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UK’s landlords set to leave PRS

Buy to let landlords around the UK are set to sell up over the coming years because of tax changes to the sector which makes owning a rental property unprofitable, according to new research. The survey by estate agency Maskells found that thousands of landlords will find it more difficult […]

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Top cause of stress for landlords revealed

One of the main causes of stress and worry for the UK’s landlords has been revealed as the controversial ‘Right to Rent scheme’, says a new study. In a report from letting agents PropertyLetByUs, they say that the legislation causes stress for one in three buy to let landlords and […]

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Numbers of buy to let landlords grows

Despite changes to the tax relief regime and a stamp duty surcharge, buy to let landlords are still flocking to invest in the sector, according to new figures. Estate agents ludlowthompson points to record low interest rates and volatility on the stock markets as contributing to the growing numbers of […]

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UK’s private rental sector set to expand

The UK’s private rental sector will continue to grow because there is a shortage of affordable property leaving many people with little option but to live in rental accommodation, according to a report. The findings come from research carried out by insurance specialists Cover4LetProperty which found that 28% of adults […]

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A tenancy will last an average of 18 months

The average tenancy will, according to a new survey, last for an average of 18 months. Direct Line for Business says that tenants today are increasingly taking a short-term view when it comes to renting property. Their findings appear to contradict previous research which pointed to tenancies becoming longer. However, […]

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Landlords face buy to let mortgage restrictions

Landlords are expected to face buy to let mortgage restrictions after one lender changed its criteria to demand that rental income was increased before a loan is agreed. The Mortgage Works said it is increasing the amount of rental cover required – which is how much a landlord needs to […]

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How to Screen & Select Stellar Tenants

The relationship between tenants and landlords isn’t always a whirlwind romance. Often, it begins with a blind date that turns into an “I don’t, maybe I should see him again” situation. Landlords have a lot to deal with when finding and renting their property. From landlord’s property insurance to finding […]

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Marketing Strategies to Get Your Property Let or Sold

All good landlords want a good tenant to let their property to. The ROI for your property is strictly based on the quality of your tenant and the lease you set forth. Before you can sign any contracts, however, the first step is to figure out how to generate interest […]

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Call to address ‘ problem of rogue tenants ’

The growing problem of rogue tenants needs addressing and the Housing and Planning Bill should be amended to address them, according to one organisation. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says the legislation is aimed at tackling rogue letting agents and landlords but there should be measures aimed at […]

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Pensioner buy to let landlords ponder selling-up

Despite offering a valuable retirement income, more than 40% of retiree landlords are considering off-loading their buy to let property, according to a survey. Responsible Equity Release also found that seven in 10 pensioner landlords said that without their rental income they would struggle to get by. More than 1,000 […]

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