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Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven

The government is winning its war against small private buy-to-let landlords. But who benefits?
23 Feb 2020
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Should you invest in a holiday let?

There is money to be made in the rapidly expanding holiday let market. But do your sums carefully before you buy.
4 Dec 2019
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Property

The ins and outs of making money on Airbnb

Getting paid for letting out your spare room or house on AirBnB isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.
16 Oct 2019
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Property

Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments

The interest rates on peer-to-peer property investments may look appealing, but investors should tread carefully.
16 Sep 2019
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Buy to let

Think the Tories were tough on landlords? Just wait for Labour’s “right-to-buy”

The Labour Party is mulling giving private tenants the right to buy the homes they are renting. Yet another good reason for investors to steer well cl…
4 Sep 2019
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Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England

The move sounds positive for tenants, but the cost will be passed on, says Sarah Moore.
14 Jun 2019
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New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m

The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings ag…
3 Jun 2019
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Property

Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords

The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few y…
29 May 2019

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Property

Buying in to build-to-rent

As corporate landlords tap into healthy demand for rented property in the UK, Sarah Moore outlines how to profit from build-to-rent.
22 May 2019
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Buy to let

The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors sho…
25 Apr 2019
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London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?

London house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper tha…
23 Apr 2019
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Property

Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun

Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.
10 Apr 2019
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Property

Investing in student property doesn’t stack up

Don’t be fooled by the attractive yields from investing in student property: the market doesn’t live up to the hype.
27 Mar 2019
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Property

New laws lean on landlords

Emma Lunn rounds up the latest news stories that affect property investors, landlords and homebuyers.
13 Mar 2019
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Mortgages

Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.
27 Feb 2019
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Tax

Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.
11 Jan 2019
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Property

Some rare good news for landlords

Two property-related changes you might have missed in last week's Budget, along with a rare good-news story for landlords.
9 Nov 2018
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Property

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.
2 Nov 2018
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Property

Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s…
1 Nov 2018
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Property

Some good news at last for landlords?

It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.
12 Oct 2018
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It’s time to reshape our beleaguered housing market

From Help to Buy to stamp-duty charges, housing has seen unprecedented government interference in recent years. What’s our experts’ take on the outcom…
27 Sep 2018
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Watch out for the devilish details when buying a holiday home abroad

Costs and ongoing fees could severely dent your income when you buy a holiday home to let abroad.
14 Sep 2018
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Property

HMO landlords: prepare for new rules

The government is cracking down on overcrowded house shares. If you're an HMO landlord, make sure you’re up to date.
7 Sep 2018