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Is the health and safety of your tenants being unwittingly compromised?

Thursday 25th January 2018

As a landlord you will undoubtedly be aware that you are responsible for the safety of your tenants, and that includes ensuring that gas appliances, fittings and chimneys/flues provided for tenants are safe, in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998...


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BTL lender joins SimplyBiz panel

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Buy-to-let lender Landbay has been added to the SimplyBiz Mortgages panel. The lender offers a host of products aimed at buy-to-let landlords, including those looking to invest in HMOs and buy property through a limited company...


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Rental price inflation picks up in December, HomeLet says

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Annual rental price growth in the UK edged up in October, HomeLet said on Tuesday. The latest HomeLet Rental Index reveals that the annual rate of rental price inflation reached 1...


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Scottish rents dipped in the final quarter of 2017

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Rents in Scotland fell marginally in the final three months of 2017, the latest figures show. Fresh data from letting agent portal CityLets reveals that average rents in Scotland dropped 0...


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Mortgage availability: a taxing challenge for would-be incorporated landlords

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

The majority of UK landlords did not set out to create significant property businesses and, even today, about half (49.7%) of buy-to-let investors own just one property...


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Rogue landlords in Wakefield will face fines up to £30,000 under new rules

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Buy-to-let landlords who fail to comply with minimum standards will face fines up to £30,000 for each offence under tough new rules that were approved by Wakefield Council last night...


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Paragon sees significant growth in buy-to-let lending

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Despite a challenging 2017 for the buy-to-let market, characterised by tax and regulatory changes, including the first stage of the phasing out of mortgage interest relief, Paragon Banking Group has posted a sharp rise in first quarter lending as it continues to support buy-to-let landlords...


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HMOs provide highest rental yields for landlords

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Buy-to-let landlords looking to secure high rental yields should consider investing in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) which continue to outperform standard buy-to-let properties, the latest Complex Buy to Let Index published by Mortgages for Business shows...


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East of England sees fastest growth in rents

Wednesday 24th January 2018

The average rent in England and Wales hit £850 a month in December, up 2.2% year-on-year, led by gains in the East of England, according to Your Move’s latest England & Wales Rental Tracker, previously named the Buy to Let Index...


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Al Rayan cuts Sharia-compliant buy-to-let rates

Monday 22nd January 2018

Buy-to-let landlords seeking an alternative to conventional, interest-bearing, property finance products, may be interested to learn that Islamic buy-to-let property finance is being offered by Al Rayan Bank, with reduced rates now available on its buy-to-let products...


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