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New immigration laws 'too much responsibility'

The new immigration laws coming into force in October 2014 regarding landlords’ responsibility for checking that their tenants are not illegal immigrants has not been ... Full story

Buy to let annual returns on the up

If the prices of rental properties continue to grow as they have over the last three months, the average English or Welsh landlord could see ... Full story

Buy to let mortgage choice expanding

Mortgage choice and availability for buy-to-let investors is rapidly expanding, with the general preference appearing to be for 5-year fixed rate products, the number of ... Full story

Lenders allay fears of buy-to-let income caps

After RBS’s recent announcement that they would be introducing a 4.99 times income multiple on each application for a buy-to-let mortgage, worry had arisen that ... Full story

Profitability high for buy to let investors

Rising property prices mean landlords are continuing to experience strong profitability, according to figures from The Model Works, with profits remaining steady at around 12 ... Full story

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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

London rents more than double North East

Regional variation has led to the average London rent exceeding twice that of North East England, according to the latest data from LSL Property Services.  The ... Full story

Ultra Savvy Landlords Profit from Social Housing Market

At Orchard and Shipman, our nationwide property services company has a proposition that is satisfying more and more of today’s ‘Ultra-savvy’ Landlords and Investors by ... Full story

Is it Possible to Achieve Growth on Student Property Investments?

There are several factors that have fuelled the student property fire that we find ourselves in today.  An increased demand from residential developers, coupled with ... Full story

A challenge to Shelter

The English Housing Survey and Professor Michael Ball of Reading University, (shortly to publish a report on regulation in the private sector) are the brave ... Full story

Eviction costs soar

Landlords have always felt that the cost to get rid of the bad tenant was expensive, particularly when often allied to rent arrears and little ... Full story

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

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

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