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Student landlords protest over £315,000 HMO stealth tax
 
Student landlords have coughed up an extra £315,000 fees in just a year to comply with a councilís new house in multiple occupation licensing scheme. Cardiff City Council has collected the cash from 824 licence applications in the cityís Cathays neighbourhood, a favourite pla
     
Posted by on 29/07/2011 16:19:50
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Lack of beds boost London student rents
 
Student rents are rising in London because accommodation providers cannot keep pace with the number of students flocking to the capital. The latest figures pitch 55,000 purpose-built student bed spaces in the capital - with 283,500 students seeking a place to stay, which is a 6%
     
Posted by on 29/07/2011 16:19:16
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Record rents ease buy to let borrowing restrictions
 
Record rents are letting landlords collar higher loan to value deals from buy to let lenders. Brokers TMBC claim more than half of loans processed in the second quarter were for loan-to-values of 70% plus as lenders accepted higher rents would support higher borrowing levels.
     
Posted by on 29/07/2011 16:17:16
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Landlords fall foul of buy to let insurance rules
 
Landlords running a property business from home can find their car and property insurance excludes them from cover. Many landlords making claims for property visits or to collect rents in their car do not have cover unless they have business use specified on the policy, warns
     
Posted by on 29/07/2011 16:16:47
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Student letting demand may drop back soon
 
Investors are flocking to invest in student lettings as a huge demand for accommodation is out of step with a dwindling supply of bed spaces in most university towns and cities. High demand linked with guaranteed rent is attracting investors at all levels - ranging from buy to
     
Posted by on 29/07/2011 16:16:19
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Newcastle student landlords voted best in the UK
 
More than 15,000 students have voted for the best student accommodation at universities and colleges across the UK in the National Student Housing Survey The findings measure student satisfaction with accommodation providers and let housing managers measure performance against
     
Posted by on 14/07/2011 10:40:47
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Fire destroys student house
 
A student has lost two years of course work and camera equipment worth hundreds of pounds in a fire at a shred house in Blackpool. Firemen spent six hours at the blaze in the three-storey terraced house. They also rescued a bearded dragon lizard and two rare oriental toads
     
Posted by on 12/07/2011 16:05:41
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Students challenge landlords over lost deposits
 
Students at universities and colleges all over the UK are building a database of problems with landlords who are failing to return deposits at the end of a tenancy. Some students are losing deposits of £1,000 or more when they move out at the end of term. Now, student union
     
Posted by on 12/07/2011 15:34:32
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Student houses have the best yields for landlords
 
Student landlords are likely to own rental properties returning the best yields, according to new research. Shared student house generate average yields of 6.45% against an average of 6.2% for all other tenants. The best regions for highest average rental yields are the Wes
     
Posted by on 12/07/2011 15:01:45
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More millions flood in to student letting
 
Investors and developers are still piling millions in to student accommodation on a large scale in university towns and cities across the country. The latest headline scheme,is a £110 million campus for Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). The Birley Fields development
     
Posted by on 06/07/2011 10:07:04
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Cash-strapped students look for cheaper options
 
Landlords with student lets in cities with universities charging lower tuition fees are likely to benefit as families look to cut costs. More than one in five students will look for a cheaper course - partly because a quarter of parents will urge them to look at lower charging
     
Posted by on 01/07/2011 10:35:08
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