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'Open house' viewings increase

An alleged ‘super bubble’ across London and the South-East has led to estate agents resorting to drastic measures in order to feed the demand for ... Full story

Expats invest in UK property

A trend is developing in which British expats are buying UK property as a future investment, according to a report from Lloyds Bank.  Expats from the ... Full story

Redress schemes to become compulsory

The Government has approved three compulsory redress schemes in the buy-to-let sector, which will enable the independent investigation of complaints.The three schemes, known as The ... Full story

Poor student homes leads to rise in new accommodation

Poor quality student accommodation has led to a rise in new developments, after one in four current student homes were found to be infested with ... Full story

Lender acts to stop buy-to-let 'gaming'

One of the largest buy-to-let lenders has scrapped plans to lend to first time buyers after a mere month due to investors ‘gaming’ buy-to-let by ... Full story




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Landlords must check gas safety

Many tenants are at risk of potentially lethal carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty or illegally fitted appliances. Last year the Gas Safe Register, Britain's official ... Full story

Investments in Stem cells - the possible cure for your portfolio

Grace Century, FZ LLC is a global company based in the United Arab Emirates which aims to yearly identify two investment opportunities for its membership ... Full story

Section 21 Notices: The Small Surgical Knife

For landlords, the Section 21 Notice can be a fantastic tool; by virtue of section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, a landlord can regain ... Full story

A guide to selecting the right bridging loan

With the news last week that challenger bank Aldermore is set to enter the bridging sector in 2014 in a bid to take a share ... Full story

Landlord repair responsibilities

You as a landlord are only responsible for repairs that are reported to you, but that said, how confident are you that your tenants know ... Full story

Statutory Periodic Tenancies & Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes

Many landlords were extremely worried when the results of Superstrike Ltd vs. Marino Rodrigues recently became known following Lord Justice Lloyd’s judgement on 14th June 2013.  Initially, ... Full story

The London Rental Standard – What does this mean for London Landlords?

The demand for property in London’s private rental sector is now sky high as it is estimated that more than a quarter of London’s residents ... Full story

Residential vs. Commercial

The London property industry took a huge thump during the height of the national and global recession. As it climbs back to its proverbial feet ... Full story

Understanding Tax for Buy to Let Landlords with Mortgaged Properties

  Tax is a complex subject and many landlords do not fully understand their tax liabilities, deductions or have a strategy in place to ensure they ... Full story

How to determine fair wear and tear

There aren’t any set rules on deciding what ‘reasonable’ wear and tear is, but it’s something domestic tenancies have to allow for. If you’re in ... Full story



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