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The RLA is calling on the majority of Buy to Let lenders to stop discriminating against lending to Landlords that let to benefits tenants in their criteria. They are citing and example where a landlord had their Buy to Let mortgage called in, because it was discovered they were letting to a benefits tenant. Click here to see the full article. RLA research indicates that two thirds of BTL lenders representing 90% of the market do not allow DSS tenants in their criteria. The RLA
8:38 AM, 22nd October 2018
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I'm hoping that the well informed members of the forum will be able to help me with my problem below. I unfortunately bought a freehold maisonette that resides over a flower shop below just over 2 years ago. I own the freehold to the whole building with the shop owner owning a long lease below. The shop owner pays me £10 worth of ground rent per annum, there is no service charge as all costs are shared equally as they arise (including insurance). I was not advised by the mortg
8:27 AM, 22nd October 2018
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I want to sell a property I'm currently renting to the tenant that lives there. The tenants are looking into getting a mortgage but they are unable to raise a deposit. Can I let them rent the property for 12 months and I accept rental income this as their deposit to buy? Is this legal ? Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
17:11 PM, 20th October 2018
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Last year I described how Patrick Collinson had misunderstood two reports with big numbers in them: Patrick Collinson “Guardian of Housing Ignorance” Patrick Collinson has done it again! This week he has blindly quoted the press release for a report - with small numbers in it - which was designed to deceive policymakers: Click here Collinson wrote: “Warnings by landlords that taxes on buy-to-let would cripple the property market, driving down supply and pushing up r
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10:45 AM, 19th October 2018
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10:33 AM, 19th October 2018
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On Tuesday Generation Rent published a paper by its Director, Dan Wilson Craw. He proves – to his own satisfaction at least – that the Law of Supply and Demand does not apply to the UK’s private rented sector. The paper is called “Do measures that discourage buy-to-let investment increase rents?” Click here He claims they don’t....
14:32 PM, 18th October 2018
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Last Friday Melanie Onn MP had an article published in The House, Parliament’s Magazine. Melanie Onn is Labour MP for Great Grimsby and shadow minister for housing. Towards the end she wrote “We’d also tighten up tenancy rules to help prevent private evictions...
13:33 PM, 18th October 2018
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Hamilton Fraser’s first academy course for Letting Agents sold out and now a second date has been added. Next month, Hamilton Fraser is launching the Hamilton Fraser Academy, a series of half and full day workshops to offer property professionals advice and education covering the full tenancy lifecycle....
14:13 PM, 17th October 2018
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I have just read that Croydon Council ( who I believe are Labour) have become the first council to support the scrapping of the Section 21 no fault eviction. A council member stated “With Croydon having lost around 70% of its budget since 2010...

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