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The young prioritise property over pensions

Monday 29th January 2018

The future of the pensions industry has been dealt a further blow as young people feel saving for property is more important than retirement. A new study, conducted by Commercial Trust Limited, found that two age demographics; those aged 20-29 years old and those aged 30-39 years old, have been the only ones to record continued year-on-year market share growth for buy-to-let purchase applications since 2015...


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London’s housing crisis putting greater pressure on the PRS

Monday 29th January 2018

The housing crisis is the greatest challenge London faces. Years of not building enough new homes, including affordable housing, mean many young Londoners are now being priced out of the city they grew up in...


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Landlord ordered to pay over £10k for poor property management

Friday 26th January 2018

A buy-to-let landlord in Tiptree has been fined for poor property management that left a family in Poor living conditions. Mohibur Rahman, of Corporation Road, Chelmsford, was ordered to pay £10,323 after being found guilty of two offences in relation to a flat in Bryanita Court, which is located in the Essex village...


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Government confronts unfair practices in the leasehold market

Friday 26th January 2018

We have seen a significant amount of publicity recently surrounding the sale of leasehold houses and the imposition of significant ground rents. Such has been the negative publicity that the Conservative party promised in its 2017 election manifesto to "crack down on unfair practices in leasehold" and followed up after the election by issuing a consultation paper on entitled ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’...


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Mortgage tax relief cut doesn’t add up for BTL landlords

Friday 26th January 2018

The phasing out of mortgage interest relief from last April will soon start to make it harder for buy-to-let landlords to make a profit, especially those who have acquired property with a buy-to-let mortgage since 2014, according to new research...


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BTL investors buying property at auction were ‘cautiously optimistic’ last year

Friday 26th January 2018

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of great investment deals often going under the hammer, illustrated by new data revealing that buy-to-let landlords acquiring property under the hammer continue to achieve high yields on Assured Short Hold Tenancies...


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Revealed: Britain’s top 10 buy-to-let hotspots

Friday 26th January 2018

Liverpool, Nottingham and Cardiff are among the latest hotspots for buy-to-let investors looking for the best returns. The latest edition of Private Finance’s buy-to-let (BTL) hotspots analysis reveals that Nottingham and Liverpool are now the best performing property investment locations with the highest net rental yields at an average of 6...


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Landlord fined £29k for putting tenants’ lives ‘at risk’

Thursday 25th January 2018

Dangerous electrical mains installation, ‘defective’ sanitary fitments in both the bathroom and kitchen, and a ‘lack of automatic fire detection’, were among just some of the issues uncovered during an inspection of a rental home in Derby that led to the property’s owner being fined just over £29,000...


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Skipton’s ‘popular’ BTL mortgage deals offer ‘great value’

Thursday 25th January 2018

Skipton Building Society has cut rates on selected buy-to-let mortgages, as competition between mortgage lenders remains strong. The new buy-to-let range includes a two-year fix at 1...


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Increase your profits with these top tips

Thursday 25th January 2018

There are plenty of changes that you could make to ensure 2018 is more profitable, with Simple Landlords Insurance advising buy-to-let landlords to focus on the basics this year to pave the path to profit...


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