Advice for landlords on how to reduce tax bills
How to minimise your tax bills and new developments in private sector housing will be among topics for discussion at West Oxfordshire District Council's next Landlords' Forum.
The free event for local landlords will take place on Tuesday 20 September in Committee Room 1 at the Council's Woodgreen Offices in New Yatt Road, Witney, from 2 - 5pm.
Speaker David Rickwood, a partner at Shaw Gibbs LLP, one of Oxford's largest accountancy practices, will talk about tax issues in relation to the private rented sector and ways of legitimately minimising tax liabilities to help landlords reduce costs.
Other topics to be covered at the Forum include:
* How tenant deposit schemes and other changes will affect the private rented sector.
* Electrical safety requirements and the duties of landlords to ensure that these are met.
* An interactive demonstration about grants available for renewable technologies, such as feed-in tariffs, renewable heat premium payments and the upcoming 'Green Deal'.
* The current difficulties of procuring properties in the private rented sector, and some ideas for improving the situation including a Local Letting Agency approach
There will also be a chance to find out about new legislation with regard to tenants' water bills and an update on the radon gas health awareness campaign in West Oxfordshire.
Landlords' Forums are organised for landlords and letting agents as part of the Council's housing support work and provide an opportunity for them to get up-to-date on a range of subjects. They also give landlords and agents a chance to raise any specific issues and give feedback on the Council's services.
There is no charge to attend the Forum. Simply register by calling 01993 861379 or visit www.westoxon.gov.uk
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