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Private landlords letting without contracts

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New research by Direct Line for Business reveals that one in ten private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants. Even where contracts are in place, landlords may…

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The Budget 2016

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A mixed bag for the residential property market, with no cuddly Easter rabbits coming out of Mr Osborne’s hat and a nasty shock for larger property investors.

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Budget 2016: Housing reaction

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George Osborne’s eighth Budget was another intriguing one for the property market, particularly the residential market. He confirmed that the 3 per cent higher rate of stamp duty for those acquiring a…

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Landlords aim to beat tax rises

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A growing number of property investors are choosing to acquire buy-to-let homes through corporate vehicles to get around paying an extra 3 per cent above existing stamp duty rates on second homes,…

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Zac Goldsmith targets ‘rogue agents’

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Zac Goldsmith has pledged to tackle the mounting housing crisis in the Capital in order to curb soaring house prices and rental values, as well as clampdown on high letting fees. Figures…

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Introduce CGT on homes, says thinktank

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The Government is being urged to consider introducing capital gains tax (CGT) to help prevent house prices from spiralling out of control. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (Niesr) believes…

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Right to Rent slammed

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The vast majority of landlords have not received any information from the Government about the new Right to Rent scheme which was rolled out across England this week, new research shows. From…

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Fresh cash boost to tackle rogue landlords

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The Government’s approach towards private landlords risks hurting tenants, a major property consultancy has warned, after the Housing Minister Brandon Lewis last week announced a £5 million cash boost for local authorities…

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Stamp Duty: the hidden issues

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The new surcharge on properties purchased as second homes or as a buy-to-let has caused disbelief and fury – but there is more to it than meets the eye. David Gibbs (left),…

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Hairdresser gets a whole new look

Nottingham-based consultants GraceMachin Planning & Property has given a former hairdressers in the village of Farnsfield a new look, converting the property into a one-bedroom home. Bracken Cottage, located in Main Street,…

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