Category: Property Industry News

40pc of UK Home-Buyers Prepare for Prolonged Renting

40pc of UK Home-Buyers Prepare for Prolonged Renting

A new survey by Money Supermarket has found that 8 million people in the UK are currently priced out of the housing market, with most first time buyers accepting the reality that they will be...




Buy to let: why landlords should buy in the north

Buy to let: why landlords should buy in the north

Buy-to-let investors should head north for the best rental returns, but avoid the midlands! Property investors looking for the highest rental returns should head for the north, while avoiding London, the midlands and Scotland....




Letting industry continues to prosper

Letting industry continues to prosper

The residential lettings market continues to grow from strength to strength, with the news that stock levels are increasing year on year. Research from Experian has revealed that there were 58,000 more properties available...




Landlords feel the squeeze as more tenants struggle, but rent rises slow to 2.7%

Landlords feel the squeeze as more tenants struggle, but rent rises slow to 2.7%

A rise in the number of tenants struggling to pay their rent as household finances become more stretched, has been reported by almost half of letting agents. According to the Association of Letting Agents...




Letting agents’ support still rising

Letting agents’ support still rising

Lettings agents across the UK are continuing to show their support for The Property Ombudsman scheme, with more than 300 offices joining this year to take the total past 9,000. Gerry Fitzjohn, chief operating...




Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

New research from letting agents shows the UK is feeling the squeeze of the economic slowdown, as more tenants are struggling to pay their rents on time. Four in ten (41.2%) members of the...




London leads private rented sector investment

London leads private rented sector investment

London continues to lead the way for Private Rented Sector investment appetite, capital value outlook and future income expectation, the latest Young Group Index reveals. Approaching half (46%) of Private Rented Sector (PRS) investors...




Better protection for private tenants promised

Better protection for private tenants promised

The Scottish Government has promised better protection and improved services for more than 270,000 private sector tenants. A consultation launched by housing minister Keith Brown yesterday will help deal with rogue landlords by creating...




Complex Buy to Let yields reach new high

Complex Buy to Let yields reach new high

According to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy To Let Index, the complex buy to let (BTL) market continues to offer landlords and professional investors better average rates of return than mainstream ‘vanilla’...




Landlords advised to ‘get together’ with struggling tenants

Landlords advised to ‘get together’ with struggling tenants

The key to keeping both landlords and tenants happy is good regular communication. Whether a landlord owns and rents out one property or dozens, it is likely that from time to time they will...