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Young couples and families are top tenant types

Young couples and families are top tenant types

Young couples and families are the most prolific tenant type for landlords and terraced properties is the preferred rental property, cresearch commissioned by Paragon Mortgages reveals. The BDRC Continental Landlord Panel research reported the...




Tax relief on investment properties

Tax relief on investment properties

“If I’m buying a buy-to-let property that needs about £4,000 putting into it to make it rentable, can I get tax relief before renting it out? Things like new double glazing to replace broken...




Has the time arrived to clean up the property industry’s “Wild West”?

Has the time arrived to clean up the property industry’s “Wild West”?

This month has seen numerous calls for regulation of the lettings industry.  It was only this time last year that the Government steered away from regulating letting agents and landlords, and pledged to avoid ‘unnecessary’...




New regulation format essential for lettings industry says Rushbrook & Rathbone

New regulation format essential for lettings industry says Rushbrook & Rathbone

Recent research on various schemes available in the private rented sector has raised debates within the industry as experts question whether they have helped to raise standards or not Sarah Rushbrook, Founding Director of...




Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

Have your say in the Government inquiry into the private rented sector

A quick reminder that the Government is conducting an inquiry into the private rented sector – and in view of the various lobbying attempts now under way, it seems important that letting agents in...




ARLA: Demand is still outweighing supply significantly

ARLA: Demand is still outweighing supply significantly

ARLA, the Association of Residential Letting Agents has reported that demand for quality properties to rent is still firmly outstripping supply – which is good news for landlords and buy-to-let investors. The bi-annual survey...




Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be Liable for Tenants Water Charges

Landlords could be billed for their tenant’s water rates arrears if they fail to advise the utility company of the tenant’s details. This is the outcome of recent changes to the law. Up until...




Buy to Let Here to Stay

Buy to Let Here to Stay

Iain Andrew, MD for group intermediary sales at Nationwide argues that last week’s figures out from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, confirmed that growth in buy-to-let shows no sign of abating. “In the first...




Buy-to-let landlords risk being left out of pocket as they fail to do simple checks before investing

Buy-to-let landlords risk being left out of pocket as they fail to do simple checks before investing

Would-be landlords risk being left tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket because they are piling in to a buy-to-let boom without doing proper research. Banks are issuing the largest number of landlord...




Landlords turn to property to safeguard retirement

Landlords turn to property to safeguard retirement

A greater proportion of landlords are turning to the private rental sector to help safeguard their finances for retirement, findings from the latest BM Solutions/ BDRC Continental survey show. Some 80% of landlords view...