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Four in ten BTL landlords set to add to portfolio this year

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Four in ten buy-to-let landlords are planning to expand their portfolio this year, according to new research.

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Top tips to prevent damp in your rental properties

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Damp problems can be a serious concern in any home. Not only are they unwelcoming, but they are also unhealthy, and could indicate major structural or weatherproofing issues.

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Average age of people buying BTL property falls significantly

Mon 25 Mar 2019

The average age of people buying investment property has fallen by more than three and half years in the past nine months, new analysis from yieldit has found.

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Buy to let in the UK is still a good investment compared to gold and other assets

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Buy to let is still a good investment option in the UK, beating investing in gold, cash and fine art in the last decade in terms of returns, new research has found.

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How to improve your property’s EPC rating

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Here are some top tips from Everest on how to improve your EPC rating.

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Being near a supermarket and a park is important for tenants in Britain

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Supermarkets, being near a green space and public transport links are the most important issues for people looking to rent a home in Britain, according to new research.

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Housing costs: Five surprises explained

Mon 04 Mar 2019

The UK's housing market is changing. People are renting for longer and buying their first home later.

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This is why buy to let looks a good investment for many years to come...

Wed 27 Feb 2019

London lettings agency Benham and Reeves has produced figures showing, indirectly at least, exactly why buy to let and property investment looks a safe bet for the long term.

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How much does the average landlord in England earn in income from rent?

Fri 08 Feb 2019

There is a misconception among some people that all buy-to-let landlords are wealthy, but the reality is that most operate as individuals earning a modest income from buy-to-let property that is likely to supplement other earnings, the latest figu...

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Tenants stay an average 4.1 years, says government's own figures

Mon 04 Feb 2019

Private rental sector tenants in England stay an average of 4.1 years in their property - casting doubt over the justification put forward by the government for the introduction of longer tenancies.

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Right up my street: one in three house hunters already know just where they want to live

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Almost a third of buyers know the exact street where they want to move, according to Zoopla research, with those in London, the north and the midlands most likely to target their property searches.

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Good news for tenants as rents have dropped in the past year

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Renting became more affordable in 2018 thanks to a combination of a once-in-a-decade fall in annual rents and wage inflation, according to The Deposit Protection Service.

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Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

Tue 15 Jan 2019

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for a typical mortgage of £150,000, according to Property Master.

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The outlook for property investors ‘remains positive’ as rents rise again

Mon 14 Jan 2019

The average cost of renting a property in the UK rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to December 2018, the latest figures from HomeLet show, but this remains below UK inflation rates, last reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) at 2.3%.

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Cost of fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages fall year-on-year

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Mortgage lenders have reduced the cost of most of their fixed rate buy-to-let deals for landlords over the past 12 months, according to Property Master.

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Exciting 12 months ahead for BTL

Wed 09 Jan 2019

If there is any sector of the lending market that is used to adapting to change, it’s buy-to-let.

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Investors in the North get best yields

Mon 07 Jan 2019

Property investors in the North East achieved an annual yield of 5% in the year to November 2018, Your Move’s England and Wales Rental Tracker research has found.

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Rising demand for eco friendly homes

Wed 02 Jan 2019

A new survey of 1,000 25-40 year old home owners and renters has revealed that almost a third want future homes to be more eco-friendly...

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Top tips for a more energy efficient home in 2019

Wed 02 Jan 2019

Being energy efficient impacts simple actions like switching on a light, opening a fridge or heating water. Here are heating experts, Hometree’s top tips for becoming energy efficient in 2019.

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5 top tips for private landlords over winter

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Here's some useful tips for private landlords during the winter period.

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Average UK rent up 1.5% in a year says HomeLet

Fri 21 Dec 2018

HomeLet’s latest snapshot of the lettings market suggests that the average UK rent is now £918 pcm - that’s 1.5 per cent more than this time last year

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Growing number of tenants turning to letting agents to find a place to live

Fri 21 Dec 2018

There has been a notable increase in the number of renters turning to lettings agents to find a new property, research from Zoopla’s State of the Property Nation reveals.

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Paws For Thought: should agents and landlords allow pets?

Wed 19 Dec 2018

The first-ever pet think tank has launched to address what is claimed to be a lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation in the private sector.

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Most renters have no contents insurance

Wed 19 Dec 2018

There is so much focus on helping landlords better protect themselves and their property from potential claims from tenants, but many renters are often left taking major risks when it comes to their own belongings...

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Should I use a letting agent?

Mon 17 Dec 2018

This article highlights the pros and cons of using a letting agent to manage your property.

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Top tips to help landlords avoid plumbing problems this winter

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Here's some top tips to help landlords avoid plumbing problems over the winter period

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Less than 1% of tenancies end in a deposit dispute

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Just 0.85% of all tenancies ended in a dispute over the tenancy deposit in the 12 months to March 2018, according to fresh data released by Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

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Buy to let remains solid despite tax challenges, says lender

Thu 06 Dec 2018

The head of a buy to let specialist mortgage broker insists the sector remains a solid investment despite the slew of recent regulation and fiscal challenges.

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Tenants want to stay in rented homes when landlords sell to another investor

Wed 05 Dec 2018

A growing number of tenants say they want to stay put in their rented home even if the landlord sells up.

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The UK's top rental hotspots for landlords revealed

Mon 03 Dec 2018

The top investment opportunities for landlords have been revealed in a new analysis of the buy-to-let (BTL) market.

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Brits rent five times longer than expected - but still want to buy

Fri 30 Nov 2018

A new study has revealed that the average Briton rents four years longer than they initially planned to...

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Why do more people rent? Because stock is better than before...

Wed 28 Nov 2018

One of the country’s leading buy to let experts has given her reasoning behind the surge in the number of people who rent.

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Buy-to-let remortgage hits all-time high

Mon 19 Nov 2018

The proportion of buy-to-let remortgaging hit a record high in the third quarter of the year, as more landlords looked to switch to secure cheap deals in order to maximise as much profit from their portfolios as possible to offset increased tax ch...

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Record low for five-year buy-to-let mortgage rates

Fri 02 Nov 2018

Landlords looking for medium-term security can lock into exceptionally low interest rate deals

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Number of first-time buyers reaches record high

Wed 31 Oct 2018

There were 35,500 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in the month, some 2 per cent more than in the same month a year earlier...

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Not so grim up north as buy to let investors move from south

Fri 26 Oct 2018

New data from Countrywide’s luxury brand agency Hamptons International says the average price of a home bought by a landlord in the first half of 2018 fell to £174,580.

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Think tank proposes Help to Own scheme for landlords selling to tenants

Fri 26 Oct 2018

The Centre for Policy Studies has proposed a new scheme to increase home ownership at no cost to the Treasury, by giving tenants and landlords a rebate when a rented property is sold by the landlord to a sitting tenant.

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UK home buyers rate broadband as 'more important than crime rate'

Wed 17 Oct 2018

67.1 per cent of people surveyed said that they demanded a minimum domestic broadband speed of at least 50Mbps.

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How can technology make your home 'greener'?

Mon 01 Oct 2018

When you think of making your home ‘greener’, you may think of adding unsightly solar panels to your roof or buying expensive recycling gadgets.

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What children want in their home

Sat 22 Sep 2018

A recent survey has revealed what is on the home wish lists of children aged 6-10...

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Top tips to help get your house in order before winter hits

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Here's some tips on getting your house ready for winter

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What do tenants want? How to make your buy-to-let property more appealing

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Research shows six in ten renters prefer an unfurnished property

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Government scraps plans to introduce three-year tenancies

Wed 12 Sep 2018

The government appears to have scrapped proposals that will give tenants a minimum three-year contract.

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Here are some useful tips when doing an end of tenancy clean yourself

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in a good condition is important for both landlords and tenants.

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Tips for becoming a full-time landlord

Mon 10 Sep 2018

See some tips here on becoming a landlord...

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Young adults driving demand for waterside living, says report

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Young adults are the driving force behind increasing demand for waterside living in the UK, according to a recent survey by Strutt & Parker.

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How to get started in property

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Property investor Bindar Dosanjh gives her advice on what to consider if you are thinking of investing in property

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Registrations rise 35% in July

Tue 04 Sep 2018

The latest figures from NHBC have revealed that new home registrations saw a 35% rise in July against the same month last year.

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Buy to let investors in UK are younger than a decade ago

Thu 30 Aug 2018

The average age of buy to let buyers in the UK has fallen by 10 years since 2014, according to a new piece of research.

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Number of homes being built for retired people set to rise significantly in the UK

Wed 29 Aug 2018

The number of properties being built specially for retired people is set to increase significantly by 2022 as the demand for this kind of home rises in the UK due to an aging population, new research suggests.

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Low rates spark resurgence in two-year buy-to-let fixes

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Commercial Trust has reported a resurgence in the proportion of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let purchase applications in Q2 of 2018.

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4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Mortgages has revealed.

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People still like to meet estate agents face to face in the UK, survey suggests

Fri 24 Aug 2018

More than half of consumers in the UK prefer to communicate with estate agents face to face, indicating that having a physical presence on the High Street is still important despite the rise in use of technology.

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More than half of UK landlords are optimistic about outlook for buy to let

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Over half of landlords in the UK fell optimistic about the current buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes which have had an impact on their business, a new survey has found.

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How to let your home rather than sell

Fri 17 Aug 2018

What accidental landlords must know about tax, mortgages, insurance - and earning income

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Average rents edged up 0.2% year on year in Britain in 12 months to July

Fri 17 Aug 2018

The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the pace of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2%, the latest lettings index shows.

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The route out of the rental market

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Though buying a home may seem like a distant pipe-dream for many young people in the UK, there are some practical measures they can undertake to put themselves in the best possible position to get on the housing ladder...

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Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Rics says falling supply of rental properties and increased demand will lead to 15% rise

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Top tips for landlords renting a property

Fri 10 Aug 2018

As a landlord renting a property, there are a few things you should consider when choosing a letting agent.

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69% of BTL landlords choose to fix for five years

Thu 02 Aug 2018

One-fifth of buy-to-let mortgages were fee free

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Landlord confidence hits 18 month high: BM solutions

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Research from BM Solutions shows that landlords’ confidence in their own letting business is up 8 per cent year-on-year – an 18-month high.

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Buy-to-let investors increasingly targeting low cost, high yield properties

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Buy-to-let investments will continue to offer attractive rates of return compared to other asset classes, but investors will increasingly search out cheaper and higher yielding properties, according to a new special report commissioned by The Mort...

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The summer rental market - top tips for landlords

Tue 31 Jul 2018

With the peak summer letting season almost upon us, landlords need to be ready if they are to capitalise on the seasonal increase in demand from tenants. With that in mind, Draker, the prime central London letting agency, offers the following t...

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Think buy to let is dead, think again

Mon 30 Jul 2018

This article looks at how sustainable is the buy-to-let market

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What should you know before buying a leasehold flat?

Thu 26 Jul 2018

What is a lease, what does the lease entitle you to do and what are you restricted from doing?

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Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations

Fri 20 Jul 2018

There are now well over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations - most introduced in modern times - governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today.

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Getting ready for moving day

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Here's a few helpful tips to assist you with moving day!

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First-time landlords have record choice

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Latest findings reveal that the number of deals for first-time landlords has increased by 13% since the start of the year to reach a record high level.

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Finding the right tenant for your buy-to-let property?

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Rental properties come in all shapes and sizes, and so do renters these days. So it pays to know who your target audience is when advertising your property.

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Lettings market comes back to life after 'slumber spring'

Fri 22 Jun 2018

The lettings market is looking distinctly healthier now than a month ago according to data just released by board company Agency Express.

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Four reasons why you should use a letting agent rather than going private

Thu 17 May 2018

There is no doubt that increased access to information has encouraged more people to invest in the property market but should you use a letting agent or go private to maximise your buy to let returns?

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What are the features and facilities Brits are willing to pay more rent for?

Mon 14 May 2018

Throughout the last ten years, house price inflation has outpaced wage growth in many parts of the UK, scuppering the prospect of home ownership for many first-time buyers.

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Number of BTL mortgage products hits record high

Fri 04 May 2018

Buy-to-let investors now have plenty of choice when looking for a mortgage after new data revealed that the number of buy-to-let products currently on the market has reached an all-time high.

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Landlords choosing five-year fixed rates following PRA changes

Tue 01 May 2018

Q1 saw a huge swing in popularity amongst landlords for five-year fixed rate products over two-year deals, according to data from Commercial Trust Limited.

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Most renters happy with 12-month tenancies says agency chief

Mon 30 Apr 2018

Research shows that the majority of renters would be happy to sign tenancy agreements for up to 12 months.

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Surge in demand for rental properties

Fri 27 Apr 2018

There has been a sharp rise in demand for rental accommodation, according to the latest report from haart.

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What do renters look for in a rental property?

Thu 26 Apr 2018

This survey looks at what tenants feel are important when it comes to renting a property.

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Tenants want their landlords to be more eco-conscious

Thu 26 Apr 2018

A recent study has unearthed that a large proportion of tenants consider the environmental impact is important when making a rental decision.

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Lets with pets are the homes of the future

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Once shunned by private landlords, pets are increasingly being welcomed into rental homes, with contemporary developments even making considerations for them as part of their design...

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Survey reveals majority of landlords find it hard to keep up with regulations

Tue 24 Apr 2018

The majority of landlords in the UK are finding it hard to keep up with the raft of regulatory changes and get to grips with complex compliance issues that have affected the private rented sector.

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Letting market activity picking up momentum

Tue 24 Apr 2018

There has been an improvement in the letting market, according to board company Agency Express.

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Why UK buy-to-let remains very much alive

Wed 18 Apr 2018

John Parker, Business Development Director at Surrenden Invest, shares his views on the UK buy-to-let market in 2018.

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Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

Fri 13 Apr 2018

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up 5% in 12 months, new research by ludlowthompson has revealed.

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Number of UK landlords rises to 2.5 million

Mon 09 Apr 2018

Despite the changes to the buy-to-let sector in recent years, there still remains a desire among many to become a landlord, new research shows.

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Five-year BTL mortgage interest rates fall to record lows

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The average five-year fixed rate has fallen to a joint record-low of 3.43%, a rate last seen in October 2017, according to the latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk.

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How can landlords keep tenants happy?

Fri 02 Mar 2018

Are you a landlords and want to know what you can do to attract new tenants and keep them happier? Read on here.

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Property investors remain resilient

Fri 02 Mar 2018

A third of property professionals in this country are set to add to their portfolios this year...

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What are the main changes landlords should be aware of in 2018?

Mon 26 Feb 2018

This is well worth a read to stay abreast of changes for landlords this year.

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How does GDPR affect small landlords

Fri 23 Feb 2018

The introduction of GDPR is a little over three months away, and the legislation will require landlords to process tenants’ personal data more rigorously and securely than many of us are used to...

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Landlords urged to service boilers to reduce risk of heating system failure

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Britain has been hit with a snow and ice warning that is set to put thousands of homes at risk of frozen and burst pipes, which is one of the most common boiler-related problems in winter.

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Some 44% of British landlords still looking to invest further in buy to let properties

Fri 09 Feb 2018

Landlords in the UK still want to invest in buy to let property with a new survey showing that 44% are looking to expand their portfolios before the middle of 2018.

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What's the true cost of holding an empty property?

Fri 02 Feb 2018

According to official figures, more than 200,000 homes in England were empty for at least six months during 2016. In London, this equated to 19,847 vacant properties with a total value of £9.4bn, based on the average price in the capital.

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Landlords benefit from falling mortgage rates

Tue 30 Jan 2018

The average two-year buy-to-let fixed mortgage deal at 75% loan-to-value (LTV) has fallen to a record-low of 2.47%, as many landlords across the UK continue to see their annual mortgage costs fall.

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Rental stock hits all-time high

Mon 29 Jan 2018

The number of properties letting agents managed in December reached a record-high, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report.

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A guide to buy-to-let in 2018

Fri 19 Jan 2018

Positive news on the buy-to-let front as we begin 2018

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The North West of England remains ‘the best region for BTL investors’

Tue 16 Jan 2018

The local area is achieving amongst the highest rental yields and capital growth in the UK.

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Rental growth accelerates by a third in 2017

Mon 15 Jan 2018

The latest data and analysis from Countrywide has revealed that rental growth across Great Britain increased in 2017 to 2.4%, up from from 1.8% in 2016.

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New data reveals true picture of rental market

Mon 18 Dec 2017

According to data released from Belvoir's Q3 rental index, on average, rents increased by just £3 a month compared to the same period last year.

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Buy-to-let mortgages now make up almost a fifth of all mortgages - Paragon

Wed 13 Dec 2017

Buy-to-let mortgages made up 17% of all mortgage cases in the three months to October, according to a new report by Paragon Mortgages.

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Have things improved for first-time buyers?

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Have a read of this interesting overview of the market for first-time buyers

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Buy to let - a recap of 2017

Wed 29 Nov 2017

We’re now nearing the end of the year and since we’ll soon be entering 2018, it’s important to look back at what has occurred over the last 12 months in the world of property.

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How to prevent storm damage caused by trees to your home: Tips on what to do now

Mon 27 Nov 2017

Trees in the garden provide shade, privacy, and an attractive focal point for homeowners. But in the winter months, they can also cause massive problems.

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Budget 2017: the key points on housing and the property market

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers was the headline announcement of the 2017 Budget. But here's what else is in store for the housing market, and what it means for aspiring homeowners and renters...

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Longer tenancies could give UK rental sector a boost

Thu 23 Nov 2017

The lettings market in the UK could see a boost from the Government’s housing plans announced in the Budget with money being put into new homes for rent as well as for sale.

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Are you assured of compliance?

Mon 20 Nov 2017

If you're a landlord, it's worth your while seeing these tips on ensuring you are being compliant with regulations...

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable

Wed 15 Nov 2017

The second phase of the Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with the recent interest rate hike, appear to have had minimal impact on the cost of buy-to-let mortgages, according to fresh data from Mortgage Brain.

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The North takes bigger buy-to-let share

Fri 03 Nov 2017

A quarter of Commercial Trust’s buy-to-let applications were in the North of England in 2017.

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North West home to fastest rising rents in the UK

Thu 02 Nov 2017

Landlords are likely to look north in the coming year, as North West England is now home to the fastest rising rents in the UK.

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The North West achieves the steepest rental growth

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Rents in the North West of England grew by 3.6% in the year to September – the fastest rising region in England and Wales, Your Move’s buy-to-let index has revealed.

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New energy laws for landlords

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Landlords are being urged to be aware of new energy efficiency laws which are coming into effect next year.

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No surprise: 88% of tenants say cost is key in deciding where to rent

Wed 18 Oct 2017

A survey suggests no fewer than 88 per cent of tenants regard cost as the most important deciding factor when choosing a rental property.

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The top 10 things renters need to know

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Whether it’s your first time renting or you are an experienced tenant, renting a property can present challenges for anyone if you’re unprepared.

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How to lock into a low mortgage rate and protect yourself from impending interest rate rises

Tue 10 Oct 2017

How to lock into a low mortgage rate and protect yourself from impending interest rate rises...

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Working out the real yield on your buy to let investment

Tue 10 Oct 2017

This article offers advice on how to work out the yield on your buy to let investment...

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Half of tenants have stayed for five years or more, survey reveals

Fri 06 Oct 2017

A new survey by a property insurance firm suggests more than half of private rental sector tenants have remained in the same property for at least five years...

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First time buyers to get more help to get on the housing ladder in the UK

Fri 06 Oct 2017

The Help to buy scheme in the UK aimed at helping first time buyers on the housing ladder is to be extended and a more pro-development planning environment introduced.

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More than 1 in 5 currently have no home insurance

Fri 06 Oct 2017

New analysis of the priorities of British homeowners suggests that more than 1 in 5 don’t currently have any insurance policy in place...

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Happy Birthday BTL

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Here's a look at prospective increase in portfolio value over the 21 years.

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Awards success for Karl Tatler at the EA Masters 2017

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Karl Tatler continue history of awards success at re-formatted EA Masters 2017.

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Tenants now staying put for longer

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Tenants are renting in the same properties for longer than a few years ago, data from estate agency network Your Move has revealed.

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Boost for landlords as buy-to-let mortgage rates fall

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Landlords will welcome the news that buy-to-let mortgage rates are falling as lenders compete against each other to have the cheapest rates.

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Investor outlook favourable as BTL rates drop again

Fri 18 Aug 2017

New data from Mortgage Brain has revealed that over the past three months, most mainstream buy-to-let mortgage products saw further rate and cost reductions.

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Property Investment: Location v Detail

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Steve Coyle, operations director at Cullen Property, offers tips on what should be considered before offering on an investment property.

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Top tips to be a better landlord

Thu 17 Aug 2017

More often than not, it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Here are 20 top tips for being a better landlord, from the experts at Belvoir...

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Short term leases Versus long term leases

Thu 10 Aug 2017

We ask the question - what is better for you as a Landlord. A short term or long term lease?

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Pets in lets

Wed 09 Aug 2017

Daryl Tomlinson offers his view on allowing tenants to move in with pets.

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Wirral buy-to-let hotspots

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Have you ever considered investing in a buy-to-let property?

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Rents stable despite election

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Average rent across England and Wales stood at £814 in May with yields stable 4.4%, according to the Your Move England & Wales Buy to Let Index.

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Buy-to-let mortgage rates and fees falling

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Buy to let mortgage rates and fees seem to be falling, as two of the larger high street banks launch new ranges with lower mortgage rates or fees on both buy to let and residential loans.

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May sees upturn in rental market

Wed 21 Jun 2017

There was an improvement in rental market activity during May, putting an end to concerns regarding a slowdown in the buy to let sector.

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North of England offers best efficiency for buy to let landlords

Sun 18 Jun 2017

New research confirms that the Northern half of England offers the best investment for buy to let landlords due to a combination of affordable prices and rental return.

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Sharp rise in the number of first time buy-to-let investors

Wed 31 May 2017

There has been a significant increase in the number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector for the first time over the past year, despite various tax changes, tougher mortgage lending conditions, as well as political and economic uncertainty...

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Buy-to-let investment tips

Tue 23 May 2017

Daryl Tomlinson, our Head of Lettings, gives his top five tips on buy-to-let

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Are you an overseas landlord?

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Are you an overseas landlord based overseas? Then you should read this.

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UK rental rates rising slowly

Sun 23 Apr 2017

Rental rates in the UK continued to rise in March on a year to year basis, reaching a UK average rental rate of £904 per month.

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Win a £50 Homebase voucher with our bank holiday giveaway

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Enter our bank holiday giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Homebase voucher!

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Agency says buy to let returns at record high, despite tax changes

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Private landlords’ net income has risen 39 per cent in the last five years, jumping from £10.8 billion to £15 billion calculates the letting agency ludlowthompson.

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Easter opening hours 2017

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Take a look at our opening hours over the Easter holiday break.

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2017 equity release to eclipse previous year?

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Latest data compiled by Responsible Equity Release indicates that more homeowners than ever are taking advantage of the equity in their properties according to figures.

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Increase in long-term rentals

Tue 21 Feb 2017

Four in 10 people who rent a home expect to be renting a property for up to a decade; an attractive proposition for buy-to-let landlords.

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Good news on BTL mortgages - some now at record low cost

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Despite the challenges faced by the buy to let sector, mortgage companies are fighting hard for business - and two and three year fixed rate products are now at record low costs.

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Why buy to let is still the best form of investment

Mon 30 Jan 2017

2016 was quite a year for the property market. Despite some uncertainty, the market has proven to be resilient with sales figures and house prices still on the rise.

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First-time buyer market surges 26% in 2016

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Housing market activity in December rose by 8% on an annual basis and has surged by 40% compared to December 2014, according to Connells Survey & Valuation data.

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Introducing our new look lettings team!

Wed 21 Dec 2016

We are delighted to announce the merger of our Heswall and West Kirby Lettings teams into one central hub.

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Buy-to-let still booming

Thu 03 Nov 2016

New tax changes have not curbed buy to let spending, with a quarter of properties purchased over the summer as a buy to let investment or second home.

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Business as usual for post Brexit landlords

Sun 23 Oct 2016

A new survey conducted by Simple Landlords Insurance has found that despite the recent raft of political changes, it's business as usual for the majority of UK landlords.

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Consumer equality for Merseyside renters championed by Experian

Mon 29 Aug 2016

Hundreds of people renting in Merseyside could receive a welcome boost to their credit report, thanks to an Experian initiative implemented by leading lettings agency Karl Tatler.

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Industry groups firmly behind call for mandatory Client Money Protection

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Several influential industry bodies have thrown their weight behind a review into whether Client Money Protection should be mandatory for letting agents.

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Are you protected against loss of rent?

Mon 22 Aug 2016

While many private and commercial landlords have ensured they are protected against the risk of void periods, rent arrears and property damage, they may not be covered for ‘loss of rent’...

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UK rental market sees no Brexit effect so far

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The decision by the UK to leave the European Union has not yet affected the country’s private rental market with rents, supply and demand not changing significantly after the vote in June.

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Taxes and the future of the private rental sector

Wed 20 Jul 2016

With stamp duty increases and further proposed tax hikes, we look at the financial implications for landlords and how the rental market could react.

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Landmark case about tenants' human rights - what does it mean?

Wed 13 Jul 2016

A landmark case has just been decided that tested the boundaries of tenants’ human rights. But what does this mean to landlords?

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Valuation totals grew in June despite market referendum jitters

Mon 11 Jul 2016

The pace of property valuations conducted last month grew on both an annual basis and since the previous month, despite jitters before and after the EU referendum.

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Fifth year exhibiting for Karl Tatler Lettings at the Landlord & Property Show 2016

Tue 05 Jul 2016

The multi award-winning lettings team at Karl Tatler will return to the popular event for the fifth year running.

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The Wirral property market one week post-Brexit

Thu 30 Jun 2016

One week after the UK voted to leave the EU and the Wirral property market is being keenly scrutinised.

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Money expert Martin Lewis on what Brexit means for your personal finances

Sun 26 Jun 2016

Money saving expert Martin Lewis said the EU referendum result would lead to a “very different Britain” but urged people to “work together to ensure it’s for the better.”

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How has the Wirral property market reacted post-Brexit?

Thu 23 Jun 2016

After months of speculation, the votes have been counted and Britain is to leave the EU. But how has the Wirral property market reacted?

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Karl Tatler triumphs as Overall Winner at National Lettings Awards

Tue 14 Jun 2016

Karl Tatler Lettings is celebrating its most successful awards win after being crowned best lettings agency in the UK at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards.

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Read the judges comments from our Lettings Agency of the Year awards success

Sun 12 Jun 2016

The Lettings' Agency of the Year awards 2016 saw us achieve our most successful Lettings awards haul to date. Read why the judges selected us as the best in the UK here.

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World renowned customer service accreditation for Karl Tatler

Tue 07 Jun 2016

Independently owned Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has achieved 'A Recognised Business of Customer Service Excellence' accreditation.

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Karl Tatler joins forces with National Trust for iconic local landscape

Thu 02 Jun 2016

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings is joining forces with the National Trust to help protect one of Wirral’s most iconic wild places, Thurstaston Common.

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Want to win a FREE National Trust family prize package?

Thu 02 Jun 2016

Read on for details on how YOU could win this fabulous prize.

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Agent of change reaps rewards

Mon 16 May 2016

We were proud to be “Small Business of the Week” in the Liverpool Echo recently. Read Karl’s interview with Neil Hodgson here.

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Where do we get our data?

Mon 09 May 2016

Karl Tatler sell more properties in Wirral than any other estate agent, but where do we get this data from?

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Download your Wirral Residential Property Market Report here

Mon 02 May 2016

Our Data Analyst Andrew Spink has compiled an exceptional property market report to give you a helpful insight into the market.

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Estate agents report surge in buy-to-let activity

Mon 28 Mar 2016

Estate agents have reported an increase in the number of buy-to-let investors trying to push sales through before the April stamp duty deadline.

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Budget: Stamp duty surcharge confirmed, no buy-to-let bombshells

Thu 17 Mar 2016

In yesterday's budget, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a number of measures which will impact the property industry.

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Karl Tatler recruitment drive of top talent

Wed 24 Feb 2016

Award-winning Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has welcomed three talented professionals to its expanding sales and lettings teams.

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Karl Tatler feature in this week's Wirral News

Wed 06 Jan 2016

On the back of our outstanding awards success, we have featured an advertisement in this weeks' Wirral News.

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As leading Wirral estate agents and lettings agents we have plenty to talk about and like to give our opinions on a few things too! Read about what we have to say, our latest news and industry news.