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B2L investors take the long view

One in four buy- to-let investors plan to keep their properties for more than 15 years, according to Mortgage Trust. And three-quarters of landlords expect to hold onto their properties for more than five years.


Warning on Council Tax

More pensioners will be plunged into poverty if the government introduces a new band to double Council Tax on 1m homes, says the Devon Pensioners’ Action Forum.

Mortgages PLC cashback offer

Mortgages PLC has launched an exclusive cash- back deal for packagers. £300 cashback is offered on all heavy and unlimited mortgage applications submitted via packagers.

Be fair to home buyers, Gordon

The industry is to witness two important firsts by the end of this month – March 21 and March 31.

Brown’s zero carbon Stamp Duty exemption is an “empty pledge”

SmartNewHomes calls Brown’s pledge to exempt zero carbon homes under £500,000 from Stamp Duty an “empty pledge”.David Bexon, managing director of, says: “I welcome any initiative that aims to cut carbon emissions and encourage the future development of zero carbon homes across the UK. “However, I fear that Government’s latest pledge of Stamp Duty […]


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