Category: Property Industry News

Housing market becoming increasingly localised, Rightmove

Housing market becoming increasingly localised, Rightmove

Winners in current housing market include home-owners in London and the south, the cash-rich and buy-to-let investors. The average price of a property coming to market in September is £234,858, which is virtually the...




Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Lettings agents need more effective regulation

Now that the private rented sector is the second largest tenure in the market, it’s time to make agencies more transparent. One in four people in Britain feel they have been charged unfair fees by...




Top 10 pieces of furniture to put in your investment property

Top 10 pieces of furniture to put in your investment property

So, you’ve just purchased a brand new property with the aim of renting it out. No matter what location the property may be in, there are some essential pieces of furniture that you should...




Rents ‘over-heating’ in London and the South East

Rents ‘over-heating’ in London and the South East

60% of tenants expect to be paying higher rents in 12 months’ time, with the highest proportions anticipating upwards rental pressure in London and South East · ‘Serial landlords’ more prevalent in the North...




The Montague Report: Addressing Issues in the UK Housing Market

The Montague Report: Addressing Issues in the UK Housing Market

Last month, Sir Adrian Montague published his long-awaited review of the investment market in the private rented sector (PRS) in the UK. The report assessed the barriers to investment and made recommendations to help improve...




RICS offer 10 points to help parents investing in student property

RICS offer 10 points to help parents investing in student property

Some parents are opting to invest in student property for the benefit of their children which will then make for an ideal future investment. The 10 points: 1.      Research the location 2.      Know what you are...




Landlords urged to homework on student tenants

Landlords urged to homework on student tenants

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and referencing firm, is urging landlords to fully reference prospective student tenants before entering into a tenancy agreement. With the start of the academic year fast approaching many...




Labour slams unscrupulous letting agents

Labour slams unscrupulous letting agents

Jack Dromey MP, Labour’s shadow housing minister, described the findings as “shocking” and blamed the government for standing by and doing nothing. He said: “Unscrupulous lettings agents are ripping off tenants by charging them...




Half of landlords think it is a good time to invest in buy-to-let

Half of landlords think it is a good time to invest in buy-to-let

Landlords’ confidence in buy-to-let has been bolstered by strong tenant demand and attractive purchase prices. According to a new survey from LSL Property Services, nearly half of landlords (48%) believe that now is a...




Lively debate will follow on buy-to-let

Lively debate will follow on buy-to-let

The private rented sector has been making the news recently, and it is a sector where there could be some exciting developments in the next few years. Recently, the Government published a review of...