Buy to let lender Paragon is jumping back into the landlord mortgage market to fill the hole left by Lloyds Banking Group tightening up borrowing terms.
Landlords can expect to see more jockeying for position in the market with new products and lenders coming to the fore as Lloyds have left a massive whole in the sector. Continue reading Paragon opens books for more buy to let mortgages
Councils are afraid of tackling shared housing problems because they fear landlords will sue them for loss of earnings, a senior planning councillor in a university town has revealed.
In an exclusive interview, the planner disclosed his council abandoned taking on powers to give them more control over houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) after taking legal advice. Continue reading Councils fear cash claims if they tackle HMO problems
The most popular articles in Landlord News are undoubtedly those that relate to tax and accountancy advice.
Steve Sims, author of the best selling book ‘Understanding and Paying Less Property Tax for Dummies’, runs our specialist tax and accountancy service.
Steve also writes for tax and business magazines and web sites and was recently invited to talk about changes in furnished holiday let tax rules on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours program. Continue reading Spotlight on our Tax and Accountancy partners. Landlord News articles about Tax and accountancy are the best read. In this issue we provide more information on the levels of assistance our partners can provide
Property investors looking for the best returns on their cash should look at the booming student letting sector.
Student numbers are increasing as universities and colleges in towns and cities all over the UK expand.
But while student populations are on the up, only one new bed space was created for every eight new students in 2009 – and the numbers are still outpacing accommodation. Continue reading Student boom fuels soaring house price growth. Student numbers are increasing as universities and colleges in towns and cities all over the UK expand. But while student populations are on the up, only one new bed space was created for every eight new students in 2009 – and the numbers are still outpacing accommodation
Building on the success of a property business involves much more than managing tenants in rental homes.
Many investors start to lose a grip of their property business once they have two or three successful property transactions under their belt and their portfolio starts to grow. Continue reading What sort of property business do you run? This is the first in a series of articles that we will be running in Landlord News explaining how to optimise the ownership structure of your property business for tax purposes
Housing minister Grant Shapps has scrapped complicated blanket planning rules for houses in multiple occupation (HMO).
He has announced new regulations aimed at cutting 8,500 HMO applications from the planning system every year by removing the need for every new HMO to apply for planning consent. Continue reading Minister scraps HMO planning rules.