Category: Property Industry News

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

According to the latest research from LV= landlord insurance, over 7% of adults in Britain rent out a property to help supplement their income and receive on average £678 per month.   The driving force...




Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

This month there have been many stories in the press about the positivity of the private rented sector.  At the beginning of the month it was reported that tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with...




Scotland see’s stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales

Scotland see’s stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales

In England and Wales monthly rents increased just 1.5% on average in the past year, where as in Scotland average residential rents are up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows. With...




Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP)

Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP)

In a surprise move yesterday the Government amended the Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP).  This amendment has been welcomed by SAFEagent, who had wrote...




99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

Research from sales and lettings firm KIS shows that just 1 person in 200 is aware of the existence of a government scheme designed to protect tenants. As of October, letting agents have been...




Little movement on rental values

Little movement on rental values

An analysis by Kate Faulkner, Property Market Analyst and Commentator, concludes that there has not been significant rent rises on 2014. The analysis reviews indices published by Homelet, LSL and Belvoir. As is generally...




Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

Report predicts rent increases and falling home ownership

A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation paints a stark picture as to what the housing market will look like in 2040. It predicts that one in five people will live in private rented...




Tenants not convinced by reform promises

Tenants not convinced by reform promises

The majority of tenants, over 60 per cent, say they remain unconvinced of promises from political parties in relation to the rental sector. Labour’s plans include default three year tenancies and a ban on...




New online Section 21 eviction service launched

New online Section 21 eviction service launched

The government has launched a new service enabling landlords to use the Section 21 accelerated possession procedure online. With many landlords often making mistakes in court applications the online process is designed to ask...