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BTL landlords want 3 bed semis
Landlords in the UK looking for private rental properties are increasingly turning their attention to three bed semis, according to research.

At the same time demand for terraced houses from landlords to rent out has fallen to almost half their previous level, say
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:30:33
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BTL mortgage finance products decline in number
The latest buy to let product index has revealed that the number of BTL mortgage products has fallen by more than 25% in April.

The survey has been put together by Mortgages for Business which says that there was an average of 609 BTL mortgage products for landlor
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:23:48
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Call to regulate the UK's private rental sector
A leading letting agency is calling for the raising of standards in the private rental sector to be implemented by the Government.

The call is being made by Finders Keepers, which is based in Oxford, who say that poor property standards as well as poor servicing f
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:13:44
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Landlords now looking to grow portfolios
The rate at which landlords are looking to grow their property portfolios is now growing more quickly than at any time this year, according to a survey.

Mortgages for Business say that 65% of landlords in the UK are now looking to buy at least one more rental prop
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:01:14
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Letting agents predict rent increases
According to the UK's letting agents, rents for private rental properties will be rising over the next five years.

The news comes from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) who say that 79% of their members are predicting growing rents.

Posted by on 12/06/2015 15:05:30
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Buy to let landlords earn £112 billion
The growing attraction for investing in buy to let property in the UK has been underlined with news that rents are now worth nearly £4 billion every month.

The figures come from a report published by mortgage firm Kent Reliance which shows that landlords earned
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:46:15
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Rents in London to rocket by 19.5%
Rents in central London are set to soar by 19.5% over the next five years as the property sector moves forward after the general election, according to a report.

In addition, prices for houses in the capital will rise by 18%.

The predictions are being
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:26:55
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Buy to let landlordsí income under threat
Fears that the benefit cuts being made by the government will threaten buy to let landlords' income have been raised.

The warning comes from the Financial Times which says that huge a part of the south coast and outer London will see landlords being hit hard by
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:16:44
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Areas for best buy to let yields revealed
A survey has revealed where the best areas in the UK are for buy to let property yields and it points to the north-west of England where landlords do best.

HSBC mortgages says that the city of Manchester is home to the highest rental yield of 7.93%.

Posted by on 12/06/2015 13:53:42
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Jim Skelton

This month the AFS team caught up with Jim Skelton. Jim has been a landlord for over 25 years and his portfolio extends across Manchester and includes Fallowfield, Rusholme, Victoria Park and Withington. Jim has advertised his properties on AFS for a number of years and over

Posted by on 11/06/2015 12:11:00
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