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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 Investors - Stats Reveal UK's Top BTL Hotspot

Stats Reveal UK’s Top BTL Hotspot

Buy to let investors looking for the best returns for their money should, according to one estate agent’s statistics, head to the north west of England. That’s the revelation from Rightmove in their latest report which highlights that some areas in the region are enjoying double-digit returns. For instance, landlords in Bootle, Merseyside, are seeing […]

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Buy To Let Investors - Landlords are Being Hit Hard by Stamp Duty Surcharge

Landlords are Being Hit Hard by Stamp Duty Surcharge

The numbers of first time home buyers in the UK is increasing, which means growing numbers of buy to let investors are losing out on property purchases, research reveals. The findings come from Countrywide which says that the government’s assault on landlords and the buy to let sector is now achieving what the politicians wanted […]

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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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Landlords Warn Rent Hike Is Coming

Landlords warn rent hike is coming

More than one million landlords in the UK are warning that they will hike their rents over the coming year in a bid to beat a tax crackdown, according to research. That’s because from next April, buy to let investors will see the tax relief they can claim on their mortgage interest falling to 20% […]

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Landlords Reveal Strange Items Tenants Take

Landlords reveal strange items tenants take

Landlords have revealed the strange items that their tenants have taken when they move out with many renters saying their ‘landlord would not notice’. The research from insurance firm Direct Line for Business reveals that one in three tenants who have lived in a rental property within the last five years believe it’s acceptable to […]

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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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