Tagged: buy-to-let

Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Private Members Bill sets out to regulate private rented sector

Regulation of the lettings sector is proposed in a new Private Members’ Bill that was presented in Parliament last week. Meanwhile, yesterday in the Lords, peers voted against the Government to introduce regulation.




London landlords spending up to £8k a year

London landlords spending up to £8k a year

Landlords in London could be spending over £8k a year to let their property, research from BDRC Continental reveals. Maintenance, insurance, professional service fees and other running costs can amount to over £8,000 every year...




Is a tax cut for buy-to-let landlords on the cards? Calls for capital gains tax to be slashed after hike LOWERS revenue

Is a tax cut for buy-to-let landlords on the cards? Calls for capital gains tax to be slashed after hike LOWERS revenue

Buy-to-let landlords who have made big profits from rising house prices and investors with substantial portfolios could get a tax cut, if George Osborne listens to fresh calls to slash capital gains tax –...




Stop dodging issue on regulation, Ombudsman tells ministers

Stop dodging issue on regulation, Ombudsman tells ministers

Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer has reiterated his call for some form of regulation of letting agents. He said that ‘realistically’, legislation is the only option, and called on the Government to stop dodging the...




Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let investors will be forced to make their properties more energy-efficient or stop renting them out. One in 10 buy-to-let homes will be unlettable in five years’ time unless landlords take steps to improve...




London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

Four in 10 London households will be renting by 2020, a new forecast shows. Among the findings of a select committee of MPs, the Government has just been told that London’s “Generation Rent” is...




Rental and buy-to-let still booming

Rental and buy-to-let still booming

There is predicted to be an increase in property investors planning on buying more residential property, and with this in mind we expect that the property investment industry will continue to flourish in 2013.




Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

A big question for many landlords is whether to let furnished or unfurnished? Whether a property is furnished can decide the type of tenant, throw up different types of problems for landlords and bring...




What a kick start to the new year?

What a kick start to the new year?

2013 has got off to some start with already new regulations coming into effect regarding EPC’s; the Green Deal finance being officially launched as well as Parliament having debated the legal recognition of letting...




Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlords are key market for ECO stallers under Green Deal, experts say: — Energy Saving Trust research shows high private rented sector demand for green measures upgrades — — Solid wall insulation is key...