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Slow Broadband Speeds Is a Turn off for 48% of Renters

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According to a study from full fibre provider Hyperoptic, poor peak-time broadband speeds is the biggest bugbear for home-movers – even topping noisy neighbours and an unresponsive landlord. The survey…

28 February 2017
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London Landlords 30% More Likely To Employ A Letting Agency Than...

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According to a news story, landlords in the capital are more likely to employ a letting agent than those in the rest of the UK. Citing a study of landlords…

21 February 2017
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Amount of landlords buying cash properties hits a record high

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January 2017 was a record high for landlords buying cash properties, with 61% using cash to buy their investment – an increase of 2% from last year and 20% since…

17 February 2017
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A lack of financial back-up planning puts renters at risk

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New research from Scottish Widows suggests that people living in privately rented homes are putting themselves and their families at risk of eviction and financial hardship due to lack of…

16 February 2017
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Private Landlords Need More Government-backed Support

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Following Tuesday’s long-awaited White Paper – “Fixing our broken housing market” – an industry commentator says that landlords need more support from the government. The government has promised to offer…

10 February 2017
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Families in the private rental sector feel insecure on shorter tenancies

Families in the private rental sector feel insecure on shorter tenancies

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New research from consumer rights charity Citizens Advice has revealed that almost 1.5 million privately rented households in England would like longer tenancies so they could have more security in…

31 January 2017
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Buy-to-let landlords turning to alternate methods of finance

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According to the latest Broker Sentiment Survey from bridging finance company MTF, 84% of brokers said they were unable to source a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage for some of their clients…

18 January 2017
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New Study Suggests Over One In Ten Landlords Will Reduce Their...

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) recently commissioned a survey of UK landlords to find out more about landlords, their motivations, and aspirations. The study of 2,500 UK landlords –…

10 January 2017
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Making Money From Your Property? Then Make Sure You Are Covered

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Many of us are natural entrepreneurs. That’s why several news articles recently that have highlighted the opportunities for making money from your home have piqued our interest. They include: renting…

28 December 2016
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Landlords: Council tax and tenancy agreements

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Some landlords could unnecessarily be paying for council tax where a tenant moves out of a property before the end of a tenancy agreement. An Appeal Court ruling passed earlier…

26 December 2016
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Capital Gains Tax – no joy for landlords

Capital Gains Tax – no joy for landlords

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While the Budget earlier this year gave property owners who sell up some tax breaks, sadly, landlords were omitted. The then-Chancellor George Osborne announced that he was slashing the rate…

07 December 2016
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More Costs For Landlords As Lettings Fees Banned?

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The government has relatively recently announced that letting agents will no longer be allowed to charge fees to tenants. This has caused widespread concern amongst landlords, who fear that the additional…

07 December 2016
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