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Reeds Rains tripped up over marketing letter lie to customers

National property lettings firm Reeds Rains has been caught out lying to its landlord customers about the existence of new rules to safeguard tenants from Legionella.

Mortgages | 18 Dec 2014

Future rate rise fails to dampen buy-to-let spirits

Despite 52 per cent of investors expecting interest rate rises, the buy-to-let market will see significant investment in 2015, according to buy-to-let specialists Platinum Property Partners.

Mortgages | 16 Dec 2014

Londoners shrink property size to keep living costs down

London renters are only prepared to spend slightly more of their gross monthly salary on rent than the rest of the UK but will compromise on size to keep living costs down.

Mortgages | 08 Dec 2014
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Rogue landlords targeted by Leeds Council operation

Rogue landlords were at the centre of a clean-up operation by Leeds Council this week which uncovered ‘serious issues' with the safety of properties and negligence of immigration rules.

Mortgages | 05 Dec 2014

Landlords in West Midlands first to carry out immigration checks

Landlords in the West Midlands will be forced to check if new tenants are illegal immigrants or risk being fined £3,000, from today.

Mortgages | 01 Dec 2014
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Retirees look to buy-to-let to invest pension pots

Retirees are looking to invest their pension savings in the buy-to-let market, according to a survey from the Bank of Ireland.

Buy to Let | 14 Nov 2014

Mortgage arrears and repossessions still falling

Mortgage arrears and repossessions continue to fall, according to Q3 data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgages | 13 Nov 2014

Aviva Investors predicts another year of double-digit property returns

Aviva Investors expect another year of double-digit returns from property in 2015, with returns for this year tipped to exceed 20 per cent.

Investments | 13 Nov 2014

Rental sector "to be worth £1tn" by next year

The value of property owned by landlords in Great Britain is set to break the £1 trillion barrier next year, according to a report from Kent Reliance.

Mortgages | 06 Nov 2014

Landlords warned about risk of tenant cannabis cultivation

Landlords have been warned about an increasing number of rented properties being used to grow and supply illegal drugs.

Removing a Tenant | 22 Oct 2014
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Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

Buy-to-let investors could be banned from purchasing new build homes if Labour win the election.

Mortgages | 16 Oct 2014

Renters face a fight for properties as supply dries up

More than a third of landlords reported more would-be renters than available properties as the supply of residential properties on the private rental market decreases.

Mortgages | 24 Sep 2014

Product launches of the week

A new energy provider, a student finance app and a raft of new mortgage offers came to market this week.

Mortgages | 19 Sep 2014

Are you accidentally in breach of your tenancy agreement?

From burning candles to over-filling the bins, the majority of renters may be in breach of their tenancy agreement without even realising it.

Mortgages | 17 Sep 2014
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Buy-to-let gone bad: Five hallmarks of a bad landlord

More than half of tenants have had a problem with their landlord or letting agent in the last five years. Here are the most common ways that buy-to-let goes bad.

Buy to Let | 09 Sep 2014

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