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B2L Magazine Autumn 2015

The latest B2L magazine contains a range of helpful articles explaining strategies for ensuring your investment performs successfully; shaping up to remortgage; weighing up whether or not you should use a lettings agent, the pros and cons of letting to students, and much more.

 

B2L News

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Panic buying ahead of Stamp Duty deadline pushes rents down

The latest index from Countrywide has found a surge in the buy-to-let market ahead of the introduction of the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge has led to the availability of more homes causing rents to decline. (Read more)

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Buy-to-let borrowing up 61% in February

February saw a surge in buy-to-let lending as landlords rushed to beat the Stamp duty deadline (Read more)

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Landlords battling HMRC over tax relief changes ramp up legal fight

Campaigning landlords led by Cherie Blair QC have launched phase two of their attack on the government’s decision to prevent them from deducting mortgage interest from their rental income before they are taxed. Following the launch (Read more)

affordability

Affordability sinks to eight-year low

UK cities have seen house prices soar in relation to earnings, straining affordability for many buyers (Read more)

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20% rise in ads for rental property

The week of the Stamp Duty deadline saw a huge rise in rental properties on the market (Read more)

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One in ten landlords don’t use contracts

A worrying number of landlords have no formal tenancy agreements in place, leaving them and their tenants exposed. (Read more)


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