Property Industry News

One in three landlords still unaware of new BTL mortgage rules

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:33:34 GMT
Around a third of buy-to-let investors are still unaware of how regulatory changes could impact their ability to borrow or refinance their property, according to a new survey. New buy-to-let mortgage rules were introduced in September 2017, which make it tougher for landlords with four or mo [...]
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Most landlords and tenants lack awareness of new energy efficiency rules

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:35:52 GMT
There is still a worrying lack of awareness regarding new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) being introduced next month, according to new research. The 2015 Energy Efficiency Regulations set out minimum energy efficiency standards for England and Wales. These regulations make it unl [...]
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Letting agents’ fees ban – is the balance changing in favour of tenants?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:05 GMT
Recent research from Fixflo shows that nearly 42% of all agents in the UK believe the looming letting fees ban will be the biggest challenge to their business this year. This is no surprise considering there is a real fear that the letting fee ban willlead to job cuts and will significantly r [...]
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Buy-to-let boom is coming to an end

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:08:42 GMT
Fewer people are looking to invest in buy-to-let property as new regulations and a cooler market deter prospective property investors.   A new study has uncovered a decline in the proportion of people willing to become new buy-to-let landlords, or to downsize, in order to boost their re [...]
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Why are landlords becoming limited companies?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:03 GMT
In the past couple of years there has been an increase in the number of private landlords running their letting business as an incorporated limited company.   One buy-to-let lender reported that in the first three quarters of 2017, seven in ten of its buy-to-let mortgage applications w [...]
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Here’s how to ensure your next property purchase is gas safe

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:01 GMT
If you are planning to add to your property portfolio, it is important to ensure that the property is gas safe. Here’s a checklist of tips provided by Gas Safe Register: + Ask the vendor for the property’s Gas Safety Record. This will show when a Gas Safe registered professional [...]
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New BTL service launched by GWlegal

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT
GWlegal has launched a new service tailored to specialist buy-to-let brokers and landlords. The service, called GW Expert Buy-To-Let, will provide buy-to-let investors with advice and guides detailing the rules and regulations associated with investing in property with a mortgage. This inclu [...]
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We are proud to support the Landlord of the Year Awards 2018

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:30:34 GMT
Home insurance provider, HomeProtect, has embarked on a quest to find the UK’s best landlord. Their first ever Landlord of the Year Awards, sponsored by Landlord Today, will recognise those who go the extra mile to perfect their services for tenants across the nation. HomeProtect&rsqu [...]
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