HMRC MTD – Rent 32.1 Update

Brand new centralised VAT Return screen Within this update we have decided to centralise all of the VAT Returns to one brand new VAT Return screen we have just freshly designed which is HMRC MTD compliant. This means that whether you are looking to do a VAT Return for the whole business, landlord or just a property, you will be automatically taken to the new…

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HMRC MTD VAT Return

HMRC Make Tax Digital VAT Return As most people are aware, on 13th July 2017, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General announced that Making Tax Digital for VAT will come into effect from April 2019. From that date, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to provide their VAT return information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)…

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Merry Christmas

The Focus Team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for all your continued support this year and we hope to hear from you all in 2019! Christmas closing and opening times: Closing: Friday 21st December from 13:00 Opening: Wednesday 2nd January from 09:00 Throughout this festive period we will be monitoring our support@focus-property.co.uk email, for…

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Welcome to Rent version 32.0

Focus Micro Systems would like to introduce to you V32.0 New & Upgraded Features for this version   Brand new Reports feature Here at Focus Micro Systems we understand how important it is to be able to report back to your clients and managers quickly and efficiently, without having to search for the correct report for ages. This is why our developers have been hard…

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Windows Rent SQL 31.35

Here at Focus Micro Systems we have now released an update of the Windows Rent SQL software, version 31.35 Please have a read of the following sections if you would like to find out more!   Transactions When filtering transactions by “Held” on a nominal. When filtering transactions within a date range and changing the date of the transaction. When deleting a transaction through the…

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Tougher energy efficiency standards for commercial properties

As from now, April 1st 2018, the Government is clamping down on commercial buildings that are not compliant with the new energy efficiency standards. This means that as a commercial property owner, it’s essential to improve the sustainability of your portfolios now, if you haven’t already.   Details of the new energy efficiency standards should have been issued to you last year, along with a…

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Fluctuating national property prices

According to Your Move, it seems that the average home in the Wandsworth area of London has dropped by around £100,000, equating to a 15% fall, in the past 12 months. Which means that the cost of the average family home in that area has fallen from around £805,000 in January 2017 to £685,000.   In fact, it seems that the average property prices across…

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Time-saving software for property managers and lettings agents

Introducing our new Focus Client Portal   Focus Micro Systems is proud to announce the integration of our new Focus Client Portal (FCP) into our Rent lettings software solution.   Put simply, this means that we can now save you even more time, effort and money! For instance, when a landlord needs to check an invoice or statement, they can login themselves to find the…

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How GDPR ready is your Agency?

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of laws on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for those within the European Union and aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses can fully benefit from the digital economy. Any company,…

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