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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,...




Top 5 things most undervalued by Landlords.

Top 5 things most undervalued by Landlords.

Found this article on PropertyTribes and just had to share it here: Vanessa has put together a list of the 5 things that she believe’s are most under-valued by Landlords: 1.  The inventory. To my...




Renters are £2,000 a year better off, but lifetime renters are missing out

Renters are £2,000 a year better off, but lifetime renters are missing out

Renting is cheaper than buying across all but two of the UK’s 376 boroughs despite strong rental growth and historically low bank base rates, shows new research released by Savills and Rightmove. This is...




Accidental landlords trapped in the buy-to-let market?

Accidental landlords trapped in the buy-to-let market?

Increasing numbers of ‘accidental landlords’ are remaining in the buy-to-let market rather than trying to sell their properties, says Landlord Assist, the tenant eviction and rent collection firm. ‘Accidental landlords’ was a phrase coined...




Revealed: London’s new buy-to-let hotspots

Revealed: London’s new buy-to-let hotspots

Buy-to-let lending is soaring — and now the results of a study, released today, suggest where the smart new landlords should be heading.  Lending for buy-to-let accounted for £3.9 billion (33,200 loans) in the three...




CML sees Q2 buy-to-let lending up by 5%

CML sees Q2 buy-to-let lending up by 5%

Buy-to-let lending has increased as landlords rush to cash in on cheap mortgages and rising rental yields, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have found. According to the data, the second quarter of...




Rents will keep on rising, declares RICS

Rents will keep on rising, declares RICS

Residential rents across the UK have increased by 4.3% over the past 12 months and are likely to go up another 3.9%, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said. The body’s residential lettings...




Where can you find the Cheapest Rental Properties in the UK?

Where can you find the Cheapest Rental Properties in the UK?

With the ever increasing price of food, fuel and household utilities the cost of living is fast becoming a daily worry for many UK tenants. More and more are looking to downsize to smaller...




Rental yields continue to climb

Rental yields continue to climb

Buy-to-let investors have seen average gross rental yields edge up to 6.2% in June 2012 compared to 6.0% 12 months earlier, BM Solutions claims. The increase has been primarily driven by a 5.3% growth...