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Jun
17

BTL mortgage rates dropped by CHL and Landbay

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Two buy to let lenders have revealed a raft of new rates for BTL mortgages.

First up is specialist BTL lender CHL Mortgages which has revamped its buy to let product range, including significantly lowering rates and introducing new criteria for landlords.

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Jun
17

UK housing market remains stable despite election uncertainty

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The UK’s housing market is showing resilience despite the upcoming General Election with the average price now £375,110 – a drop of just £21 on May’s figure.

That’s according to Rightmove which adds that the minor adjustment mirrors the typical seasonal trajectory seen in previous years.

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Jun
17

iHowz manifesto: rent-free proposal and tax fairness for landlords

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A landlord organisation has released a manifesto outlining 14 recommendations including a bold reform for Section 21.

ihowz says the recommendations aim to create a fair and efficient rental market that works for landlords and tenants.

Recommendations include fair taxation for landlords and training for landlords and tenants.

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Jun
15

700 Property Deals In 12 Years

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I’ve got election overload. The editorial team thought it might be time for something slightly different, and so an article journaling my relatively fast rise to being a landlord in volume would make sense.

I’ll start by saying –

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Jun
14

The costs and benefits of selling multiple properties as a portfolio

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Any landlord who has tried to sell their buy-to-let properties will know the types of problems they face to complete (and sometimes even begin) the sale process; from gaining entry to market the property, to gaining vacant possession in the current climate

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Jun
14

Labour manifesto: Will the last landlord to leave the PRS, please switch off the lights?

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Well, what do landlords make of the political party manifestos this week?

The big one is Labour which is promising to ban Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions on day one. There’s still no indication of how they will do that.

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Jun
14

Surge in tenant demand for EPC ‘C’ properties

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There has been a surge in tenant requests for eco-friendly features in rental properties as 92% of investors report this rise, research reveals.

The survey by Handelsbanken found that more tenants have been asking about sustainable features like heat pumps and solar panels in the past year.

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Jun
13

Labour’s ‘Change’ Manifesto: Abolishing Section 21 and setting energy efficiency standards

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Labour pledges to immediately ban Section 21 to “stop renters from being exploited.”

The party’s manifesto simply dubbed “change” promises to “overhaul the regulation of the private rented sector” by introducing measures such as all homes in the PRS need to meet energy efficiency standards by 2030.

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Jun
13

Plaid Cymru unveils plans for rent controls and affordable housing

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Plaid Cymru pledges to bring fairness to the private rented sector by introducing rent controls.

The party’s manifesto plans to bring in the Right to Adequate Housing Bill which they claim will help provide safe and affordable homes.

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Jun
13

Will a New Government End Permitted Development?

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In this episode of Property Answers, we dive into the critical question: “Will a New Government Be the End of the Road for Permitted Development?”

Join us as we explore the potential policy changes, political implications, and what property developers and homeowners need to know about the future of permitted development rights.

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