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Over 2,000 landlords at risk of prosecution

Friday 9th December 2016

Barnet Council has issued a stark warning to the 2,000 landlords without correct licences across the north London borough. The council says that it is looking to clampdown on buy-to-let landlords failing to obtain a licence or manage their properties correctly, and will take appropriate enforcement action where necessary...


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Buy-to-let tax changes pose ‘real risks for tenants’

Friday 9th December 2016

Tenant evictions could rise sharply in the coming months amid reports that many buy-to-let landlords plan to increase rents next year to offset tax hikes from April 2017, according to a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee...


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Buy-to-let purchases plummet following government’s ‘war on landlords’

Friday 9th December 2016

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of buy-to-let transactions following the government’s outright assault on buy-to-let landlords, according to a new report...


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New mortgage products utilising 'advantages of a corporate structure'

Thursday 8th December 2016

Fleet Mortgages has launched three new limited company products for those borrowers using corporate structures to purchase or remortgage property. The buy-to-let and specialist lender has made the new products obtainable with immediate effect and are available up to 65% loan-to-value...


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Thousands of landlords face prosecution

Thursday 8th December 2016

There are increasing fears that thousands of buy-to-let landlords could face fines and possibly even prosecution for failing to sign up to a new registration and licensing system in Wales...


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How to deal with a tenant that is not paying rent

Thursday 8th December 2016

Recovering rental arrears from non-paying tenants is one of a landlord’s biggest challenges. But while no-one actually enjoys chasing money, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a painful process, as solicitor Danielle Hughes explains...


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Lender receives full authorisation from the FCA

Wednesday 7th December 2016

LandlordInvest, a peer-to-peer lending platforms for buy-to-let and bridging loans, has gained full FCA Authorisation after a 24 months application process...


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Buy-to-let valuation instructions plummet 18.5%

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Buy-to-let valuation instructions have dropped sharply since the stamp duty surcharge was introduced on additional properties – and now the government’s proposed ban on letting agents charging fees to tenants appears to have ‘unsettled the market again’, according to Connells group’s survey and valuation team...


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Tougher “stress tests” for buy-to-let landlords

Wednesday 7th December 2016

The Mortgage Works is the latest lender to announce that it is increasing its rental stress rate for buy-to-let landlords as regulators look to cool what it perceives to be aggressive buy-to-let lending practices...


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Rents set to rise further as demand will continue to outstrip supply in 2017

Wednesday 7th December 2016

The substantial imbalance between supply and demand is likely to persist, maintaining upward pressure on rental prices on 2017, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)...


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