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. They have been helped by record low mortgage rates, while competition from buy-to-let landlords has dipped following the Government’s tax onslaught. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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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. ...
Home truths: house price rises to slow to trickle as Brexit and stamp duty hit image
....High-end building firm Berkeley Homes said last week that between May and October demand for its upmarket homes in London and the south-east was 20% down on the same period in 2015. The firm’s chief executive said the fall in volume was due to higher stamp duty – “an extraordinary attack on buy-to-let landlords” – and the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. ...
New era of housebuilding needs new property laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....Under commonhold, the individual flat buyer owns everything. There is no landlord, freeholder or lease to worry about; ownership means ownership. ...
BHS placed into liquidation after pressure from biggest creditor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:20:38 PM
....”. As liquidators FRP Advisory have more power to take decisions, including handing back stores to landlords, and in doing so, mitigating the rent that can be claimed out of the general pot for creditors. ...
Stamp duty rise hits Berkeley Group demand image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:16:59 AM
. Housebuilder Berkeley has reported a 20% slump in reservations for its properties, blaming higher stamp duty for landlords and Brexit uncertainty. ...
FTSE 100 closes down ahead of Italian referendum image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:02:58 AM
....45% after the housebuilder posted a 34% rise in half-year profits. However, the company also said reservations were down 20% over the period, which it blamed on the higher stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords and uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. ...
Berkeley Group boosts profits by 34% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:15:56 AM
. Housebuilder Berkeley Group has bolstered profits by a third despite seeing demand take a hit from Brexit uncertainty, rising stamp duty and the “extraordinary attack” on buy-to-let landlords. ...
Landlords scramble to avoid higher buy-to-let taxes, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
. Buy to let landlords are scrambling to avoid the impact of tax changes that come into effect next year, a report has found. ...
Airbnb announce plans to block hosts exceeding 90-day rental limit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 02:31:27 PM
....Tom Copley, Labour's housing spokesman on the London assembly, called the move a "huge step in the right direction". It is already against the law for landlords to let out their homes on short term lets for more than 90 days without planning permission. ...
Airbnb introduces 90-day annual limit for London hosts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:12:51 AM
. A quarter of London homes listed on Airbnb were rented for more than 90 days last year, many illegally and in breach of an act intended to stop landlords turning badly needed housing into unofficial hotels. ...
At 20, am I too young to invest in buy-to-let property? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... I’d probably go for a buy-to-let so I have a constant income – but how much of this do I actually get after tax?. Do I have to have some sort of experience as a landlord before I’m likely to be lent money? How would I go about getting a mortgage: are there different types? I’ve tried researching this but I still don’t know if I’m deemed as ‘too young’ to start in the property market. ...
Dethroning Mammon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 05:29:30 AM
.... But the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, knows the experience of having little in the way of possessions. As a 12-year-old boy, he recalls leaving rented flats in the dead of night, tiptoeing out of several buildings because his father was unable to pay the landlord. ...
Potential conflicts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:50:18 AM
....The Trump Organization leases the Old Post Office Building from US government's General Services Administration (GSA) for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Trump as president is both "landlord and tenant" of this building, says Steven Schooner, who along with Daniel Gordon, have called on Trump to end the lease. ...
Unfair letting fees ban? Truth is the agents just got too greedy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
.... When news of the ban emerged, Haart said it was “yet another unwelcome and haphazard government intervention . yet another government blow for landlords. ...
Will banning letting agency fees lead to higher rents? We ask the experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:59:25 AM
....But how much do people actually pay? There are varying figures. The latest English Housing Survey, published in July, found that 40% of private renters were charged a fee by a letting agency or landlord in 2014-15, at an average of £223. ...
Countrywide warns over profits amid housing slowdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 08:56:50 AM
....Announcing the ban on letting fees on Wednesday the chancellor said the charges on tenants were unfair. “Landlords appoint letting agents and landlords should meet their fees. ...
Don't mistake autumn statement for infrastructure splurge | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 07:15:03 PM
.... Maybe they will, in part, but the process should not be mechanical. Estate agents will first have to persuade landlords to pick up fees previously charged to tenants. ...
Estate agency shares slide ahead of letting fees clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:39:02 AM
....The Association of Residential Letting Agents reacted with anger to the changes. David Cox, its managing director, said it would be counterproductive because the costs would be passed on to landlords who would, in turn, raise rents. ...
Letting agent fees banned in Autumn Statement in ANOTHER assault on UK's small landlords image
....3million households that now live in private rental housing. However, critics said the move to be announced in today's Autumn Statement would damage the industry and claimed it is yet another assault on Britain's small landlord. ...
Trump denies any conflict of interest over business empire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 09:10:03 AM
....Mr Trump already stands to profit from an influx of visitors in the weeks leading up to his inauguration. Since the hotel sits on land leased from the federal government, when Mr Trump assumes office, he becomes, effectively, both landlord and tenant overnight, our correspondent notes. ...

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