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London House Prices Drop At Fastest Rate For A Decade

House prices in London are dropping at the fastest rate in a decade, according to the latest official figures for May. On average, house prices...

Poor Data Stops Councils Tackling Rogue Landlords

A failure to identify private rented homes allows bad landlords to house tenants in poor conditions, according to a new government-backed report. Most councils in...

Over 50s Are Fastest Growing Buy To Let Age Group

Silver renters are quickly becoming an important market for buy to let landlords as the fastest growing age group in the sector. The over 50s...

Tips For Managing A UK Buy To Let For Expats

Expats who want to rent out their home in the UK need to consider a lot before they move overseas as their decisions can...

Rip-Off Leasehold Fees Probed By Watchdog

Expats owning leasehold property in the UK have a chance to make their views known about rip-off charges and unfair contracts. The Competition and Mergers...

Landlords Ignoring Health And Safety Hazards

Many landlords turn a blind eye to health and safety hazards in homes they rent out, claims property compliance company VeriSmart. The company inspected over...

Letting Agents Fee Buy To Let Is In Downward Spiral

The number of new landlord instructions is at the lowest level since records started in 1998 and looks set to keep falling, suggests the...

Expats Face Another Stealth Property Tax

Unwary expats are facing another property stealth tax when they sell investment property at a profit. HM Revenue & Customs proposes to cut tax relief...

Fines For Expat Landlords Ignoring Tenant Fee Ban

Expat landlords could face fines of up to £5,000 if they breach the new tenants fee ban in England that starts from June 1. The...

Tax And Rule Changes Start To Bite Buy To Let

The number of landlords taking out buy to let mortgages has plunged by nearly 10% in a year, according to data from lenders. UK Finance,...

Buy To Let Lenders Crack Down On Tax Avoidance

Buy to let mortgage lenders are declining loans for landlords they suspect of avoiding tax, a leading lender has revealed. Paragon, a specialist property investment...

Government Targets Rip-Off Fees Charged By Property Agents

Letting and property management agents are under fire from the government for rip-off fees and unfair dealings with landlords and tenants. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid...

Landlords to shell out £500m in another raid on taxes

The British government is launching another £500 million tax raid on property investors with a major reform of capital gains tax rules. The tax -...

Developers Beat HMRC In £7,500 Stamp Duty Case

The tax man has lost a legal challenge against paying enhanced stamp duty rates on the purchase of a derelict bungalow scheduled for demolition. HM...

Only 2% Of Landlords Own Up To Dodging Property Taxes

Landlords at home and abroad have shunned the chance to confess to HM Revenue & Customs about tax dodging and their rental profits. Only 35,099...

Property News Update: March 13, 2019

Keeping up with the latest news for landlords is tricky for expats, so here’s this week’s pick of important tax updates, legal changes and...

Right To Rent Ruling Leads To Landlord Chaos

Right to Rent rules for landlords have been thrown in to chaos after the government lost a challenge against the legislation in the High...

Buy To Let Going Out Of Fashion With The Wealthy

Wealthy property investors no longer regard buy to let as a good home for their money, according to new research. Although a quarter of high...

Home Sellers Pocketed Profits Of Up To £70,000 Last Year

Home sellers who bought property in 2014 or earlier pocketed profits of more than £70,000 last year. The number of properties bought in 2014 was...

Licking The UK Stamp Duty Muddle For Expats

It’s easy to get in a muddle as an expat or foreign buyer seeking to take advantage of some great buy-to-let investment deals in...