Category: Property Industry News

Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Tenancy Deposit Protection Deadline for Scottish Landlords

Do you let out a property in Scotland? The deadline for protecting your tenancy deposits is Tuesday the 13th of November 2012. Not only must you be registered with the appropriate local authority and transfer existing...




Are gimmicks really the best way to fill student accommodation?

Are gimmicks really the best way to fill student accommodation?

With November now upon us, most landlords of student properties will have welcomed in a new set of tenants and should have got into the swing of receiving regular rent from all of them....




B2L remortgaging up 11% in October

B2L remortgaging up 11% in October

Valuations for buy-to-let remortgaging were up 11 per cent in October compared to September, according to Connells’ latest housing market activity report. While valuations for new buy-to-let purchases fell 6 per cent in October...




Half of all LAs could face affordable housing shortfall

Half of all LAs could face affordable housing shortfall

The private rented sector could see further demands on its limited stocks as local authorities face housing shortfalls by 2017. Housing benefit reforms, which will cut payments to private and social housing tenants in...




Time running out for Scots agents to protect deposits

Time running out for Scots agents to protect deposits

Landlords and agents in Scotland are being warned that time is running out to protect tenancy deposits. The deadline of November 13 requires all deposits received between March 7, 2011, and October 2 this...




Did the summer of sport dampen London’s rental market?

Did the summer of sport dampen London’s rental market?

New report shows number of new tenancies fell in the capital while the rest of the UK enjoys a slight upturn. Figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) shows the number of...




Remortgaging top reason for mortgage applications – Paragon

Remortgaging top reason for mortgage applications – Paragon

Remortgages were the most frequesnt cases handled by intermediaries in the third quarter with 37% of intermediaries doing business in this area, data from Paragon has shown. The surge in remortgage applications was closely...




Buy-to-let watch

Buy-to-let watch

Shorter-term money may seem the best option for customers and the shorter tie-in periods create more business for intermediaries but there are a number of good reasons to recommend five-year deals. You might think...




How to Advertise Your Property

How to Advertise Your Property

Advertising your property and securing a tenant is a major part of being a successful landlord. It’s not just the traditional methods of advertising that can be useful i.e. using a letting agency or...




Thousands more private tenants sign on for housing benefit

Thousands more private tenants sign on for housing benefit

A new report says that 10,000 more working families every month are now drawing housing benefit to help pay their private rent. Home Truths 2012, from the National Housing Federation, labels today’s housing market...