Category: Property Industry News

SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

Since its launch last year the SAFEagent campaign has made giant strides in promoting the importance to landlords and tenants of identifying agents who are part of Client Money Protection Schemes. Landlords and tenants...




Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed that between January and March landlords in England and Wales went to court to make 47,220 claims to repossess property – the equivalent of 525...




More than a third of landlords look to BTL as long term investment

More than a third of landlords look to BTL as long term investment

Research from Precise Mortgages has revealed that one in three landlords entered the buy-to-let market as a long term investment.  Reinforcing this long term view by landlords, more than a quarter (27%) of respondents are...




Much needed legislation or an attempt to attract votes?

Much needed legislation or an attempt to attract votes?

Labour’s leader, Ed Miliband, has called for longer-term tenancies and rent controls within the private rented sector. Has he however focused too heavily on tenants and forgotten about landlords and letting agents? On the...




30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

Landlord Action says tackling ‘retaliatory eviction’ needs more resource to guarantee accuracy. Landlord Action’s latest figures show a 30% rise in claims for possession under Section 21 over the last six months, raising concerns...




Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Those who remember the 1980s and Margaret Thatcher will be well aware that the trend towards selling off council properties to their tenants took off. We saw thousands upon thousands of properties acquired by...




Landlords warned on protection

Landlords warned on protection

By failing to buy sufficient life cover, landlords are putting their estates at risk, Ying Tan has said. The managing director of The Buy to Let Business said 80 per cent of landlords have...




Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment

Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment

Property investors who were in at the start of the buy to let boom have piled up £12,000 from every £1,000 pumped into their portfolios, according to new research. Buy to let has also...




Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

In line with trends in Q4 2013, landlords remain positive about the buy-to-let market, a report by Paragon Mortgages has revealed. The specialist buy-to-let lender’s quarterly PRS Trends survey findings show that 41% of...




April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

This month seen more announcements of high profile entrepreneurs venturing into the online property market, leading to speculation that 2014 is the year the sector is transformed with the future of the industry not on...