What do we know, why turn to us?
As you would expect, we can do the numbers, prepare the accounts, and make sure your tax returns comply with the latest legislation; but there’s something else.
One of the reasons our clients trust our advice is that it is often founded on personal experience of the people and partners behind Alanbrookes. We have first-hand experience in property. Whilst the main area that our clients are involved in is UK residential property portfolios, our extended family has interests in agricultural, commercial, and industrial property both in the UK and abroad.
The landscape is changing rapidly, especially for UK based buy-to-let landlords. The deliberate pain that The Chancellor is heaping on the sector will cause particularly pain to the typical Landlord. According to The NLA (The National Landlord's Association), there are approximately 1.7m landlords in the private residential sector and 85% own one unit, a further 12% own 2 units, which means that the last 3% account for portfolios of 3 or more properties. What started out as a sensible idea may now be turning into something of a nightmare. The problem is what can you do about it? Is there anything you can do to protect yourself? Have you figured out what the cost of doing nothing amounts to? Who might you turn to for practical advice which addresses your concerns, your circumstances, and your needs?
We would be delighted to help by listening to your story, sharing our experience, and guiding you as to the best next steps you can take. In the process we’ll give you the confidence you need to make high quality decisions that you can stick to, and a sense of purpose behind your strategy. If you don’t yet have a strategy then we can help you work out what is best for you.
We are delighted to be part of the National Landlord's Association Recognised Suppliers scheme.
The following is an excerpt from their website which describes the process involved in becoming part of the scheme - in essence they do the checking so that you don't have to.
What is the Recognised Supplier Scheme?
We know that sourcing a new supplier can be a time consuming task, which is why the NLA works with a number of companies that provide products and services specifically for landlords. Our Recognised Supplier Scheme is a convenient way you can narrow your search, read reviews and find the supplier you need. NLA Recognised Suppliers meet a number of key requirements before being accepted on to the scheme. These due diligence measures mean that we do the hard work so you don't have to.
What does the NLA do to check those taking part are reputable and offer quality services?
We undertake a series of checks before approving a supplier. These include checking financial stability, an assessment of the products and services being sold, getting references from landlords who have used the service before, and then referring the application to our decision-making panel. A majority decision determines acceptance on to the scheme.