HOW to Lower your buy to let mortgage costs

There is some good news for landlords – and it is coming from the mortgage market. Most landlords will be able to lower the costs of their buy to let mortgages if they shop around. Hooray! How to Lower your Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Strong competition between lenders on interest rates and a general easing of mortgage company’s previously […]

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How No Section 21 Notices could increase homelessness

Eviction specialist firm, Landlord Action are warning that scrapping Section 21 notices could severely impact tenants because it could lead to a rise in homelessness, writes David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. How Scrapping Section 21 Notices Could Increase homelessness As we have written here before, a consultation is currently underway on the Government’s plans to scrap Section 21 and expand Section […]

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Labour plans for private landlords

David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com thinks Labour’s plans to force private landlords to sell to tenants – a sort of “private tenants right to buy” are unworkable – and they must surely know it. Labour Plans for Private Landlords Just when you thought it could not get any worse for private landlords and the private rented sector in general, a new […]

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Zero or Nil Tenancy Deposit Schemes

Zero or Nil Tenancy Deposit Schemes In the last month, another “Zero Tenancy Deposit Scheme” has been launched, but are they a good idea? Deposits are now limited to five weeks’ rent for all tenancies starting on or after 1st June 2019, by order of the recent Tenant Fees Act, (except for where annual rents are over £50,000, (where, for […]

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Starting Off in Buy to Let

Starting Off in Buy to Let David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com ponders the issue of risk for those getting into buy to let for the first time in this piece on “Starting off in Buy to Let”. When you invest in property for the first time, it can take you out of your comfort zone. When I had first bought a […]

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Getting Local Information on Property

Get the lowdown on any area you are buying in by using all the information available on line says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com. Obviously, you can use Google Earth (earth.google.com) and InstantStreetView.com for street views without even having to leave your desk. Population breakdowns, employment trends and earning levels for an area can be found at the Office for National […]

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