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Open banking could help buy-to-let landlords

The January 13 introduction of open banking could be good news for landlords. Open banking is

Britain still has plenty of land left for building development

Most Britain’s believe that the British Isles is running out of land for new developments, but a January 2018 article from SouthWestBusiness.co.uk has suggested that this

Landlords claimed £16.7bn in tax relief last year

Research by property agents ludlowthompson has estimated that landlords received £16.7bn in tax relief in 2017, reported LettingAgentToday.co.uk in January 2018. Tax relief on

Perceived fire risks block mortgage application

People wanting to buy ex-housing association flats in West Yorkshire have been turned down for a mortgage because of what the lender considered to be unacceptable fire risks. Genesis Housing Association

Four possible ways to make buy-to-let investing more profitable

Landlords face increasing costs, stamp duty on buy to let properties has increased and commercial mortgage interest rate tax relief is being phased out. All of this means landlords may need to

Student accommodation sector in strong shape and expected to grow

A report by real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield has revealed that 30,000 new student bed spaces were added in 2017, which is an indication that the student accommodation sector is

UK commercial property sales forecast to exceed £50bn in 2018

In 2017, commercial property transactions were worth more than £55bn according to real estate company Colliers International. The company expects sales to be slightly down in

How can landlords be incentivised to offer long-term tenancies?

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in the 2017 Autumn Budget, announced that he was holding a consultation to see how landlords could be encouraged to offer longer tenancies. One

What changes will affect buy-to-let landlords in 2018?

This year, the government is introducing several changes that affect buy to let landlords. From April 1st 2018, it

Alternative lender provides commercial mortgage to save local pub

After large lenders would not provide a commercial mortgage for a West Yorkshire pub landlord, an alternative lender stepped in to the rescue, reported BridgingAndCommerical.co.uk in