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Buy to let mortgage figures dampen UK housing market


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20 Mar 2018

 

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Signs of the UK housing market slowing down seem to have found added impetus with the Bank of England issuing less than optimistic figures on buy to let lending.

The figures suggest that just 12.7 per cent of mortgages in the final three months of 2017 went to buy to let investors - the lowest level since 2013. This spells a drop to the tune of 14.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2016....

Landlords must get to grips with mould under proposed new tenancy law


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12 Feb 2018

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Tenants may soon have the right to sue landlords who let properties that aren’t “fit for human habitation”. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill, put forward by MP Karen Buck, has passed its second reading in Parliament....

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Discount Insurance!


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21 Dec 2017

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Which London Underground station is the cheapest to live near?


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18 Dec 2017

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Recent research has mapped the average 10% home deposit and the average monthly rent for properties near to 265 London Underground stations.

 

Living near to a station on the London Underground is a more affordable proposition to commuters on the District, Piccadilly or Central line, new research has revealed....

London is the most expensive region to be a landlord


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19 Jun 2017

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London had been identified as the most expensive region in Britain to be a landlord, according to new research by Kent Reliance.

 

The study by the specialist mortgage lender shows that the average landlord spends £6,535 per property per year in the capital, or 32% of the amount they receive in rent, excluding mortgage costs and tax but including void periods....