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Landlords could flood the market with half a MILLION homes and drive down house prices as they scramble to avoid George Osborne’s buy to let crackdown

Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Posted by: admin

Half a million buy to let properties could be dumped on the housing market in the next 12 months, potentially driving down house prices as landlords move to avoid a crackdown by George Osborne. The Chancellor has unveiled an end to many of the tax breaks offered to landlords and punishing stamp duty penalties on […]

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Is it worth moving your buy-to-let into a company to keep mortgage interest relief?

Posted: September 8th, 2015 | Posted by: admin

Mortgage interest relief is being cut for individual landlords from 2017 Companies continue to benefit from the full relief But running a company has its own costs and administrative issues By Marc Shoffman for More landlords could set up companies to manage their buy-to-let portfolios amid fears that their profits will be hit by […]

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Landlords shunning messy students

Posted: August 13th, 2015 | Posted by: admin

A third of landlords are turning students away from their properties because they’d rather rent to professionals who are less “messy”, research from EasyRoommate claims. Research from the frim suggests that the average cost of rent for a double bedroom in London is £692 pcm. Professionals and retirees are on average willing to pay £636 […]

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Housing market grinds to a halt as sales hit lowest level since 1978

Posted: June 11th, 2015 | Posted by: admin

Warnings of an “acute shortage of supply” as Britain’s ageing population of home owners moves less frequently   House prices could rise by a quarter in the next five years, a report predicts today after finding the number of homes for sale has fallen to its lowest level since records began in 1978. The Royal […]

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Will income from a £750k buy-to-let empire pay for our three babies?

Posted: February 18th, 2015 | Posted by: admin

Money Makeover: Our experts are divided on whether Michael and Natalie should build their buy-to-let portfolio in London or in northern cities Telegraph Money readers Michael Gilden and his girlfriend Natalie are in their 30s and ready to start a family. They are planning to have up to three children over the next few years […]

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Inside the Battersea Power Station flats that could be yours from £495,000 when hundreds of homes go on sale later this month

Posted: February 9th, 2015 | Posted by: admin

A total of 1,305 flats and penthouses will be built in the third wave of development at the former power station Prices range from £590,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to £3.2million for a four-bedroom property A doctor’s clinic, a commercial gym, a 167-room hotel, as well as shops, cafes and restaurants at street level on […]

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Landlords predict slower annual rent rises

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 | Posted by: admin

Landlords expect rent rises to slow over the next twelve months to below the target rate of inflation, according to a sentiment survey of more than 1,100 conducted by letting agent network Your Move and Reeds Rains. On average, landlords estimate that rents will increase by 1.8% in the next twelve months. This is lower […]

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Should England introduce a sealed bids process to stop gazumping?

Posted: July 9th, 2014 | Posted by: admin

          A new survey shows two thirds of homehunters in England would prefer a Scottish-type sealed bid process rather than the current system. Of those surveyed by, 57 per cent had been gazumped at least once and are now nervous of making offers and just under half said they felt it would be […]

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