Record festive period

The period from Boxing Day to the first day of the New Year was the busiest on record for home movers, according to online portal Rightmove…

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Landlords losing to tax

New data from the NRLA shows the impact that tax hikes have had on the rental market. Over half of landlords say that tax changes have impacted their investment plans.…

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House supply and the PRS

Two new reports have added to growing concerns that a lacking housing supply will continue to cause issues for some hopeful homeowners in the New Year.…

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Housing supply lacking

New data from the ONS shows that while the housing supply is growing, it is still below promised targets. What does this mean for landlords in the future?…

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Support needed for landlords

Professional body for the property sector, ARLA Propertymark, has called for a show of support in favour of landlords, in the face of regulations limiting the potential of the private rental sector…

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White paper delayed until 2022

Originally intended to be released in autumn of 2021, the promised white paper announced in ‘Housing conditions in the private rented sector (England)’ on reforming the PRS will now not be published until 2022.…

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2021 Autumn Budget review

On 27th October the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of the Autumn Budget in the House of Commons. We take a look at the details of the announcement and what this means for landlords. …

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Mortgage rates could rise

With products on the market below 1%, we take a look at the buy to let products on the market and investigate the forces that could cause them to change.…

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Heat pumps and government grants

Last week the government announced a new strategy to reduce carbon emissions. One area they plan to do this is through the use of grants to allow property owners to install heat pumps or other alternative heating solutions to the traditional gas boiler.…

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Landlords are renovating

According to new data by Shawbrook Bank, two out of 10 landlords use a credit card, or other short-term loan, to refurbish their buy to lets. …

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Property listings rising

Property listings have seen a notable increase across the country according to new data from property data site Homesearch. Will it be enough to meet increased demand?…

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EPC spending cap challenged

The government has been challenged to raise the landlord cost cap on Energy Performance Certificate upgrades, in an effort to improve the energy efficiency of the sector.…

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25 years of buy to let mortgages

The PRS has doubled in size, since the introduction of the first buy to let mortgage, 25 years ago this month. We take a look at the establishment of the product, as well as the positive effects it has had on the UK.…

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NRLA calls for loans for renters

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is calling for the government to supply interest-free loans to private renters, who will face a “cliff-edge” at the end of the furlough scheme.…

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Base rate remains at 0.10%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted unanimously to keep the base rate at 0.10%. Current rate The 0.10% rate was dropped in March 2020 to help to help stabilise the UK…

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