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Big Brother Landlords are Spying on Tenants!

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Science fiction writers would have us believe that it won’t be long before we are all subjects of intrusive surveillance systems designed to infiltrate every corner of our lives. Indeed, we are halfway there already, with CCTV on every street corner and smart home devices tracking us inside our homes. But in a disturbing development, some landlords are using smart surveillance technology to harass and monitor their tenants.

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The Pros and Cons of Student Lets

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Student lets are a popular business model for more experienced landlords. The UK is blessed with a world-leading higher education system and young people from overseas are queuing up to go to a UK university.

Student tenants offer a lot of advantages to landlords, but there are some disadvantages, as we are about to find out.

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Is Short-Term Letting a Viable Business Model?

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Many landlords are struggling as the government’s tax squeeze increases and some are deserting the buy to let sector altogether. It is no longer as easy as it once was for landlords to make a lot of money from buy to let portfolios, particularly in cities like London where property values are high and rental yields are correspondingly low.

Not surprisingly, some of these landlords have switched to short-term letting as a solution to their woes, but is it a good idea?

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