letting

One in seven tenants bends the rules

One in seven renters has broken one or more rules of their tenancy agreement, new research has revealed.

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Why holiday homes are the new buy to let

Last year saw some nasty, unexpected surprises for the country’s estimated two million landlords.

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How to make money on Airbnb

If you've ever stayed at an Airbnb holiday rental, you may have toyed with the idea of hosting short-term guests yourself – even if it’s just while you’re on holiday.

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If we buy our daughter a flat, what can we do if she fails to repay us?

My wife and I would like to use this inheritance to buy our daughter a flat.We’ve seen a suitable place for £270,000 and we can afford to pay in cash.The plan is for her to pay us back at a rate of £500 a month.

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How can I cut the capital gains tax I’ll owe on the flat I’ve been renting out?

I have rented out the flat for the whole five years that I have owned it. Recently, I’ve been making mortgage overpayments to help with the loan-to-value ratio on the mortgage.

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Let your spare room and make thousands

Householders in need of extra cash received some good news in George Osborne's Budget in July: the amount that they can earn from renting out a room will rise to £7,500 tax-free from 6 April 2016.

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Letting agents' fees should be banned says Citizens' Advice

Letting agents should be banned from charging fees to prevent tenants being ripped-off, a new report from Citizens' Advice has urged.
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My depressing flat search

“It’s only £1,000 a month, in a great area, mate. A real bargain.”

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Consumer protection from rogue agents ramps up

From today, prospective landlords have a 14-day cooling-off period in which they can cancel an agreement to rent a property through a letting agent.

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A third of homeowners forced to let rooms to cover bills

More than a third of households who take in lodgers are forced to do so to cover the bills and make up for benefit cuts.

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