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Will the Mortgage Market Review Be A Money Spinner For Landlords

Will the Mortgage Market Review be a money spinner for Landlords?

16/04/2014

Are the forthcoming Mortgage Market Review (MMR) affordability criteria about to play into the hands of the PRS? Well, yes it will for some of us and no it will not for the majority of us!  I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and some interesting points were made in a recent article… Read more

Tenancy Restrictions Imposed by Mortgagor

Tenancy Restrictions Imposed by Mortgagor

The Coventry Building Society is currently offering an attractively priced BTL mortgage deal (3.55% variable with a £999 arrangement fee) but a condition is that they do not allow the tenants to be friends sharing even if they sign a joint AST.  As a, soon to be, new landlord I don’t want to burden myself… Read more

How to sell your house fast

How to sell your house fast

A straight-talking North East house doctor has compiled her top tips on how to sell or let your property as fast as possible and prove everyone’s home can be a castle. Enterprising Durham-based interior designer Violet Harrison is on a mission to get the housing market moving and has helped thousands of high profile clients… Read more

I want my tenancy to remain periodic but

I want my tenancy to remain periodic but …

I’ve received a letter from my letting agency (not going to name them) saying that the guidelines and regulations have changed regarding my tenancy going to periodic.  I pay monthly so does not seem to make sense to me. Then it goes on to say I might, in the next few months, have to sign… Read more

Questions from a property speculator

Questions from a property speculator

15/04/2014

I see myself as being more of a property speculator than a property investor or a landlord. I would very much appreciate your views on my considerations and deliberations.  I have seen some very nice leasehold flats which I can buy new build, fully furnished for £183,000 each. This represents quite a significant discount on… Read more

Rent to Buy.... good or bad

Rent to Buy…. good or bad?

I am trying to sell a rental property and have been approached by someone offering me full market value with a ‘delay’ in purchasing/completion. Meanwhile they will cover all mortgage and insurance payments until completion. I am sceptical…should I be? Thanks Maria

Adding a family member to Title Deeds

Adding a family member to Title Deeds

12/04/2014

If I want to add my daughter to the deeds of my BTL properties. Can I do so without informing the mortgage lender first?  When I inform them will the lender ask me to pay them an admin fee or require me to do a new mortgage application? What would happen if I added her… Read more

Reducing CGT by getting married

Reducing CGT by getting married

11/04/2014

Hi there, I have a B2L property that I bought 9 years ago for £250k and I’ve rented it out from day one. I have never lived there so I cant claim PPR or lettings relief.  I’ve now got a buyer for the property at £325k so even after I deduct £10k buying and selling… Read more

Flying the flag for Scotland

Flying the flag for Scotland

10/04/2014

The Scottish Association Landlords and Landlord Accreditation Scotland are the latest organisations to sign up to exhibit at the Property118.com Virtual Property Show. Despite running two property exhibitions of their own both organisations are excited by the prospect of taking part in an event that will enable them to reach people who cannot attend their other shows… Read more

Ground Rent increases

Ground Rent increases – Are they a big risk?

Hi We are in the process of buying a brand new property with Redrow. Looking into the conditions of the lease it has been specified that the Ground Rent will start at £400 per year increasing to double at year 10 and consecutively doubling every 10 years for 5 consecutive times.  We are a bit… Read more

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