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.
Rental prices look set to increase faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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.
Few landlords are keen to wade into the bewildering world of tax return allowances but by dipping your toe in,
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,
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,
The government says the formal consultation on the proposed introduction of a ban on letting agent fees levied on tenants in England will be held in the spring.
it is great to be in the new year! Once December arrives the new year always seems to take an age to arrive.
If, like me, you have probably eaten and drunk your way through the holidays, and are now promising yourself you will go for a run, or something equally as strenuous, then you will understand the need for a detox. No, I’m not asking you to drink some dreadful, funny coloured concoction, but when selling your home you need to have a property detox to get it in the best possible shape and maximise its potential.
Let’s talk Energy Performance Certificates, or EPC as it’s commonly known. If you have sold your home in the last 9 years, or are a landlord, you will be familiar with this report. An EPC is a record of your home’s energy efficiency rating, and assessed on a scale of A to G – A being the most efficient. The report also provides recommendations on improvements that could be made, such as replacing the boiler or insulation.