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UK mortgage market growth slowing, says valuers

UK mortgage market growth slowing, says valuers

The UK mortgage market is growing at its slowest annual rate in two years, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation. While the total number of residential valuations...




THE UK NEEDS A BIG BOOST IN NUMBER OF RENTAL PROPERTIES TO COVER DEMAND

THE UK NEEDS A BIG BOOST IN NUMBER OF RENTAL PROPERTIES TO COVER DEMAND

If the private rented sector is to meet the increasing challenges being placed on it to satisfy ever increasing demand, maintain standards and prevent rents from rocketing, there needs to be urgent reform of...




BTL availability drops 82pc in 5 years

BTL availability drops 82pc in 5 years

Interest rates have also fallen over this period with fixed rates down by as much as 1.00%. Today there are 411 prime Buy-to-let deals on the market at an average variable rate of 4.53% and fixed...




Regulation for deposits in Scotland

Regulation for deposits in Scotland

Tenancy Deposit Protection became mandatory in Scotland yesterday. The law affects everyone who rents or rents out a property, whether they are landlord or tenant. It was passed by the Scottish Government last year,...




It’s a good time to be buying more investment property

It’s a good time to be buying more investment property

Figures are good for buyers making their first investment or for current buy-to-let investors. Although the news is filled with property woes at the moment, with the UK economy being in some turmoil in...




Guaranteed rents

Guaranteed rents

A guaranteed rent scheme affords a landlord peace of mind in the knowledge that they will receive a fixed monthly income from their letting agent even if their property is vacant, or rents have...




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...