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Eleanor Harvey

Stigma around landlords needs to end to boost housing market

Buy-to-let landlords are often vilified in the media, and a new survey shows that some are even reluctant to call themselves “landlords” because of it. The buy-to-let market is a crucial section of the UK

landlords EPC energy carbon
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Eleanor Harvey

Landlords: do you know about the upcoming changes to EPCs?

A lack of awareness across the UK’s rental market could mean some landlords find themselves with ‘unrentable’ properties after 2025.  In new research from Shawbrook Bank, as many as 15% of landlords are unaware of

green mortgages
Mortgages & Money
Eleanor Harvey

More ‘green mortgages’ needed to incentivise landlords

Upgrading the energy efficiency of the country’s homes is vital, say experts, and green mortgages can incentivise both homeowners and landlords to achieve this.  Paragon Bank, which has increased its buy-to-let lending by 33.9% over

2022 prediction UK property
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Eleanor Harvey

All change: predictions for the UK property market in 2022

Nothing is predictable in the current climate, it seems, but there are definitely some forecasts for the UK property sector that seem a safe bet for the year ahead.  Over the past 12 months, despite

savings landlords
Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

Landlords: how to entice tenants with a £400 a year saving

Everyone knows new-builds are generally much more energy-efficient than older properties, and landlords can use the latest surprising figures as a crucial selling point.  Energy efficiency, environmental impacts and emissions are all high on the

house prices value for money
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Eleanor Harvey

UK house prices: where you can get the most for your money

The latest Office for National Statistics house prices have been revealed. But what can you get for today’s average house price, and where are buyers getting more for their money? As has been the case

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