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Articles posted in June 2016

Customer case study: Elizabeth Aplin

Sunday 26 June 2016

26 June 2016

“It was a stressful situation and they took the stress out of it.” So says Elizabeth Aplin about her claim to Simple Landlord Insurance when the porch of the house she rents out mysteriously collapsed.

Home repossessions down over 50%

Tuesday 21 June 2016

21 June 2016

There was bad news for bailiffs, but good news for everyone else, as home repossessions fell by almost 52% year-on-year.

More buy-to-let mortgages now available

Saturday 18 June 2016

18 June 2016

Opportunities for landlords looking to expand their portfolios are on the rise as a new range of BTL mortgages is unveiled.

Rightmove testing virtual reality

Friday 10 June 2016

10 June 2016

Virtual reality (VR) tours of properties look set to revolutionise the way prospective buyers view homes.

No panic needed over buy to let affordability changes

Tuesday 07 June 2016

07 June 2016

An industry expert has played down the recent increase to the affordability test levels for second mortgages, claiming it is not doom and gloom for those in the buy-to-let sector.

How to adapt to being a Landlord in 2016

Friday 03 June 2016

3 June 2016

A multitude of measures - the increase in stamp duty, the scrapping of mortgage interest relief and wear and tear allowance, and the threat of further measures by the Financial Policy Committee – have cast a pall over the business of being a landlord in recent months.

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