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Increase in landlords using commercial loans to sidestep BTL charges

Increase in landlords using commercial loans to sidestep BTL charges

New research from the National Landlords Association has shown that the proportion of landlords intending to take out commercial loans to fund their property purchases has doubled over the last 18 months as they look for ways to avoid the impact of forthcoming changes to landlord taxation.

24 Feb 2017

MORE TH>N announce landlord insurance price promise

MORE TH>N announce landlord insurance price promise

UK insurance company, MORE TH>N, has guatanteed that landlords who renew their cover next year will pay the same price - a move which the comapany says will give Britain’s two million plus landlords a much-needed -break in these uncertain Brexit times.

24 Feb 2017

Are DIY inventories putting landlords at risk?

Are DIY inventories putting landlords at risk?

According to the latest report from Imfuna, landlords are increasing their risk of tenant deposit disputes as a result of DIY inventory reports.

23 Feb 2017

Demand for rental accommodation sees January spike

Demand for rental accommodation sees January spike

The latest report from ARLA Propertymark looks at what has been happening in the PRS during January.

23 Feb 2017

New company formed to combat BTL taxation timebomb

New company formed to combat BTL taxation timebomb

From April 2017 buy to let landlords across the UK will be facing an uncertain financial future as new taxation changes are introduced that will substantially reduce their profits.

23 Feb 2017

Landlords could save money with an inventory

Landlords could save money with an inventory

A professionally and independently compiled inventory could save landlords money at a time when letting in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) is becoming more expensive.

22 Feb 2017

Tenant demand still rising say 94% of landlords

Tenant demand still rising say 94% of landlords

New data from Paragon Mortgages has revealed that tenant demand for private rented accommodation is continuing to rise.

22 Feb 2017

Airbnb decision to clamp down on London landlords may affect tourism

Airbnb decision to clamp down on London landlords may affect tourism

According to new research by My Property Host, the decision to limit the time that London landlords can let out their homes could unwittingly hit the capital’s tourism sector – reducing the supply and raising the cost of guest accommodation in peak visitor season.

21 Feb 2017

BBC investigation exposes level of disappearing deposits

BBC investigation exposes level of disappearing deposits

The investigation - featuring contributions from renting reform campaigner Ajay Jagota - examined the issue of money which goes missing from insurance-based Tenancy Deposit Schemes.

20 Feb 2017

How do landlords in London differ from the rest of the UK?

How do landlords in London differ from the rest of the UK?

Compared to the rest of the UK, landlords with properties in London have higher disposable incomes, are more likely to be full-time workers, and typically become landlords at a younger age, according to new CML research.

16 Feb 2017

 

Majority of landlords taking action ahead of tax relief changes

Majority of landlords taking action ahead of tax relief changes

Paragon Mortgages has seen a "modest improvement" in optimism among landlords as they begin to take action ahead of changes to tax relief.

16 Feb 2017

Is Right to Rent crackdown leading to discrimination in the housing market?

Is Right to Rent crackdown leading to discrimination in the housing market?

According to a new report by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, foreigners and British citizens without passports, particularly those from ethnic minorities, are being discriminated against in the private rental housing market as a result of the Right to Rent scheme designed to crack down on irregular immigration.

13 Feb 2017

Cash landlords at highest levels in 10 years

Cash landlords at highest levels in 10 years

The proportion of landlords paying in cash for a property reached 61% in January 2017, the highest since records began in 2007.

13 Feb 2017

Rents continue to grow across key UK areas

Rents continue to grow across key UK areas

Landbay has reported that 20 areas in the UK have seen the average rent paid for a residential property grow in excess of 3% over the last year

10 Feb 2017

BTL rates fall to record lows

BTL rates fall to record lows

New data from Mortgages for Business has shown that BTL rates for 2 and 3 year products have dropped to their lowest levels on record - 2.92% and 3.76% respectively.

09 Feb 2017

Weak pound driving foreign investors to snap up North West BTL

Weak pound driving foreign investors to snap up North West BTL

The latest research from The Mistoria Group has shown that foreign investors are being tempted to the North West as a result of the weak pound, high yields and excellent occupancy rates of the region’s University town and cities.

08 Feb 2017

Mortgage industry urged to increase lending to self employed BTL investors

Mortgage industry urged to increase lending to self employed BTL investors

The mortgage industry has been urged to catch up with modern living and end the view that a landlord with PAYE income is more secure than a contractor, or sole trader.

07 Feb 2017

Why I’m investing in the North

Why I’m investing in the North

Mark Anderson, founder of Crowd2Let, shares his thoughts on investing in the North

07 Feb 2017

Generation rent permenantly living under the threat of financial risk

Generation rent permenantly living under the threat of financial risk

New research from Scottish Widows has found that millions of tenants in the UK who lack any kind of financial back-up plan are putting themselves and their families at risk of eviction and financial hardship.

07 Feb 2017

Faulty white goods putting tenants lives at risk

Faulty white goods putting tenants lives at risk

Recent figures show that fires involving white goods have cost the economy more than £118 million over the last five years and are putting tenants’ safety at risk.

06 Feb 2017

UK rent inflation falls for seventh month in a row

UK rent inflation falls for seventh month in a row

The latest figures from Homelet have revealed that UK rents rose by an average of just 0.7% in January ,compared to the same month of 2016.

03 Feb 2017

Is it time to renew your rental investment?

Is it time to renew your rental investment?

Is your rental investment operating optimally or is it time to review and renew? The experts at Belvoir have the answers.

02 Feb 2017

Warning to landlords over rogue contractors

Warning to landlords over rogue contractors

Landlords and letting agents need to be increasingly aware of being ripped off by maintenance contractors, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.

01 Feb 2017

Post Office Money launches new range of BTL products

Post Office Money launches new range of BTL products

Post Office Money has announced that it will launch a new range of competitive buy-to-let mortgages.

01 Feb 2017

New individual landlord products launch at Fleet

New individual landlord products launch at Fleet

Buy-to-let and specialist lender, Fleet Mortgages, has announced the launch of two new products for individual landlords.

31 Jan 2017

Over 70% of tenants pay for their own home improvements

Over 70% of tenants pay for their own home improvements

New research from Plentific.com, has found that 73% of UK tenants have spent their own money on improving their rental homes.

31 Jan 2017

Rightmove stats put North West as top UK BTL hotspot

Rightmove stats put North West as top UK BTL hotspot

According to the latest figures from Rightmove, the North West of England is the place investors should be looking to buy in 2017, with near double-digit rental returns, typically available in Merseyside and Lancashire.

31 Jan 2017

Is your property rental-ready for 2017?

Is your property rental-ready for 2017?

While rental accommodation provides often only a temporary living solution for most, any tenant renting your property will still wants to feel at home during their stay.

30 Jan 2017

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 16 Jan 2017

HMOs do make great commercial sense, but do the area research first!

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OJoyce
OJoyce 30 Dec 2016

We can only hope this will bring the results we all want and strive for.

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Reality
Reality 21 Dec 2016

The changes to land tax were a shock to many when it was first announced by the Chancellor in 2015?s Autumn Statement. However, once the changes came into place and the full details were digested, it?s...

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akbar ali dayala 20 Dec 2016

I am a landlord and director of an online letting agents at the moment we charge tenants minimal fees and landlord also meaning we can get best deals for tenants all around if the ban comes in it...

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milessgabriel 05 Dec 2016

Useful article

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Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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