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A proposal for an ethical way forward for the BTL market

A proposal for an ethical way forward for the BTL market

A proposal for an ethical way forward for the BTL market Turning the buy to let market in its head   A recent article written by the director of Trellows, has had an incredible response, all of it positive. In the article. Antony Antoniou presents a proposal for an ethical way forward for the BTL

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Plans to force buy-to-let owners to pay up to £10,000 to boost energy efficiency

Campaigners are calling for plans to charge landlords up to £10k to be scrapped  Plans are for all new rental homes to have an energy rating of C or above  Campaigners are urging the Government to scrap proposals to make landlords pay up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their rental homes. The

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Court of Appeal sides with landlords in landmark case ruling

 The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that Section 21 notices issued by landlords are valid provided a gas safety certificate is issued before the notice is given to the tenant, not before a tenant moves into a property. The case of Trecarrell v Rouncefield focussed on the relationship between Section 21 notices and gas

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Coronavirus outbreak could cost the buy to let sector £14.9bn in three short months

The latest research by Deposit Replacement Scheme, Ome, has found that the impact of the Coronavirus could cost buy to let landlords nearly £14.9bn should tenants be unable to pay rent during the three month support period announced by the government yesterday. Last night the government announced that they would suspend new evictions and halt

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House price gap between sellers and buyers reduces

Leading lettings and sales agent, Benham and Reeves, has released the latest of its very own quarterly house price index based on data from the top four existing indices, looking at where the average house price sits and how the gap between buyer and seller expectation and actual sales has changed. The Benham and Reeves

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Barclays refuses to offer buy-to-let borrowers a payment holiday

Landlords who have a buy-to-let mortgage with Barclays will not be offered a repayment holiday, despite government guidance to offer borrowers a payment referral of up to three months as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank says that the support is primarily available to residential mortgage borrowers, with buy-to-let landlords not considered to

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Useful guidance and support for dealing with tenants during Covid-19 outbreak

A high number of buy-to-let landlords are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus, but The Guild of Letting and Management has provided some practical guidance and advice to help you cope with the existing situation. One of the most common questions many landlords are currently asking about is the announcement the government made on

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Coronavirus could cost BTL landlords almost £15bn in lost rental income

The devastating impact of the Coronavirus could cost buy-to-let landlords nearly £14.9bn should tenants be unable to pay rent during the three month support period announced by the government last week, new research shows. The government has announced that they will suspend new evictions and halt new possessions proceedings to the court in light of the

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Landlords switching from short-term lets to longer lets before lockdown

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords and homeowners switching from short-term lets to longer rentals. Across the UK there has been a 20% drop in people looking for rooms over the last week due primarily to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to SpareRoom. With a possible countrywide lock down rapidly approaching,

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