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Landlord ordered to pay more than £4k for ‘appalling’ property

Wednesday 31st January 2018

A but-to-let landlord in south east London has been penalised for allowing his elderly tenants to live in a property that was found to be in an “appalling” state with insufficient heating and significant mould...


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The Scottish rental market is ‘a great place to invest’

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Rental price growth north of the border continued to outstrip the rest of the UK with an annual rise of 1.7% in the year to December, although prices did dip by 0...


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Rate of rental price decline moderates in prime central London

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Average rents in prime central London recorded a fall of 3.1% over the course of 2017, but the rate of decline has slowed, suggesting the imbalance between supply and demand in the current market has eased a little, the latest rental report shows...


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Buy-to-let landlords urged to invest in key northern cities

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Buy-to-let investors seeking the best returns should look at investing in key northern cities where the gap between asking and achieved prices is narrowing...


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Landlords benefit from falling mortgage rates

Tuesday 30th January 2018

The average two-year buy-to-let fixed mortgage deal at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) has fallen to a record-low of 2.47%, as many landlords across the UK continue to see their annual mortgage costs fall...


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Investors eye ‘real estate opportunities’ rather than new assets

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Fresh research into how investors are planning to manage their financial strategy in 2018 shows that more than half - 53% - are planning to direct their capital into traditional asset classes, such as property, in the coming 12 months, opting out of alternative opportunities such as cryptocurrencies...


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Panel recommends that short lets should be curbed in Scotland

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Buy-to-let landlords in Scotland should not be permitted to use Airbnb, and equivalent websites, to rent out their properties for longer than three months, according to fresh proposals put before the Scottish government...


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The government is “in the pockets of rogue landlords”, says Corbyn

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Tory government of intentionally not fixing the housing crisis after revelations that thousands of private renters are living in substandard conditions...


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Mansfield BS launches family buy-to-let deal at 100% ICR

Monday 29th January 2018

Mansfield Building Society has launched a new family buy-to-let mortgage that enables landlords to let out their property to a close family member with an Interest Coverage Ratio (ICR) as low as 100%...


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Rental stock hits all-time high

Monday 29th January 2018

The number of properties letting agents managed in December reached a record-high, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report...


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