Monday 6th August 2018

Buy-to-let landlords could face another stamp duty rate hike in the Autumn Budget to further curb the acquisition of second homes. The claim that the Treasury is looking for fresh ways to raise money ahead of the Budget this autumn came in political writer James Forsyth’s latest column in The Sun...

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Monday 6th August 2018

Britain’s biggest and arguably most contentious buy-to-let landlord increased rents on hundreds of homes within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise last week. Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of houses and flats in Ashford and Maidstone, decided to increase rents by £50 for tenants across all his 400 or so properties, in response the rate hike last Thursday...

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Monday 6th August 2018

Buy-to-let has recently taken a bit of a bashing with some landlords forced to exit the market as profits drop amid a tax squeeze - but it is still possible to make a healthy return from the PRS.  Landbay has identified the top 10 best performing local authorities for rental growth on an annual basis, with Monmouthshire in Wales leading the pack with rental growth at 3...

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