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Buy To Let Mortgage Lending Increasing Steadily


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Buy To Let Mortgage Lending: Steady Year-On-Year Rise New data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed despite a fall in the volume of buy to let mortgage loan advances in February 2015, annual lending is continuing to increase steadily. There were a total of 15,900 buy to let mortgage loan advances made [...]


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Pension Reforms Could Affect UK Property Market


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rise of Pensioner Landlords Could Have Dramatic Effect On UK Property Market As most people are already aware the UK pension rules changed on 6th April 2015, allowing people aged 55 and over to withdraw all or part of their pension pot to spend as they prefer rather than being forced to buy some form [...]


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Confusion Reigns Over Tenant Sub-Letting Proposals


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Housing Minister Contradicts Government Sub-Letting Proposals There is already a great deal of confusion and resentment surrounding the controversial proposals to allow the sub-letting of rental properties by tenants, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, during the pre-election budget, last month. The proposals were announced by Mr Osborne during the Spring [...]


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Mortgage Borrowers Have Mortgage Affordability Concerns


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Research Reveals Concerns About Mortgage Affordability Checks New research by Equifax has revealed that many people are worried about the length of time it takes mortgage lenders to assess their ability to repay residential and buy to let mortgage loans, with some fearing missing out on property deals because of the length of time they [...]


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2015 Pre-Election Budget Creates Landlords Sub Letting Nightmare


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Controversial Sub-Letting Announcement Made In 2015 Pre-Election Budget The 2015 pre-election budget delivered last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, outlined controversial plans that intend to make it illegal for private rental sector tenancy agreements (AST’s) to include clauses that prevent tenants sub-letting the rented property to others. This announcement has caused [...]


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Rise Of The Pensioner Landlords


Thursday, March 19, 2015

UK Buy To Let Property Market Braced For Surge Of Pensioner Landlords The UK private rented sector is bracing itself for the surge of  pensioner landlords who are ready to put some or all of their pension pots into buy to let properties, when the pension reforms come into force on 6th April 2015, representing [...]


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Do Rental Property The Right Way Or Don’t Do It At All


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What Rental Property Risks Are Landlords Taking? New research conducted by Liverpool Victoria (LV) landlord insurance, has revealed that there has been a significant surge in amateur landlord numbers across the UK, as more and more people attempt to boost their earned incomes by renting out properties privately without using a letting agent, however many [...]


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Could 2015 Be Another Boom Year For Buy To Let Properties?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is 2015 The Year To Get Into Buy To Let Property Ownership? There are a number of encouraging reports circulating in the media at the moment suggesting that 2015 could be another boom year for landlords, letting agents and the buy to let property market in general. The changes announced by the Government to the [...]


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Is The UK Set For Another Property Crash?


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What Factors Contribute To A Property Crash? Rent Rises? Falling oil prices? Quantative Easing (QE) by the Bank of England? Quantative Easing by the European Central Bank (ECB)? According to an article in Money Week just two of the factors listed above have got economists worried about the prospect of another property crash. There is some [...]


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Have You Got Permission To Let?


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Some UK Landlords still operating without permission to let from mortgage lenders There has been an upsurge in the number of UK private rental sector landlords taking advantage of the continuing strong tenant demand. However, there are still some landlords, without buy to let mortgages, who are failing to ensure they have obtained the right [...]


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