowing endorsement we just had to share it! “Hi Gilly, I have just heard from my solicitor ...


Gilly Stapleton, Residential Sales Negotiator from our Stratford office received the following email from a happy vendor recently and it was such a glowing endorsement we just had to share it! “Hi Gilly, I have just heard from my solicitor ...

The Basic Payment Scheme – what happens next?

The Rural Payments Agency has received 88,000 applications for the new Basic Payment Scheme and has been busy checking and processing them ready for payments to start. The Agency will be contacting applicants during this month to confirm whether ...


The Rural Payments Agency has received 88,000 applications for the new Basic Payment Scheme and has been busy checking and processing them ready for payments to start. The Agency will be contacting applicants during this month to confirm whether ...

Ageing tenants resulting in increasing rents…..

Nationally there has been a change in the average age of tenants. This has been attributed to a lack of easily available private mortgages and increased house prices, meaning that families have been able to afford to live in a more desirable home...


Nationally there has been a change in the average age of tenants. This has been attributed to a lack of easily available private mortgages and increased house prices, meaning that families have been able to afford to live in a more desirable home...

How safe is your farm?

Farmhouses and cottages by definition are often sited in remote rural locations and the nearest water main is often miles, rather than metres, from the farmstead. A private water supply from the mains is usually adequate to serve the needs of day...


Farmhouses and cottages by definition are often sited in remote rural locations and the nearest water main is often miles, rather than metres, from the farmstead. A private water supply from the mains is usually adequate to serve the needs of day...

Sir Tim Rice in Conversation

We were delighted to welcome Sir Tim Rice to Stratford as the concluding event in the the Stratford Literary Festival Autumn Plus programme 2015. Members of Sheldon Bosley staff and our competition winners enjoyed a fascinating evening as Sir Tim...


We were delighted to welcome Sir Tim Rice to Stratford as the concluding event in the the Stratford Literary Festival Autumn Plus programme 2015. Members of Sheldon Bosley staff and our competition winners enjoyed a fascinating evening as Sir Tim...