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....9bn but lower than the figure for March 2016. Mohammad Jamei, the CML’s senior economist, said there had been a shift in lending towards first-time buyer and remortgage customers in recent months, and away from home movers and buy-to-let landlords. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Buy-to-let landlords are finally in retreat in the housing market, leaving young adults in a better position to buy a property, according to the latest data from mortgage lenders. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....First-time buyers are snapping up these offers, probably in many cases with financial support from their parents, to gain their first foothold on the property ladder. A hole in the market has also been carved out for them: new rules imposed on buy-to-let landlords have removed many of the tax benefits they previously enjoyed, pushing them out of the market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The landlord of the Rose & Crown on Tewin’s village green said he had not seen Mallya since he and his considerable staff moved to the village but he had heard him. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Low rates, tight margins: the mortgage market looks worryingly familiar image
....First-time buyers are snapping up these offers, probably in many cases with financial support from their parents, to gain their first foothold on the property ladder. A hole in the market has also been carved out for them: new rules imposed on buy-to-let landlords have removed many of the tax benefits they previously enjoyed, pushing them out of the market. ...
Buy-to-let slump puts first-time buyers in the driver’s seat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 05:59:06 AM
. Buy-to-let landlords are finally in retreat in the housing market, leaving young adults in a better position to buy a property, according to the latest data from mortgage lenders. ...
'Vijay Mallya can't avoid the law': Herts villagers on 'fugitive' billionaire neighbour image
....”. The landlord of the Rose & Crown on Tewin’s village green said he had not seen Mallya since he and his considerable staff moved to the village but he had heard him. ...
Yorkshire Building Society launches record low 0.89% mortgage rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:01:02 PM
....9bn but lower than the figure for March 2016. Mohammad Jamei, the CML’s senior economist, said there had been a shift in lending towards first-time buyer and remortgage customers in recent months, and away from home movers and buy-to-let landlords. ...
Two-thirds of BHS stores lie empty as anniversary of collapse nears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 03:30:44 PM
....The last BHS stores did not shut until August, but the chain’s closure dumped a glut of space, much of it in need of extensive modernisation, on to the market at a time when many retailers are thinking twice about opening new stores. Given the tough climate, many former BHS landlords have resisted taking back their keys from the administrators as doing so would make them liable to pay business rates and other charges on vacant properties. ...
Tenant charged £835 … to scribble a new name on a contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... One decides to move on so the others search for a new flatmate. The amount of effort put in by the letting agent and landlord? Almost zero. ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
.... It was the sound of US bureaucracy and capitalism putting bones on a policy conjured in June 2015 when the future president glided down a Trump tower escalator and called Mexicans rapists. The US could further bolster security by applying British-style sanctions against companies and landlords which employed and housed people in the country illegally, Tony Smith, the former head of Britain’s Border Agency, told the Guardian, after speaking on a panel. ...
Estate agents struggling to find homes to sell, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:01:10 PM
.... Rics said an overall balance of 3% more surveyors saw a fall in agreed sales rather than an uplift last month. The decline in activity is in part caused by buy-to-let landlords deserting the market ahead of new taxes that began on 6 April. ...
Our high streets don’t need new shops – they need new ideas | Suzanne Moore image
.... Again, though, there are many empty spaces, because business rates and rents are so high. Even the most dedicated gentrifier cannot seem to free up empty places on which absentee landlords sit. ...
Landlord tax changes come into effect TODAY: 'Renting will be more expensive', say critics image
. Two-thirds of landlords plan to increase rents as tax relief for mortgage interest is cut by the Government, research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) showed. ...
Tax relief cut doesn’t add up for landlords, plus Bank warns over consumer credit image
....Few fathers can afford to take shared parental leave, say campaigners. Mortgage tax relief cut doesn’t add up for buy-to-let landlords. ...
Leasehold 'nightmare' will cost homebuyers billions, report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:01:13 AM
. The worsening “nightmare” of the leasehold system in England and Wales is holding millions of homebuyers hostage to exorbitant bills, according to a report by campaign group HomeOwners Alliance, which estimates that landlords are in line to pocket £4bn from lease extensions. ...
Mortgage tax relief cut doesn’t add up for buy-to-let landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
. Today will see two of buy-to-let landlord Jamie Brewis’s tenants – a couple in their 60s – having to move out of the bungalow that has been their home for the past four or so years. ...
Retirement villages face crackdown on 'unfair' fees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 10:48:05 AM
....Nevertheless the Law Commission said exit fees worked well for many people, by deferring bills until after they sell their home. "But, in the worst cases, a few unscrupulous landlords are getting away with very high hidden fees buried deep in the small print of a long and complicated lease," said the Law Commissioner, Stephen Lewis. ...
UK banks asked to draw up plans to show they are prepared for Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:26:41 AM
....Last year banks had £19bn of impairments on credit cards, compared with £12bn on mortgage loans. Consumer credit now poses a greater risk than buy-to-let lending to landlords, which has cooled over the past year. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The report predicts that if the economy weakens, the proportion of first-time buyers being propped up by family will remain at about one third until 2025, but it will boom to 40% by 2029. Theresa May’s government earlier this year strayed from David Cameron’s “home-owning democracy” approach to housing and announced tougher regulation on landlords. ...
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
....There is no immediate solution, said Justin Levinson, a former reporter who began creating an interactive map of vacancies last year. He believes landlords with large portfolios have been unable to drop prices significantly without experiencing a ripple effect, so they often prefer to take a loss on one property rather than drop prices across the board. ...
The death of the mortgage salesman is unfortunately premature image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... What has emerged in recent months is the number of lenders who have introduced “retention fees”. Until now, commissions have largely only been paid to brokers arranging new mortgages for first-time buyers and landlords, or for existing homeowners and landlords remortgaging to a new lender. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....". He is hoping that landlords will grab the opportunity to turn their buildings into revenue-generating digital billboards that are huge, yet physically unobtrusive. ...
Five-minute guide to…The resurgence of first-time buyers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
. They have been helped by record low mortgage rates, while competition from buy-to-let landlords has dipped following the Government’s tax onslaught. ...
Rents fall for first time in six years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:20:45 AM
....The drop has been due to a big recent increase in the supply of properties becoming available, mainly in London. That was due to some landlords rushing to buy last year before a 3% stamp duty surcharge came into effect. ...
Landlord tax: How to beat new buy-to-let charges coming in NEXT month  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:44:00 PM
.... Now rental property investors are increasingly using commercial loans and setting up companies to buy investment property and instead pay corporation tax at 20 per cent, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). There has been a 500 per cent increase in the amount of landlords setting up a limited company, the trade body found. ...
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:04:31 PM
....Unfortunately, you can’t beat the Minsky cycle of financial instability. The New Labour strategy of pumping housing benefit into landlords’ pockets to sustain ridiculous wage/rent ratios gave the Tories the perfect headline figures for their punitive benefit cuts. ...
Benefit claimants 'missing out' on private rentals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:52:36 AM
. Benefit claimants are increasingly missing out on finding places to rent, as landlords choose tenants who are better off, surveyors have said. ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
.... A key reason cited by respondents was cuts to government support for housing costs. Recent reports have suggested that landlords are becoming increasingly unwilling to offer properties to those who receive benefits. ...
Scheme to combat rogue lettings agents under attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:19:27 AM
....But the owner says he has not had any useful response from Carter Stones. Several landlords have contacted You and Yours complaining about unpaid rent, or legal documentation, and claim multiple people are living in the properties without any right to be there. ...
Seven things we already know will happen in the 2017 spring budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 06:59:08 AM
....6 Buy-to-let There are big and complex changes for people with buy-to-let mortgages in April, which for some will see their tax bill double or even triple. At the moment, landlords can deduct mortgage interest and other finance-related costs from their rental income before calculating tax liability. ...
Low key Budget?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:17:34 AM
.... Others were outlined by Mr Hammond in November's Autumn Statement and will also come into force in the spring. A number will lead to a notable change in the finances of those of working age - particularly a shift in the income tax threshold and the benefit freeze - while others target particular groups of people such as landlords. ...
Cheers! Pub saved by its customers rated best in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:31 AM
.... Camra’s judges hailed its “warm and welcoming atmosphere and strong community ethos”. The award recognised the “great passion” for quality beer of the landlord, Stuart Miller, along with his range of real ales and cider. ...
Snap IPO: a 21st-century firm with a 19th-century structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
.... Mike Ashley is the new owner of lingerie chain Agent Provocateur, paying £30m for the privilege. He is not the first to succeed in one of these speedy sales, but were pre-pack administrations really meant to be a standard technique for selling businesses that have failed to find buyers as a going concern? In other cases, suppliers and landlords have felt short-changed in the rush. ...
Home ownership in England at a 30-year low, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:32:32 PM
....Home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level for 30 years, while the number of people privately renting is now higher than in the early 1960s, according to official figures. Government data reveals that the private rented sector has doubled in size since 2004, with almost half of all people in England aged 25 to 34 paying a private landlord for their accommodation. ...
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:07:22 AM
....Successive governments have been criticised for failing to tackle the UK's poor housing stock - some of the worst in Europe. Local authorities have limited cash to insulate council homes, and landlords and owner-occupiers have proved reluctant to invest large sums in disruptive improvements that will save on bills, but take many years to pay off. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
.... Unless, that is, they are homeowners already. Lenders are now looking at students as not just customers for university loans, but also for early mortgages – effectively turning them into landlords. ...
The sad cost of renting: never having somewhere to call home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:00:34 PM
.... I lugged an armchair that did not quite fit into any room of any shape around the city for five years because I thought having one piece of furniture that wasn’t from Ikea made me an adult. Eventually, I left it in an unfurnished property that I moved out of because when it rained outside, it rained inside, and my landlord, a nonagenarian, had no plans to replace the roof before he died. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
Savers need a balancing act to beat inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
....com, says the historically high returns in the rental market have disappeared, but property “is always going to win” when compared to savings rates in banks and building societies. “In a strong housing market landlords will benefit from rising prices, and in a flat economy the asset of a flat, apartment or house will still generate a rental income and so remains a useful asset to investors. ...
Heineken may not refresh the pubs other beers could reach, landlords fear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:23:59 AM
.... Punch said it “continues to expect the transaction to complete as anticipated”. Heineken faces a backlash from UK pub landlords, who fear they may be forced to stock their pubs with Heineken-owned brands, reducing choice for customers. ...
Giggs and Neville skyscrapers 'threaten Manchester's heritage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:00:37 AM
....”. The pub’s landlord, Mike Christodoulou, 43, said: “I’m a Manchester lad, born in Old Trafford, and I’ve watched the city move and grow and it’s unprecedented. ...
#RentInOz: Australian renters share their horror stories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:59:30 AM
....A new study of Australia’s rental property market has prompted people to share their horror stories. The survey of more than 1,000 renters co-authored by the consumer group Choice concluded there was an “entrenched culture of fear” and a significant power imbalance between landlords and tenants. ...
New double whammy to hurt prudent older savers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 10:29:00 PM
.... . Steve Bolton, founder of Platinum Property Partners, said buy-to-let has suffered a serious blow, driving private investors away: “Lending has failed to recover to the levels seen before stamp duty changes while planned tax changes from April threaten to wipe out some landlords’ profits. ...
HMRC overhaul: What are the five changes proposed for UK tax system?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 10:26:00 AM
....HMRC has signalled the end of the tax return for millions of taxpayers across the UK. At the moment businesses, landlords and the self-employed have go through the stressful process of filling in a tax return each year. ...
No place like home: America’s eviction epidemic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:00:03 AM
.... There are moving companies specialising in evictions, their crews working all day, every weekday. There are hundreds of data-mining companies that sell landlords tenant-screening reports listing past evictions and court filings. ...
Government willing to admit UK housing market is
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... That is even faster than the anticipated 20 per cent rise in house prices. The only positive news for first-time buyers is that competition from buy-to-let landlords is shrinking, as the recent 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on second home purchases has been deterring new investors. ...
Let the councils build homes again and fix our broken housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
.... Above that level, demand can only be met by councils and housing associations, with an acknowledgement that the design failures of the 1950s and 1960s must not be forgotten. And there is absolutely no point in councils building, and then being forced to sell off their properties cheaply under right-to-buy, only to then have to subsidise the high rents charged by the buy-to-let landlords who have swarmed into that market. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
.... Until then, she and her husband, Colin, 33, were renting a two-bed terraced house in Leytonstone for £1,300 a month with their seven-year-old daughter, Cali. “We originally tried to buy a two- or three-bed house in east London, near my mum, but we were constantly outbid by cash buyers, usually landlords or property developers,” says Ellie. ...
UK rents expected to rise faster than house prices in next five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:01:07 AM
....In the three months to January, tenant demand for rental properties continued to go up. With landlords expected to scale back their portfolios in the next 12 months, tenants will have fewer properties to choose from, which is likely to push rents higher, the survey suggests. ...
If we’re going to tackle the evils of renting, at least do it properly | Penny Anderson image
.... The freedom to paint walls, and change the curtains. Banishing a life spent living as I once did in a home where the landlord had installed a mirror in a tacky gold frame then painted around it so removal left an unsightly gap. ...
Councils to be told to build thousands more new homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:01:22 AM
....The number of households who own their own homes has fallen by 200,000 since 2010, with the number of under-35s owning their homes falling by 344,000. Almost a million more households are now renting from private landlords since the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition came to power. ...
Cut beer duty to beat price hikes after Brexit vote, says Camra image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:01:20 AM
....Miles Beale, WSTA’s chief executive, said: “While the government has focused on beer cuts previously to support British pubs, this is only a job half done. Wine and spirits are ever more important to the British pub and the chancellor can do his bit to support them and landlords by cutting duty by 2%. ...
PM to reaffirm green belt pledge despite plans to ramp up housebuilding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:34:41 PM
....Ministers are preparing to unveil plans that will shift focus towards the needs of people who rent, with new planning rules that mean developers do not just have to provide a proportion of “affordable homes” but that enough of them are available for rent. The government will also announce incentives to encourage landlords to offer guaranteed three-year tenancies, action to ban unscrupulous landlords who offer substandard properties, and provide further information on a policy to ban fees charged by letting agents. ...
Theresa May to offer more security for renters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 11:44:42 PM
....A major shift in Tory housing policy in favour of people who rent will be announced by ministers this week as Theresa May’s government admits that home ownership is now out of reach for millions of families. In a departure from her predecessor David Cameron, who focused on advancing Margaret Thatcher’s ambition for a “home-owning democracy”, a white paper will aim to deliver more affordable and secure rental deals, and threaten tougher action against rogue landlords, for the millions of families unable to buy because of sky-high property prices. ...
UK rental property demand falls to two-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 03:41:12 PM
....Action group Generation Rent said tenants should have the upper hand in rent negotiations now that demand is weakening and supply increasing. Spokesman Dan Wilson Craw said: “If demand for rentals are decreasing, renters have another bargaining chip if they are faced with a rent increase: they can argue that their landlord will find it harder to replace them. ...
Housing benefit claimants increasingly shut out of private rental market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... Check out the rental listings on websites such as Rightmove, or press your nose against the window of your local lettings agent, and you will often see “No DSS”. It means the landlord or agent won’t rent a property to someone on housing benefit or local housing allowance, though some younger readers might not even know what “DSS” stands for (it’s Department of Social Security, and was replaced by the Department for Work and Pensions 16 years ago). ...
Direct Line turns its back on homeowners trying to help refugees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....”. In a statement Direct Line said: “Unfortunately we are unable to provide landlord insurance for tenants receiving housing benefits. ...
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 10:00:20 AM
.... More than once I went for weeks on a single bag of budget rice, as I tightened my belt through the dry spells. I frequently relied on the flexibility of landlords who’d take rent in intermittent chunks when invoices got paid. ...
Wetherspoon ready for a comeback? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:00:09 AM
.... The annual boondoggle in the Swiss Alps, which convenes again this week, is unlikely to deprive him of many of his regulars. Still, while the pub landlord will be in the UK and concentrating on preparing for Wednesday, when the group will give its trading statement, it seems likely a similar topic might dominate both events. ...
Protectionism's winds of change are blowing, but the left can make it work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:00:22 AM
.... This will involve the constant reiteration of how the “Treaty of Home” will benefit domestic economic activity and services as compared with the present adverse effects of the four so called freedoms. These have included foreign steel and other imports hurting manufacturing, overseas companies snapping up domestic ones, foreign landlords leaving investment homes empty, the gig economy increasing job insecurity and inadequately controlled immigration growing alarmingly. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
.... Made in the USA,” Donald Trump told the Detroit News last year when the then presidential hopeful was asked to name his favorite car from his 100-plus vehicle fleet that includes a scissor-door Lamborghini Diablo and a 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. For General Motors, Chevy’s owner, it was nice PR, the latest in a series of endorsements from the Trumps that reach back like a stretch limo to the Cadillac Trump’s landlord father Fred used to pick up his rent checks. ...
Let’s move to Durham, County Durham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 04:30:24 PM
....uk. Lesley Aers “A big stock of late Victorian terraces, but most of these have been bought by landlords to let to students. ...
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How to make a British business sound 'hip' – add the word Brooklyn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:27:32 PM
....But that surely is a) not at all effective, b) an oddly lazy form of thinking with which to present your company to the world and c) directly counter to the ethos of raw authenticity and originality in which hipsterism is so thoroughly grounded? To be honest, it’s not been so thoroughly grounded as all that for quite a while, really. How so? What began as a creative making of necessity, in the days when all new Brooklynites could afford was metal shelving, mismatched furniture and a lot of exposed brickwork because landlords won’t plaster anything without a rocket up them, has turned into an aesthetic virtue and gone mainstream, as a look in any coffee shop will show you. ...
Happy new year? 2017 rings in more commuter misery and higher bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:59:18 AM
.... Apple Mac users saw raised prices on machines in October as the technology giant updated the cost in line with the low exchange rate between the dollar and sterling. Former chancellor George Osborne announced in July 2015 a cut in tax relief on mortgage interest payments for buy-to-let landlords. ...
House price growth 'to slow in 2017' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:17:25 AM
....It said a weaker economy, combined with falling affordability, would lead to fewer house sales. The buy-to-let sector is also expected to cool further as new tax rules restrict landlords' profits. ...
Generation rent: official figures overstate UK home ownership - study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 10:56:47 AM
.... Judge said there had been a big increase in the number of full-time students living at home. Official figures also understated the extent of renting from private landlords, the Resolution Foundation said. ...
Home ownership 'overestimated by official data' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:21:38 AM
.... . The cost of renting a home from a private landlord in Britain rose by 2. ...
UK housing market: what to expect in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 04:11:22 PM
.... Sales boomed in the run-up to the introduction of the higher rate – figures from HM Revenue & Customs showed that in March, 162,000 properties changed hands, a rise of 77% on a year earlier. Data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showed 29,300 mortgages were advanced to landlords that month, more than treble the number in March 2015. ...
Flushing out name of new FTSE 100 player image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... Fun to be had, then – if you can make the meeting. Quick! Hide! Yes, the banging on the door is the cheery yuletide sound of the once-a-quarter visit from the commercial landlord, who is doing the rounds collecting dues. ...
Six-year-old spends £734 on TV shows, plus the people who don't shop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 01:28:39 PM
....Great Western Railway is going off the rails with refunds. Buy-to-let landlords face a set of changes in 2017 that could cut into their profits. ...
Housing sales to fall in 2017, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:55:23 AM
. Fewer people are expected to buy homes in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty resulting from the Brexit decision deter owner-occupiers and landlords. ...
Mortgage market to plateau until 2018, lenders warn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:31:15 AM
.... . In particular, it expects that buy-to-let borrowing by landlords will shrink over the next couple of years. ...
House prices crash in London's richest areas - but surge in the East of England image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 04:44:00 PM
....Paul Smith, chief executive of Haart estate agents, said: "The bubble continues to deflate in what was once considered a safe haven for investors. "This comes as our latest market monitor shows tumbling transactions, viewings and properties coming onto the market across London – in part due to the stamp duty surcharge but largely due to the government’s farcical vendetta against buy-to-let landlords, which has sent the lettings market crumbling. ...
Hard-pressed private tenants need a union to stand up for their rights | Penny Anderson image
....Being a tenant is lonely. Where do they turn when landlords or letting agents bully them into paying more, unlawfully evict them, or refuse to carry out repairs? For once the news is good: the Bristol-based tenants rights group Acorn is looking to raise money to pay for staff in order to become a genuine nationwide tenants union, with all its concomitant admin costs. ...
Buy to let: ‘We landlords are being vilified’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 06:59:07 AM
Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered, says Fergus Wilson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:11:07 AM
. Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlord, Fergus Wilson, says future investors will never be able to match the financial success he has enjoyed – and that landlords’ days in this country are numbered. ...

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