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Homes with extra space to let – in pictures

Homes with extra space to let – in pictures

From a former mill in Cumbria to a Victorian house on the edge of Exmoor, homes to generate an earning Continue reading...
Second homes now worth nearly £1tn to Britons

Second homes now worth nearly £1tn to Britons

Extra property wealth rises 50% but numbers of young families owning homes halves in 20 yearsProperty wealth in Britain from second homes has risen by more than 50% over the past two decades to reach
Second homes now worth nearly £1tn to Britons

Second homes now worth nearly £1tn to Britons

Extra property wealth rises 50% but numbers of young families owning homes halves in 20 yearsProperty wealth in Britain from second homes has risen by more than 50% over the past two decades to reach
Peterborough prepares for byelection that could see first Brexit party MP

Peterborough prepares for byelection that could see first Brexit party MP

A decade ago it was the UK’s fastest growing city, but hit by cuts and buy-to-let, support for Nigel Farage’s party is highOn Thursday, voters in Peterborough will take part in one of the most
Can my brother be my tenant even if my mortgage doesn't allow it?

Can my brother be my tenant even if my mortgage doesn't allow it?

I am concerned about the consequences as I will be going against the terms of my buy-to-let deal Q I have been approved for a buy-to-let mortgage. It has always been my intention not to live in the
Property: is this an ethical alternative to buy-to-let?

Property: is this an ethical alternative to buy-to-let?

If you’re keen to invest your cash but want to be sure it’s doing some good, Reap is worth a lookIt’s described as an ethical alternative to buy-to-let aimed at those keen to invest in housing but who
I'm confused about renting and changes to capital gains tax

I'm confused about renting and changes to capital gains tax

I’m not sure whether now would be a good time to sell the house I’ve been renting outQ I’m confused about the proposed changes in the capital gains tax system for people selling their home when it has
UK rents fall for first time in a decade

UK rents fall for first time in a decade

Yorkshire records biggest percentage decline but signs emerge rents are rising againRents across Britain fell in 2018 for the first time in a decade, offering relief for tenants after years of
Families facing homelessness after tycoon issues eviction notices

Families facing homelessness after tycoon issues eviction notices

Controversial landlord Fergus Wilson forces Kent householders to find new homesDozens of families are facing the risk of homelessness after receiving eviction notices from one of Britain’s biggest and
Budget tax on landlords could cost them £13,000

Budget tax on landlords could cost them £13,000

Changes could mean shock for owners who have rented out homes when they come to sellThousands of “accidental landlords” could be clobbered with much higher tax bills when they come to sell their
Can I buy a share in my parents' home – and a flat to rent out?

Can I buy a share in my parents' home – and a flat to rent out?

I will have about £35,000 from the sale of a property and want to make the best of itQ After a recent separation, my two young children and I have moved back in with my parents whilst I have been
From single parents to landlords: how will the budget affect people?

From single parents to landlords: how will the budget affect people?

We talk to people with a wide range of incomes about how their finances will change For Lidia Peto, who had to temporarily give up work to care for her daughter’s special needs, the roll out of
Taxes on buy-to-let landlords have not pushed up rents, study says

Taxes on buy-to-let landlords have not pushed up rents, study says

Generation Rent says number of first-time buyers has risen despite landlords’ warningsWarnings by landlords that taxes on buy-to-let would cripple the property market, driving down supply and pushing
Weaker buy-to-let market gives hope to first-time buyers

Weaker buy-to-let market gives hope to first-time buyers

Price of small properties has fallen and landlord purchases are down, surveys showFurther evidence that the crackdown on buy-to-let investors has had the desired effect, thus giving hope to first-time
The Observer view on the need for a crackdown on non-resident property owners | Observer editorial

The Observer view on the need for a crackdown on non-resident property owners | Observer editorial

New Zealand’s restrictions on ownership are worth considering here if the housing market is to be reformedLast week, New Zealand banned non-resident buyers from purchasing existing homes, to make
Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Rics says falling supply of rental properties and increased demand will lead to 15% riseUK rents are expected to climb by 15% over the next five years, as the supply of rental accommodation dwindles
Soaring rents rose 60% faster than pay since 2011 – Shelter

Soaring rents rose 60% faster than pay since 2011 – Shelter

Many English towns out of reach for workers, whose pay rose only 10% in seven yearsRents have risen 60% faster than wages across England since 2011, according to analysis from housing charity Shelter,
How to be an excellent landlord (Christmas sherry not mandatory) | Penny Anderson

How to be an excellent landlord (Christmas sherry not mandatory) | Penny Anderson

Encouraging good tenants to stay saves you bother and fees, so here are 10 tips to help buy-to-letters be more kind and tolerantHe’s been at it again. The poster boy for terrible landlords, Fergus
7,000 estate agents at risk of going to the wall, says study

7,000 estate agents at risk of going to the wall, says study

High street operators face triple whammy of internet competition, falling prices and fee cutsMore than 150 estate agency firms went insolvent last year and as many as 7,000 are at risk as high street
Landlords react with fury to three-year tenancy plans

Landlords react with fury to three-year tenancy plans

Government says minimum-term proposal offers renters more security, but landlords claim most don’t want itLandlords have reacted furiously to government proposals that will give tenants a minimum