Why Labour Plans to Stop No Fault Evictions Need a Rethink

Why Labour Plans to Stop No Fault Evictions Need a Rethink Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has said that it would consider stopping what are sometimes called “no fault evictions” in England and Wales, if elected. But Corbyn’s plan could serve to increase the amount of property that is sitting empty, says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com. The Momentum Labour Party has said […]

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Some Mortgage Lenders Taking Landlords’ Other Disposable Income Into Account

Some Mortgage Lenders Taking Landlords’ Other Disposable Income Into Account Finally there is some good news on mortgage loans with some cheaper mortgage deals in the buy to let space now appearing.   This is welcome – because much recent news revealed a hardening of lenders’ underwriting approaches – much of that in turn was being driven by the attitude […]

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The Hammond Budget November 2017

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com evaluates the budget and breathes a sigh of relief that it was not worse. Well, the sigh of relief is due because the three year war on landlords by the Conservative Party was not continued too much further in the Budget, despite some Tory MPs who wanted to up the pain: See our last blog for more: http://www.lettingfocus.com/blogs/2017/11/neil-obrien-mp-has-plans-for-more-landlord-taxes-and-mortgage-hikes/ But there […]

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Neil O’Brien MP Has Plans for More Landlord Taxes and Mortgage Hikes

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus is astounded that the government may want to inflict yet more taxes and higher mortgages rates on landlords. Neil O’ Brien MP HAS Plans for More Landlord Taxes and Higher Mortgages If you have been reading about how the Queen, Lewis Hamilton and Apple Corporation among many others use offshore tax havens to avoid paying tax, you’ll […]

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The Landlord Character

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com looks at the typical character of the successful landlord. The Landlord Character What sort of people make successful landlords and residential property investors? Is there a particular character type? I was mulling this over recently based on the many people I have met who are successful in this business, including those who have come to me seeking […]

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Regional Changes in House Prices and Predicting the Future of House Prices

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com looks at a useful house price trend interactive chart produced by the BBC, but cautions against jumping to conclusions from limited data.  Regional Changes in House Prices and Predicting the Future of House Prices I am returning to the subject of house prices. This week, the BBC published a neat interactive map showing that in 58% of wards […]

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