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Huntingdon Apartments - 1 beds or 2 beds?

 

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29/10/2014

Maxine's thought for the week


Huntingdon Apartments - 1 beds or 2 beds?

 

During a conversation with a landlord last week we started to talk about the relationship between bedrooms and the return she could get. So I did a bit of research and was actually qu...

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23/10/2014

HMRC’s “Let Property Campaign” builds


Despite a severe lack of resources, the HMRC task force responsible for seeking out landlords that do not declare income from property, is gaining momentum in Cambridgeshire.

 

Significant exposure

 

In the last...

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23/10/2014

Maxine's Thought for the Week


Are rental returns of 13.3% per year on the Oxmoor Estate the best Huntingdon has to offer the investor?

 

I regularly talk to landlords about investing in Huntingdon and St. Ives. Following a discussion with one of them...

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20/10/2014

Fraud tenant jailed after landlords' civil action


A tenant has been jailed for two years following a civil case in which she confessed to fraudulently supplying false references and pay slips to letting agents. 

 

Sharon Watts from Land’s End in Cornwall provided the false documents ...

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20/10/2014

Labour under pressure to extend buy to let 'ban' to all homes


A pressure group wants the Labour Party to extend its new policy on buy to let to effectively ban landlords from purchasing existing properties as well as new ones in designated areas. 

 

Last week Labour announced that if it wins nex...

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20/10/2014

A year on from Help to Buy: where are we now?


While successive Governments have dabbled over the years with initiatives to help people buy their first homes, Help to Buy, has had the biggest impact. 

 

It was and still is a controversial scheme with many commentators at the time ...

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17/10/2014

'Peer to peer' mortgages target Buy To Let market


A new online mortgage product has been launched, aimed at the buy to let sector but cashing in on public dissatisfaction at poor interest returns for savers.

 

Landbay has launched two so-called ‘peer-to-peer’ products in a bid to att...

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17/10/2014

Shelter survey shows landlords need letting agents


The need for good letting agents keeping across health and safety legisaltion has been made by a Shelter survey which claims that 10 per cent of landlords are unable to confirm their tenants are living in a gas safe home.

 

Results fr...

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17/10/2014

Agents and landlords deride Labour BTL plan


The letting agent and landlord community is still coming to terms with the news that Labour wants councils to have the power to ban buy-to-let investors purchasing new-builds in what the party is to designate as 'housing growth areas'. 

 

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17/10/2014

Vanilla properties losing flavour with landlords


Rental yields on standard buy-to-let properties – often referred to as ‘vanilla’ properties are falling, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

 

As of Q3 2014, gross yields on vanilla buy-to-let prop...

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