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January's Buy to Let Market Update - 20 January 2018

Welcome to ‘Buy to Let Market’, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the buy-to-let lending markets. Buy to Let Market Update:  Coventry/Godiva – has repriced various products to include a 2 year fixed rate at 1.39% available to 50% loan to value for both purchases and remortgages which includes a free standard valuation to the ... more

RLAs opposition to mandatory landlord register quoted by MP in debate - 19 January 2018

The RLAs opposition to a mandatory national landlord register was mentioned during a debate on the subject on Wednesday. MPs debated Labour MP Phil Wilson's proposal to introduce a mandatory national landlord register, to help to tackle the issue of landlords who neglect their properties. Mr Wilson opened the debate by stating that while the 'majority of private landlords are responsible', there are ... more

Buck thanks RLA for support as Bill passes to next stage - 19 January 2018

MPs have unanimously voted for The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill to progress to the next stage. The Bill, put forward by Karen Buck MP, will give tenants the power to take their landlord  to court if their homes are deemed not fit for purpose at the start of, and throughout, their tenancy. It will now progress ... more

EPCs and listed buildings – an answer at last?   - 19 January 2018

The issue of Listed Buildings and whether they are exempt from Energy Performance Certificate requirements has been around for a long time now. The good news is DCLG - now the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government -  has updated its guidance in relation to Listed Buildings and those in Conservation Areas. The bad news is the legislation is still unclear. EPCs ... more

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