Caution to Landlords Considering Move to Short Term Lets

Recent research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) revealed that 7% of landlords are moving over to short term letting. Airbnb data also shows that their platform now has 168,000 listings for the UK alone. Prominent letting agent, DJ Alexander Ltd, who manage over 5,000 properties feel that the combination of tax cuts to mortgage …

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Landlords – More Taxing Times Ahead?!

Political writer James Forsyth has forewarned that the Treasury is investigating ways of raising money in light of the upcoming autumn budget and planning a possible increase to stamp duty on second homes. Forsyth claimed: “This [increased stamp duty surcharge] would, so the thinking goes, raise money for the Exchequer and help keep house prices …

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Citylets Sponsors Scottish Build To Rent Forum 2018

Citylets is delighted to sponsor the Built to Rent Forum Scotland conference now in its fourth year, taking place on October 11th 2018. Organised by Movers & Shakers and supported by Scottish Futures Trust, Homes for Scotland and The Scottish Property Federation, this one day event brings together leaders from the public and private sectors, …

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Multi-Million Pound Investment in Scottish Mid-Market

Places for People have secured a Scottish Government loan funding of £47.5 million for their proposal to deliver 1,000 new mid-market rent homes throughout Scotland. Places for People have set up a residential real estate fund, PfP Capital, with the aim of supporting people on low and modest incomes in accessing high quality accommodation at …

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Tenants and Landlords – Closer Than You Might Think

A recent study has revealed that two thirds of private landlords are just ordinary people who have regular jobs and rent out property to supplement their main income or save for their retirement. Office admin jobs, IT, teaching and accountancy topped the list of most common professions for landlords, implying that the gap between landlords …

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Tips for Dealing With Flatshare Issues

Living with people can be extremely rewarding, but it isn’t always a walk in the park. Sharing space, facilities, bills and household chores means there are lots of things to clash over. Expert Home Tips guide you through resolving issues in your flatshare, without things getting out of hand. Nip it in the bud The worst …

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