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Brexit fears were ‘wide of the mark’ and ‘misguided’, say experts

Friday 23rd September 2016

Fears raised over the UK housing market in the wake of the Brexit vote were ‘wide of the mark’ as illustrated by a sharp rise in mortgage lending in August, according to a senior economist...

Council proposes to tax student landlords

Friday 23rd September 2016

Students are currently exempt from paying council tax and student accommodation is currently exempt from business rates, but that could soon change if councillors in Liverpool get their way...

Thousands of private landlords suffer abuse from tenants

Friday 23rd September 2016

Thousands of private tenants claim to have suffered abuse at the hands of landlords according to Shelter, which include threats, assaults and harassment which could have, and indeed should have ended up with legal action being taken against them, but while there are many serious issues that are simply unacceptable, it is not just a one way street, research by the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows...

Controversial landlord launches appeal after losing damp house row

Friday 23rd September 2016

Controversial landlord Fergus Wilson has launched an appeal against a county court decision to award former tenants compensation following a row over a damp house...

Buy-to-let mortgage rates plummet to record lows

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Buy-to-let investors are continuing to enjoy a fall in mortgage rates, particularly those looking for longer-term fixed rates, following last month’s base rate cut from 0...

Top tips to ensure your tenants stick to the rules

Thursday 22nd September 2016

While we all know that it is important for all landlords to have a watertight legal contract in place to fall back on should anything happen to their property, how can we actually make sure that tenants do not breach the rules of their tenancy? With new research showing that one in seven renters have broken one or more rules outlined in their tenancy agreement, leaving them potentially facing anything from the loss of their deposit to eviction, Direct Line for Business has outlined its top tips for landlords to ensure that tenants stick to the rules of their contract: + Be clear from the outset: Ensure that your adverts clearly state any rules that you feel strongly about – for example looking for non-smoking or pet-free tenants only...

Unlicensed landlords fined in Oldham

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Two landlords have been fined for failing to sign up to Oldham Council’s Selective Licensing scheme, designed to improve the management of properties and expose rogue landlords and irresponsible tenants...

One-Day landlord course could help boost your BTL returns

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Two leading property experts, Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner, have joined forces to offer their blend of expertise in a one-day course for buy-to-let landlords who want to understand the reality of buy-to-let and the ups and downs of being a landlord...

One in seven renters breach tenancy rules

Wednesday 21st September 2016

One in seven renters have broken one or more rules outlined in their tenancy agreement, while 11% of renters surveyed claimed that they were unsure as to whether they had actually broken any of the rules in their contract or not, new research from Direct Line Landlord Insurance reveals...

Plans approved for PRS waterfront tower in Liverpool

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Planning consent for the construction of an £82m private rented sector (PRS) residential waterfront tower in Liverpool has been approved by the local authority...



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