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Articles posted in September 2016

Are private tenancies more stable than social housing?

Tuesday 27 September 2016

27th September 2016

Received wisdom has it that privately rented accommodation is overpriced, poor value and – crucially – an unstable option, while social housing is commended as affordable and secure. 

Property prices soar near top state schools

Sunday 18 September 2016

18th September 2016

New figures showing how house buyers are prepared to pay more to live near a top-rated state school offer the canny landlord great opportunities - providing they do their homework. 

‘Making Tax Digital’ may simplify HMRC process

Saturday 17 September 2016

17th September 2016

Landlords in the buy-to-rent sector could be offered a simplified tax solution which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) claims will benefit those with a smaller portfolio of homes.

Will new bill reduce homelessness?

Friday 16 September 2016

16th September 2016


Tenants who face being kicked out of their accommodation may no longer need to be on the streets to be declared homeless.

Plans to sell off the Land Registry have been ‘paused’

Wednesday 14 September 2016

14th September 2016

Controversial plans to privatise the Land Registry have been ‘paused’, following a backlash from campaigners who warned the move would benefit tax avoiders and compromise national security. 

Is Scotland becoming a Nation of Landlords?

Tuesday 13 September 2016

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New figures suggest that more and more people in Scotland are quietly taking advantage of attractive BTL opportunities and becoming landlords.

Hands-on landlords stay close to investment properties

Tuesday 13 September 2016

13th September 2016

Two-in-three landlords live within ten miles of their buy-to-let property and manage day-to-day maintenance of the property themselves, new research by Simple Landlords Insurance reveals.