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Pension freedoms as a source to buy-to-let investment

In an environment of low interest rates, which have affected many pensioners’ annuities, the term ‘pension pot landlords’ has been coined to describe an increasing number of people looking to

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UK rental growth bounces back

The fastest growing region is Northern Ireland (5.7%), followed by Scotland (3.6%) and the East Midlands (3.2%). London rental growth is still negative (-0.6%), which is acting as a brake

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London most expensive region to be a landlord

In the Capital the average cost, excluding mortgage costs and tax but including void periods, is £6,535 per property per year or 32% of the amount they receive in rent.

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Property investors brace themselves for tax changes

Landlords are increasing rents (24%), maintaining their current supply of properties without buying more (21%) and are selling some of their properties (16%). John Heron, managing director at Paragon Mortgages,

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How landlords can avoid repossession

Landlords should be aware that unlike residential mortgages, lenders are much swifter to take action when buy-to-let mortgages are unpaid as can be seen in repossession figures. While relatively low,