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Ten tips for buy-to-let: the essential advice for property investors

Buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. A tax crackdown on buying properties and a tax raid on the rental income from owning them has seen to …

Housing

UK rents 'rise by 2% in a year'

<b>The cost of renting a home has risen by 2% in the last year, with increases seen across nearly every region of the UK, a survey has suggested.</b><p>The average cost of renting a home stood at £753 a month, according to LSL Property Services.<p>This was up from £738 a month in July last year and was the …

Housing

Berlin has introduced rent caps to prevent a London-style renting crisis

Since the start of this year, major players within the fossil fuel industry – “big oil” – have made some big announcements regarding climate change. …

Why England can’t just ‘get used to renting’

This is because 16.5% contain hazards that make them dangerous to live in and 13.4% can’t be heated well. But they’re not just more dangerous and …

Who has the right to live in London? An interview with Renters’ Rights London

In a recent study, Brookings Institute economist Matthew Rognlie challenged Thomas Piketty’s now well-known assertion that inequality is being driven …

Want to make money in property? Buy a house with an avocado bathroom and Artex ceilings and you can quadruple your investment

• <b>Property developers should buy homes with garish interiors, experts say</b>• <b><br>Investors can refurbish homes at a low price to add four times the value</b>• <b><br>Best</b> …

Swimming Pools

I Got a New Sofa: An Inventory of Everything Found Under the Old One

My new sofa (above) arrived and the old one departed while I was at the playground with my kids recently. The bottom of our old sofa was just a few …

Sofa

Foxtons 'facing huge legal bill' after landlord is charged £616 to change light fitting

Legal experts claim Foxtons could be left with a £42 million legal bill over hidden costs landlords are charged<p>Foxtons, the London based estate agency, could be hit with a legal bill running into tens of millions of pounds, solicitors have claimed, after a landlord launched action over the …

Housing

Housing crisis: one in three older children move back in with parents

First-time buyers need a deposit of £9,000 to qualify for a mortgage on the average home - so a rising number are moving back in with parents as they save<p>Almost one in three young people preparing to buy a home have moved back in with their parents, a study suggests.<p>First-time buyers need a deposit …