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Buy to let mortgage market opens for investors
 
Buy to let borrowers have a greater choice of mortgages as lenders opened the market for investors. The number of mortgage deals available to landlords soared by 25 per cent in the three months to the end of September - from 403 to 508 - while the number of lenders nudged up b
     
Posted by on 21/10/2011 11:42:11
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Landlords face Green Deal ban and fines under new laws
 
Landlords must make sure their letting properties meet minimum energy efficiency standards or face a ban and fines as the Green Deal becomes law. The Green Deal aims to let landlords and homeowners carry out improvements to make their properties warmer and cheaper to run. A
     
Posted by on 21/10/2011 11:36:44
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Is your student property in the right zone?
 
Location, location, location has long been the mantra of property investors - and now there’s a new service that shows that all important factor off to the full. Students looking for the right place to live that’s just a short distance from campus and close to entertainment ca
     
Posted by on 21/10/2011 11:35:30
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No more student flats needed in city, warns university
 
A university has hit out at speculative student flat developers and councillors for building too much housing that is not needed. Birmingham’s Aston University warns they have their sums wrong and the city’s student numbers will fall as restrictions on students from abroad and
     
Posted by on 21/10/2011 11:32:07
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HMO lender explains buy to let thinking
 
The UK’s main HMO mortgage lender has indicated business as usual - but underlined corporate loans are not on their property investment agenda. Paul Howard, head of the Nationwide’s specialist lending, which includes buy to let brand The Mortgage Works (TMW) was speaking as pa
     
Posted by on 21/10/2011 11:30:05
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Tax teams root out businesses failing to keep good records
 
The tax man is looking at more cash business like letting property in a bid to claw back unpaid tax. After a pilot inquiry checking out business records in eight trial areas, almost half (44 per cent) of the sole traders, partnerships and firms visited were found to have recor
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 13:04:41
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Buy to let marks 15 years of growth
 
Mortgage lenders and letting agents are celebrating the 15th birthday of buy to let. Buy to let was born at a meeting of letting agents and lenders at the plush RAC Club, Pall Mall, London on September 24, 2011. Present at the birth were representatives of the Association o
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 13:03:15
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Student HMO rejected under new planning rule
 
Councillors have rejected plans for a new shared house for students by applying a new planning rule that has not even gained approval. A landlord was told permission would not be granted for a seven bed house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Portsmouth because the switch would
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 12:59:02
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Student landlords target B&Bs to beat planning problems
 
Student landlords are cashing in on struggling bed & breakfast hotels as new letting properties. Small hotels are facing a financial crisis as business dries up, forcing many to close. But their properties offer student landlords several advantages - especially in council a
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 11:56:19
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Watch out for rogue letting agents, warn trading standards
 
Trading standards officers have warned student landlords that their cash is at risk from unscrupulous letting agents who divert business funds in to their own pockets. The comments followed the trial of student letting agent Zulfiqar Hussain in Oxford, who admitted dipping in
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 11:54:40
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Minister snubs ARLA over letting agent safeguards
 
Housing Minister Grant Shapps is urging landlords to seek out letting agents running a new rent protection scheme. In a snub to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the letting industry main player for self-regulation, the minister endorsed the newly launched
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 11:51:04
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90,000 tenant complaints against rogue landlords
 
Tenants made almost 90,000 complaints about private rented property last year, according to research by homeless charity Shelter. Pleas for help included life-threatening living conditions like dangerous gas and electricity supplies. Councils across England and Wales were a
     
Posted by on 06/10/2011 11:45:50
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