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Buy to let loans safe from EU tinkering
 
A ban on buy to let mortgage proposed under the new European mortgage directive has been kicked out after fierce rows in Brussels.

Following a jubilant announcement from Tory MEP Vicky Ford, banks and building societies consider the proposal dead and buried.

     
Posted by on 25/03/2013 09:17:18
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Students behind bars as jail converts to housing
 
Students are going behind bars as developers plan to turn a former Liverpool jail into halls of residence.

Liverpool Council planners agreed a blueprint to change the Bridewell prison on Cheapside, off Dale Street, into housing for students.

More than 100 st
     
Posted by on 20/03/2013 15:09:51
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Student housing co-op wins £550,000 backing
 
Students fed-up with rising housing costs have put together a ground-breaking scheme which could see the advent of cheaper rents around the country.

With the average cost of renting for a student being around £69-a-week there are huge variances in charges with some stu
     
Posted by on 20/03/2013 14:56:25
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HMO licensing planned by two more councils
 
Two more councils have moved closer to introducing new licensing schemes for landlords of houses of multiple occupation (HMOs).

Supporters of the move say that the scheme would crack down on rogue landlords who rent out low standard properties.

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Posted by on 13/03/2013 15:42:04
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London’s the best place to invest in buy to let, say analysts
 
London neighbourhoods dominate the top places to invest in buy to let, according to the latest research.

The report by property portal Home.co.uk looks at real buy-to-let yields – the rent plus the capital appreciation of the property.

The firm reckons most
     
Posted by on 04/03/2013 10:53:02
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Property fund muscles in on HMO student homes
 
A European property fund is investing in private residential student homes close to Britain’s oldest and most respected universities.

The SICAV fund is focusing on shared student houses around the 24-strong Russell Group of universities – which include Oxford, Cambridg
     
Posted by on 04/03/2013 10:45:17
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