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Being a good landlord: Know your legal obligations

More and more Brits are now getting themselves into the UK private rented sector as accidental landlords as they are letting a property to tenants that they would not have been able to sell in the current market. While this is a practice that has been increasing in popularity in recent times, it is important that those who choose to partake in such a market realise that ...

13th May 2013

Becoming a landlord: How to rise above the competition

The private rented sector of the UK property market has been the most lucrative in recent times, meaning landlords have had to battle to make sure they are staying ahead of their competition at all times. This looks set to continue into the future, with the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) stating that the market for mortgages in this region of property is continuing to ...

13th May 2013

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Halifax: UK house price index shows improvement in April

The price of purchasing properties for sale in the UK has increased once again in April as more positive sentiment comes into the market, Halifax has reported, although it said that activity still remains more subdued than it should be. The organisation said that the cost of buying has increased by 1.1 per cent in the last month alone as more people come to the market. It ...

9th May 2013

DIY tips: Learning the tricks is beneficial in the future

It is spring time, at last, in the UK, and for many of us, that will mean taking part in a serious spring clean of the home, or even going a step further and making use of our DIY skills to spruce up what we have for the warmer months ahead. However, while there are many people the length and breadth of the country who will effortlessly put up a shelf or fit a new bath in ...

9th May 2013

Nationwide: House prices in UK market remain stable

The UK property market so far in 2013 has performed reasonably well, with confidence and prices rising to a level that has meant the sector is now being seen as far more mature than at any time in its recent past since the financial crisis bit hard. Governmental help through Funding for Lending, NewBuy and Help to Buy, among other projects, has proven to be largely helpful ...

3rd May 2013

Halifax: Stamp duty rates cashback offer will boost first time buyers

First-time buyers are being given a helping hand to take a step onto the property ladder through a stamp duty cashback scheme from Halifax. Househunters will be given up to £2,500, with the lender covering the cost of the stamp duty, on purchases between £125,000 and £250,000. The deal is available through Halifax's mortgage range for first-time ...

1st May 2013

CML: Mortgage lending statistics show positivity

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has reported a rise in house purchase loan approvals throughout March, in spite of others claiming the market is artificially being propped up at the moment. It has been a strong start to 2013 for the UK property market with mortgage lending rising each month on the back of the government's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), which it ...

28th Apr 2013

Knight Frank: British property buyers anticipating house price rises

More people across the UK are now feeling confident about the growth in the price of properties they buy or sell throughout the rest of the year as the market continues to recover, a new study has found. According to the latest study reported in the House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and Markit, it was reported that the average household in the UK believes ...

28th Apr 2013

Deposit protection scheme dispute - your obligations

In the past few years, the market for buy-to-let properties has seen a number of changes. One of the most significant of these has been the fact that there are more accidental landlords than ever looking to get themselves a slice of the pie by letting out their homes rather than selling them when it is hard to find a buyer. However, while this may seem like a great option ...

26th Apr 2013

Knight Frank: Student property returns to hit 9.2% in 2013

Investing in the UK property market has always been a popular venture for those who see it as more of a sensible tactic than looking toward finance and currency. Since the economic downturn affected the majority of the globe in 2008 and 2009, people have turned away from the very unstable financial markets and towards tangible assets like houses, which they can opt to rent ...

25th Apr 2013

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