Buying Advice for Millennials: What to do with your First Property

10 May, 20170 Comments
Being a first-time buyer can be a daunting enough experience, but when you add into the mix a lack of savings and student debt (which a high number of Millennials are burdened with) it can make this even trickier. It shouldn’t come as any surprise then to know that parental assistance is on the rise
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Just 1 bad tenant can wipe out an entire pension pot …

08 April, 20140 Comments
With 25% of retirees planning to user their pension pot to buy an annuity, following reforms announced in this year’s Budget, LRS wonders how prepared these ‘silver-savers’ actually are for becoming a landlord. Following the biggest shake-up of the pensions system in generations, pensioners can now take more of their pension pot as up-front cash,
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F.A.I.R – A New Era of transparent referencing

19 November, 20130 Comments
Today is the official launch of the partnership between Landlord Referencing Services LLP and Equifax UK – the only company to date that offers both credit and lifestyle referencing services alongside one another. With this new era of transparent and cost effective referencing, gone are the days where a landlord or agent could simply say
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[EXCLUSIVE] Council agree major re-structure of HMO licence fees

30 April, 20130 Comments
Birmingham City Council have sent a strong message to landlords who let in the city. “We support good landlords” Senior officers of the city council have been in discussions with the West Midlands Regional Representative of the National Landlords Association (NLA) since 2011 when HMO licences were about to come up for renewal but it
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Budget 2013 | Helping hand or economic suicide?

21 March, 20130 Comments
Yesterday George Osborne delivered his fourth budget, calling his speech “a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on” for an “aspiration nation”. The key points : HOUSING A new “help-to-buy” scheme will include £3.5bn for shared equity loans, and a government interest-free loan worth 20% of the value of a new
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January 2013 | More families opt to rent

28 January, 20130 Comments
A report has revealed that an increasing number of families are opting to reside in private rented accommodation in January 2013. According to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report 25% of families are residing in private rented accommodation, compared with 19% in November 2011. The biggest rise has been among younger couples who plan to
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