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Julian Harris partners with HomeLet for landlord insurance

Julian Harris partners with HomeLet for landlord insurance

Julian Harris Network has selected HomeLet as their provider of choice for landlord insurance.

16 Jan 2017

Landlords ditching buy-to-let for HMOs

Landlords ditching buy-to-let for HMOs

Roma Finance is seeing a record number of buy-to-let landlords converting their properties into Houses in Multiple Occupation in order to increase rental income as tax increases start to bite.

16 Jan 2017

Property campaigner launches stolen deposits totaliser

Property campaigner launches stolen deposits totaliser

Property campaigner Ajay Jagota has launched a “stolen deposits totaliser” – keeping track of how much cash crooked letting agents are convicted of stealing in 2017.

13 Jan 2017

Landlords urged to act to beat burst pipe misery

Landlords urged to act to beat burst pipe misery

As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures at the end of the week, commercial insurer NFU Mutual is advising landlords and owners to prepare their property for winter’s worst.

12 Jan 2017

Complaint teams created at TPO to meet consumer demand

Complaint teams created at TPO to meet consumer demand

The Property Ombudsman has created a Deputy Ombudsman role and reorganised the way it reviews complaints to ensure agents and consumers receive an improved service and faster outcomes through new dedicated teams and technology.

12 Jan 2017

Is rent about to hit the affordability ceiling?

Is rent about to hit the affordability ceiling?

The latest data from HomeLet has revealed that rents in the UK rose on average 1.7% in December – less than half the 3.8% rate of rental price inflation in December 2015.

11 Jan 2017

Al Rayan Bank launches buy to let purchase plans in Scotland

Al Rayan Bank launches buy to let purchase plans in Scotland

Al Rayan Bank has announced the launch of Sharia compliant Buy to Let Purchase Plans (BTLPPs) for the Scottish market.

10 Jan 2017

BTL market settles after remortgage rush

BTL market settles after remortgage rush

According to a new report from Mortgages for Business, although remortgaging continued to make up the majority of activity in the buy to let market, purchase lending returned to levels seen before Q3.

10 Jan 2017

BTL market sees the largest fall in products in 8 years

BTL market sees the largest fall in products in 8 years

New Moneyfacts data has revealed a "significant drop" in BTL product numbers as 74 deals are withdrawn from the market in just one month.

09 Jan 2017

What New Year’s resolution should the government make?

What New Year’s resolution should the government make?

According to a new Landlord Voice poll conducted by Simple Landlords Insurance, the number one New Year’s wish from landlords is for the Government to keep buy-to-let tax relief on mortgage interest payments.

09 Jan 2017

 

Last year’s rental predictions: Who got it right?

Last year’s rental predictions: Who got it right?

2016 was not a great year for making predictions – but an investigation into the accuracy of some of the forecasts made by property experts this time last year proves that many were pretty much on the money.

06 Jan 2017

New partnership created to provide Cambridgeshire’s first rent-to-buy homes

New partnership created to provide Cambridgeshire’s first rent-to-buy homes

Rent-to-buy home provider, Rentplus, and King Street Housing Society have announced a new partnership to deliver the first rent-to-buy houses in Cambridgeshire.

06 Jan 2017

Government must address issues at the start of the property life-cycle

Government must address issues at the start of the property life-cycle

This week has brought good news for UK homebuyers following announcements to build more homes across England via Brownfield sites, and through the development of Garden Villages.

06 Jan 2017

Professional BTL range launches at Landbay

Professional BTL range launches at Landbay

Peer‐to‐peer lender, Landbay has announced that it has launched a new range of products aimed at professional landlords.

05 Jan 2017

60% of landlords believe new tax changes will affect them

60% of landlords believe new tax changes will affect them

Results from the latest Property Investor Survey conducted by Mortgages for Business reveal that 60% of landlords now believe that they will be affected by the forthcoming changes to both income tax relief and stricter mortgage affordability checks.

03 Jan 2017

Top 5 resolutions for landlords

Top 5 resolutions for landlords

As another year begins it's a useful time to re-think and refine your role as a landlord in order to provide the best service for your tenant and maximise your property's profit potential.

29 Dec 2016

46% of tenants say the right landlord is key

46% of tenants say the right landlord is key

New research from Your Move has found that nearly half of tenants feel that getting the right landlord is one of the most important factors when choosing where to rent.

22 Dec 2016

Should the Airbnb let limit be introduced in more UK cities?

Should the Airbnb let limit be introduced in more UK cities?

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has welcomed the news that Airbnb will limit hosts from letting properties for longer than 90 days without official consent.

22 Dec 2016

The stress of finding university housing

The stress of finding university housing

Online student letting platform StudentTenant.com has highlighted the alarming problem faced by students every January; the scramble for housing for the following academic year.

21 Dec 2016

25% of landlords will buy their tenants a gift this Christmas

25% of landlords will buy their tenants a gift this Christmas

One-in-four landlords are planning to buy a Christmas present for their tenants this year according to a new survey.

19 Dec 2016

Landlords warned of “holiday-sublets” over festive period

Landlords warned of “holiday-sublets” over festive period

Landlords are being warned to look out for tenants who go away over the Christmas holidays and sublet their rental properties without consent.

16 Dec 2016

Pace of UK rental growth halves in 2016

Pace of UK rental growth halves in 2016

New data from buy to let lender, Landbay, has found that the average rent paid for a UK property grew by 1.12% in 2016, slowing from 2.34% in same period of 2015, as falling rents in London weighed down otherwise resilient rental growth in the rest of England and UK.

16 Dec 2016

Why is it getting harder to get rid of nightmare tenants?

Why is it getting harder to get rid of nightmare tenants?

Tiny administrative errors could leave landlords lumbered with nightmare tenants – one property boss is warning.

16 Dec 2016

Landlords urged to check properties for illegal subletting

Landlords urged to check properties for illegal subletting

Imfuna is urging agents and landlords to check properties for illegal subletting as Airbnb continues to expand rapidly in the UK.

15 Dec 2016

Rent rises slow down in London

Rent rises slow down in London

The latest report from HomeLet has found that rents in the capital rose by just 1.6% over the year to the end of November – more slowly than in any other region of the country.

15 Dec 2016

Property industry must get behind 'fee cap' idea

Property industry must get behind 'fee cap' idea

Letting agents and landlords must club together to campaign for a cap on letting agents' fees charged to tenants, rather than an outright ban.

15 Dec 2016

Barclays announce changes to BTL affordability assessments

Barclays announce changes to BTL affordability assessments

Barclays Mortgages has announced that it is simplifying its affordability assessments and minimum gross income requirements for new buy-to-let lending.

14 Dec 2016

One in ten properties could become unrentable by 2018

One in ten properties could become unrentable by 2018

According to new data released by Quick Move Now, nearly one in ten properties currently available on the rental market could become unrentable by 2018 if government plans for new legislation go ahead.

14 Dec 2016

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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
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
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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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 09 Nov 2016

Fear of ghosts, really?? Ok, I get the fear of bats in the attic and mice and rats running under your nose - those are easy to deal with pest issues which are really unpleasant and can turn you off. But...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 08 Nov 2016

In my experience, It has always been a matter of discussion between the landlord and the tenant. There are cases when it's clear who's responsible for the pest control costs. I see a lot of people in forums...

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