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How Closely Connected Is the Number of New Builds Per Year And the General State of the Economy in the UK?

04 September, 20170 Comments
The fates of the property market in terms of house prices and mortgage rates is always closely tied to what is going on in the economy of a country. However, the number of new building projects is not quite as clear cut in terms of its relationship with things like economic growth. House Building Projects
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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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Labour to cap landlords rent on buy to let homes

01 May, 20140 Comments
Ed Miliband will announce today that a future Labour Government would cap annual rent increases in the private rented sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents – echoing the 1960s and ’70s rent controls that are widely blamed for damaging the property sector. In a bid to end “excessive” rent rises and give a
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Is “rent to buy” cashing in on poverty?

09 April, 20140 Comments
Today the BBC have reported on a growing number of people who are turning to companies that offer weekly rental services to buy household items when money is tight. Companies such as Brighthouse, which allow weekly payment instalments over a number of months or years to buy items, have grown rapidly since the economic downturn.
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If you raised the rent would your tenants fall into arrears ?

18 March, 20140 Comments
As the Chancellor puts the finishing touches to his Budget, due to be delivered tomorrow, coupled with the government stating that the UK’s economy is on the road to recovery – LRS would like to ask are your tenants flush or if you raised the rents would they fall into arrears? Business in the big
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A bottle of wine or a bad tenant? – What a choice to make!

25 February, 20140 Comments
Last week we heard that the Bank of England was not going to raise interest rates until Mid-2015 and one of the reasons for raising rates was because savers were suffering. I questioned whether those savers were big corporations who had vast swathes of cash or just pensioners that received more money in interest and
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Politics VS Environment | The bigger picture on Fracking …

13 January, 20140 Comments
As David Cameron promises local authorities all of the business rates collected from shale gas schemes, via the controversial method of “fracking”, Landlord Referencing wants to know if the gas runs out how do we create more gas? With a population of around 61 million the number of households in the UK is approximately 26
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Stress testing your buy to let portfolio

08 January, 20140 Comments
Every landlord, whether they own a couple of properties or a couple of hundred, is running a business. Like any business, it’s a numbers game – and the numbers can often be unpredictable. When Mark Carney took over from Mervyn King as the Governor of the Bank of England on 1 July 2013, the economy
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