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Agents and Landlords Need Certainty About Regulations

A call has been made for the rental market’s regulatory future to be made clearer after the government announced a consultation on the proposed letting agent fees ban. The call comes from the National Landlords’ Association (NLA) after the government says the consultation will examine how to bring to an end hidden charges that tenants […]

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Bad Landlords Tarnish the Reputations of Good Ones

The Local Government Association (LGA) is urging the government to close a loophole that enables some landlords to convert a property into tiny multiple units and then advertise them as self-contained flats. This means the landlords are able to access the maximum amount of housing benefit which will be paid direct to the landlord on […]

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Landlords Face Tougher Penalties for Flouting Rules

Landlords around the UK who flout migrant rules look set to face tougher penalties of up to five years in prison under new legislation being drawn up by the Government. Along with landlords, employers will also face sanctions if they knowingly take on someone without permission to live and work in the country after the […]

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Residential Landlords Diversify into Semi-Commercial Property

In a bid to beat the upcoming tax changes, growing numbers of residential landlords are looking to diversify their portfolio into a semi-commercial property. That is the claim from bridging lender Roma Finance who say the sector is proving to be increasingly attractive to landlords. They point to a semi-commercial property being exempt from the […]

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Landlords Avoiding Tax Changes with Commercial Loans

With the upcoming tax changes hitting landlords’ profitability, growing numbers are turning to commercial buy to let products in a bid to beat them, says one landlords’ association. The research by the National Landlords’ Association (NLA) reveals that landlords who would be prevented from deducting mortgage interest payments and other finance-related costs from their declared […]

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Landlords Urged to Find Cheaper Mortgage Deals

Landlords are being urged to find cheaper mortgage deals in a bid to protect their investment before new tax hikes begin to bite from April. That’s when the rate tax is calculated on a landlord’s buy to let income will change and their profitability will be hit because they will be unable to deduct all […]

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The Best and Worst Areas for Property Investment in the UK

The Best and Worst Areas for Property Investment in the UK

Various pieces of data have been published recently which highlight which are the best and worst areas for property investment in the UK. Using figures from 2016, eMoov, an online estate agent, says that the UK’s worst destination for property investment has been Aberdeen. That’s because property owners there have seen prices plummet by nearly […]

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Letting agents and landlords warned about advertising

Letting agents and landlords warned about advertising

Letting agents and landlords have been warned about how they word they’re offerings in advertising materials to avoid landing in trouble. The warning comes from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) which says that incorrectly worded adverts could see the landlord or agent getting into trouble with the authorities. They warn also that with […]

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Crackdown planned on landlords using Airbnb

Crackdown planned on landlords using Airbnb

A change in the law is being mooted to crack down on professional landlords who are using sites like Airbnb in a bid to dodge taxes and rules. One MP on the Business, Innovation and Skills committee has written to London Mayor Sidiq Khan to ask for his views on whether the law needs to […]

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Energy efficiency requests denied by landlords

Energy efficiency requests denied by landlords

A survey has revealed that 58% of tenants who request energy efficiency improvements of their landlords for their property have been refused. The findings from ProperyLetByUs.com also reveal that 70% of tenants have also asked their landlord to carry out improvements to the property and 76% of tenants say they struggle with an unreliable gas […]

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