Wednesday 28th June 2017

A rogue landlord who made almost £130,000 in illegal rent after converting his three-bedroom house into two flats without planning consent has been ordered to pay just short of £135,000 or face going to jail...

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Wednesday 28th June 2017

Most buy-to-let landlords could soon be required to licence their properties in the London borough of Brent if the government agrees rule changes put forward by the council. Councillors in Brent have voted to extend the licensing of private rented properties and have agreed to seek confirmation from the government as soon as possible...

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Wednesday 28th June 2017

Barclays has reduced rates on buy-to-let and residential products, as part of a wider revamp of its product range, with BTL loans now available up to £2m at a maximum 60% loan-to-value (LTV), with a £500 cashback option on some packages and a free legal option on remortgages at 60% and 70% LTV...

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Tuesday 27th June 2017

A host of Brexit bills dominated last week’s Queens’s speech, while there were also a few main non-Brexit proposals announced outlining the government’s proposals for the next two years, including a Tenant’s Fees Bill, banning landlords and letting agents from charging letting fees...

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Tuesday 27th June 2017

Landbay announced yesterday that it is to launch an accounting, reporting and tax compliance service to help landlords with their tax and regulatory landscape. The specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender says that the new accounting platform has been developed in response to demand from a growing number of buy-to-let landlords who are looking to hold their properties within limited company special purpose vehicles (SPVs), and will carry a fixed annual fee of £750...

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