Tuesday 16th October 2018

Buy-to-let investors spent £12.1bn on new buy-to-let purchases during the first half of 2018, down 30% on three years ago, fresh figures show. The latest report from Hamptons International reveals that there was a £5...

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

A number of tenants have been hit by rent rises over the past 12 months as landlords respond to extra taxes and restrictions in the industry. The government’s decision to restrict mortgage interest relief to the basic rate of income tax and add a 3% levy on stamp duty for the purchase of additional homes has led to a rise in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let market, resulting in an inevitable decline in much needed rental property listings...

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

A rogue managing agent of an overcrowded house of multiple occupation (HMO) in east London has been fined £26,000 for breaches of licensing and housing management laws. Waltham Forest Council’s property licensing team received an application to register the property on Eastfield Road, E17, as a single-family dwelling...

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Monday 15th October 2018

Universal Credit was described by one national newspaper as an ‘ill-conceived shambles’ over the weekend, after former prime ministers Gordon Brown and John Major suggested that the government’s plans to complete the roll-out of Universal Credit risked provoking a response similar to the civil disorder that greeted the poll tax...

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