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UK rents rise as fees ban looms

Friday 12 April 2019

UK rents have started to increase at a rate not seen in the market for more than two years, new figures from HomeLet’s Rental Index shows.

New guidance on inventories ahead of tenant fees ban

Tuesday 09 April 2019

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has released new guidance on inventory reports to help landlords in the private rented sector in England ahead of the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act on June 1.

Landlords are turning professional

Thursday 04 April 2019

More than half (58 per cent) of landlords are consulting accountants when making key property decisions, new research from Kent Reliance for Intermediaries reveals.

40% of landlords plan to expand portfolios

Monday 01 April 2019

Four in ten buy-to-let landlords are planning to expand their portfolio this year, according to new research from a UK property investment specialist.

Does tax ruling pave the way for stamp duty refunds?

Tuesday 26 March 2019

A recent tax tribunal in which a couple who acquired a derelict building were able to negate the additional 3 per cent stamp duty charge homes could set a precedent for other buy-to-let investors.

Buy-to-let outperforms "most other asset classes"

Thursday 21 March 2019

Investment in buy-to-let has outperformed most other major asset classes over the past 10 years, thanks to the annual gain in house prices and increased rental yields, new research shows.

Landlords are getting younger

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The average age of those buying investment property has fallen by more than three and a half years in the past nine months according to new research by online estate agency, yieldit.

New campaign to protect repossession rights for landlords

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has launched a new campaign after a recent court case in which a landlord’s bid to regain their property was rejected due to a gas safety certificate dispute.

One in three tenants happy to rent long term

Thursday 14 March 2019

More than one in three tenants in Britain say that they would happily rent long term rather than buy a home because they like the flexibility and are put off by high property prices, a new survey has found.

Support landlords and bring empty homes back into use

Thursday 14 March 2019

The Government is being urged to bring forward tax measures to address the rise of empty homes, after new figures revealed the number in England increased by around 30,000 from almost 606,000 to over 634,000 in the 12 months to October 2018.

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