3rd June 2019
If you are a landlord or have a portfolio of properties, you can claim ‘wholly incurred’ expenses against your property income. Expenses must follow the standard HMRC guidance and the expenses must be exclusively for the purpose of renting out the property. HMRC provide a number of examples of allowable expenses including: If you buy a new vacuum cleaner for your own home, and also use it to clean your rental property between tenants, you can’t claim the cost of the vacuum cleaner as an expense against your rental income. However, you could claim the cost of any cleaning products you bought specifically for cleaning the rental property. Where costs are incurred partly for your rental business and partly for some other purpose you may be able to claim a proportion of that cost if that part can be separately identified as being incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the property rental business.
3rd June 2019
On 8th and 9th June, Leeds will host the Country’s most prestigious Triathlon. This is the fourth time this event will return to the City, which will see elite (including many of the Team GB’s aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympians) and amateur triathletes competing across the two days. Amateur triathletes will complete a swim in Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park before completing a bike route that takes participants towards Headingley before returning to Roundhay Park. For further details of the event refer to the ITU website.
17th May 2019
In its 12th year, the Dragon Boat Race is a corporate or group team-building event and family fun day that helps support hundreds of children and young people across the region.
16th May 2019
May is national walking month, and with the lovely weather we are experiencing here in Yorkshire, what better way to join the annual celebration organised by Living Streets to celebrate. Living Streets, (sponsored by the Pheonix Group) who are marking their 90tth anniversary, advise people to join their walking campaign to make streets fitter for walking for everyone whether they are aged nine or 90. Everyone can get involved either by adding more walking to your daily routine, be it at work, to school or around your neighbourhood. Here are Living Streets trusty tips to add 20 minutes walking to your day
13th May 2019
The number of rural and urban hedgehogs is declining. As we celebrated National Hedgehog week from May 5th – May 11th here are some top tips on making your garden hedgehog friendly:-
10th May 2019
If all the trappings and stresses of modern living are not for you, then looking to live that off-grid dream may be the perfect solution and the vision of an ideal lifestyle. So if you are looking for a simpler sustainable life, where do you start and what does off-grid living actually mean? To some people it may mean living off the main national grid, but to other people, this may extend to a life of total self- sufficiency, without relying on public utilities or water supply.
9th May 2019
May marks the beginning of the food and drinks festival in Yorkshire – here are a few to whet your appetite
7th May 2019
At David Phillip Estate Agents, one of our favourite Instagram accounts is ‘Find this door’ it has 182k followers and is a ‘community of Door Lovers’ – we love the vibrant and unusual pictures it posts of doors all over the world that are interesting, beautiful and historical and in nearly all cases they really stir the imagination. As I look at these pictures when they are posted on Instagram, it makes me wonder what lies behind each wonderful door and also the importance of the front door of any property.
3rd May 2019
First impressions count, and particularly if you are selling your home. How the outside of your home looks can make a massive impact on what a potential buyer may think – if you give them the wow factor from the outside then they will be excited and hopeful for the viewing inside, but if you disappoint right from the offset then it will take twice as long to win the potential buyers over.
Want to extend your home, or a property that you are planning to buy? Here's how to do it without having to submit a planning application. Permitted development rights enable homeowners to make certain building works on a property without planning permission from the local council and without approval from a neighbour.