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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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Swindon Landlords to use commercial loans to avoid the forthcoming changes to taxation

27th February 2017

The proportion of landlords intending to take out commercial loans to fund their property purchases has doubled over the last 18 months as they look for ways to avoid the impact of forthcoming changes to landlord taxation. The research* from the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows that the proportion of…

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Rents to rise faster In Swindon than house prices in next five years

20th February 2017

Rental prices look set to increase faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). When it comes to house prices, chartered surveyors said that they anticipate an increase of just less than 20% over the next five years, while rents…

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Longer tenancies will NOT apply to most SWINDON Landlords

12th February 2017

The government has stepped in to clear up misunderstandings emerging from the Housing White Paper following its high profile call for longer tenancies in the private rental sector. Housing minister Gavin Barwell has now told industry publication Inside Housing that government calls for longer tenancies - made in the White…

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Top Ten Items Landlords Can Claim on a Tax Return

6th February 2017

Few landlords are keen to wade into the bewildering world of tax return allowances but by dipping your toe in, significant sums can be saved if you know what you are entitled to claim. So, if you do your own return, here are some of the items you might not…

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Introduction to Your Obligations as a Swindon Property Landlord

2nd February 2017

Whether you're an experienced landlord who has been managing a portfolio of properties for many years, or a new landlord about to advertise your first “buy to let” understanding your legal obligations as a landlord helps you to protect your investment, yourself, and your tenants. This blog post is designed…

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Buy-to-let rates set to rise in Swindon

30th January 2017

Buy-to-let mortgage rates were largely unaffected by a sharp increase in swap rates in the final quarter of 2016, but this is unlikely to remain the case in 2017, as higher rates are eventually passed on to buy-to-let landlords, a leading mortgage exert has predicted. The Q4 2016 results of…

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