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Mortgage Interest Tax Relief Changes – What it Means for Landlords

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief Changes – What it Means for Landlords

Landlords across the UK need to be prepared for tax changes which are being introduced over the next four years. These changes will affect the property rental sector quite significantly. In the summer budget of 2015, the Government announced that landlords who were higher-rate or additional-rate tax payers would no

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Everything Landlords Need to Know About the New Minimum Energy Efficiency Laws

Everything Landlords Need to Know About the New Minimum Energy Efficiency Laws

The new minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords are going to have quite an impact. Landlords have around six months to make sure that their rental properties meet the new minimum energy efficiency standards or (MEES). To avoid hefty fines, it’s advisable to find out more about MEES with regard

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Buy-to-Let: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment

Buy-to-Let: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment

If you’re a landlord with many years of experience or a potential landlord, getting the best return on your investment property should be at the top of the agenda. It’s a fairly straightforward process buying the property, however renting it out can be fraught with problems. There are many things

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Will the General Election Affect the Housing Market?

Will the General Election Affect the Housing Market?

The recent announcement for a snap general election on June 8th 2017 came as a bit of a surprise to many. For landlords, general elections can create an amount of uncertainty within the property market and rental sector. Although certain areas of the UK’s property rental market have been running

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Why Choose a Local Lettings Agent?

Why Choose a Local Lettings Agent?

Looking to rent your property out? There are no hard and fast rules about which letting agent to choose but bear in mind, a local agent is probably the best bet. They have a good knowledge of the area, are on hand to answer any questions you may have and

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Landlords – are you fed up with juggling contractors?

Landlords – are you fed up with juggling contractors?

Being a landlord has its highs and lows. The highs are you’ve made a good investment in property and are going to reap financial rewards. The lows unfortunately range from poor tenants, having the property trashed and dealing with problematic contractors. A few of the common issues you may come

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New Right To Rent Rules

New Right To Rent Rules

Initial Right to Rent Rules were rolled out on 1st of February 2016 across England, with plans next year to expand this right across all of the UK. The Home Office announced on the 2nd of November that as of December the 1st it will be a criminal offence as

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Landlords Listen Here: Cheaper Buy To Let Mortgages

Landlords Listen Here: Cheaper Buy To Let Mortgages

For what has been a tough year for landlords and letting agencies in the UK, at last there is good news to finish the year. There has been a further drop in typical costs of buy to let mortgages over the past three months. Mortgage Brain states that the cost

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Landlords Listen Here: No Pets, No Let?

Landlords Listen Here: No Pets, No Let?

Landlords- Could you be missing out on tenants with a ‘no pets’ criteria? According to PFMA, approximately 40% of UK households own a pet- that’s around 11m with dogs taking the lead (no pun intended) at 24% and cats heading up second at 17%. Frequently with rental adverts, it is often

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Landlords Listen Here: Property Improvements To Increase Rental Value

Landlords Listen Here: Property Improvements To Increase Rental Value

Presentation is key – Maximise your property’s potential to increase your leads and value. Achieving the maximum rental value of your property is at the forefront of every landlords expectations. The average age of first time buyers is increasing and so are the numbers of renters in the housing market-

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