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Banks report new year buy-to-let rush

January 2016 saw borrowing from High Street banks rise to its highest level since mid – 2008. The British Bankers Association (BBA) said investors are keen to complete before the new tax rules come into force as the number of mortgages approved for house purchases was 27% higher than a year earlier. From April 1st, […]

A Landlords Rights and Responsibilites

Being a landlord isn’t just simply owning a property and renting it out to someone. It requires time, dedication and a willingness to abide by and fulfil your responsibilities to the best of your advantage. Over the months, in the media, landlords have been depicted to being neglectful of the tenants’ rights as well as […]

Camerons Bombshell of an Announcement

Last Thursday, Prime Minister David Cameron dropped what seemed to be a bombshell upon landlords. Commenting specifically on the private rented sector, the Prime Minister said: “We’ll also crack down on the unscrupulous landlords who cram houses full of illegal migrants, by introducing a new mandatory licensing regime.” Now it seems to be unclear exactly […]

The Housing Market in 2016

  According to new research by Martin & Co, the number of private rented sector homes have increased by 135% over the past 30 years. The Martin & Co report shows there has been a 346% increase in the number of households aged between 35 and 44 in this sector. 71% of households aged between […]

House Price Inflation Jumped to 9%

  As landlords rushed to beat stamp duty changes in March, official figures show house price inflation jumped by 9%, according to The Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS state the figure was up from 7.6% in the year to February. The Council of Mortgage Lender (CML) said £13.8b was lent during the month, […]

“Housing Market the biggest risk to UK Economy”?

Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, has recently been reported to have told the BBC that the housing market poses the “biggest risk” to the UK economy. He further stated that the high levels of debt make the economy “vulnerable to shocks”. As house prices continue to rise faster than people’s […]