2012 to be an olympic year for buy to let

🕔20:59, 30.Jan 2012

This summer, the UK will play host to the much-hyped London 2012 Olympics, with the hope that the economy and the property market will have regained their footing in time for the games. However, experts are warning that this won’t

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Investment in UK property last year ended on a high

🕔13:16, 23.Jan 2012

Despite the UK investment market finishing the year nearly three billion pounds below 2010’s overall activity (35.76 billion British Pounds), the strong finish in the last quarter of 2011 demonstrates investors’ continued attraction to the UK commercial property market. The

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Elderly social housing tenants must not be overlooked by UK landlords

🕔13:11, 23.Jan 2012

In 2008, the government changed its policy to one which pays new claimants housing benefit directly to the tenant rather than the landlord and also changed the way new tenants entitlements are calculated. In some cases, this reduced tenants LHA

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20% of UK Landlords increased their rental property portfolios in 2011

🕔13:05, 23.Jan 2012

The activity was driven by strong positive expectations for both capital growth and income returns for the year ahead.  London clearly leads the way with 85.1% of respondents expecting rents in the capital to continue to rise throughout 2012 and

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UK landlords can expect a good 2012 as tenant demand rises

🕔12:59, 23.Jan 2012

According to tenant referencing specialists, Landlord Assist, many investors are returning to the buy-to-let marketplace to expand portfolios, as they capitalise on growing tenant demand and increasing availability of lending.   It also says that landlords are obtaining mortgages at

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Buy to let lending criteria being relaxed by Yorkshire Building Society

🕔12:54, 23.Jan 2012

  The lender entered the buy-to-let market in August 2011, offering products through its intermediary lending subsidiary, Accord Mortgages – but these products were only available in London and the South East.   A spokesman for the building society said

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Potential HMRC tax investigations of UK Buy to Let landlords

🕔14:28, 18.Jan 2012

What is HMRC doing? HMRC is planning to investigate many more landlords and small businesses this year, and is expanding its investigations on several fronts. The first is its controversial Business Records Check regime. The scheme was trialled in selected

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Buy to let landlords should be wary of older properties

🕔11:40, 17.Jan 2012

  Low interest rates, high inflation, stable house prices and rising rents have combined to encourage another buy to let boom, it pointed out. According to recent figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders buy to let loans increased by 16% in

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Co-Op to lend £600 million to Buy to Let investors in 2012 via Platform

🕔10:43, 17.Jan 2012

Throughout 2011 Platform has been building its buy-to-let presence in response to broker feedback and continued growth in demand in this sector. Platform significantly increased its buy-to-let lending in 2011 to £450 million. Platform has developed its buy-to-let proposition by

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New buy to let mortgage deals and slashed rates offered by Abbey

🕔10:50, 16.Jan 2012

New products include a two-year fixed rate of 3.39 per cent with a 2.5 per cent fee, available up to 60 per cent loan-to-value (LTV). Abbey, which is a division of Spanish banking group Santander, will also launch a two-year

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Tenants ending tenancy early

🕔16:57, 10.Jan 2012

Hi there I have tenants who are on a 12 month fixed tenancy agreement. They have told me they are coming out 5 months early. I have warned them if tenants can not be found before they vacate, that they

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Belvoir say UK landlords must set realistic rental costs

🕔18:07, 9.Jan 2012

Lettings chain Belvoir is predicting only moderate rises in rent this year and is urging landlords to be realistic. Dorian Gonsalves, managing director of Belvoir Lettings, said: “I predict that rents will rise moderately, remaining more or less in line

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UK homeowners having to rent out their homes and becoming landords, is on the rise

🕔15:11, 9.Jan 2012

During the third quarter of 2011, nearly half (47 per cent) of ARLA member agents surveyed reported a rise in the number of ‘unplanned’ lettings as homeowners turn to the private rented sector because they are unable to sell their

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What should the landlord do if the agents fail their duty?

🕔12:36, 9.Jan 2012


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What is in store for the buy to let market in 2012?! There are different opinions…

🕔09:28, 9.Jan 2012

For others the worsening economic climate will lead to rental arrears, evictions and falling rents so putting a big dent in the buy to let landlord’s profits.  For an example of the former, the Telegraph reports that, according to estate agent Savills, buy to

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Tennant with rights

🕔06:29, 8.Jan 2012

A tenant moved into a double room in a property. It was written in a contract that they would be there for 4 months and then potentially 2 months on a rolling basis. At the end of the 4 months

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UK property market gets a boost from student accommodation

🕔12:41, 6.Jan 2012

  CBRE, a world leading real estate advisor recently released a report that stated £863 million was invested into student accommodation in 2011.This figure represents a significant increase compared with 2010 which saw £770 million invested into student accommodation and

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UK landlords get some better mortgage options

🕔12:28, 6.Jan 2012

  Specialist buy-to-let mortgage provider Paragon Mortgages has fired the first volley in the competition by announcing the launch of 50 new products to the market. The bulk of the products (44) are designed to cater for professional landlords and

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UK tenants in financial difficulty is increasing rent arrears for UK landlords

🕔12:18, 6.Jan 2012

Indeed, the number of tenants in severe financial difficulty has climbed in the last quarter of 2011, with nearly 11,400 more tenants over two months in arrears than a year ago, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by Templeton

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can i evict

🕔20:51, 5.Jan 2012


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tenants in breach of contract having a dog

🕔19:37, 5.Jan 2012

Had tenants in in 6mth AST found out on 12 wk inspection they had dogs in property asked them to remove they refused got a solicitor involved ASAP asking them to remove tenants never even responded to any letters ended

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Tenancy deposit dispute – Court procedure

🕔13:45, 5.Jan 2012

Hello, We have had a tenant in our property who has since leaving disputed the return of his bond. The dispute revolves around unpaid rent and various instances of damage and neglect. The deposit has been registered with mydeposits.com and

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🕔22:19, 3.Jan 2012

Had a leak in our bathroom , 6 weeks ago. It leaked through onto the dining room celing .Plumber came the next day to stop the leak… Still waiting for the ” cosmetic repairs to be done… The bathroom has

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UK rental market will continue to prosper in 2012

🕔11:59, 3.Jan 2012

  The outlook for property investors in the UK remains positive for 2012 in spite of flat or falling prices, as demand for rental property is expected to stay highs. Average rents across England and Wales have risen 3.5 per

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