Tuesday 8th January 2019

There has been a 15% rise in the number of people renting a home aged 35-54 in the last three years as they struggle to get a mortgage, new research shows. Increasing house prices have left many middle-age workers unable to afford a first home, or as ‘accidental renters’ after a relationship break-up...

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Tuesday 8th January 2019

Mortgage lenders have reduced the cost of most of their fixed rate buy-to-let deals for landlords over the past 12 months, according to Property Master. The firm’s mortgage tracker, which follows a range of buy-to-let mortgages for an interest-only loan of £150,000, shows that average rates across a range of classes of two-, three- and five-year fixed rate mortgages for landlords have dropped over the past year...

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Tuesday 8th January 2019

The introduction of the Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) in December 2017 has led to major changes in the industry in Scotland, but many landlords north of the border are falling foul of the new rules, according to the Govan Law Centre...

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Tuesday 8th January 2019

More buy-to-let landlords are adopting a more professional approach to running their property business, as reflected by the number of people signed up to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). Membership to the not-for-profit association for landlords has hit a new record high of 35,000, up from 30,000 two years ago...

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