Seasonality in the Private Rented Sector and Institutional Investors in Private Renting

In this blog post, I look at “Seasonality in the Private Rented Sector”. Plus, I look at one example of “Clueless Institutional Investment in Private Renting” Seasonality in the Private Rented Sector Does the time of year affect the rental income you can achieve and the speed of letting? Oh yes it can! I first wrote about this in the very first […]

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One Rule for Overseas Investors, One Rule for Buy to Let Landlords

One Rule for Overseas Investors One Rule for Buy to Let Landlords David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com highlights the double standards that apply in housing which encourage rich foreign buyers and big corporations whilst hurting the small buy to let landlords. It seems there is one rule for overseas investors and big players but different rules for buy to let investors. Did […]

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Will House Prices Keep Rising?

Will House Prices Keep Rising? A very interesting article appeared in a recent edition of the “Financial Times” says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com. In the article, Merryn Somerset Webb asked, “Will house prices will ever rise again?” A fair question. Her view was that it was nearly impossible to answer this question if you do not have a good understanding […]

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Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants

Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering handing a capital gains tax break to landlords who sell their buy-to-let properties to long-term tenants in his budget this month. The proposals were put forward by “Onward”, (the rather silly-named Conservative think tank). The idea is that landlords could be made exempt […]

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Universal Credit Not Working Well in Private Rented Sector

Universal Credit Not Working ALMOST two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears according to new research by the Residential landlords association, says David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com Based on responses from over 2,200 landlords, the Residential Landlord Association has found that 61 per cent of landlords with tenants on Universal Credit have experienced […]

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