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BTL tax changes push ‘amateur landlords out of the market’


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29 Aug 2017

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The steady levels of mortgage activity seen through the first half of the year continued into July, with gross mortgage lending increasing by 4% month-on-month to £23bn, according to an estimate by UK Finance....

More than a quarter of private renters keep their pet a secret from their landlord!


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31 Jul 2017

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In recent years, the number of people living in private rented accommodation has been on the rise. This has created an unexpected number of victims: pets that buy-to-let landlords are refusing to permit into their properties.

 

A number of landlords are refusing to accept prospective tenants if they have a furry friend, meaning many tenants are finding it difficult to secure accommodation. So perhaps it is unsurprising that several tenants with pets find it easier to simply hide the fact they own a pet in order to get a property....

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....

Uber makes move into the property news


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12 Jun 2017

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Uber had come together with Build To Rent developer in order to complete a PropTech deal, which sees the transport company giant involved in the property sector for the first time.

 

Tenants at schemes operated by the Build To Rent company ‘Moda Living’ will receive up to a total of £100 in Uber credits per month. This is only available should tenants agree not to have a car parking space in their building. In return, using a bespoke app, residents will be able to hire an Uber as and when they please....

Top tips to improve your property’s EPC rating


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2 May 2017

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From 1stApril 2018, it will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), unless there is an applicable exemption.

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