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New Legislation For Landlords!

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Another 'Flipping' George Osborne Blow For Sunderland Investors?

Wednesday's Autumn Statement announcement of 3% stamp duty being applied to BTL properties from April 2016 followed the recent trend of George Osborne giving Landlords and Investors a kicking...

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What Will The Tax Allowance Changes Mean To Sunderland Landlords - And What Can You Do About It?

The Chancellor sprung an unexpected surprise on Landlords in the recent budget, by restricting interest rate relief on BTL mortgages - now the dust has had time to settle I thought it worth taking a look at what it may mean for Sunderland Landlords

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What Does The General Election Result Mean For The Sunderland Property Market?

After the shock of the Conservatives winning a majority, all the potential issues and possible uncertainties of either a hung parliament or a Labour government with it's 'anti Landlord' policies, has lifted a cloud from the Sunderland property market

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Labour's Housing Policies Could Make 1000's of Sunderland Tenants Homeless

Under a Labour Government, Landlords will be forced to commit to three-year tenancies and will be banned from raising rents above inflation - the consequences of this will be disastrous

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Bargain Hunting in Sunderland

Whilst Sunderland is primarily known as a place to get decent Yields, there are certainly opportu...

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Boxy but Lucrative! Three Bedroom Lofthill Flat (8.5% Gross Yield)

This 3 bedroom, ground floor flat in Lofthill (SR3) is certainly not visually attractive from the outside but given it offers 8.5% Gross Yield, it could make an attractive investment!

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EPC Legislation Gets Tougher in 2016 & 2018

I'm quite open about my dislike of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's), a view I have firmly held since their introduction in 2007...

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What Type of Property Sells Best in Sunderland?

Knowing how saleable a property is going to be before you buy it is vital when considering what to buy for your next property investment...because one day you will want to sell that property

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Sunderland Property Markets - Predictions for 2015

As 2014 draws to a close it's time to give thought to what 2015 may bring the Sunderland Property Markets. You'll note that I've written 'Markets' (plural), rather than 'Market' (singular) as there's no such thing as the Sunderland Property Market...

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Sunderland Rental Market Statistics November 2014

Sunderland has a number of very different property markets within the City with some areas having massive over-supply of rented properties and others with decent rented accommodation in short supply

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Sunderland Private Rented Sector Reforms - Why Fix What Isn't Broken?

In the last few months, a number of politicians in Westminster have decided to pay particularly close attention to the Private Rented Sector. One of the recent suggestions, unveiled by Ed Milliband as a key Labour Party manifesto pledge, is rent controls

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