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5th December 2016
Banks and building societies are refusing to lend money to landlords trying to mortgage new build homes with automatic ground rent rises written into lease agreements. The properties are almost impossible to sell or finance because the terms of the lease allow freeholders to put the ground rents up to... ... more »
1st December 2016
Renters leaving a buy to let home early are still responsible for paying council tax up to the end of their tenancy agreements, a court has ruled. The Appeal Court decision follows a tenacious fight by Leeds City Council to make a landlord pay the council tax on five empty... ... more »
25th November 2016
Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is set to rise again by 2% to a new high of 12%, Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced in the Autumn Statement. ... more »
24th November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement held few surprises for buy to let landlords. During his hour speech, Hammond pulled no punches against letting agents. He accused some of charging too much and confirmed leaked details of his proposed ban on charging English tenants for services like checking references, inventories... ... more »
23rd November 2016
Chancellor Phillip Hammond will announce a ban on letting agent fees in England later today, in his first Autumn Statement. A similar ban has been in force in Scotland since 2012, however, today’s announcement will not cover agents in Wales. Since last August, it has been compulsory for letting agents in... ... more »