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What you need to know about Starter Homes

Wednesday 4th March 2015

This week Prime Minister David Cameron announced that should the Conservative Party win the general election, 200,000 homes will be made available to first-time buyers in England...


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Landlord portal to tackle water debt

Thursday 5th March 2015

A website is up and running for landlords to provide voluntarily basic contact information about their tenants so water companies can register them for billing and tackle this major source of water debt...


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Landlords' typical deposit now £100k - claim

Thursday 5th March 2015

The typical deposit put down on an investment property by a landlord has now hit the jaw-dropping figure of £100,000. Mortgage Advice Bureau claims landlords applying for a buy-to-let mortgage now put down a six figure sum, up around 15% or £13,000 from last year...


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Mortgage Trust launches BTL range for Scotland

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Mortgage Trust, part of specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon, has made a range of products available for PRS investors in Scotland for the first time since the financial crisis...


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RLA proposes landlord CGT waiver to help first-time buyers

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling for changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to boost the first-time buyer market. Proposals in the RLA manifesto would see landlords who sell a former rental home to a first-time buyer benefit from relief on any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) payable on the property...


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'Sheer drop' landlord is banned

Wednesday 4th March 2015

A rogue landlord who was letting out a property with a first floor bedroom door leading to a sheer drop down to ground level has been banned by a local council...


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UK landlord election fears revealed

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Almost half of the UK’s private residential landlords have halted plans to expand their portfolios ahead of the General Election, according to online estate agent Urban...


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Agent redress scheme now open to all landlords

Friday 20th February 2015

Ombudsman Services Property has agreed to allow all landlords to access their scheme following pressure from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)...


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Pension reforms to give buy-to-let extra boost

Friday 20th February 2015

The growth of the buy-to-let sector seen in 2014 is likely to continue thanks to new pension rules due in the spring. From April, it will become easier for anyone aged 55 or above to withdraw cash from their pensions...


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Compulsory licencing for Liverpool

Monday 23rd February 2015

Landlords in Liverpool risk a fine or prosecution if they fail to sign up for the city’s new licencing scheme by 1 April   The scheme is being introduced in Liverpool under the government’s selective licensing laws and signing up for it is compulsory...


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