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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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Landlords Opt For Multi Let Properties For Better Rental Yields


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Landlords Moving Away From Single Let Rental Properties For Better Rental Yields Rental yields on traditional single let rental properties are falling, according to the latest  Complex Buy to Let Index commissioned by Mortgages for Business. The third quarter of 2014 saw gross rental yields on single let rental properties average around 5.9%, the lowest [...]


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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending Expected To Hit £25 Billion In 2014


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending to increase 25% in 2014 Buy-To-Let mortgage lending is expected to exceed £25 Billion (GBP) by the end of 2014, up a quarter on 2013 mortgage lending according to the latest forecast by a specialist mortgage lender. Buy-To-Let mortgage lending to property investors and portfolio landlords is 135% higher than the £8.5 [...]


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Looking For Buy-To-Let Finance?


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Property Investors And Landlords Always Want The Best Buy-To-Let Finance Deals Property investors and landlords are always looking for the best offers and deals available for everything that they do, be that purchasing property or taking out insurance. The UK may be slowly recovering from the depths of the recession, and property prices may be [...]


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Buy-To-Let Remortgage Surge


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Buy-to-let remortgages eclipse property purchase borrowing Buy-to-let remortgages have witnessed a huge surge in demand during the second quarter of 2013, as existing landlords refinance to raise capital for further rental property purchases. Remortgaging activity has eclipsed all other types of mortgage transactions covering multiple property types, other than granting new mortgages for buy-to-let property [...]


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Letting Agent Fined For HMO Offences


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A letting agent has been fined £41,200 (GBP) by Watford Magistrates court after they failed to comply with safety regulations and admitted a string of offences at five Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s). It is the first time Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has prosecuted a letting agent rather than a landlord and the council also said it [...]


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Avoid Insurance Claims And Local Authority Crackdowns


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Landlords Need To Step Up Maintenance Of Rental Properties To Improve Safety There have been numerous reports in the national press about landlords being prosecuted by local authorities for failing to keep their rental properties maintained to a safe, decent and habitable standard. Many of these prosecuted landlords never bothered to comply with their legal [...]


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Landlords Fury Over Immigration Amendments


Monday, May 13, 2013

Landlords Set To Become UK Border Agency Informants Private sector landlords are set to become unpaid members of the UK Border Agency as amendments to the UK immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech last week are pushed through Parliament UK landlords will become legally responsible for ensuring that they only let rental properties to [...]


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Landlords Should Comply With Responsibilities


Thursday, May 2, 2013

UK Landlords Unaware of Legal Obligations There have been several reports in the national media recently about UK landlords facing prosecution for ignoring their legal responsibilities. The press reports suggest that new, accidental or reluctant landlords are not aware of their full rental property and tenant care responsibilities. There are a number of aspects that [...]


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UK Buy To Let Mortgage Figures Reach New High


Thursday, April 25, 2013

 Buy To Let Mortgages Continue To Lead The Way In UK Property Market Re-mortgaging activity in the first quarter of 2013 saw UK mortgage lending reach a new high, with more landlords trying to raise finance to buy more suitable residential properties with a view to letting them out to tenants, according to the latest [...]


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