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Landlord Mortgages launches free online forum for buy-to-let investors

Specialist buy-to-let broker Landlord Mortgages has launched www.houseChat.co.uk &#45 a free online forum for buy-to-let investors.

Landlord says its website offers an independent forum for buy-to-let investors to share valuable information and knowledge.

Investors who log on to www.houseChat.co.uk and register for the free service can access a discussion board with top tips from other member landlords and a Q&A section; information on upcoming events; answers to buy-to-let FAQs covering topics such as letting a property, safety regulations and stamp duty on purchases and a monthly loan repayment calculator that helps investors decide on the level of rent needed to finance their buy-to-let property.

The website was developed for Landlord Mortgages by property investor Ranjan Bhattachary in response to demand from investors for an online forum.

Lee Grandin, managing director of Landlord Mortgages, says: “Buy-to-let investment is still on the increase, yet this is not reflected by a wealth of easily available information. Our website aims to fill this gap by providing support and advice from investors in a similar situation.”

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