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Frustrated Landlords – Making Sure You Receive Rental Payments On Time

09 August, 20170 Comments
Ask yourself one simple question – why did you invest in buy-to-let property all those years ago? So you could make money. As a private landlord it’s vital to collect your rental payments on time because the knock on effects for you can be disastrous. Many landlords use the income generated on lettings to pay
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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Have Private Landlords Reacted to the Bedroom Tax?

25 November, 20130 Comments
The explosion of the demand for rental properties is largely because it has become so difficult to purchase property. ‘Generation rent’ are the people who, perhaps five years ago, might have got a mortgage without a large deposit, but who are now unable to save for the large deposit needed for home ownership, whilst renting, 
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Student Tenants Much Less Likely to be Evicted for Rent Arrears

27 August, 20130 Comments
Everyone knows that students have it tough when it comes to budgeting their finances. With tuition fees, which are now around £9000 per year, and often the range of student loans and grants available do not meet the student living costs, in areas with high student populations, part-time jobs can be hard to come by
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Letting a property with a residential mortgage

15 June, 20133 Comments
A Bolton police chief made the news at the beginning of this month when he was convicted of mortgage and insurance fraud amounting to £46,000. According to the Daily Mail, the 53-year-old had a four-property buy to let portfolio and was attempting to buy a fifth; however, he had obtained at least two of these
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