LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Leamington Spa

16/08/2011

Landlords perk up as finance becomes easier

Almost a quarter of landlords are feeling more optimistic about the prospects for their property portfolios, rental income and yields.They are helped by a perception of availability of buy-to-let finance: 22% in the second quarter of this year said that

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Leamington Spa

12/08/2011

IT’S THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

A popular tax question is whether holding properties in a limited company (company) is more tax efficient than holding them as an individual or partnership. My normal response, in common with most advisors is “it depends”. This article will set out some

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Leamington Spa

11/08/2011

More older people quitting home ownership to rent

More older people are among those selling their properties to move into rental accommodation, Homelet has reported.While numbers remain small, the rise has been 16% in the number of people aged between 66 and 70 who have sold up in order to rent over the

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Leamington Spa

09/08/2011

More landlords get set to expand portfolios

Landlords are poised to buy up more properties as rental demand continues to swell, according to joint research from ARLA and the Residential Landlords Association.Landlords most likely to expand their portfolios are in central London, where one-third

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Leamington Spa

28/07/2011

Paragon lends £99m in BTL

It seems that buy to let is alive and reasonably well as Paragon Mortgages and Mortgage Trust’s parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, announced that it has completed £99 million of buy-to-let business in the last nine months.Two thirds of this

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Leamington Spa

19/07/2011

Rise in number of buy-to-let mortgages

Half of mortgage intermediaries reported that buy-to-let applications increased during the second quarter.The Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index, carried out by specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon, found that on average, the

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Leamington Spa

14/07/2011

Warwick District Council proposes HMO no-go-zones

Warwick District Council are proposing to control the type of tenants who can live in your properties. They want to limit the number of small HMOs, houses in multiple occupation in Brunswick, Clarendon, Crown, Manor, Milverton and Willes areas. Warwick

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Leamington Spa

07/07/2011

STUDENTS OFFER BEST RENTAL YIELDS

Students and young singles generate the highest yields for landlords, buy-to-let mortgage specialist lender Paragon has revealed. Paragon used independent research from The Landlords Panel from BDRC Continental and found that students generated an

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Leamington Spa

01/07/2011

Landlords continue to enjoy boom in rents

Almost a third of landlords (29%) said that their rental income increased during Q2 2011, research carried out by buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon has revealed. Paragon's quarterly research showed 13% of landlords surveyed had increased rental

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Leamington Spa

24/06/2011

Reduce your rental profits by maximising expense and interest claims.

For the Taxman to allow expenditure against rental income, it has to obey the following rules: Wholly and exclusively – you pay a cleaner £60 per week for ten hours work. The cleaner spends four hours a week at your home and six hours cleaning your

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Leamington Spa

22/06/2011

Home ownership out of reach for millions of Britons

As more households become part of "generation rent", high housing costs are leaving individuals with little spare cash to make ends meet, leaving them exposed to rising living costs and hitting their ability to save for the future. When utility bills,

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Leamington Spa

17/06/2011

The June 2011 Building Societies Association (BSA) Property Tracker survey indicates that consumers are slightly less negative about the outlook for the housing market.

The June 2011 Building Societies Association (BSA) Property Tracker survey indicates that consumers are slightly less negative about the outlook for the housing market. The proportion that did not think that it is currently a good time to buy dropped to

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