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Rental market in Scotland ‘remains in good shape’ despite ban on fees

Wednesday 13th September 2017

It is currently a challenging time for letting agents, following a raft of changes introduced by the government prompting concern that fewer homes will come onto the market, as vast numbers of landlords will be forced to exit the sector, restricting the level of housing stock agents have to offer...


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Landlords race to remortgage and take advantage of record low BTL rates

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Buy-to-let landlords are rushing to remortgage as record low rates look increasingly attractive, fresh data shows. In July, remortgaging accounted for more than 70% of all buy-to-let lending in July after reaching an eight-year high in terms of volume, with the rest being new mortgages for purchase purposes, according to the figures from UK Finance...


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A growing number of tenants are ‘stuck in a never ending rental trap’

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The scare tactics adopted by the government to keep Britain in the EU ahead of last year’s Brexit referendum saw the now former chancellor George Osborne warn about the short-term impact of Brexit, insisting that property prices could drop significantly if voters opted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016...


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Free online training on fire doors launched for private landlords

Thursday 14th September 2017

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and in support of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (25 September – 1 October 2017), a new free online training tool has been launched to boost the basic understanding of fire doors needed by those with responsibilities for fire safety...


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TMW launches two limited edition BTL products

Thursday 14th September 2017

Two new limited edition fixed rate buy-to-let remortgage products have been launched by The Mortgage Works (TMW). The new mortgage deals, which are available until Wednesday 4th October, at 50% loan-to-value (LTV) and come with a £1,995 arrangement fee, free standard valuation and free standard legals...


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Funding available to help landlords install ‘vital’ energy efficiency improvements

Thursday 14th September 2017

From the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), unless there is an applicable exemption...


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When is the best time to sell a BTL property?

Thursday 14th September 2017

This year has seen record numbers of landlords selling their BTL properties, in response to regulatory changes and the economic uncertainty, post Brexit...


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Landlord fined for cramming vulnerable tenants in unsafe, overcrowded home

Tuesday 12th September 2017

A landlord has been ordered to pay almost £10,000 after tenants were discovered living in appalling, cramped conditions, as Brent Council continues its campaign to crackdown on rogue operators in the private rented sector...


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Buy-to-let landlords need to be ‘fully up-to-speed with legislation’

Tuesday 12th September 2017

With a high number of laws affecting buy-to-let landlords and changing frequently, it is now more important than ever to keep up to date with the rules and regulations governing the private rented sector, according to Direct Line for Business...


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Lender competition fuels surge in BTL deals

Tuesday 12th September 2017

The total number of buy-to-let mortgage products on the market has reached its highest level since the recession in 2008 as competition among lenders intensifies, according to Moneyfacts...


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