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Call for landlords to be protected in new debt plan scheme

Landlords and letting agents should be protected under the new Statutory Debt Repayment Plans (SDRP) from tenants who may exploit a loophole if they have racked-up rent arrears.
Propertymark says that the proposals for SDRP would see rent arrears being…

Mechanics of putting a clause in a long lease – Lender wants a soft charge?

Morning All, I have a remortgage renewal and the lender wants to take a ‘soft charge’ on the freehold of the building which houses 6 flats.
They say because I am the director of the management company and the long lease holder this becomes …

Rent to Rent Tips, Advice and Case Study

We first published this article back in 2013. It has been resurrected it because because the information provided within it is just as relevant today as it was back then and the Rent to Rent continues to be a hot topic of discussion at many of the UK&#…

FREE MONEY FOR LANDLORDS!

Following the success of our article Big Incentives to Assist with Housing Crisis we have given away THOUSANDS of pounds in FREE money to landlords as a combination of grants and incentives.
We have a new list of eligible properties (see below).
The po…

Which Commercial lenders are hungry for business?

Did you know that commercial lenders have three main categories of manager called Hunters, Farmers and Retailers?
This is very relevant if your business is dependent upon knowing which commercial lenders are hungry for business. Before I explain
The po…

Barry’s story – it could have been you!

Barry’s story was written by the Mark Alexander back in December 2010. It has since been updated and re-published several times. The dates, times and people are fictional but the story is based on real life events.
It’s a modern update of the cla…

£6,000,000,000,000

Over £6 trillion is the figure from the Halifax that the the total value of UK private residential housing stock has exceeded in its latest report.

Since 2007 the UK’s housing stock was estimated by the Halifax to be worth a total of £4,077bn and has now over the next ten years risen to £6,015bn or over £6 trillion.

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Base rate speculation causes fixed rates to rise

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, highlights that as SWAP rates have seen a steep increase due to base rate speculation, the average two-year fixed rate mortgage is also starting to rise.
Charlotte Nelson
The post B…

Base rate speculation causes fixed rates to rise

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, highlights that as SWAP rates have seen a steep increase due to base rate speculation, the average two-year fixed rate mortgage is also starting to rise.
Charlotte Nelson
The post B…

Possible Strategy For Frustrated First Time Buyers?

We often read about people living in London, Cambridge and other areas where property prices are at a premium and beyond the reach of most first time buyers. I fully understand their frustration because, in many cases, as fast as they can save a deposit, the amount of deposit required increases at a faster pace. I have been giving… Read more

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Property118 Action Group Win At The Court of Appeal

In this article we reveal the detail of:- The history behind our legal action against West Bromwich Mortgage Company The Court of Appeal ruling and the knock on implications Other legal action campaigns we would like to take on as representative actions Details of the Property118 business model moving forwards Our business plan How Property118 intends to… Read more

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Should Landlords Incorporate? Tax Calculator

To enable individual landlords to make a commercial decision on whether incorporation is the right thing for them to consider we commissioned an elite team of specialists to construct a definitive spreadsheet which takes all the important factors into consideration.  The spreadsheet analyses the cost of doing nothing vs the costs and benefits of incorporation. There are several… Read more

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Property118 Landlords Association

Having raised over £500,000 to take West Bromwich Mortgage Company to the Court of Appeal it has been suggested by numerous Property118 members that we should become a Landlords Association. Sentiment appears to be that a group with courage to take legal action against rogue mortgage lenders and poor decisions made by Government is seriously needed… Read more

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Property118 Landlords Association

Having raised over £500,000 to take West Bromwich Mortgage Company to the Court of Appeal it has been suggested by numerous Property118 members that we should become a Landlords Association. Sentiment appears to be that a group with courage to take legal action against rogue mortgage lenders and poor decisions made by Government is seriously needed… Read more

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New Tax Strategy For Accidental Landlords

For those new to buy to let and considering the letting of their current home in to buy another can avoid the 3% SDLT surchare by following this strategy.  Create a new limited company and sell your current home to it. This will require you to obtain a company buy to let mortgage. The new… Read more

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