Lots of people who are looking to rent a property want to stay for the long term, especially when they have children in local schools. However, most landlords only offer 6 or 12 month tenancy agreements and there are good reasons for that. Mortgage conditions are cited as one of the main reasons for short tenancies, another is that landlords feel the court systems make it difficult to evict bad tenants who still have time left to run on their initial tenancy term.
A contact of mine, who has been in the process of securing grant funding for property improvement works, has just secured a large funding “pot” to provide a number of possible works which will not cost you or your tenant a penny! This is all part of the governments ECO scheme, which is designed to help those in fuel poverty through energy saving measures, but also with the need to get those EPC ratings up in the coming months, the work can be tailored to fit what the property needs.
Is Your Accountant More Of A Book-Keeper Than Tax-Planner? Having a good accountant to check your books, make sure you claimed for everything you should and nothing you shouldn’t is very important. At this time of year, we are all dealing with just that, our year end tax returns and paying our tax by 31st January. However, has your accountant taken time out to go through how the restrictions on finance cost relief will impact you, and more importantly what you might be able to do about it?
@KramReklaw@nearlylegal Alexander Holdings Limited is a company registered in Malta and its shares were sold to a BVI company late last year. Not sure why Companies House UK even lists it but returns are up to date in Malta.
@KramReklaw@nearlylegal Correct, my wife and I are no longer shareholders, employees or directors but I retain the status of being “founder” and do still carry significant influence, hence the companies house Declaration for transparency
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".