London and the South East remain strong rental sectors

🕔09:11, 26.Apr 2012

The buy-to-let sector in London and the south-east remains a strong investment area for those looking to purchase rental property. This is according to policy manager at the National Landlords Association Chris Norris, who explained house prices in the capital

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The plight of the 'accidental landlord'

🕔09:42, 25.Apr 2012

There can be no dispute that it is becoming increasingly difficult for home owners to sell their homes in today’s uncertain market. According to property valuation agency, Hometrack’s latest index, properties are now taking on average more than 15 weeks

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Measures proposed to encourage landlords to submit tenant information

🕔14:53, 19.Apr 2012

Responding to a consultation on tackling bad debt in the industry, Water UK said a voluntary option would not close a significant information gap.It said regulation on landlords was “the only credible option” to deal with the “unacceptable” current situation

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HMRC is getting tougher with landlords who have ignored appeals to file their tax returns on time

🕔14:48, 19.Apr 2012

The fine is for late filing of online tax returns; landlords who missed the paper tax return deadline of October 31 have already faced daily penalties since February 1. The fines do not stop at 90 days, HM Revenue &

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The government had to introduce the higher stamp duty for UK landlords, say The Treasury

🕔14:38, 19.Apr 2012

Institutional property owners, including the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate, have said the introduction of a 15 per cent stamp duty levy for houses worth more than £2m – and bought through companies – will both damage their ability to

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Rents in the North are better than the South for UK landlords

🕔14:33, 19.Apr 2012

Figures from Paragon, the buy-to-let lender, show that landlords in the North West are making 6.6pc annual return on their properties, compared with 5.9pc in Central London and 5.7pc in the suburbs.   Landlords in Scotland get the least for

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TDS say friction between landlords and tenants is disappearing

🕔14:30, 19.Apr 2012

The ‘them’ and ‘us’ antagonism between landlords and tenants is disappearing, thanks to the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection five years ago.The claim is due to be made today by TDS boss Steve Harriott, speaking at the Property Business

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Experian's 'Movers Index' shows UK rental market continues to grow

🕔07:51, 13.Apr 2012

The UK rental market is flourishing with an additional 58,000 properties marketed in 2011 compared to 2010, according to Experian’s “Movers’ Index”, which offers insights across the housing market. The number of properties put up for rent rose in every

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giving notice

🕔08:59, 12.Apr 2012


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pete henson

🕔15:10, 10.Apr 2012

hi an agent i employed to look after my property failed to go on his regular inspections,as a result the tenant absconded leaving £2500 worth of damage to my property ,i asked the agent for the deposit that the tenant

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Rental market here for good report shows

🕔12:07, 10.Apr 2012

BY 2016 demand for private rented accommodation could reach one in five households, resulting in a requirement for an additional 1.1 million rental homes, a new report from Savills and Rightmove forecasts. Some £200 billion investment will be needed to

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renovating for a housing association

🕔17:53, 8.Apr 2012

Im a builder who currnetly has a bit of time on his hands due to the recession. Im looking to buy a house to renovate with the intention of letting it to a housing association for a long term guaranteed

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Do you need Legal Expenses on landlord insurance?

🕔16:19, 8.Apr 2012

Do you need Legal expenses cover on landlord insurance? Big companies like Directline and Halifax dont cover legal expenses!

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The rise of the buy to let mortgage and fall of the first-time buyer

🕔13:27, 5.Apr 2012

Richard Sexton, business development director of e.surv chartered surveyors, looks at the rise of buy-to-let mortgages and the fall of the first-time buyer First-time buyers’ pain is landlords’ gain, and so it has proved since the implosion of the sub

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Water damage

🕔19:47, 3.Apr 2012

I am trying to buy a flat but it has water damage from the empty flat above. Who do i go to to find who owns the empty flat? If i can find who owns it, do they have to

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It pays to take advantage of the Olympic letting boom

🕔10:56, 2.Apr 2012

When you cast an eye over the competitors limbering up to rent out properties during the London Olympics and Paralympics, it brings to mind that moment in the Sydney 2000 games when novice swimmer Eric ‘The Eel’ Moussambani — competing

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Loking for clarification

🕔13:43, 1.Apr 2012

I bought a property primarily for my eldest son to move into with a couple of friends also sharing. However over time the friends have moved on and now it’s just my two sons living there and chipping in each

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