Category: Buy-to-let Landlords

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Government must recognise renting comes before homeownership

Renting before buying is a given for thousands of people across the UK, so providing enough rental stock is vital to ensure high standards in the industry. The huge number of tenants seeking rental homes

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Could rent controls become a reality for UK landlords?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has once again called for rent controls to be introduced in London. But opinions are extremely divided on the effectiveness of such a measure. Private renters spend an estimated 23% of

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Trending News
Eleanor Harvey

Right to Rent amendment: what landlords need to know

The government has issued new Right to Rent guidelines for buy-to-let landlords, which will take effect from 6 April 2022. If you rent out a property in the UK, either you or your agent –

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

EPC ratings are influencing UK property investment trends

Successful property investment is all about making the right choices at the outset, and many landlords are now factoring in EPC ratings to future-proof their investments. As the government continues to raise the bar on

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

City centres are back in favour as high rental demand returns

City centre living will always be popular among tenants wanting to be in the thick of the action, and it seems rental activity has well and truly rebounded.  The latest UK Rental Market Report from

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Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Hold capital gains tax to boost buy-to-let, says finance chief

Last year, the government shelved its plans to reform capital gains tax, but industry experts warn the threat of a future rise could impact the private rented sector.  In December last year, the Treasury passed

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Mortgages & Money
Eleanor Harvey

Good news for first-time landlords seeking mortgages

Everyone has to start somewhere, and the market can seem daunting for first-time landlords. But finding the right mortgage is a good place to start. Buy-to-let mortgages have different criteria and requirements compared with a

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