Friday 5th January 2018

The market in London started to slow about three years ago, with property prices at the upper to high end of the capital particularly vulnerable ever since the now former chancellor George Osborne decided to reform stamp duty in December 2014, making the property acquisition tax more expensive for anyone acquiring property worth more than around £937,000...

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Friday 5th January 2018

With the New Year now upon us, those thinking of investing in property want to know what is going to happen over the next 12 months. Will prices continue to edge up, stabilise or dip down? Where is best to invest? Does buy-to-let still stack up? Jonathan Stephens, founder and managing director of investment agency, Surrenden Invest, which has helped 700 clients invest in UK bricks and mortar over the past two years, shares his five predictions for the UK property market in 2018: Manchester Manchester will remain robust with city centre fringe redevelopment schemes offering the best opportunities...

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Friday 5th January 2018

Undoubtedly, 2017 was another tough year for landlords. With so many legislative changes in the last 18 months (wear and tear allowance, Right to Rent checks, Section 24, roll-out of Universal Credit, landlord licensing, etc...

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Friday 5th January 2018

A buy-to-let landlord has been convicted of nine counts of breaching regulations for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) that he owned in Colchester and ordered to pay in excess of £20,000. Poor heating and mould in the four-bedroom property were among the issues flagged up by the disgruntled tenant as he issued a complaint to Colchester Council in December 2015...

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Thursday 4th January 2018

2017 was a year of flux for landlords, with Brexit becoming a reality and two Budgets from Phillip Hammond dictating the future of the buy-to-let market. As a result, the growth in buy-to-let mortgages has fallen in relation to new mortgages being granted for the first time in 20 years, with landlords looking to redeem their mortgages in favour of other alternatives...

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