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The Big Switch: more buy to let investors adopt limited company status

By |2019-03-25T10:02:37+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

Large-scale buy to let investors are continuing to move to limited company status in a bid to limit their exposure to higher tax. Research by Precise Mortgages shows that 64 per cent of landlords with more than four properties who plan to buy this year will use limited company status for...

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Prop tech firm and Nationwide pioneer ‘rent-mortgage’ link for tenants

By |2019-03-25T10:02:38+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

The PropTech firm CreditLadder is working with the Nationwide Building Society on a pioneering scheme to try to help tenants buy a first home.  The link means tenants with a good credit history would be prompted when they become eligible to apply for a Nationwide mortgage - partly addressing a long-held...

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Investors retain faith in buy to let, especially in high yield areas

By |2019-03-25T10:02:39+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

A survey of 500 buy to let landlords suggests that well over a third are planning to increase the size of their portfolios in the next year, despite the challenges facing the rental sector. The study for Experience Invest found that 39 per cent want to buy one or more BTL...

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Fees Ban: new workshop aims to help agents offset damage

By |2019-03-25T10:02:39+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

Hamilton Fraser’s Academy programme has announced its next workshop, on May 14, to target how lettings agents can future-proof their business against the impact of the lettings fee ban. The event will take place at Borehamwood and the ban comes into effect a few weeks later. Hosted by Susie Crolla of the Guild...

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Now is a good time to invest in property amid Brexit uncertainty

By |2019-03-25T10:02:40+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

Residential property prices have fallen since the stat of the year, according to figures from the ONS, with prices dropping 1% since December 2018, suggesting that now could be a good time to negotiate a reduced price on a property purchase. Amid Brexit uncertainty, property prices across many parts of the...

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A growing number of landlords using limited company status

By |2019-03-25T10:02:41+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

More than two thirds of landlords with four or more properties intend to use limited company status in order to acquire more properties this year, fresh research by Precise Mortgages shows. The study found that 64% of buy-to-let investors who own at least four properties intend to use limited company status...

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Sharp rise in cost of 5-year rate BTL mortgage products

By |2019-03-25T10:02:44+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

There has been a significant increase in the cost of popular fixed term buy-to-let mortgage rates, fresh data shows. The latest research from online mortgage broker, Property Master, shows the cost of two out of three categories of five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages had showed a sharp spike in cost compared...

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Top tips to prevent damp in your rental properties

By |2019-03-25T10:02:43+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

Damp problems can be a serious concern in any home. Not only are they unwelcoming, but they are also unhealthy, and could indicate major structural or weatherproofing issues. Tenants who live in homes with unresolved damp or mould issues will from today be able to take stronger action against their landlords,...

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Have your say on Weymouth landlord licensing scheme

By |2019-03-25T10:02:42+00:00March 25th, 2019|Property News|

Members of the general public are being offered the opportunity to have their say on the possible introduction of the Weymouth landlord licensing scheme. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council wants to know whether a landlord licensing scheme should be introduced. The scheme would aim to improve the way private housing is managed. Private...

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‘Scrap Right To Rent’ call after latest controversial court ruling

By |2019-03-22T10:02:33+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Property News|

With the government already on the ropes over Brexit, there’s a call today for one of its flagship immigration policies to be scrapped. Right To Rent has been branded “a farce” by the Residential Landlords Association which wants the government to simply abandon it. This follows a court ruling that a landlord...

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