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Articles posted in November 2017

Let’s talk about TAX, baby

Thursday 30 November 2017

There are now just 60 days left until everyone has to file their 2016/17 tax returns - and it’s the first time we’ll see the impact of the new Section 24 rules - forcing up the amount of tax landlords have to pay based on income rather than profit.

Budget’s silver lining for landlords?

Monday 27 November 2017

Despite a budget that’s been widely held as underwhelming by property experts and landlord groups, Chancellor Phillip Hammond did make one announcement relating directly to landlords that could spell good news... 

Universal Credit nightmare for Croydon landlady owed £9,500

Tuesday 21 November 2017

As more and more stories emerge about the hardships Universal Credit is creating for some of the most vulnerable people in society, The Guardian covers the story from the perspective of a Croydon landlady - owed £9,500 in rent by a Universal Credit claimant.

Will next week’s budget give landlords a break?

Monday 20 November 2017

Although many in the buy-to-let sector will supply a swift, and negative, response, it’s worth remembering that the Government faces increasing pressure to tackle the mounting crisis in housing.

Black Friday

Thursday 16 November 2017

With winter upon us, and Black Friday signalling the start of the Christmas count down. What better way to kick start the celebrations, than with a discount just for you?

Two thirds of buy-to-let purchases paid in cash

Wednesday 15 November 2017

A staggering 65 per cent of buy-to-let purchases over the last year were made by cash buyers according to the latest rental market index from estate agents Countrywide.

New app to link landlords with student tenants

Saturday 11 November 2017

A new app aims to help university students find rooms or entire properties to rent and thus sidestep potential “horror stories” for them and landlords.

Interest rate rise could spark rent increases

Thursday 09 November 2017

The first interest rate rise in a decade could trigger a more rapid increase in rents as landlords are ‘galvanised’ to factor in recently-added costs, according to the Landbay Rental Index.

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