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Landlords

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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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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Buy To Let Remortgage - Landlords are Facing a Buy to Let Remortgage Crunch

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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Buy To Let Properties - Record Number of Landlords Buying with Cash

Record Number of Landlords Buying with Cash

The number of landlords who are purchasing buy to let properties in cash has reached a record level, according to one estate agency. The figures from Countrywide reveal that 61% of those making a property investment are doing so mortgage-free. In addition, the cash-rich landlords are heading north where they dominate the cash buying locations […]

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Buy To Let Landlords - Calls for landlord tax crackdown to be reversed

Calls for landlord tax crackdown to be reversed

Britain’s buy to let landlords should be protected from one of the harshest tax regimes around, says the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA). Changes are brought in from April that will see landlords being taxed on their property revenue rather than its profit. In addition, landlords also pay a stamp duty surcharge of 3% when buying […]

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Buy To Let Landlords Return To The Market

Buy to let landlords return to the market

After a sharp fall in buy to let activity with the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge, landlords and investors are returning to the market, according to research. Rightmove says that enquiries from new investors and buy to let landlords have rocketed by 30% since May. In a tracker report, the firm says this […]

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