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Tax implications for landlords

With the full effects unlikely to be felt for another three years, the buy-to-let landscape looks set for some big changes. Since April 2016, three major tax changes have impacted

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Is buy-to-let borrowing about to get tougher?

The future for buy-to-let mortgage landlord applicants could get a lot tougher in the coming weeks, as new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) rules around lending money come into effect. After

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London landlords eye Woodford and Leytonstone

New research covering landlords based in London and the South East by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business reveals the next London property hotspots will include the likes of Woodford, Leytonstone

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Landlords fear taxation over Brexit

New research by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business reveals taxation and economic uncertainty are the greatest short-term concerns for landlords. The research comes as landlords begin to feel the effects

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Landlords choosing cheaper properties

An analysis of mortgages arranged via the lender in Q2 found that all types of buy-to-let properties purchased during the quarter had lower values than usual. Those lower-value properties are

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Landlords call on Government to reverse tax changes

The tax changes, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget by then Chancellor George Osborne, are being phased in over three years from April 2017 and mean higher-rate taxpayers can no

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Limited company buy-to-lets now surpassing individual

More than half (51%) of buy-to-let lending by volume was to limited companies in the second quarter of 2017. What is more, nearly three quarters (73%) of buy-to-let purchases were

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Landlord confidence knocked

The report reveals that 41% of landlords are confident about the prospects compared to 67% shown three years ago. House price inflation has also slowed, with the annual average increase

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Stoke-on-Trent best for landlords

Oldham and Liverpool closely followed and the 10 best areas to come a landlord are in Northern regions. Leeds had the highest yield of all 100 cities and towns surveyed

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The north will become landlord hotspot

Data from Legal & General Mortgage Club also suggests that more than two thirds of brokers (69%) predict that landlords will streamline their portfolios, selling properties with lower yields. A