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Rental homes set to be subject to council tax as soon as they fall empty

Rental homes set to be subject to council tax as soon as they fall empty

New plans to give local authorities power to charge council tax on homes as soon as they become empty could hit sellers and landlords hard – and give letting agents a mammoth administrative headache. At...




RentPro partners with Property Place

RentPro partners with Property Place

RentPro has now partnered with Property Place and are happy to now include as part of our offering free access to this innovative property website and for 3 months free access to their new...




Rock-bottom rates, rising rents and sliding house prices spur new buy-to-let boom

Rock-bottom rates, rising rents and sliding house prices spur new buy-to-let boom

Rock-bottom interest rates, soaring rents and sliding house prices are encouraging more would-be investors to consider a buy-to-let property. A slew of cut-price mortgage deals is tempting many to take the plunge into the...




UK Buy to Let Boom continues despite falling affordability

UK Buy to Let Boom continues despite falling affordability

The latest news on the UK buy to let sceneshows that landlords are still confident and planning to expand their portfolios, but does indicate cracks beginning to appear in the central London rental market....




Landlords pick buy-to-let in order to grow portfolios

Landlords pick buy-to-let in order to grow portfolios

Landlords are increasingly turning to buy-to-let mortgages in order to grow their property portfolios, according to the Paragon Mortgages quarterly FACT survey. Intermediaries have reported a rise in the number of landlord clients applying...




60% of landlords planning to expand portfolio in next 6 months

60% of landlords planning to expand portfolio in next 6 months

60% of landlords are planning to increase their property portfolios over the next six months, according to specialist mortgage broker Mortgages for Business.  84% of investors looking to expand said they are planning to...




Landlords urged to starve out unscrupulous agents

Landlords urged to starve out unscrupulous agents

The Residential Landlords Association has called on landlords to play their part in ‘starving out’ unscrupulous letting agents. Chairman Alan Ward said: “The RLA welcomes Labour’s policy review of letting agents in the private...




Labour launches review into private rented sector

Labour launches review into private rented sector

Labour is launching a policy review into the private rented sector focusing on letting agents and landlords. It says the aim of the consultation is to stop irresponsible agents operating and end the scandal...




Council landlord prosecuted over gas safety certificates failure

Council landlord prosecuted over gas safety certificates failure

A local council neglected to carry out annual gas safety checks on properties used to house its tenants. As a result, the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been hit with a penalty...




Buy-to-let indices are disingenuous and mislead amateur landlords into believing it is easy to make money, a new index shows.

Buy-to-let indices are disingenuous and mislead amateur landlords into believing it is easy to make money, a new index shows.

Brian Hall, founder of the Model Works, a new body to produce accurate housing data, hit out at existing indices from LSL Property Services and BM Solutions. He points out that most indices omit...