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Licensing scheme dropped after 'Tory revolt'

Tuesday 24th January 2017

A proposed selective landlord licensing scheme has been pulled after Conservative councillors could not agree on how it could move forward...

Two in five renters 'not looking to buy' a home

Tuesday 24th January 2017

The trend for long-term renting continues to gather pace, according to research from the Deposit Protection Service (DPS)...

Majority of renters have encountered damp and drainage problems

Tuesday 24th January 2017

The majority of private renters have experienced problems with poor drainage or damp, according to a new study...

Rail strikes could be responsible for rent dips, figures show

Monday 23rd January 2017

The Southern Rail strikes which have caused disruption for commuters have started to have an impact on rental price growth in the South East...

NLA updates mortgage sourcing system ahead of tax changes

Monday 23rd January 2017

Online mortgage search tool NLA Mortgages has implemented a new sourcing system, allowing landlords to find mortgage products based on their tax status...

Landlords warned of dangers of ignoring new electrical regulations

Monday 23rd January 2017

A property management firm has urged Scottish landlords to take electrical safety legislation seriously...

Landlords are ‘turning their backs on the capital’ in search of higher yields

Friday 20th January 2017

Buy-to-let landlords are increasingly looking to move out of central London to more affordable suburbs where higher yielding property investments are available, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA)...

Private sector rents rise in line with wages

Friday 20th January 2017

Private rental price increases have accelerated modestly, in line with earnings across England, according to a new report from the National Audit Office...

Strong start to the year for buy-to-let market

Friday 20th January 2017

While many will agree that 2016 was not the best year for buy-to-let, as the government introduced a raft of anti-landlord policies, 2017 seems to be getting off to a promising start - at least in terms of demand from landlords looking to add to their property portfolios...

Landlords borrowed an average of £15,000 more to buy property in 2016

Friday 20th January 2017

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased last year, as a result of increasing property prices and the tougher stance by mortgage lenders on criteria and rental calculations, new figures show...



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