letting

Could a holiday let beat buy to let?

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.

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One in 10 adults owns a second home

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.

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

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

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Buy to let still popular among Moneywise users despite tax hikes

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.

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

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

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Letting agent fees ban moves a step closer

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.

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London feels the impact of new Airbnb rule

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.

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Top tips for beating damp and mould

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

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Landlords set up companies to beat tax hikes

Many landlords are preparing for government tax changes by placing their property portfolios within limited companies, a new study has revealed.

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Autumn Statement 2016: Ban on letting agents' fees

The Chancellor has announced a ban on letting agents charging tenants fees, which will come into effect “as soon as possible”.

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