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Insurance Premium Tax Rise Due On 1st November 2015


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Insurance Premium Tax Increase Will Have Direct Affect On Landlord Profits As you may already know, the Government declared in the 2015 Summer Budget that there would be an increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) for all insurance policies taken out by individuals and companies in the UK. This will affect the cost of landlord [...]


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Severe Weather Causes Chaos For Uninsured Landlords


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Landlords Warned About Perils Of Being Uninsured Following Severe Weather Conditions The recent severe weather conditions may have caused chaos for uninsured PRS landlords, with the terrible conditions causing costly damage to rental properties that will have to be repaired out of potential rental profits. The gale force winds, driving rain, sleet, snow and freezing [...]


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Insurance Companies Face £1 Billion Payout After St Jude Storm


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Landlords Warned To Ensure Insurance Policies Are Up To Date Landlords and property owners across the South of England awoke on Monday morning fearful of the damage to their properties caused by the hurricane force winds and torrential rain of the St Jude storm that swept in from the Atlantic during the early hours. Strong [...]


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HMRC Target Landlords Over Holiday Lettings


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Landlords risk being fined by HMRC over holiday lets Landlords and second property owners who have chosen to rent out homes as short term holiday lets could face the wrath of Her Majesties Revenue and Customs if they fail to declare their income from property. The number of people renting out property as a holiday [...]


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Cheaper Mortgages On Way


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mortgage rates could drop below 1.5% as new lenders prepare to enter the UK mortgage market in the coming months. Increased competition in the UK market could mean that residential property owners benefit from lower mortgage repayments by as much as £600 (GBP) a year New lenders are likely to be attracted to the UK [...]


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Evictions Soar As Property Owners Struggle With Payments


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Millions of property owners and tenants renting property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are resorting to extreme measures including high interest pay day loans to avoid eviction as well as trying to make ends meet after falling behind on monthly housing payments. According to a new report by homelessness charity Shelter, nearly 8 million [...]


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North-South Mortgage Divide


Monday, April 23, 2012

Negative equity is not a situation that many professional landlords with Rent Guarantee insurance and good rental yields has to worry about, but for many new or “reluctant” landlords forced to rent out their former homes in order to keep the mortgage paid, it can be a real problem. UK Buy To Let landlords and [...]


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Government May Review Controversial Water Management Act


Monday, February 20, 2012

The British Property Federation (BPF) handed a small peice of good news to UK landlords who may have been struggling to make ends meet, after it was revealed that the UK coalition government may review imposing powers forcing landlords to share information on changes of tenancy with water companies, as well as making them liable for a [...]


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Property Repossession Fear Increasing


Monday, January 30, 2012

UK Property Repossessions are forecast to increase 22% in 2012 Economists expect the recession and rising unemployment to squeeze the already stretched household finances of thousands of struggling families this year and are warning UK homeowners and landlords of a sharp rise in residential property repossessions. Record low Bank of England (BoE) interest rates and [...]


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