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Mortgages for First BTL Landlords Decline

The number of mortgage products available for first-time buy to let landlords is falling as a proportion of the market, research reveals. The findings from Moneyfacts.co.uk show that the number of first-time landlord products has fallen to 68% of the market, that’s down from 73% recorded in April last year. It’s also a large fall […]

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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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UK Rent Growth at Four Year Low

Figures reveal that the rental growth enjoyed by landlords across the UK is now at the slowest it has been for four years. The findings from LandBay show that rents between January and November last year rose by just 1.1% – that’s less than half the increase of 2.3% seen over the same period the […]

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Students Targeted to Become Landlords with BTL Mortgage Offer

A new ‘buy for Uni’ mortgage has been unveiled which will turn student to landlord while they are in higher education. The mortgage is available to anyone aged over 18 but they must have financial backing from a family member which will be in the form of cash or property equity. Under the deal, a […]

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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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Landlords are Facing a Buy to Let Remortgage Crunch

Landlords across the UK hoping to find a buy to let remortgage deal on favourable terms will struggle to find them because of changes to the affordability rules making it more difficult. The warning comes from mortgage lenders and brokers who say that while some lenders are trimming rates for their buy to let mortgages, […]

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