Category: Property Industry News

Cost of borrowing set to rise for home-owners

Cost of borrowing set to rise for home-owners

With both those with a small deposit and first time buyers set to be affected by the increase in the cost of borrowing, it looks like more people will be renting and for potentially...




Tribunal stokes row over the cost of heating a rented home

Tribunal stokes row over the cost of heating a rented home

Landlords need to switch on to a new tribunal ruling that orders them to make sure heating in rented homes is affordable for tenants. Liverpool City Council won a case on appeal before the...




Rental yields and tenant demand keep growing

Rental yields and tenant demand keep growing

The average yield on rental property increased from 6.1% in the first quarter of the year to 6.5% in the second, according to the latest Private Rental Sector Trends Survey commissioned by buy-to-let lender...




Nearly 50% of tenants outright winners with Mydeposits

Nearly 50% of tenants outright winners with Mydeposits

Disputes about tenancy deposits are raised almost equally by both sides: 48% of disputes are raised by landlords or their agents, and 51% by tenants. But tenants stand a better chance of winning all...




Landlords Must Minimise Risk of Tenants Falling Into Rental Arrears

Landlords Must Minimise Risk of Tenants Falling Into Rental Arrears

As research reveals that the number of tenants seeking help with rent arrears, affordable property developer FreshStart Living reveal 10 steps for landlords and buy to let property investors to take to lower the risks involved with late...




Rents rise for second consecutive month, while rental arrears where down from April

Rents rise for second consecutive month, while rental arrears where down from April

Rental prices in London rose to record levels during May, according to the latest LSL Buy-to-Let Index. Properties in the capital now command an average monthly rental cost of £1,038, a figure that was...




Bedroom tax ‘could force thousands into private rented sector’

Bedroom tax ‘could force thousands into private rented sector’

Housing associations in the North-East of England are warning that they do not have enough smaller homes for thousands of tenants who will be displaced by the new ‘bedroom tax’. They say that up...




Rent deposit complaints rocket 86% in two years

Rent deposit complaints rocket 86% in two years

Housing charity Shelter is urging renters to make sure their deposits are correctly protected after an 86% increase in complaints during the last two years. Nearly 3,300 calls were taken on this issue in...




Newspaper’s private portal launch re-ignites debate about PRS

Newspaper’s private portal launch re-ignites debate about PRS

The move by the London Evening Standard to launch London Private Rentals, a free listings service aimed directly at landlords, has shocked agents right across London and the home counties. The affair has also...




Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

July 2nd will see the launch of Scotland’s very first Tenancy Deposit Scheme requiring all tenant deposits to be secured with a Government approved custodial scheme. The regulations to provide these deposit schemes became...