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UK Property Investment Locations for 2017

06 March, 20170 Comments
With uncertainty hanging over the UK economy, London rents looking lacklustre, and a whole raft of exciting things planned for various regions, many property investors are finding it harder and harder to answer the old question of location. However, there are a number of locations which agents and analysts believe are promising places to buy
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Record Number of Buy-to-Lets Purchased With Cash

06 March, 20170 Comments
According to data from lettings agent Countrywide and the Council of Mortgage Lenders, a record number of landlords are choosing to purchase their buy-to-let investments with cash rather than through the use of mortgages. More than six out of ten properties purchased last month with the intention of letting were bought debt-free. It seems easy
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Rental prices to increase as landlords adapt to changes

03 January, 20170 Comments
It is likely that rental prices will rise as a result of private rented sector landlords adapting to changes that were implemented by the Government this year. Changes have been made to stamp duty, immigration checks have to be carried out, tax changes are on the way and lending conditions have been tightened and that
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The private rental market could change everything in Scotland

03 January, 20170 Comments
The Scottish housing market could be defined by investors purchasing land in order to build apartments for the rental market. These kinds of developments are likely to become as common as student accommodation and even though these kinds of developments are mainly seen in London, it is likely that investors are going to look to
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Landlord Responsibilities – What does it take to be a landlord?

09 December, 20160 Comments
When it comes to investing in buy-to-let property, many people see the potential returns and completely forget about the responsibilities that come with being a landlord. However, if you want to become a landlord then you have to consider the legal responsibilities. From the very moment you have your first tenants, you have legal responsibilities
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How to Prepare Your Property for Student Tenants

06 December, 20160 Comments
Many landlords with properties in university towns choose to take advantage of the student market. Student properties are currently under-supplied, and command strong rents. Students are also less likely to default on payments, and provide added security as they often like to rent the same property for the duration of their studies. In spite of
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Will new mortgage lending criteria force rents up even higher?

01 June, 20160 Comments
Next year, new guidelines for mortgage lending criteria come into force prior to new tax rules and this could mean that buy-to-let investments are just for wealthier or more experienced investors which will make it harder for first time investors to enter into the market. Following on from the increase to the minimum rental cover
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Expat homeowners could suffer if Britain leave the EU

03 May, 20160 Comments
For British property buyers, Spain was the number one destination in 2015 but with the possible Brexit on the horizon this could all change. In recent years, Spain has remained the top Mediterranean destination for those British buyers looking to purchase abroad. During 2015, the number of property sales in Spain increased by 90%. This
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Mass Buy-to-Let Selling Could be Threat to Economy

30 March, 20160 Comments
The recent boom in the buy-to-let sector could pose a threat to the economy in the event of a large-scale sell-off of properties, a senior official at the Bank of England has warned. Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the central bank, pointed in particular to a surge in lending to buy-to-let
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