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Investors should be ‘pouring’ money into the buy-to-let sector, says expert

Thursday 15th February 2018

Residential property price growth continues to prove resilient despite political and economic uncertainty, which is partly why buy-to-let remains the investment of choice, according to Sequre Property Investment...

Nine out of ten landlords would like to ditch letting agents and go it alone

Thursday 15th February 2018

A number of buy-to-let landlords currently do not use letting agents to find or manage properties, and it has been suggested that many more would like to do the same...

BTL lenders see margins squeezed

Thursday 15th February 2018

Buy-to-let lending margins have been squeezed, with providers absorbing more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according the latest results of the Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Index, published by Mortgages for Business...

Landlord given suspended prison sentence for illegal eviction

Thursday 15th February 2018

A buy-to-let landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence, handed a 16-week curfew and ordered to pay more than £10,600 after being found guilty of harassing and illegally evicting his tenant...

Paragon launches online portal

Thursday 15th February 2018

Paragon has launched a new online portal for buy-to-let mortgage customers and intermediaries, making it easier for borrowers to access a new further advance facility, including additional lending...

RLA cautious over Labour's proposal for pets in rented homes

Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is seeking greater clarification from the Labour party after it put forward new proposals this week to allow tenants to keep pets as the default position in rented homes unless there is evidence that the animal is causing a nuisance...

Government approves new PRS licensing scheme

Wednesday 14th February 2018

A proposal to introduce a new licensing scheme for privately rented homes in Nottingham has been given the green light by the Secretary State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)...

TMW launches sub-2% five-year fixed rate BTL product

Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Mortgage Works (TMW) will launch its first ever sub-2% five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage deal today...

Rent controls would ‘act against the interests of tenants’

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Private rental prices paid by tenants continued to slow last month suggesting that rent controls may leave tenants worse off...

Landlord fined £7,400 as council secures 125th prosecution against rogue operators

Tuesday 13th February 2018

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay £7,400 after failing to obtain a license to rent out a property in North West London...



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