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Landlords and agents invited to have their say on proposed licensing scheme

Monday 11th September 2017

Private landlords and letting agents in Wisbech, a market town in Fenland, Cambridgeshire, are being invited to offer their views this week on plans to introduce a new selective licensing scheme in the local area...


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Two new fee-free mortgage products to help ‘support’ landlords

Monday 11th September 2017

Buy-to-let landlords looking to acquire properties in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk, can now apply for two new fee-free mortgages launched by Cambridge Building Society...


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Complaints against letting agents soar

Monday 11th September 2017

With more sales and letting agent branches than ever before now signed up to redress schemes, partly because it has been a mandatory requirement for all letting agents and property management agents to do so since October 2014, there has been a sharp increase in complaints against residential agents...


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Landlord given suspended sentence for putting residents ‘at risk of harm’

Monday 11th September 2017

A private landlord from Cornwall has been given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months, fined £5,000, and ordered to pay costs of £5,524, after failing to maintain gas appliances at his rental properties on St Thomas Road, Launceston...


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Fewer landlords cash-in on rising rents despite expanding portfolios

Monday 11th September 2017

The number of buy-to-let landlords in the UK has fallen by 154,000 since 2015 despite the volume of rented homes increasing by 171,000 over the corresponding period, as the average size of a landlord portfolio increases to a new recent high of 1...


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New guidance to regulate who can operate as a private landlord

Friday 8th September 2017

New landlord registration enforcement guidance has been issued by the Scottish government to all local authorities on regulating landlords in the private rented sector...


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Investing in property continues to deliver ‘very healthy returns’

Friday 8th September 2017

Despite a host of anti-landlord policies adopted by the government, including higher stamp duty and the phasing out of mortgage tax relief, as well as growing uncertainty around Brexit, the buy-to-let market continues to offer good returns, and not just thanks to decent rental yields...


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Graduates moving to London look to live in outer boroughs to ‘reduce rent burden’

Friday 8th September 2017

Buy-to-let landlords looking to invest in London’s rental market may wish to consider investing in the capital’s outer boroughs where the cost of buying property is generally affordable and the yields on offer rather attractive...


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TMA launch buy-to-let exclusive with Skipton

Thursday 7th September 2017

TMA Mortgage Club has launched an exclusive two-year buy-to-let fixed rate mortgage at 2.49% with Skipton Building Society. The product, which is available at up to 70% loan-to-value (LTV) for remortgage customers only, comes with £500 cashback, a free standard valuation and no application or product completion fees...


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Survey finds 31% of landlords ‘unaware of proposed letting fee ban

Thursday 7th September 2017

Almost a third of buy-to-let landlords are unaware of the proposals for a draft bill banning letting agent fees, according to a new survey. The research from property management platform No Agent, which coincides with yesterday’s Westminster discussion on the letting agent fee ban, found that 31% of landlords across the UK are oblivious to the planned letting fee ban which could have a knock-on effect...


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