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How Buy to Let has changed the Housing Landscape

Posted on August 15, 2013 by siadmin in Student property investment

These two maps from a decade apart show just how the roll out of buy to let has altered the housing landscape of England and Wales.

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Two more Councils Launch HMO Licensing

Posted on August 2, 2013 by siadmin in HMO rules

Two more councils are tightening up licensing for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

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Student Housing – Where not to Buy

Posted on July 16, 2013 by siadmin in Student property investment

Property experts have listed 18 university towns and cities where investors should not buy student housing unless they have compelling reasons.

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Council Rejects Article 4 rules for Student HMOs

Posted on May 28, 2013 by siadmin in HMO rules, Student letting

Councillors are set to abandon tougher article 4 planning and licensing laws for shared student houses because they feel a crackdown will have no effect.

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Lenders Shun Homes in Selective Licensing Cities

Posted on April 9, 2013 by siadmin in HMO rules, Mortgages, Student property investment

Buy to let mortgage lenders are refusing to advance money to landlords with homes – including houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) – in neighbourhoods covered by council selective licensing schemes.

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HMO Controls won’t improve Housing, claim Landlords

Posted on March 12, 2013 by siadmin in HMO rules, Student letting

More councils are preparing licensing and planning controls for shared houses in multiple occupation (HMO) mainly let to students.

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Article 4 Directions for Student Houses Explained

Posted on January 25, 2013 by siadmin in HMO rules

Article 4 directions for student houses are a tool for local councils to crack down on the number of shared houses in some neighbourhoods.

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