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Fears mount over fire sale of rental properties

Icon Written by Neal on 17/05/2010 – 1:55 pm

News Category: Industry News Published: 17-May-2010 Concern is mounting over the Government’s plans to hike Capital Gains Tax to the same levels as income tax – effectively, a 22% rise for many. There are fears that there could be a fire sale among buy-to-let landlords rushing to dispose of properties before the new rate kicks […]



Proposed planning order could have a devastating effect on the rental market

Icon Written by Neal on 26/03/2010 – 6:26 am

Buy-to-let landlords would be wise to note that a proposed planning order could have a devastating effect on the rental market, one expert has suggested. Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), says if the Planning Use Classes Order takes effect in April, landlords will be required to apply for planning permission if […]



Rental yields are currently at their highest level in two years.

Icon Written by Neal on 26/03/2010 – 6:24 am

Buy-to-let investors may be encouraged by the fact that rental yields are currently at their highest level in two years. Figures from LSL Property Services reveal average annual returns amounted to 10.6 per cent in February, with rent increasing by 3.2 per cent in the last year.