UK commercial property rentals increasing dramatically

UK commercial property rentals increasing dramatically

🕔23:36, 26.Feb 2015

The commercial real estate in the U.K. is showing a brighter picture. A heavy spurt in commercial property rentals is in sight, marking a departure from the recession-induced crash in rental values. Experts opined that the rental surge is at

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Legal & General is planning to invest £1 billion in the private rental sector

Legal & General is planning to invest £1 billion in the private rental sector

🕔23:27, 26.Feb 2015

UK insurer Legal & General is planning to invest as much as £1 billion in the private rented housing sector in the UK and has inked its inaugural deal in the market, acquiring a site in north east London. He

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2015 starts great for UK landlords

2015 starts great for UK landlords

🕔22:24, 26.Feb 2015

Just three in 10 landlords had experienced a void period in Q4 and a similar figure (32 per cent) had faced tenant arrears in the past year, the survey found, while 37 per cent of landlords said that demand had

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UK landlords can get additional tax perks before April.

UK landlords can get additional tax perks before April.

🕔21:55, 26.Feb 2015

Buy-to-let landlords are being warned to act now before a tax perk on home improvements that could help them meet new green targets is abolished. There are just a few weeks to apply for £1,500 tax relief, per property, on

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UK buy to let mortgage lending rocketed in last 1/4 of 2014

UK buy to let mortgage lending rocketed in last 1/4 of 2014

🕔21:46, 26.Feb 2015

Lending for buy-to-let soared by 26% during the last three months of 2014, far outstripping the growth in lending to first-time buyers, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Banks and building societies handed loans worth £7.7bn to

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‘Revenge Eviction’ plan slammed by private landlords

‘Revenge Eviction’ plan slammed by private landlords

🕔09:20, 24.Feb 2015

The UK’s private landlords have slammed the government’s new plans to tackle so-called ‘revenge evictions’, claiming the legislation will become a “charter for anti-social tenants”. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says the plans risks stunting the “only part of the

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Can a good bathrooms help to ‘sell’ your rental property?

Can a good bathrooms help to ‘sell’ your rental property?

🕔13:48, 11.Feb 2015

When it comes to the rooms that matter in a home, the kitchen is king, but surprisingly it’s the so-called smallest room in the house that can often provide the true wow factor. And as for the bedroom, what goes

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Buy to let landlords could be banned from renting out inefficient homes

Buy to let landlords could be banned from renting out inefficient homes

🕔09:33, 10.Feb 2015

New regulations making it illegal for landlords to rent out the most energy inefficient homes and properties could be the “single most significant piece of legislation in a generation” affecting existing buildings, the UK Green Building Council said today. Energy

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UK landlords get nearly £27 billion from taxpayers

UK landlords get nearly £27 billion from taxpayers

🕔09:29, 10.Feb 2015

Private landlords are benefiting from subsidies worth the equivalent of £1,000 for every household in the UK, the campaign group Generation Rent has claimed, with tax breaks and housing benefit bolstering their gains from house price increases. Figures shared with

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London is no longer the UK’s property hot spot

London is no longer the UK’s property hot spot

🕔23:01, 5.Feb 2015

Birmingham will overtake London this year as the UK’s most attractive city for property investment this year as Asian and American funds buy up more of Britain’s buildings. A shortage of available assets and high price tags on office buildings,

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The cautious landlord will prevail amongst competing UK buy to let lenders

The cautious landlord will prevail amongst competing UK buy to let lenders

🕔22:30, 5.Feb 2015

According to the latest Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Index from Mortgages for Business Record, the UK mortgage broker, a number of buy to let mortgages are now available in the United Kingdom, with landlords able to choose from 817

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Buy to let investors lose high court battle over tracker mortgage rate rise

Buy to let investors lose high court battle over tracker mortgage rate rise

🕔22:22, 5.Feb 2015

Buy-to-let investors who fought their building society lender against a tracker mortgage rate rise have lost their case in court. Last week, a judge ruled small print in West Bromwich Building Society’s terms and conditions allowed it to hike the

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Landlords in the UK favouring shorter 2 year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year

Landlords in the UK favouring shorter 2 year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year

🕔22:03, 5.Feb 2015

The proportion of landlords in the UK favouring shorter two year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year, new research suggests. It means fewer are looking at longer term fixed rate mortgages as the shorter terms loans are

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Definition of a UK accidental landlords has been decided by the treasury

Definition of a UK accidental landlords has been decided by the treasury

🕔21:54, 5.Feb 2015

The Treasury has settled on the definition of an accidental landlord as it works towards implementing the EU’s Mortgage Credit Directive. Publishing draft legislation last week, the Treasury defined consumer buy-to-let contracts, known as accidental landlords, as any contract the

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2015 started very strong for UK landlords

2015 started very strong for UK landlords

🕔21:41, 5.Feb 2015

Just three in 10 landlords had experienced a void period in Q4 and a similar figure (32 per cent) had faced tenant arrears in the past year, the survey found, while 37 per cent of landlords said that demand had

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UK Landlords are investing in more complicated lets

UK Landlords are investing in more complicated lets

🕔21:32, 2.Feb 2015

Average yields on non-standard properties have continued to rise above buy-to-let investments, according to the latest Mortgages For Business research. Multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFBs) have overtaken houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and now provide landlords with the highest gross yield.

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Bank of England to rein in property market as government grants more power

Bank of England to rein in property market as government grants more power

🕔22:51, 1.Feb 2015

Britain’s property prices are set to be reined in after the government confirmed it would grant more power to the Bank of England to curb and tighten mortgage lending practices. UK Chancellor George Osborne said in a statement that, after

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