Category: Property Industry News

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...




Is this a good time for buy-to-let landlords to expand their portfolios?

Is this a good time for buy-to-let landlords to expand their portfolios?

Not according to brokers, fewer of whom believe that this is a good time for landlords to grow their portfolios than at the beginning of the year according to research commissioned by privately funded...




Outright ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent

Outright ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent

In a move that will send shivers through the entire UK lettings industry, the Scottish government has announced that legislation will be toughened up to ban all up-front fees. Scottish housing minister Keith Brown...




Landlord confidence boosted by strong demand

Landlord confidence boosted by strong demand

Nearly half of landlords believe now is a good time to invest as demand for rental accommodation grows. Bleak conditions in the housing market and low mortgage approval rates have meant a growing number...




Students advised to use registered letting agencies

Students advised to use registered letting agencies

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is advising the thousands of students looking for rental accommodation in the UK to use a regulated lettings agent to ensure they are fully protected throughout the letting...




New report calls for radical build-to-let programme

New report calls for radical build-to-let programme

A new model of British homes is suggested in an influential new report out this morning, whereby institutional investors such as pension funds will be encouraged to fund the mass-scale building of private homes...




Landlords positive about student lets

Landlords positive about student lets

As thousands of students prepare to fly the nest this autumn and head to university, private landlords are preparing for one of their busiest periods. A recent survey by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages,...