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Proposed ban on letting agent fees will drive up rents, says ARLA

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Letting agents will compensate for potential losses resulting from a future ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants by increasing rents, it has been claimed...


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Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

Monday 4th September 2017

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a serious and lucrative asset class...


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Foundation Home Loans scraps £500 limited company fee

Monday 4th September 2017

Landlords selecting a limited company structure with Foundation Home Loans in order to expand their buy-to-let portfolio will no longer have to pay a fee after the lender abolished the £500 processing and administration charge...


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What really keeps landlords awake at night?

Monday 4th September 2017

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility, and yet many landlords get a lot of anxiety trying to manage their property portfolio...


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Around £2.5bn a year handed out to landlords renting out ‘non-decent’ homes

Monday 4th September 2017

Rogue landlords receive in the region of £2.5bn a year for renting out ‘non-decent’ properties, which includes homes that are unsafe, do not meet basic health and safety standards, in serious disrepair and infested with vermin, according to the Independent...


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Landlord’s prosecution must act as a ‘warning to others’, says councillor

Friday 1st September 2017

A landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for illegally evicting his tenant by simply giving him just a few hours notice to move out of his rental property before removing and changing his locks a few days later...


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BTL landlords adopt a ‘wait and see attitude’ in prime central London

Friday 1st September 2017

Activity levels in prime central London’s buy-to-let sector remains relatively sluggish, despite a pick up in the wider housing market in the region...


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Investing in buy-to-let continues to provide ‘great returns’

Friday 1st September 2017

The rapid growth in popularity of buy-to-let in recent years has been fuelled in part by the failings of the pensions industry, fresh research shows. Despite the anti-landlord policies adopted by the government, many investors continue to be drawn to the buy-to-let market as the returns routinely outperform those of other investments...


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Scottish rental market ‘continues to improve’ as rents rise further

Friday 1st September 2017

Buy-to-let landlords in Scotland continue to achieve higher returns on their property investments than their counterparts south of the border, according to the latest Scotland Buy to Let Index from Your Move...


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Landlords urged to run their buy-to-let portfolio ‘as a business’

Friday 1st September 2017

Private landlords are being advised to adopt a more professional approach when it comes to managing their property portfolio, after new research revealed that 44% of buy-to-let investors are planning to make changes to their existing circumstances in direct response to tax changes over the past 18 months, according to a new survey Tax changes imposed on landlords include the phasing out of mortgage interest relief, the scrapping of the 10% ‘wear and tear’ allowance for furnished homes and the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge for additional properties...


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