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Industry warns the Chancellor

National letting agent trade body Propertymark has told the Chancellor that unless the private rented sector is overhauled a significant number of landlords will quit the sector. The organisation says within its submission to the Sunak’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review that the rental market is already facing a ‘cliff edge’ as the private rented […]

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20% of landlords fund refurbs with credit cards

Research that forms part of Shawbrook’s Changing Face of Buy to Let report has highlighted that 19% of landlords are funding refurbishments with credit cards or short-term finance products.According to the findings by Shawbrook Bank, 62% of landlords have undertaken a refurbishment to one of their rental properties in the last 12 months, with 18% renovating more […]

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Considerations for first-time HMO investors

Financial Reporter are running a piece by Castle Trust Bank giving some thoughts for the first time HMO landlord. It can be seen here, and says: At Castle Trust Bank, we are seeing a growing number of existing landlords who are choosing to diversify their portfolio, from letting out property on a standard AST, to […]

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Nationwide launches new platform for landlords

Nationwide has launched a new digital platform designed to allow landlords organise thier investments on a regular basis. The first-of-its-kind in the insurance industry, Nationwide’s Partnership Platform enables partners and developers to digitally deliver Nationwide’s best-in-class insurance products from across an unmatched portfolio of protection solutions (including auto, home, commercial, pet) on the same digital […]

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Mortgage rates below 1%!

Buy-to-let landlords can now find mortgages with interest lower than 1 per cent, after two lenders slashed their rates. Those buying a home to live in have enjoyed super-low rates for some time, but this is the first time landlords have been able to get in on the action. The Mortgage Works, Nationwide’s buy-to-let arm, […]

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Buy to Let unfair to landlords

The end of the stamp duty holiday today has triggered a reduction in the number of buy to let investors saying they will purchase more property.Research by Simply Business, surveying 560 landlords across the UK, suggest that many still have concerns about government regulation, with over a third citing this as a reason for their […]

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Are house prices rising, or not?

Last July, the Times reported ‘House prices could rise by more than 20% in five years’  Today, they are reporting that ‘House price rises to ease after this year’s sales boom, estate agency Hamptons says’ Todays article starts: House price growth will slow over the next four years after 1.5 million completions this year, the most […]

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Triple whammy set to leave the poorest £1,000 out of pocket

The Times have run an article commencing: Poorer families could be £1,000 a year worse off due to a “triple whammy” of prices rises, tax increases and benefit cuts, a think tank has warned. The Resolution Foundation urged ministers to cancel an impending cut to universal credit to soften the impact of rising fuel bills and inflation […]

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BTL mortgage rates fall to lowest point since January

Moneyfacts have just published a blog discussing buy to let (BTL) mortgages, and whether BTL is still a good investment. It can be seen here, and says: Landlords looking to lock into a new buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage deal will be pleased to see that the average rates on two and five year fixed deals have fallen to […]

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Industry warns the Chancellor

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