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How to Increase Your Profits From £200 Single Let to Over £1000 a Month.

6th September 2017

The Government announced numerous tax changes for landlords in the Summer 2015 Budget. The announcements made landlords around the country stand up and take notice as the new laws would seriously diminish most of their profits and, in many cases, get rid of them altogether. The changes were so detailed…

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Will local Property Owners with Interest Only Mortgages Get their Fingers Burnt?

30th August 2017

Hundreds and thousands of people have no plan or strategy in place to be able to repay their interest-only mortgage. This could lead to the eventual repossession of properties as a result of tenants not being able to pay off their debts. What is an Interest Only Mortgage? An Interest…

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How has the Swindon Rental Market Changed?

24th August 2017

Statistics compiled as part of Swindon Council’s housing strategy shows that housing occupancy in the town has dramatically changed over the last decade, with the number of private renters in Swindon doubling and the number of residents living in homes they own dramatically falling. Fast forward to 2017 and the…

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How has the Average Rent in Swindon changed compared to Oxford, Reading and Bristol?

16th August 2017

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.2% in the 12 months prior to January 2017. this is a decrease of 2.3% when compared to December 2016. In England, private rental prices grew by 2.3%, Wales saw growth of 0.4% while Scotland saw growth of 0.1%…

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The Government plan to ban leasehold houses and set ground rents to 'as low as' zero.

9th August 2017

Building Firms and housebuilders are to be banned by the government from selling houses as leasehold in England and ground rents on flats could be cut to zero in line with heavy debate and shock at over overpriced and unrealistic contracts. In what will be a huge blow for large…

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Mortgage Lending and Outstanding Debts, is it growing?

2nd August 2017

UK Finance estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £22.1 billion in June. This is 9% higher than May’s lending total of £20.3 billion, and 3% higher than the £21.5 billion lent in June of last year. Gross mortgage lending for the second quarter of 2017 was therefore an estimated £60.3…

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Should You Create a Limited Company to Buy or Hold your Buy to Let Properties?

26th July 2017

In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let market, implying its rapid growth was leaving first-time buyers competing with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market. This led to the tax relief on Buy to Let mortgages being restricted and capped in April 2017.…

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How Have House Prices in Swindon Changed over the past 5 years?

19th July 2017

The housing market has been predicted to slow down for quite some time now, but this just isn't the case according to a forecast produced by Rightmove, that states prices will soar by 30% over the next five years to an average of £318,000 in England and Wales and more…

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Will agent fee bans increase rent? How will this Affect Landlords and Tenants?

12th July 2017

Lettings agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants "as soon as possible" under plans announced in the previous Autumn Statement. On the 7th April, the government published its long-awaited consultation into its proposed ban on letting agency fees. This consultation was open for responses until the…

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How Will Deposits Being Reduced From Six Weeks to One Months' Rent Affect Swindon Landlords?

5th July 2017

The security deposits that tenants leave with their landlords or their letting agents will be reduced from 6 weeks to 1 months' rent, as part of the government's proposals announced in the Queen's Speech. The move on security deposits is one of many changes planned to "make the private rental…

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