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Underwriting standards - how will they affect you? - 20 October 2016

Following the PRA announcement that new underwriting standards will be introduced for buy-to-let mortgages RLA company secretary Richard Jones has produced a briefing informing landlords how the new rules will affect them. The Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has now issued new underwriting standards for buy to let mortgages which they regulate. The intention is that the standards will be ... more

Experts explore realities of buy-to-let - 20 October 2016

RLA partners and property experts Paul Shamplina and Kate Faulkner have joined forces to share their expertise in a one-day course for investors and landlords. The course will explore the realities of buy-to-let and the ups and downs of being a landlord. Kate, who runs and is the author of the Which? property books, will draw on her analytical experience of ... more

Launch of online tool to combat rental fraud - 20 October 2016

As a first for the industry RentProfile has launched a service that can verify a landlord's credentials for any UK rental opportunity, helping prevent rental fraud. The service aims to provide greater peace of mind to renters who are transferring large amounts of money in deposit and first rent payments. In 2015, Action Fraud received 3193 reports of rental fraud, an ... more

Call of the Week: Is this a Capital or Revenue Cost? - 19 October 2016

Today's call of the week is answered by Michael Wright, from RLA partner organisation, the tax advisory service  RITA4Rent. Question: We purchased a buy-to-let property at a very good price, however, at a consequence of it being in poor condition.  One major expense was that the whole property had to be rewired as the electrics, and therefore the whole property was ... more

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