Landlords could see tax bills rise by 13%

Landlords could see tax bills rise by 13%

Buy-to-let landlords across Britain could see their tax bills rise by around 13 per cent, according to Upad. The online letting agent suggests that the changes to mortgage tax relief could see taxable [...]

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31-May-17 General Lettings News
Tax changes increasing home insurance costs

Tax changes increasing home insurance costs

Home insurance prices across the UK are increasing due to government tax rises, according to new figures. On average, home insurance costs increased by two per cent during the 12 months to April, stan [...]

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30-May-17 General Lettings News
Home construction is up but still short of target

Home construction is up but still short of target

The number of new homes being constructed in England has increased this year, but there are still concerns that not enough are being built.    In the first quarter of the year, new home star [...]

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26-May-17 General Lettings News
250,000 Brits giving up on dream of buying a house

250,000 Brits giving up on dream of buying a house

Around 250,000 people in the UK who don't currently own property appear to have given up on the likelihood that they will buy a house. New research from the HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance h [...]

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25-May-17 General Lettings News
5 tips if you find it hard to keep tenants

5 tips if you find it hard to keep tenants

Having tenants in a property is always better than it being empty. However, if you find that they aren't renewing their tenancy agreement and you are constantly having to advertise the property, t [...]

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25-May-17 Property Management
More single property landlords expecting tax change fallout

More single property landlords expecting tax change fallout

More single-property landlords are expecting to have to pay higher rates of tax than ever before due to recent changes. According to the latest figures from the National Landlords Association (NLA), 1 [...]

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24-May-17 General Lettings News
Buy-to-let mortgage activity saw drop in April

Buy-to-let mortgage activity saw drop in April

Buy-to-let activity fell in April, with the recent tax changes for landlords being blamed for the fall in the sector. The latest figures from Connells Survey and Valuation show that the number of prop [...]

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23-May-17 General Lettings News
April sees rise in UK property prices

April sees rise in UK property prices

The average price of homes coming onto the market has reached a record high, according to the new Rightmove House Price Index. April saw average property prices rise by 1.1 per cent on the previous mo [...]

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22-May-17 General Lettings News
'Renting cheaper than mortgage repayments' in most UK cities

'Renting cheaper than mortgage repayments' in most UK cities

Those living in many cities throughout the UK will now find that renting property is cheaper than buying it, according to new data.Zoopla has found that in more than half of Britain's largest citi [...]

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19-May-17 General Lettings News
How can you improve a relationship with a tenant?

How can you improve a relationship with a tenant?

There are a number of things that can affect the relationship between a private property tenant and their letting agent, some of which can be hard to rectify. While the intent will be to ensure the re [...]

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18-May-17 Property Management