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Bank of Ireland UK reduces BTL rates by up to 0.2%

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Bank of Ireland UK has cut rates on its two-year fixed buy-to-let range by up to 0.2%, with rates now starting from 1.49%. New two-year fixed rate deals include a 60% loan-to-value (LTV) deal at 1...


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Government approves new selective licensing schemes

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Plans to introduce new licensing schemes for privately rented homes across parts of North West London have been given the go-ahead by the Secretary State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)...


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Landlords to face remortgaging difficulties

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Over the next few months, it is anticipated that tens of thousands of private landlords in the UK will face struggles in their quest to remortgage their property...


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Sharp rise in super prime tenancies agreed in London

Tuesday 20th February 2018

With residential property prices in super prime London continuing to fall, an increasing number of would-be purchasers are turning to luxury rentals, reflected by greater activity in the capital’s super prime market, where tenants are prepared to pay as much as £18,000 per week for a home, according to a new report from Knight Frank...


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Letting market activity bounces back after Christmas lull

Tuesday 20th February 2018

The private rented sector has enjoyed a strong start to 2018, according to the Agency Express Property Activity Index. National month-on-month figures for new listings ‘to let’ sat at a record 60...


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Rogue landlords in Burnley handed major fines

Monday 19th February 2018

Two buy-to-let landlords in Burnley have been fined a total of £27,500 as part of Burnley Council’s campaign to clamp down on rogue operators in the private rented sector...


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Property investors remain resilient

Monday 19th February 2018

A third of property professionals in this country are set to add to their portfolios this year as appetite for opportunistic deals continues, remaining resilient despite a backdrop of increased challenges...


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How can landlords keep tenants happy?

Monday 19th February 2018

Over recent months, the government and leading housing charities have put increasing pressure on landlords to improve the quality of rental accommodation and tenancy conditions...


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The PRS is increasingly relied upon to house young adults

Monday 19th February 2018

Fresh research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which reveals that young adults are less likely to own a home than ever before reinforces the fact that the private rented sector (PRS) remains a vital part of the housing market...


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New complaints system targets rogue landlords

Monday 19th February 2018

A new rental complaints system has been proposed to help support private tenants who are forced to live in shoddy housing and squalid conditions, the government has announced...


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