Brexit is Least Concerning Issue for Majority of UK Landlords

Almost two-thirds of landlords have no plans to sell their buy-to-let properties over the coming year… Landlords remain optimistic about the buy-to-let market despite recent regulatory and tax changes, according to the latest Landlord Sentiment Survey by lettings agency Your Move. In a survey of over 1,000 landlords, more than half (52%) felt positive about

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How a a £15,000 loan led to a 1,500 residential property portfolio

Empire Property Concepts founder Paul Rothwell tells the Telegraph Business Club about his company’s focus on converting disused commercial property into residential accommodation Paul Rothwell’s career in property development began while he was a student. He used a £15,000 loan from his dad to buy a house and convert it into flats for himself and

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East Midlands is Most Confident Region for House Price Growth

Consumer confidence in the housing market has increased by its largest rate since 2016, according to the latest Housing Market Sentiment Survey by Zoopla. Over eight in ten homeowners (84%) predict house prices in their area will grow by 6.9% over the next six months. This is a marked increase on the previous survey held

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Build-To-Rent Development Pipeline Exceeds 100,000

New research by Hamptons International proposes that the private rented sector will continue to grow despite recent policy changes. Demand for rented property will be a key driver of the sector’s performance, due to long-term demographic changes and a consistent decline in homeownership levels as house price increases outpace income growth. As a result, the

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Midlands Cities Among Top 10 Buy-To-Let Property Postcodes

London commuter belt towns fall down the rankings as Northampton, Leicester and Birmingham surge Three of the top five locations for buy-to-let property investments are in the Midlands, according to new research. Northampton, Birmingham and Leicester were all cited as top postcodes for buy-to-let, with strong rental growth of 2.38%, 3.91% and 4.35% respectively, according

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Economy wobbles as factories and building sites stall – putting May interest rate hike in doubt

Economic growth slowed again in February as the construction and manufacturing industries both stalled, a pair of oil refineries closed for maintenance, and the export boost from the weak pound began to fade. The Bank of England had already cut its first-quarter growth forecasts from 0.4pc to 0.3pc because the icy Beast from the East

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Property is a Better Retirement Plan than Pensions, says Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England’s chief economist has claimed that investing in property makes for a more profitable retirement plan than a pension. Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Times, Andy Haldane, who has worked for the Bank of England since leaving university, expressed his belief that, ‘Property [is] a better bet than pensions’ when

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Search for Cheaper Properties Increases among Landlords Due to Stamp Duty Surcharge

In their latest monthly index, lettings and estates agent Countrywide, show that landlords’ attitudes towards the UK’s residential market are changing following the 3% increase in Stamp Duty, with the average property purchase price amongst investors falling from March to April. The average price paid by landlords fell by 8.3% from the previous month –

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