Category: Letting

Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty

The chancellor has announced that people buying second homes will have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty. From April 2016 an extra 3% surcharge will be added to each stamp duty band.

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Landlords: Beware of winter rental voids

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that homes which are left empty for a considerable period of time are generally at higher risk than those that are occupied.

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Rental prices on the rise for one beds

The recent September issue of Landbays Rental Index has reported an annual rise in rental prices in the UK of 3.9% for one bedroom properties. The report suggests the reason for such growth is down to the huge increase in … Continue reading

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Location is key for UK renters

Recent research from Countrywide, the UK’s largest property services group, has revealed a significant increase in the number of individuals moving away from their home towns when they make the transition from renting to buying.

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Landlord Licensing Explained

There has been a lot of talk around the new Landlord License, so far in certain boroughs of London, landlords who let residential properties must now hold a valid property license.

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The school scramble for rental homes

We all know that getting our children into a good school isn’t easy, but how far would you go to get the ‘right’ address for the ‘right’ school?

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A third of new lets are agreed before the existing tenant moves out

Research by the Countrywide plc, the UK’s largest property services group, has found that increasing numbers of landlords are able to re-let their property before the existing tenant moves out.

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Reform proposals could impact the Private Rental Sector in Scotland

Scottish landlords could give up their portfolios or reduce the amount of properties they hold if new proposals come into force north of the boarder.

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