letting

Should you get into the buy-to-let business?

Buy-to-let (BTL) seems like a good money-spinner for a growing number of income-seeking investors battling with low interest rates and stockmarket volatility.

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Unexpected charges top letting agent complaint list

'Surprise' or 'drip-fed' charges made by letting agents are commonplace, according to a report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published today.

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Should you invest in buy-to-let?

The number of buy-to-let loans advanced in the three months to the end of March was 34,400, 2% more than in final quarter of 2012, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed.

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Turn your spare room into cash

The number of cash-strapped Britons who have taken in lodgers to help them pay spiralling bills has doubled over the past year, according to insurer LV=.

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If I let a room, do I have to pay tax?

The government's 'Rent a Room' scheme allows you to receive up to £4,250 a year tax-free for letting a room in your main residence.

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