letting

Zoopla bans rental ads that discriminate against benefit claimants

Property website Zoopla has banned adverts that discriminate against renters who claim housing benefit.

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Half of landlords wouldn't let to tenants on housing benefits - but the government plans a crackdown

Thousands of households who receive housing benefit face discrimination and being denied access to rental accommodation, a new report suggests. 

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Are you a 'pension pot' landlord or an 'accidental' landlord? Nearly half of buy to let owners use property to fund retirement

Nearly half of buy to let (BTL) homeowners are ‘pension pot landlords’ according to estate agent Your Move.

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What are the tax implications of giving my sister my rental income?

The tax liability on the rental income will be determined by who owns the property.

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Two in 10 landlords plan on selling up in 2018

Two in 10 (20%) landlords plan to reduce the reduce the number of properties in their portfolio in the next year, according to a survey of the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) members.

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Almost 11,000 UK homes empty for over 10 years

Nearly 11,000 homes nationwide have remained empty for 10 years or more, according to new research.

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Government announces new crackdown on ‘rogue landlords’

Housing tenants will be relieved to hear that the government intends further crackdowns on ‘rogue landlords’, with a raft of new powers for councils.

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‘Portfolio landlords’ the driving force behind buy to let

Tax reforms and tighter regulations for landlords have resulted in the growth of professional landlords and a slowdown in the private rented sector, analysis of official data has revealed.

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50 ways to make money: Income from your home

Household bills have risen 10 times faster than incomes have grown since the start of the financial crisis, research by price comparison website uSwitch has found.

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Funny money: Estate agents reveal their weirdest property viewings

When you’re selling your home you go all out to ensure it’s looking its best and that your fellow residents are either out of the picture or on their best behaviour.

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