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Buy-to-let mortgage rates lower than residential for the first time

Typically, a buy-to-let mortgage for landlords is more expensive than a residential mortgage because lenders believe there is a greater risk when properties are rented out compared to being occupied

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Standards are rising for UK rental properties

New research by insurance giant AXA has revealed that standards of rental properties are on the rise. As more and more people turn to renting and build-to-rent projects take hold

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Rent renewals are where landlords are making the most profit

New figures from leading UK estate agent Countrywide have revealed that landlords are increasing the rents on rental renewals at more than double the rate of rental growth for new

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The Urban Renaissance Continues

According to research by Centre for Cities, young people in the UK are flooding into city centres to live, with substantial increases seen in city centre populations over recent years.

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Will three-year tenancies soon be the norm?

Three-year tenancies could soon be the norm if the UK government is able to push through its new proposals on minimum tenancy. New proposals are currently being put forward by

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Property investment performance continues to outpace wage growth and inflation

Recent research from Hamptons, the leading estate agents, has revealed that despite the negative effects of government policy on the buy-to-let sector, it is still growing apace. The research shows

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Landlord numbers still rising

One year on since the UK government announced major changes to the buy-to-let sector, including the new 3% stamp duty levy, have we seen a significant drop in landlord numbers

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Liverpool and Nottingham are achieving the best rental yields

Recent analysis from mortgage broker Private Finance, has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are topping the charts when it comes to offering the best rental yields for buy-to-let investors in

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As the new EPC legislation looms, are landlords ready?

As the new EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) legislation looms, landlords have just over a month to ensure that their rental properties meet the stated criteria. The UK government is in

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House prices in Northern Powerhouse cities set to rise by 20% over the next 4 years

New forecasts from JLL predict that it will be the Northern Powerhouse cities that will see the best house price rises in 2018. They forecast that cities such as Manchester,