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50 ways to make money: Income from your home

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | Article

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.

Funny money: Estate agents reveal their weirdest property viewings

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

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.

Could a holiday let beat buy to let?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | Article

Changes to tax rules for buy-to- let (BTL) investors have dented hopes of making a decent income on a second property for many, with a series of nasty surprises over recent years.

One in 10 adults owns a second home

Monday, 21 August 2017 | News

More than five million Brits now own a second home – either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let landlords, according to new figures.

Ask the Experts: Will I pay income tax or capital gains tax on cash I got for extending a lease?

Friday, 18 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Income tax will not be due, but I’m afraid you will owe CGT on the money you have received.

Buy to let still popular among Moneywise users despite tax hikes

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Three in 10 (32%) buy to let landlords have kept all their rental properties and plan to do so for now, according to the results of a new Moneywise poll.

Rental round-up: cheaper to rent than to buy in London

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Research by property portal Zoopla suggests it is cheaper to rent than to buy a property in over half (54%) of UK cities.

Letting agent fees ban moves a step closer

Monday, 10 April 2017 | News

Plans to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants have moved a step closer with the government launching an industry consultation on the move.

London feels the impact of new Airbnb rule

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | News

A cap on the number of nights that landlords in London can let out their properties through Airbnb could hit London’s tourist industry, according to new research.

Top tips for beating damp and mould

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Article

Read any debate about the private rented sector and you’ll notice that one issue comes up time and time again: damp.