What to consider when buying a holiday home

There are plenty of benefits to owning a second home but some councils, locals and lenders are fighting back

Couple with suitcase in a holiday home
A holiday home can be a lucrative source of additional income but there are new and costly rules and regulations to bear in mind
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Buying a holiday home could be a great way to earn additional income or to have somewhere to escape to for the summer but there are plenty of rules, regulations and restrictions to be aware of.

The "lure of a coastal holiday home or crash pad in the city" has encouraged one in 10 people to own a second home, said the HomeOwners Alliance.

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