Our New Newsletter Is Out in January… and a Word About Ethics in the Business of Being a Landlord

We are now closing for the Christmas and New Year break. However, our still free, new quarterly newsletter will go out in the first or second week of January, so look out for this and remember to put our email address, [email protected] in your whitelist to ensure you receive it. If you don’t already get the newsletter but would like […]

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Why More Buy to Let Landlords Means More Landlord Licensing Schemes

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus notes the big rise in buy to let lending and how everyone wants to be a landlord now. Plus he fears an increase in the regulatory burden. Many years ago and time and again I predicted that the private rented sector (PRS) would grow bigger than social housing. And many times I was shouted down by […]

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The Impact of Landlord Regulation on Buy to Let Mortgage Terms, Conditions and Availability

Many buy to let mortgage lenders are still not “ahead of the curve” in terms of understanding the impact of legal and regulatory changes in the private rented sector – and this often leaves their own businesses exposed to losses, says David Lawrenson of private rented consultancy, www.LettingFocus.com In an interesting piece in Joanne Atkin’s “Mortgage Finance Gazette”, Paul Walshe […]

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Scottish Landlords Registration Scheme Fails and Implications for the Rest of the UK

David Lawrenson of PRS consultancy www.LettingFocus.com shows how government seems to be failing to learn from past experiments to control the private rented sector – and calls for more robust analysis. Landlords have paid £11.2m in fees since the introduction of the Landlord Registration Scheme in Scotland. But the scheme has resulted in only 11 people being reported to the […]

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Stratford, Property Investment and the Olympics

Why some property locations have failed to live up to the hype by David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com There was another good article last week in the “Investors Chronicle” which documented the poor returns folks have had who bought into areas close to the Olympic Park in Stratford in East London. Here, house prices have underperformed the rest of London and […]

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