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Huge Opportunities for Landlords Outside the South East
 

Landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let property could enjoy huge opportunities by looking for investments outside of London and the South East.

The latest LendInvest buy-to-let index says that rental properties in London offer less attractive opportunities

     
Posted by on 31/05/2016 09:30:27
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New Tenancy Agreement Rents on the Increase
 

Most landlords in the UK have seen their rents rise for new tenancy agreements with the highest rises seen in the East Midlands and Scotland, according to one rental index.

HomeLet says that between February and April the average rent rose to 764 per month, o

     
Posted by on 23/05/2016 10:14:12
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Landlords Warned to be Aware of Student Accommodation Risks
 

Despite the fact that the UK's student accommodation sector is booming, one investment firm says landlords should be aware of the potential risks of investing in student rental properties.

The Mistoria Group says there are pitfalls that come with letting stude

     
Posted by on 19/05/2016 09:29:29
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Cleaning Issues Top Deposit Disputes
 

The issue of tenants not cleaning their homes properly is still a problem in deposit disputes, with a 50% rise in complaints over the past five years, according to the Tenanty Deposit Scheme (TDS).

In a recent report, the TDS says that cleaning has stubbornly

     
Posted by on 16/05/2016 11:47:45
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The 'Average' BTL Landlord Revealed
 

The turnover and assets of a typical buy to let landlord in the UK have been revealed in a new survey.

BDRC Continental has found that the average landlord has a property portfolio consisting of eight buy-to-let homes worth around 1.3 million, which will be a

     
Posted by on 13/05/2016 09:38:33
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Rent Arrears Show Monthly Increase
 

Landlords in England and Wales have revealed that the level of rent arrears is on the rise and currently stands at 9.1% - though this is still much lower than the record figure of 14.6% which was set in February 2010.

According to the figures from Your Move an

     
Posted by on 11/05/2016 10:23:22
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Landlords Opt to Upgrade Rather Than Buy
 

Landlords are increasingly looking to upgrade their property portfolios rather than buying new properties, according to a recent report.

Paragon Mortgages interviewed more than 200 landlords and they say that in the first three months of this year, the number

     
Posted by on 06/05/2016 09:33:48
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Buy-to-Let Sales Fall After Surge
 

With buy-to-let investors rushing to snap up properties before the stamp duty hike came into effect in April, buy-to-let mortgage applications fell by 26% in March according to recent data.

That's the equivalent of a drop in sales worth 1 billion as many buy-

     
Posted by on 04/05/2016 10:54:22
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