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Tenants’ union needed to improve ‘mediocre’ renting conditions

Monday 16th January 2017

A major think-tank wants to see the government help hand back power to tenants, enabling them to improve conditions in the private rented sector. IPPR is calling for the creation of a new national tenants’ association – a fully independent working group of third-sector, public and private organisations, supported and funded by the government...


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Expert tips on dressing a property for rental

Monday 16th January 2017

Finding a tenant for your property is more of an art than a science. It has, in a sense, got a lot to do with psychology.  You only need one tenant to fall in love with your property...


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Demand for buy-to-let set to fall in Q1 2017

Monday 16th January 2017

The number of people investing in the buy-to-let sectors is expected to fall in the first quarter of the year ahead of changes to tax relief for residential landlords and the recent introduction of tougher mortgage lending conditions...


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The best -and worst- postcodes for buy-to-let returns unveiled

Monday 16th January 2017

The key to a successful long-term buy-to-let investment is securing solid rental yields for income returns and the potential for capital growth from increasing property prices over time...


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Landlords offered online tax training

Friday 13th January 2017

With less than just three weeks remaining until the January 31 Self Assessment deadline, buy-to-let landlords are being reminded that there are tax tutorials available for landlords requiring help calculating the tax owed on their rental income...


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Thousands of amateur landlords don’t understand their legal responsibilities

Friday 13th January 2017

Thousands of private landlords in Scotland require greater support to help give tenants a better service, according to housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland...


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Landlords urged to act to prevent pipes from freezing as temperatures plummet

Friday 13th January 2017

With blizzard-like conditions set to cover the UK in snow this weekend, buy-to-let landlords are being advised to prepare their properties for winter’s worst...


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Sharia compliant BTL mortgage range launched in Scotland

Thursday 12th January 2017

Buy-to-let landlords north of the border are being offered an alternative to conventional, interest-bearing, property finance products, following the launch of Islamic buy-to-let property finance in Scotland...


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Longer term tenancies needed to enable tenants to plan for the future

Thursday 12th January 2017

More needs to be done to focus on improving renting rather than obsessing over property ownership, according to a specialist provider of retirement rental properties for the over 55s...


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Landlords should be ‘supported’, rather than ‘burdened with unfair tax measures’

Thursday 12th January 2017

The government needs to do more to support buy-to-let landlords, and start by reversing recent tax increases and unnecessary regulation in the buy-to-let sector, it has been suggested...


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