New Research Discovers That Quarter Of Potential Property Investors Don’t Even Know How To Apply For Buy To Let Mortgages
New research by a specialist mortgage lender has discovered that an amazing 28% of would-be property investors don’t know how to apply for a buy to let mortgage in order to finance their property purchases.
Change in Capital Gains Tax Rules for Non-UK Resident Landlords
Last month – 6th April 2015. the legislation concerning Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for Non-UK resident landlords came into force, which may seriously affect Non-UK property owners when it becomes time to sell their property assets in the UK.
Any sale of residential properties in […]
Are PRS Landlords Any Better Off
After The Election?
UK private rental sector landlords may have breathed a sigh of relief after the general election results were announced last week, but is the future still rosy for the PRS?
The Conservatives may have been voted into Government by a small majority over the other […]
Politicians Called On To Disband
Tenancy Deposit Schemes
The estate agent review site, All Agents, is calling on politicians to scrap insurance based tenancy deposit schemes claiming that such tenancy deposit protection schemes are misleading, as tenants and landlords may find themselves in the precarious position of believing that their deposits […]
NLA Makes It Easier For Landlords To Vote
With At A Glance Guide To Main Political Party Manifestos
The Politics Of Housing
It is still generally acknowledged by all political parties that there is a housing shortage in the UK, and each political party wants to offer the public alternative methods of tackling the problem in an attempt to win electoral favour.
Most political parties see the housing crisis in the UK as […]
Help To Rent Scheme To Support Young Workers
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has announced plans for a new ‘Help to Rent’ scheme should his party get elected to power in May. The scheme is intended to support young workers who want to move out of their parents homes and rent their first property in the private rental […]
Labour Announces Further PRS Controls
The Labour party leader, Ed Miliband, has announced his party’s plans to reform the private rented sector (PRS), with longer term tenancies and rent cap proposals, should they win the May general election.
Labour have been at the forefront of the PRS reform movement for some time, campaigning for longer […]
Landlord Discovers Bogus Company London Short Let Flats
Trading From His Home Address
A warning has gone out to tenant and landlord consumers to beware of a fraudulent company trading as London Short Let Flats which is displaying a number of industry logos, including TPO and the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS).
The National […]
Huge Rise In Referrals To
The Property Ombudsman
There was a 42% increase in the number of referrals to The Property Ombudsman (TPO) last year, according to The Property Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2014.
The latest publication of The Property Ombudsman’s annual report shows that six months after the introduction of new legislation, making […]