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Remortgaging top reason for mortgage applications – Paragon

Remortgaging top reason for mortgage applications – Paragon

Remortgages were the most frequesnt cases handled by intermediaries in the third quarter with 37% of intermediaries doing business in this area, data from Paragon has shown. The surge in remortgage applications was closely...




Buy-to-let watch

Buy-to-let watch

Shorter-term money may seem the best option for customers and the shorter tie-in periods create more business for intermediaries but there are a number of good reasons to recommend five-year deals. You might think...




How to Advertise Your Property

How to Advertise Your Property

Advertising your property and securing a tenant is a major part of being a successful landlord. It’s not just the traditional methods of advertising that can be useful i.e. using a letting agency or...




Thousands more private tenants sign on for housing benefit

Thousands more private tenants sign on for housing benefit

A new report says that 10,000 more working families every month are now drawing housing benefit to help pay their private rent. Home Truths 2012, from the National Housing Federation, labels today’s housing market...




First national Green Deal service for landlords announced

First national Green Deal service for landlords announced

The first Green Deal service for private rented sector landlords has been agreed by the, Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and Enact Energy The service will give landlords access to Green Deal and the Energy...




Could U-turn be on way over licensing of all letting agents?

Could U-turn be on way over licensing of all letting agents?

A new and wide-ranging inquiry into the Private Rented Sector is to be conducted by an influential cross-party group of MPs. Regulation of all landlords and letting agents is on the table – something...




BTL success spoils landlords for choice

BTL success spoils landlords for choice

Buy-to-let is one investment where the economic conditions make decent returns feasible. With interest rates and first-time buyers at historical lows and rents rising in many parts of the country, now could be a...




Olympic legacy creates desirable housing neighbourhood

Olympic legacy creates desirable housing neighbourhood

Stratford’s new Olympic Park neighbourhood, is expected to become one of London’s most desirable postcodes when homes in the area become available in 2013, it is claimed. A study published by the Centre for...




Industry would die if fees are banned, warning

Industry would die if fees are banned, warning

There would be no private letting industry left in England if agents were banned from charging fees. Jonathan Morgan, who heads up Morgans in Leeds, said: “If there are no fees, agents won’t be...