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Calls for unregulated eviction companies to join a redress scheme

Calls for unregulated eviction companies to join a redress scheme

Over the years, Landlord Action has been instructed to take on several cases following the malpractice of other eviction firms. With repossessions for landlords now taking on average 43 weeks, Landlord Action says landlords simply cannot afford to restart the process due to compliance errors.

25 Jul 2017

AIIC: 'BBC landlord show is an eye-opener for the industry'

AIIC: 'BBC landlord show is an eye-opener for the industry'

BBC One programme The Week the Landlords Moved In should act as an eye-opener for the lettings industry, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.

20 Jul 2017

Foundation Home Loans announce new First Time Landlord products

Foundation Home Loans announce new First Time Landlord products

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has announced that it has bolstered its Buy to Let range with new First Time Landlord products.

19 Jul 2017

Letting agent jailed three years for deposit fraud

Letting agent jailed three years for deposit fraud

A property campaigner has described the case of a letting agent only convicted of £200,000 of fraud involving deposits following a private prosecution after police decided not to investigate as “stunning and alarming”.

19 Jul 2017

Are BTL tax changes becoming the next pension crisis?

Are BTL tax changes becoming the next pension crisis?

The impact of recent changes to the way buy-to-let properties are taxed could create the next pension crisis as individuals are becoming over-reliant on property to fund their retirement years, says the National Landlords Association.

19 Jul 2017

BTL flat fees at new record low

BTL flat fees at new record low

New data from Mortgages for Business shows that flat fees for buy-to-let mortgages have hit a new low after falling by more than 5% in Q2 from £1,446 to £1,370.

18 Jul 2017

Cambridgeshire sees launch of first affordable rent-to-buy homes

Cambridgeshire sees launch of first affordable rent-to-buy homes

Rentplus and King Street Housing Society have announced the first affordable rent-to-buy homes in Cambridgeshire.

18 Jul 2017

Landlords warned to upgrade their properties or risk being banned

Landlords warned to upgrade their properties or risk being banned

Landlords in England and Wales are being urged to bring their E and F rated properties up to standard, or run the risk of having them banned from renting, when new legislation is introduced in April 2018.

18 Jul 2017

Overseas landlord numbers at record low

Overseas landlord numbers at record low

New data and analysis from Countrywide has revealed that the proportion of overseas based landlords in Great Britain hit a record low in 2017.

17 Jul 2017

Landlord fined for non-compliance offences

Landlord fined for non-compliance offences

A Cardiff landlord who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance.

14 Jul 2017

 

Letting agents advised to prepare for a rental surge

Letting agents advised to prepare for a rental surge

According to payment management solution, PayProp, UK letting agents need to prepare for a rise in the number of tenants entering the Private Rented Sector.

13 Jul 2017

Top tips for DIY landlords

Top tips for DIY landlords

According to property consultancy, Galbraith, demand for good quality rental homes continues to rise across all regions in Scotland.

13 Jul 2017

Landlords could be out of pocket if they're unprepared for tenancy turnovers

Landlords could be out of pocket if they're unprepared for tenancy turnovers

At a time when a high number of tenancies turnover – particularly in the student rental market – the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks is reminding landlords of the importance of a professionally compiled third party inventory.

11 Jul 2017

Landlords and Agents urged to tackle damp and condensation

Landlords and Agents urged to tackle damp and condensation

Property expert Kate Faulkner has called on landlords and agents in the private rented sector (PRS) to tackle head-on some of its biggest issues, damp, condensation and mould.

11 Jul 2017

Fast Property Finance announce launch

Fast Property Finance announce launch

Fast Property Finance has announced that it has launched, offering individuals and businesses that invest in residential and commercial property or land, access to the finance they need.

10 Jul 2017

Landlords warned of potential rise in property fraud

Landlords warned of potential rise in property fraud

Home owners and buy-to-let landlords across the Midlands are being warned of a potential rise in fraud during the busy summer selling season.

10 Jul 2017

Landbay announce new partnership with Legal & General

Landbay announce new partnership with Legal & General

Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Landbay, has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Legal & General, paving the way for the launch of Landbay Insurance, a point-of-demand insurance service for buy to let landlords.

10 Jul 2017

Landlords call on Government to reverse tax relief changes

Landlords call on Government to reverse tax relief changes

According to Paragon Mortgages, landlords have called on the new Government to prioritise a reversal of the changes to tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest.

07 Jul 2017

UK rental growth continues to weaken

UK rental growth continues to weaken

According to the latest Landbay Rental Index, the average rent of a new letting in the UK grew by 0.24% in the first six months of 2017, just a third of the 0.79% growth seen during the same period in 2016.

07 Jul 2017

UK rents fall for second consecutive month

UK rents fall for second consecutive month

The latest data from HomeLet has shown that rental prices in the UK fell by 0.3% when compared to last year - the second successive month in which rents showed a decline.

05 Jul 2017

Limited companies surpass landlord borrowing for the first time

Limited companies surpass landlord borrowing for the first time

New data from Mortgages for Business has revealed that buy-to-let lending to limited companies hit a record 51% by volume during Q2 surpassing individual landlords for the first time.

05 Jul 2017

London rents at least affordable levels for ten years

London rents at least affordable levels for ten years

New analysis by residential property market analysts, Hometrack, reveals that strong demand and growing unaffordability has led to the cost of renting in London reaching a 10 year high.

05 Jul 2017

Openwork partners with Landlord Support Services

Openwork partners with Landlord Support Services

Openwork has appointed Landlord Support Services to its provider panel, and will be actively encouraging its recommendation by advisers to their landlord clients whenever required.

29 Jun 2017

Scottish rental market 'pauses for breath' in May

Scottish rental market 'pauses for breath' in May

The Scottish rental market paused for breath during May with prices ticking down ahead of the UK general election, Your Move Scotland found.

29 Jun 2017

Rental deposits to soar by 40% despite government caps

Rental deposits to soar by 40% despite government caps

The amount of cash sitting in rental deposits is set to soar by 40% over the next five years – despite government plans to cap deposits announced in last week’s Queen’s Speech, according to data from deposit-free renting solution, Dlighted.

29 Jun 2017

Proc fee increase for portfolio landlord work on the horizon

Proc fee increase for portfolio landlord work on the horizon

Advisers active in the buy-to-let sector, especially in writing portfolio landlord mortgage business, can expect to see increases in procuration fee levels from the last quarter of this year.

29 Jun 2017

Do ‘no deposit’ insurance products benefit the PRS?

Do ‘no deposit’ insurance products benefit the PRS?

With tenancy deposits coming under fire recently, Eddie Hooker, CEO of Hamilton Fraser, parent company to mydeposits, looks at whether alternative insurance products, offering a deposit free solution, protect both landlords and tenants, and if they improve the Private Rented Sector.

28 Jun 2017

Landbay announce launch of new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service

Landbay announce launch of new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, Landbay, has announced that it is to launch a new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service with the aim of helping landlords navigate and evolve within an ever-changing tax and regulatory landscape.

26 Jun 2017

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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