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Bank Rate Increase? Interest rates are expected to rise for the first time in 10 years when the Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meet this morning. There have been plenty of hints and much speculation in the press...
When you’re planning to buy a property to rent out, or you have existing buy-to-let properties, one of the keys to success in all these investments is obtaining a competitive buy-to-let mortgage, or a good deal on renewal. The UK...
Long Leasehold: The UK has had some form of election or referendum every year since 2014. There was the Scottish independence referendum, followed by the general election in 2015, followed the referendum on the European Union, followed by the snap...
Viewings: I’ve just come back from a viewing where the prospective tenant didn’t show up. We only arranged it over the phone yesterday and I always follow this up with an e-mail confirmation too. Unfortunately, like in many service industries, this...
UK Buy-to-Let: Where are the key buy-to-let hot spots in the UK? Which parts of the country provide the best rental yields and capital appreciation? This index report gives a quick overview of what buy-to-let investors can currently expect in terms...
Politics – Breaking News: Gavin Barwell, the Conservative Housing Minister, has lost his Croydon Central seat to Labour in what has been a disastrous election night for the Tories. From having a relatively comfortable majority of 17, Mrs May’s gamble to...
Britain’s private landlords should be seen as part of the solution to Britain’s housing crisis, that’s the view of Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), writing for City AM. The UK is desperate for more homes, especially...
Letting Agent’s Fees: In view of the government's ongoing consultation on letting agents fees for tenant's, with a view to banning these, this is perhaps a timely reminder for both landlords and agents of the legal position with landlord /...
Conservative Manifesto: The Conservative manifesto is really a policy overview as regards housing and renting, as in their case the nitty gritty of their housing measures have already been set out: various budgets, statements, the recent Housing White Paper and...
Liberal Democrat’s Manifesto: Unlike Labour, “For the Many (tenants), and Not the Few (landlords), the Lib Dems have come up with a much more palatable set of proposals as far as private landlords are concerned. The Lib Dems say that they...