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Investing in property could ‘soon cease to be financially viable’

Tuesday 27th June 2017

A host of Brexit bills dominated last week’s Queens’s speech, while there were also a few main non-Brexit proposals announced outlining the government’s proposals for the next two years, including a Tenant’s Fees Bill, banning landlords and letting agents from charging letting fees...

New accounting services launched to help landlords

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Landbay announced yesterday that it is to launch an accounting, reporting and tax compliance service to help landlords with their tax and regulatory landscape...

The B word’s impact on the student rental market

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit – it’s the black cloud hanging above each and every industry as the government works to negotiate a deal with our European friends...

Santander moves to reduce BTL fees and rates

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Santander has announced that it has refreshed its 60% and 70% loan-to-value (LTV) buy-to-let deals to help encourage ‘those who want to invest make their ambition become a reality’...

Landlord bans ‘poor people, pets and gays’

Monday 26th June 2017

A landlord in London faces a backlash after posting an advert for a room inviting potential tenants to apply as long as they are not poor, have children, pets, or are gay...

Some agents welcome the government’s plans to cut tenants fees

Monday 26th June 2017

The proposed ban on any letting fees charged to tenants by landlords and letting agents is widely viewed as a draconian measure within the letting industry which will have an adverse impact on the rental market...

Landlord fined more than £4,000 for ‘dangerous failings’

Monday 26th June 2017

A landlord has been fined over £4,000 at Cardiff Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to eight charges relating to five rented student flats in Albany Road, Cardiff...

Specialist BTL lender launches new product range

Monday 26th June 2017

Specialist buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages has announced the launch of 13 new mortgage products with immediate effect...

Confidence in buy-to-let market slips due to tax hikes

Friday 23rd June 2017

Recent changes to tax for buy-to-let property has dented confidence among landlords with new research showing many are set to revise their situation and implement new strategies, with some consolidation expected among smaller investors...

BTL lending forecast revised down

Friday 23rd June 2017

The Council of Mortgage Lender’s (CML) buy-to-let forecast for 2017 and 2018 has been revised down from previous expectations at the end of last year, as ‘tax and prudential measures’ continue to ‘exert pressure’ on the market...



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