Tagged: build-to-rent

BTL landlords face insurance hike

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums.




Rent increase slowed in 2013

Rent increase slowed in 2013

Annual rent rises have halved over the course of 2013, the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL has revealed. Average rents across England and Wales have risen 1.5% in the past year, to stand at...




Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

A generation of renters could be left behind as the housing debate focuses on home ownership warned the CBI, as it called for action to boost investment in the rental sector. By 2018, 1...




AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

In his Autumn Statement, George Osborne confirmed that, after five fraught years, the British economy is finally inching closer to sustained growth. However, the Chancellor warned that the days of austerity are not yet...




UK private residential rents set to increase by 16% in next five years

UK private residential rents set to increase by 16% in next five years

Residential property rents across the UK, which have been rising since 2010, are expected to rise by 16% by 2018, according to a new report from Knight Frank. It points out that the pace...




BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

Strong demand for rental property and the lack of supply of new homes will push up rents for the foreseeable future, even if Help to Buy does help more tenants onto the property ladder....




New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

It is tragic that the  Coalition shows no commitment to solving the problem Exactly 20 years ago a Tory government introduced its widely-trumpeted Rent into Mortgage scheme, in an attempt to revive the Right...




How to revive build to rent

How to revive build to rent

Vidhya Alakeson is Deputy Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation. The private rented sector is fast becoming the only housing option for low to middle income families. Even with Help to Buy, home ownership is...