LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Landlord Today

14/02/2017

Buy-to-let mortgage rates drop to new lows

Mortgage lenders are shaving percentage points of their buy-to-let mortgage rates in an effort to entice buy-to-let landlords acquiring new properties through their doors.

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Landlord Today

14/02/2017

BTL mortgage costs and rates 'moving away from long period of historic lows'

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows, but there are growing signs that borrowing costs and rates in the sector could be entering a period of stabilisation, or even increase over the past three months.

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Landlord Today

13/02/2017

Britain's highest yields: the best areas for buy-to-let returns revealed

Despite the recent tax crackdown, buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets, but where in the country can the best yields be achieved?

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Landlord Today

13/02/2017

Where are rents rising fastest?

Rents in the residential property sector are continuing to rise across many parts of the UK with no fewer than 20 areas seeing growth of more than 3% in the last 12 months, according to fresh figures.

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Landlord Today

10/02/2017

Rents to rise faster than house prices in next five years, says RICS

Rental prices look set to increase faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Letting Agent Today

10/02/2017

Many buy to let investors 'set to reduce portfolios in next year'

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given a stark warning about the cumulative effect of the additional homes stamp duty and the change to mortgage interest tax relief on the health of the private rental sector.

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Letting Agent Today

10/02/2017

Good news on BTL mortgages - some now at record low cost

Despite the challenges faced by the buy to let sector, mortgage companies are fighting hard for business - and two and three year fixed rate products are now at record low costs.

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Estate Agent Today

10/02/2017

Housing minister tells agents: 'no quick fix' for homes shortage

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has told the NAEA conference that there is no quick fix for the country's housing shortage - and he effectively admitted his White Paper would provide a series of 'small adjustments' to help improve matters

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Letting Agent Today

09/02/2017

Shelter says government must deliver on longer tenancies

Shelter - the campaigning charity many feel has had influence on government policies for the lettings sector - has now turned around and criticised the Housing White Paper for not going far enough on rental reform. 

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Letting Agent Today

09/02/2017

Longer tenancies will NOT apply to Buy To Let properties

The government has stepped in to clear up misunderstandings emerging from the Housing White Paper following its high profile call for longer tenancies in the private rental sector. 

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Landlord Today

08/02/2017

Small landlords are 'vital to the heath of our rental sector'

Letting agents broadly welcomed yesterday's housing white paper, which raises many of the significant issues the housing sector is facing, including the need to place greater emphasis on the private rented sector.

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Letting Agent Today

08/02/2017

Letting fees ban still unlikely to be introduced until 2018

The government's Housing White Paper may have made many broad pledges aimed at the private rental sector, but it still remains vague on progress on the banning of letting agents' fees levied on tenants in England.

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