Small Buy to Let Landlords v Institutional Build to Rent Landlords

Why Small Buy to Let Landlords Deserve More Respect than Institutional Build to Rent Landlords  David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus argues that most small landlords have just one let property and have been unfairly maligned in favour of big institutional build to rent landlords. In the last few years, the smaller landlord has been under attack due to a combination of […]

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The Future for Buy to Let Landlords

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus sees some positives from what appears to be a gloomy year for landlords. The Future for Buy to Let Landlords It’s been a funny year for so called “buy to let” landlords. They have been clobbered by George Osborne’s hikes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) – a special tax designed just for pesky “Mom and Pop” landlords. Interestingly, […]

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Build to Rent and the Letting Agency Issue

I know of one good reason why some forays into large scale “build for private let” by institutional investors and housing associations are failing -and it has very much to do with letting agents. Lots of big scale investors in big build to let promised much about longer term tenancies. They would revolutionise the market for assured shorthold tenancies, they […]

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