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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 27

15:46 PM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Letting to pet owners in light of the tenant fees ban and new 5 week deposit protection rules

Who pays the insurance premium?
Can this be charged to the tenant under the forthcoming change to law on fees?... Read More

11:50 AM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Average of 6 Landlords per London branch are selling up say ARLA

I am amongst them. Been selling up for a while now, writing is on the wall. BTL is dead, killed by a very short sighted and Ill informed government.
There are much better investments out there, without all the hassle and much more tax efficient.... Read More

11:26 AM, 31st January 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Tenants are in for a rough ride this year

Sadly IMHO BTL is finished. I am slowly selling up. I at best can now get 6pc return, will be less when all the changes filter through. With zero or near zero house price gains, the prospect is bleak.
I am getting near 10pc return on dividends in shares in good solid companies like Galliford, Taylor Whimpey, Persimmon etc. And in housing REITs like New River REIT. With potential capital gains long term and all this totally tax free, no need to tell anyone in an ISA.
Even outside this tax is simple and low with personal allowance. So the result is a no brainer. Struggle with tenant and government or take the easy, more profitable route. My decision is made.... Read More

9:40 AM, 30th January 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Housing Ministry tightens electrical safety rules for Landlords

Another nail in the coffin for BTL. Pile on the costs and rents will ????.
Answers on a postcard please.... Read More