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KEYWORD "Legal " - 127 RESULTS
Legal & General announces new, largest-to-date BTR scheme in Wandsworth

Financial services company Legal & General, already a major player in the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) sector, has revealed that...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Gas Tag claims new technology can improve gas safety accountability

Gas safety accountability in the private rented sector can be improved by cutting-edge technology, a leading gas safety compliance tool has...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

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Another Build to Rent scheme for Legal & General – this time in trendy Brighton

Brighton is the latest major destination to join the Build to Rent revolution, with over 200 new homes for renters set...

29 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Too good to be true? The truth about property development training

Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of property...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

For landlords, buying a property, making a few renovations and renting it out may sound like a simple feat, but it...

12 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Build to Rent – is it the answer to the country’s housing crisis?

With Build to Rent the fastest-growing trend in the rental sector, Property Investor Today took the opportunity to visit one of...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent roundup – new tie-ups and launch of Salford’s tallest building

There has been further activity in the burgeoning Build to Rent sector, with new partnerships being announced and new developments launched.  Firstly,...

15 February 2019

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show,...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General’s first BTR scheme in Glasgow to meet growing demand

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on its first Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland. In a bid to meet the...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires Build to Rent site in Chelmsford

Legal & General has recently exchanged contracts on a new Build to Rent (BTR) site in Chelmsford City Centre on behalf...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires prime student blocks at University of Oxford

Legal & General has purchased the long leasehold of a modern student accommodation residence at the University of Oxford for approximately...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Should you consider Asia for your next property investment?

Estimates by BNP Wealth Management predict that by 2026, Asia will be home to over 35% of the world’s investable real-estate...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

How is the Spanish property market enticing British buyers back?

British citizens have long had a love affair with the Spanish property market and like any love affair; it’s had its...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Battersea Power Station sees rents on the rise

Battersea Power Station continues to attract high-end professionals, resulting in healthy buy-to-let rentals, rising rents and low void periods. This is according...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Drop in available rental homes pushes rents to record high

Asking rents have reached a record high this quarter following an ongoing trend of fewer property investors purchasing buy-to-let properties, according...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Why is guaranteed rent crucial for landlords and property investors?

As a landlord, you'll want the reassurance of knowing that you’re going to receive your rent on time each month. This...

25 October 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert panel reveals the factors that could knock value off a home

DIY disasters and cluttered bedrooms could knock £10,000 off the price of an average home in the UK, a panel of...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

The National LIS Awards urges companies to enter

The National LIS Awards, which aims to celebrate excellence in the private rented sector, is set to take place on Thursday...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Heatwave auction defies summer slowdown with £8 million sales

The latest Network Auctions event, which took place on July 12 in London, raised a total of £8 million. Sold lots covered...

18 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces details of its largest Build to Rent site

This week Legal & General - one of the biggest players in the emerging Build to Rent sector - has announced...

06 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property still seen as best income source for retirement plans

Property is still top choice when it comes to long-term investment, according to findings from a survey carried out by Perrys...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardians – is this the future of renting in London?

As a reaction to (and by-product of) London’s housing crisis, there has been a rise in recent years in the number...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires student blocks at University of Lincoln

Legal & General has agreed to fund the development of two high-quality student accommodation blocks which have been pre-let to the...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The AIPP launches service for international property owners

The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has introduced the ‘Alliance’ service in a bid to provide free legal advice for...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show heads to the Midlands

The National Landlord Investment Show returns to the Midlands for its second show of the year next week. Investors will be...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Speed up transparency of foreign property ownership, says Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Brighton the latest city to join the Build to Rent revolution

Brighton will soon receive its first ever Build to Rent (BTR) development following the announcement that Legal & General has exchanged...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK ‘silver spenders’ contributed more than £7bn by releasing equity in 2017

The UK economy was bolstered by more than £7 billion in 2017 thanks to Britain’s older homeowner’s releasing equity for retirement,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

The Overseas Property Show returns for another outing

The Overseas Property Show returns to Birmingham this weekend, showcasing hundreds of luxury properties in Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde and California. Taking...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new Build to Rent site in Birmingham

Funding has been agreed on a prime Build to Rent (BTR) development site in Birmingham, Legal & General announced recently. The site,...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

The CLA has condemned the government for an ‘abdication of responsibility’ over new energy efficiency rules for listed buildings. In a damning...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Work begins on Legal & General’s latest BTR scheme

Legal & General has started work on its North London Build to Rent (BTR) scheme, the firm recently announced. The development, which will...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Fed up with lettings agents?​ No Agent​ brings a fair service for both landlords and tenants

No Agent’s innovative technology and in-house property experts offers landlords a simpler, flexible and low-fee way to manage everything from start...

02 August 2017

From: Sponsored Content

How to reference check potential tenants

As a landlord, you should know exactly who a potential tenant is before you hand over the keys to your property...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Why invest in the Algarve

Investing in overseas property is becoming increasingly popular, and there are certain locations around the globe that are becoming some of...

19 July 2017

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UK housing market hit by political uncertainty, says RICS

Residential property price growth in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for almost a year as political uncertainty continues...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here's how to stay safe and beat the fraudsters

Most landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake ID’s, according...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

How landlords should approach a Company Voluntary Arrangement

A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is most simply described as a rescue procedure for insolvent companies. It allows businesses facing severe...

12 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying bargains at property auctions

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of bargains often going under the hammer. But...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to buy property in EU countries despite Brexit

Buying property abroad has always been attractive to many UK-based investors, and it would appear that demand from the UK for...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New Q&A aims to make SDLT less complicated

A new ‘questions and answers’ resource designed to make it easier for those investing in property to understand their Stamp Duty...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Steve Cox - Business Account Manager

Alan Boswell Group’s Steve Cox tells us a bit more about himself, and why the company’s landlord insurance is market-leading. Tell us...

09 June 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New limited edition BTL mortgage aimed at investors seeking capital growth

Pepper Homeloans has launched a new limited edition buy-to-let five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.98% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). The product...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vendors starting to realise ‘their homes aren’t worth as much as they thought’

UK house prices fell again in April, as growing uncertainty and affordability constraints continue to have an impact on buyers across...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lending falls marginally

Annual gross bridging lending dropped slightly in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data. The figures...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Marsden BS release new mortgage deals, including an ‘older product range’

Marsden Building Society has launched more than 40 new mortgage products, which includes a number of new deals aimed at buy-to-let...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender makes changes to its bridging product range

The time it takes to apply for a bridging loan with Together has been slashed from around 30 minutes to just...

13 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Are illegal gas fitters putting your property investments at risk?

A number of property investors across the UK are potentially putting their property investments at risk of major gas incidents, such...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Business lease renewal compensation deadline – are you prepared?

If your property is currently occupied by a business tenant and you want the space back at the end of the...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

The leasehold system is a feudal form of property ownership in England and Wales, which many investors believe is a flawed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Former property tycoons owe £213m

The scale of Michael and John Taggart’s financial liabilities have been disclosed, revealing that the former property tycoons and brothers from...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Middle Eastern property investors seek UK opportunities outside central London

Some 30% of all Middle Eastern capital targeting the UK post EU referendum has been deployed outside of central London with...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK’s property auctions market softens

Attracted by the prospect of no property chain, with buyers and sellers entering into an immediate and legally binding contract as...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Expect the unexpected’ in 2017, says Savills

The surprising political events of 2016 will lead to greater ‘caution and risk aversion’ among property investors in 2017, making secure...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Geoff Hurst among thousands of investors reclaiming Spanish property losses

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst is among thousands of Britons offered fresh hope of retrieving money feared lost following the...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investors buying property at auction

Scott Hendry of Together shares some tips on buying at auction. Buying at auction is a popular choice for property investors...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips on how to finance a property purchase at auction

Auction rooms across the UK are often filled with property investors looking to buy property, ensuring that hundreds of residential and...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Residential transactions up 1% in October, says HMRC

The number of residential property transactions increased by 1% in October compared with the previous month, according to the last HMRC...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some of the UK’s wealthiest investors under tax investigation

Around a third of Britain’s richest people, which includes many property investors, are under tax investigation by HMRC over almost £2bn...

02 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Heathrow Airport expansion to have ‘negative impact’ on local house prices

The government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow yesterday may have paved the way for hundreds of thousands more flights...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals drop for third consecutive month

The volume of mortgage approvals fell for the third month in a row in August, the latest Bank of England figures...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Real-time online property auction bidding platform launched

Clive Emson, one of the largest land and property auction houses in the south of England, has launched a new online...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh help for thousands of investors who lost fortunes in Spanish property crash

British investors who lost big deposits in the Spanish property crash have been given fresh hope of getting back their money. As...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

London office market grinds to a halt post-Brexit

London’s office market is under growing pressure from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union as it could result in...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Legal Documents

Legal documents are a necessary requirement for landlords. From tenancy agreements, deposit protection schemes and demand for rent, making sure you...

13 September 2016

From: Video Articles

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

LendInvest to provide investors with finance to buy property online

Short-term property finance lender LendInvest has joined forces with LOT11 to become the funding partner for those seeking to buy property...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Barcelona City Council clamping down on illegal tourist rentals

Barcelona City Council has stepped up efforts to stamp out illegal tourist rentals in the Spanish city by sending out letters...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Holiday home rental demand soars in Spain

Those of you who have long thought about the idea of owning a dream holiday home abroad that literally pays for...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Allsop launch online service to manage investment grade blocks

Allsop has launched a new online lettings agency service to help improve and further enhance and support the management of investment...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

One in four house sales fall through

More than a quarter of residential property sales fell through in the UK during the second quarter of the year mainly because...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh ‘Solutions’ to help Brits escape pain in Spain

With thousands of Britons who own property in Spain still trapped in negative equity with their house prices stuck below 2007...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you consider buying at auction?

Buying a property at auction is both exciting and potentially profitable - as long as you can hold your nerve, says...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors demand Brexit clauses ahead of EU vote

A growing number of property investors are adding clauses into contracts giving buyers the right to walk away from commercial property...

07 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Going bananas at auction

It is essential that you conduct your own due diligence before buying property at auction, as Andy Thompson, auction consultant at...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buying a place in the sun remains an attractive investment

Given the recent introduction of a number of less favourable tax changes relating to buy-to-let properties in the UK, property investors...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Are property syndicates the next big thing?

2015 was an incredible year for the property market but in a year in which Government buy to let policy, the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you set up as a company to pay less tax?

According to research from the NLA, 4 in 10 landlords are either seriously considering forming a limited company or looking into...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Immigration solicitor criticises government over Right to Rent

An immigration law solicitor has warned that almost three-quarters of private residential landlords in the UK don't understand the implications of the...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Joint venture commits investment for Bristol Build to Rent

A joint venture between Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, has completed the purchase of a Build to Rent...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

UK investors claim regulations will force them out of BTL in 2016

Nearly three quarters (72%) of buy-to-let investors have claimed that legal changes to the sector this year will have a negative...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA says government is failing landlords over Right to Rent

The government is failing landlords over the new Right to Rent immigration policy, research by the Residential Landlords Association suggests. In their...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder snaps up land to build 300 new homes

Housebuilder Redrow Homes has acquired a 20.3 acre development in Leeds for the delivery of up to 300 new homes. The...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords sitting on millions of pounds of unprotected deposits

Almost 300,000 landlords have failed to protect their tenants' deposits, totalling over £500 million of unprotected funds, according to a new...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Leasehold extension – is it worth it?

Leasehold ownership, which governs a significant proportion of prime central London’s residential offering, is an ancient legislation, dating back to the...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Lender slashes its loan-to-value rates

Accord Buy to Let has reduced the rates across its 75% loan-to-value (LTV) range by 0.35%, and offered a range of...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Building Society launches buy-to-let range

With a launch of several new 70% LTV purchase and remortgage products, Tipton and Coseley Building Society has now entered the buy-to-let...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

David Vieira, Go Commercial Finance Ltd

Q: Who Are Go Commercial Finance & why did you set up Go Commercial Finance? Go Commercial Finance is a true, whole...

09 September 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Good communication crucial to ending tenancy disputes

The importance of good communication between landlords and tenants at the end of a tenancy has been further highlighted by recent...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Free property exhibition in Bournemouth set to draw in the crowds

The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition being held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in October this year is expected to...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Upfront costs for landlords slashed by Accord

Landlords looking to manage the upfront costs of buying or remortgaging are being helped in this task by Accord Buy to...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

How A Letting Agent Can Help Landlords Find The Best Tenants

A letting agency can charge between 10% and 15% of the total rental income that you receive from a property, but...

15 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Reduced rates from Accord Buy-to-Let

This week Accord Buy-To-Let announced the reduction of rates on its two-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.15% for landlord borrowers with...

22 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Regular inspections

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know. Repairs and...

21 May 2015

From: Sponsored Content

New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015. This is...

24 April 2015

From: Sponsored Content

13 September 2016

From: Video Articles

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