Tag: Letting

Landlords boost returns by following careful purchasing strategy

Tenants and owner occupiers seek different things when acquiring a home, understanding these differences allows canny landlords to tailor their rental properties to meet tenant requirements. This and other planning strategies can help boost landlord returns.

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Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency.

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A helping hand for Landlords

Landlords who choose to let their property through Countrywide now have exclusive access to a dedicated Landlord portal. 

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Bank of England proposals could require a third of new landlords to put down larger deposits

  The Bank of England have recently outlined a new proposal to impose stricter lending criteria for buy-to-let investors. If agreed, these extra powers could see new buy-to-let landlords having to put down a 40% deposit in order to secure … Continue reading

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95% increase in buy to let lending reported by major lender

Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon mortgages, has reported that between Oct 2013 and June 2014 it experienced a massive 95% year on year increase in the volume of buy to let mortgage advances it administered.

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London Living: Zone 2 for less than £850 per month!

We all know that living in London isn’t cheap but finding an affordable home isn’t impossible, it may just require a degree of compromise….

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Countrywide scoops Best Lettings Award

It was high fives and joyful laughter all round at the ESTAS 2014 Awards in London as Countrywide secured the award for Best Lettings Agent, presented by TV Property expert Phil Spencer.

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Countrywide’s Quarterly Lettings Index Results

Results from the Countrywide Quarterly Lettings Index reveals a favourable lettings market for buy to let landlords.

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