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Pension crisis bolsters B2L

The pensions crisis is bolstering the buy-to-let market as investors choose to hold on to properties, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Its quarterly lettings survey shows demand for rental property is the strongest since January 2004. Rent levels increased for the 10th consecutive quarter.

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Woolwich launches buy-to-let tracker rates

Woolwich has launched buy-to-let tracker rates available from today.The product range includes a Barclays Bank base rate plus 0.89% tracker rate for loans up to 75% LTV, and a BBBR plus 0.99% switch and save tracker for loans up to 75% LTV. They also include a set of stepped trackers with year one headline rates […]

Boosting choice

A consortium of 15 local authorities and housing associations has been given 1.6m to help set up sub-regional choice based lettings schemes as part of a government drive to offer more choice and better services for home seekers.

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