There is a wide variety of buy to let mortgage news for both landlords and letting agents in today’s newsletter with a spotlight feature on how our but to let mortgage calculator can assist landlords to find the most suitable deals on the market. Our columnists feature posts on whether or not to opt for a fixed rate mortgage, insuring against tenants failing to pay their rent, legal updates for Scottish landlords, managing LHA tenancies and another tried and tested strategy to reduce rental voids is revealed.
Today’s issue shines the spotlight on the private rented sector providing housing to a diverse range of tenants. Headlines and views of guest columnists cover the effects of Universal Credit reforms and HMO article 4 directions. The LHA expert, John Paul, guides landlords through the LHA claim procedure in this fifth article of his series and Mark Alexander calls all landlords to end the vilification of our profession and gain a voice.
The latest news and tips for private landlords. Angus Ryan discusses the issues of repossession, harassment and illegal eviction. John Paul covers the importance of forms and procedures in his fourth article of a series of LHA top tips. And Glenn Ackroyd poses a thought provoking tenant based question.
The spotlight is on letting and estate agencies in today’s edition as we report on a sharp rise in letting agent complaints and ARLA issue their own response to the dramatic increase. We warmly welcome Ray Brooks Estate Agency who bring a rich history and wry sense of humour to the fold. John Paul continues with his LHA top tips to help find reliable tenants and Mary Latham alerts landlords to April’s Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation changes.
Buy to let mortgage news dominates the headlines in this edition as we report on how lenders increasing their standard variable rates despite the Bank Base Rate staying at 0.5% will affect landlords in several of our news articles below. John Paul, also known as The LHA Expert, brings us his second instalment of his eight part series, Ben Reeve-Lewis tackles defining landlords and Mary Latham makes an apology.
Today’s newsletter highlights alternative options and strategies for landlords both in the news and by our guest columnists. The first instalment in a series of eight from John Paul, also known as @TheLHAexpert, introduces his top tips to renting property to LHA tenants, Mary Latham looks in to whether tax avoidance is a reason why many landlords won’t consider providing homes to the homeless and a new survey reports investors are looking at alternative property options to a standard buy to let.
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Mary Latham looks at what the EPC changes mean to landlords, whilst Ben Reeve-Lewis sorts the rogues from the ridiculous and Julie Ford explores buy to let as the only possible option for first time buyers.