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Planning your taxes after the Autumn Statement
Landlords should be paying close attention to their tax affairs following the Autumn Statement from Chancellor George Osborne who managed to surprise many commentators but particularly ‘accidental’ landlords.

In his statement, Mr Osborne announced two big changes for cap
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:25:06
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Student landlords see yields rocket to 10%
Investors are pouring money into student housing at an unprecedented rate to enjoy lucrative yields of nearly 10% - which is a rate of return far ahead of many other investments.

In the first nine months of 2013, more than £1.6 billion was sunk into student housing by i
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:21:44
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London’s property prices to continue surge in 2014
The incredible rate of property price increases will continue into the middle of next year, according to a leading estate agent.

Prices in the capital have soared by 10.3% in the last 12 months and are predicted to increase still further by between 5% and 7% in 2014; th
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:18:03
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The main cause of deposit disputes is….cleaning
Complaints over cleaning issues when a tenant leaves a property has led to the highest level of disputes being recorded by the Tenant Deposit Scheme (TDS).

Indeed, the number of cases now being brought is at its highest since the deposit scheme began and has increased f
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:17:01
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Falling yields put landlords under pressure
Rising house prices are forcing down returns for rental property investors with the average buy-to-let rental yield falling by 10% over the past year and this is putting landlords and investors under pressure.

Landlords have seen average rental yields of 6% in Q3 – a fa
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:15:57
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House price growth of 27% predicted
One of the big problems for firms and organisations predicting house price growth is that they often have a vested interest in whether the figures go up or down.

The prevalence of predications is also confusing for property landlords who are planning their future busine
Posted by on 12/12/2013 15:15:27
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Tenants struggle to pay their tenancy deposits
A leading tenancy deposit protection scheme has revealed that 40% of tenants struggle to raise the money to pay for the deposit on a new tenancy and is urging the tenant to ensure that the money is properly protected once they sign up as a consequence.

In a survey undert
Posted by on 05/12/2013 15:13:24
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Buy-to-let market set for huge growth
Increasing numbers of potential buy-to-let landlords will help fuel a massive 25% increase in mortgage lending in 2014, according to one forecast.

Specialist mortgage broker, Mortgages for Business, says that the total amount loaned next year will reach £25 billion.
Posted by on 05/12/2013 15:06:16
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New buy-to-let deals launched by the Islamic Bank of Britain
Two new Sharia compliant buy-to-let products have been launched by the Islamic Bank of Britain and they are available to landlords of any faith.

The first of their products is available to customers with a 25% deposit with a two-year fixed rate of 5.09%. This rate is fi
Posted by on 05/12/2013 15:05:32
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