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Buy-to-let thrashes residential market

Buy-to-let lending grew at more than 12 times the pace of the residential market in the first quarter of this year. While buy-to-let grew nearly 20% year-on-year, ... More...



Landlords fail to take costs into account for BTL

UK landlords are at risk of overestimating the profitability of their buy-to-let investment by neglecting to take into account key running costs, according to research by ...

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Labour’s rent controls under attack

Labour’s plans for private rented sector rent controls have been widely condemned by housing and landlord groups. Landlord Today reported yesterday how a Labour government would introduce ...

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Rents up 2.1% in the past year

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.1% in the 12 months to March, according to the latest figures from the Office ...

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Brokers opt for long-term BTL deals

Almost one in three new buy-to-let mortgages have initial terms lasting at least five years as intermediaries place more longer-term business. Fixed rates remain most popular overall, ...

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Generation Rent says Labour rent reforms not enough

While much of the lettings industry protests against Labour proposals for rent controls and three year tenancies, an influential pressure group says the reforms do not ...

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NAEA backs Labour's first time buyer policy

To the surprise of some, the National Association of Estate Agents says Labour’s proposals to scrap stamp duty for first time buyers spending under £300,000 could ...

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Remortgaging hits two-year low

The value of remortgage lending slumped to a two-year low in March after falling 8% over the last 12 months. Total gross remortgage lending of £3.3bn was ...

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Housing market springs forward

Two new sets of figures suggest the housing market is shrugging off pre-election uncertainty and now has "a spring in its step". The average UK property increased ...

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Lettings market: arrears down and rents roughly stable

Average rents for one and two bedroom properties rose 0.8 and 0.4 per cent respectively in the first quarter of 2015, while rents remained stable for ...

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Pension saving concerns for one in five

Up to 45% of over-40s ‘would consider’ buy-to-let to increase retirement income More than one in five savers (21%) regret or are unsure about saving into pensions ...

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