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Landlord Insider

On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

George Dibb

George has built up a portfolio of rental properties over a number of years, focusing on traditional buy-to-let properties and refurbishment strategies in the North of England. George leverages his background in investment to focus on active and research led investment across both property and financial markets. George is a regular contributor to the Landlord Vision blog, focusing on property investment, the profession of being a landlord and writing market research material.

House Prices Could Fall as Much as 5% By 2024

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House prices could be set to fall by as much as 5 percent over the next two years as inflation and rising interest rates begin to take their toll. Capital Economics, a leading independent economic research firm, is now forecasting that house prices will l drop by 4 percent overall by the end of 2024. In contrast to recent reports by Knight Frank and Halifax, which suggest that prices could rise by a more moderate 0-2 percent in 2023, Capital Economics now expects house prices to fall by 3 percent in 2023 and a further 1.8 percent in 2024. 

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Keeping An Eye on Your Buy-To-Let Taxes in The Year Ahead

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With the 2021-2022 tax year coming to an end in April and rising mortgage rates denting the profitability of buy-to-lets, it is more important than ever that British landlords make full use of the tax reliefs available to them. For any landlords in doubt about what they can and cannot claim, seeking the advice of an experienced accountant should be the first port of call. That being said, it is still imperative that all landlords have a working understanding of their responsibilities and the support available to them. 

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Two-Fifths of Property Purchases Fail Due to Mortgage Delays

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A recent survey of homebuyers found that nearly two-fifths had seen their property purchases fall through due to mortgage delays. Butterfield Mortgages Limited commissioned an independent survey of 690 homebuyers, with 38% having experienced mortgage delays that resulted in their purchase falling through. The survey highlighted that over half (51%) of respondents believe that the process of securing a mortgage is too slow, with 69% believing that the process as a whole causes undue stress. 

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How Do House Prices Respond to Inflation? 

In investing circles, it is a broadly accepted rule that property, that is houses, provides a great hedge against inflation. Simply, this means that property is great at protecting your money and its purchasing power from the damaging and erosive effects of inflation. In some ways, this is due to property being a tangible or a ‘real’ asset. Something you can touch and feel, as opposed to a dilutable share in a company. 

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