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Warning against falling for stamp duty surcharge 'avoidance' scam

The Residential Landlords Association is warning private investors not to be lured by firms offering schemes which allegedly promise to help them avoid the controversial three ... More...



Landlords urged to carry out mid-tenancy inspections

Now is the ideal time of year for landlords to carry out a mid-tenancy inspection of their rental property, according to the Association of Independent Inventory ...

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Accidental landlords to suffer in buy-to-let onslaught

Accidental landlords are most at risk of being caught out by Chancellor George Osborne's tax raids and new EU mortgage legislation, new research shows.   More than half ...

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'Embarrassing' 2% of landlord licenses issued by Liverpool Council

Liverpool City Council (LCC) has issued just 2% of licensing applications since launching its citywide landlord licensing scheme in April last year, according to information released ...

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Mortgage arrangement fees hit £7,500

Headline mortgage rates have hit an all-time low but rising arrangement fees mean that deals aren't always as cheap as they seem.   Some lenders are now charging ...

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Boom in Purplebricks share price takes it above £240m launch value

It’s certainly been a rollercoaster ride but the latest closing share value of Purplebricks, which floated in mid December, is now above its original price.   Only three ...

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UK investors claim regulations will force them out of BTL in 2016

Nearly three quarters (72%) of buy-to-let investors have claimed that legal changes to the sector this year will have a negative impact on their investment.   A fifth ...

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Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax reliefs, according to new findings.   Mortgage ...

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Stamp duty deadline-beaters create unexpected mortgage lending surge

Increased competition amongst mortgage lenders and the rush to buy investment properties before the April 1 stamp duty surcharge deadline have been cited as the reasons ...

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Buy-to-let tax challenge heads to court

More than 700 buy-to-let landlords are set to challenge the government's "Alice in Wonderland tax grab" in court.   The legal campaign to fight “punitive” tax relief changes ...

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Right to Rent goes live

The controversial Right to Rent scheme has affected fresh criticism on the day it goes live.   From today, 1 February, landlords are required to check a tenant’s ...

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