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Yield of Dreams: research reveals the highest buy to let returns

By |2018-06-29T10:02:58+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

A new analysis of rental yields across all of the UK’s local authorities has revealed exactly where the best places are for potential investors - and where are the worst. Unsurprisingly, given high capital values and stagnating appreciation in much of southern England, the big winners are up north. Properties in Burnley in Lancashire...

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New training course for agents in England unveiled by NALS

By |2018-06-29T10:02:59+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

The National Approved Letting Scheme has unveiled a new specialist training course for letting agents. The NALS Level 3 Award in Letting and Property Management (England) meets the government’s demand - announced earlier this year - that to further professionalise the private rented sector, letting and managing agents in England will...

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EweMove claims massive growth for franchise following acquisition

By |2018-06-29T10:03:01+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

Hybrid agency EweMove is claiming massive growth for its branch in south Manchester, which it says has seen its lettings and sales portfolio rise by 337 per cent in a year. EweMove Cheadle Hulme, which opened in January 2017 and is run by Matt and Andrea Markham, has secured at least...

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable

By |2018-06-29T10:03:03+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

The cost of taking out a buy-to-let mortgage remains at an historic low, and it is likely that this will remain the case for the foreseeable future, according to the latest analysis from Mortgage Brain. Despite going through another period of change and uncertainty, the cost of a number of mainstream...

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We need more tax reform to help rental sector, repeats trade body

By |2018-06-29T10:03:00+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

The government should scrap the tax on new homes which is punishing those in need of a home to rent, the Residential Landlords Association says. A report published today by the association’s research arm, PEARL, warns that the country faces a net loss of 133,000 homes for private rent over the...

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UK buy-to-let hotspots revealed

By |2018-06-29T10:03:04+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

There is still plenty of money to be made in buy-to-let, provided you invest in the right areas, according to new research.  Fresh analysis by Direct Line for Business reveals the UK’s property hotspots for investment landlords, and has identified Burnley as the number one place for buy-to-let in today’s market,...

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Where are the UK’s best locations for buy-to-let investors?

By |2018-06-29T10:03:09+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

New research has uncovered the UK's best investment locations ranked by rental yield. The top performer is Burnley, with an average annual yield of 7.1%. The Lancashire town is followed by Glasgow (6.9%), Belfast (6.4%), Blaenau Gwent (5.9%) and Forest Heath (5.7%) to make up the top five. Regionally, the best yields can...

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Government urged to offer tax incentives to ‘support and encourage’ landlords

By |2018-06-29T10:03:07+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

As a private landlord you have a crucial role in providing a much needed housing option for people and so why should you be penalised by an unfair stamp duty surcharge or the phasing out mortgage interest relief? There has been a rise in the number of buy-to-let landlords selling up...

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Winner’s prize fund at Wimbledon wouldn’t buy a home in SW19

By |2018-06-29T10:03:10+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

Winning a singles title at Wimbledon wouldn’t cover the cost of a detached home in the tournament’s SW19 postcode, according to new research. Trussle analysed how far the Championships’ prize money would take players in the UK housing market depending on the round they reached. The average cost of a detached property...

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows as market stabilises

By |2018-06-29T10:03:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|Property News|

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record low, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. With little movement in costs and rates over the last quarter the buy-to-let sector could be entering a period of stabilisation, the mortgage sourcing system says. For example, 60% and 70% loan-to-value (LTV) tracker products...

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