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Rise of the East

Nearly a third of new London homes will be built east of the city’s financial district over the next five years, with 55,000 new homes ... Full story

Tenant slaps landlord

A degradation of landlord-tenant relations led to a woman slapping her landlord after he threw her clothes on the floor in a washing line related ... Full story

Renovate to maximise rental yield

71 per cent of first time buyers and those moving into new properties are spending up to £2,500 renovating an element of their new home. Research ... Full story

HMO yields rising

A new survey has shown that HMO investment is out-performing general buy-to-let when it comes to gross yields. The Buy-to-Let Index by Mortgages for Business revealed ... Full story

Landlords argue for council tax exemptions

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is contacting all Local Authorities in the UK to agree Council Tax exemptions for landlords whose properties become empty between ... Full story







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Values for Success

Make this year your most successful with 6 values from wealth expert, John Lee of Wealth Dragons.   New York, New York -- Jan 14, 2014 / ... Full story

Five mistakes every new property investor should avoid

So, you are thinking about getting in to the buy-to-let property market after hearing so many positive things about it. You have saved some cash ... Full story

West Midlands announced as first landlord 'right to rent' check area

New legislation which will see landlords face fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without checking their ‘right to rent’ will be introduced first ... Full story

Universal Credit - Alternative Payment Arrangements

As Universal Credit slowly starts to roll out over the country, many landlords are feeling threatened by the direct payment of the rental element of ... Full story

Student check-outs

Summer is in full swing and the weather has been good, but for those landlords who predominantly let to students, it has often been a ... Full story

Compulsory redress scheme for agents

Since the Julie Rugg report into the private rented sector, published in 2008, there have been calls for further regulation in the sector.  A step ... Full story

Buy to let mortgages: Know your credit score

Buy to let mortgages are of course, the backbone of landlord house purchase funding, and in recent decades this market has expanded immeasurably. Within the ... Full story

Pests in your rental property

Infestation by pests and vermin such as cockroaches or rats could make any property uninhabitable. Disrepair or poor building design and unhygienic living conditions can ... Full story



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