Update on B-T-L Lending

While buy-to-let lending is still considerably less forthcoming (to say the least) since it reached its peak three years ago, there seems to be a little movement in this sector as reported by Mark Sorby of J. Montagu Financial Solutions.

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Measured Protection?

In February 2010, Housing Minister, John Healey announced a new package of measures, which have been designed to protect tenants in the privately rented housing sector.  The new package, which Mr. Healey presented offers tenants: Requirement for written tenancy agreements in all tenancies that will strengthen the hand of tenants should they face a dispute. […]

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Tenant trends shifting

The amount of consumers opting to rent living accommodation is now surpassing the number of rental properties available and landlords are now beginning to extend their portfolios in a bid to supply the new demand.

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Justified Classification or Costly Charade?

Any property which is let to 3 or more unrelated sharers will autimatically become classed as ‘2 or more households’. The property, deemed as a HMO will require planning permission. The legislation will have a massive negative impact on both landlords and students.

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