Tagged: Buy-to-let Mortgage

Slight fall in student rents

Slight fall in student rents

The latest annual report from Accommodation for Students shows that the average rental value (ARV) in the student sector has fallen from £79.64pw per bedroom in 2013 to £79.27 in 2014. Unsurprisingly, London remains...




Further call to ban letting agent fees

Further call to ban letting agent fees

A joint report from the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Resolution Foundation has called on letting agents’ fees to tenants to be banned. In an effort to raise the minimum standards in the...




Private rental sector growing, but you still need to do your homework

Private rental sector growing, but you still need to do your homework

The private rented sector is growing with reports of an annual increase of 4% on rents and with 6 tenants chasing every available property across the country.  So it was not surprising to also...




Tenants allowed to start businesses without landlord’s permission

Tenants allowed to start businesses without landlord’s permission

The Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, is to introduce a new law that removes the need for a tenant to seek permission from their landlord to operate a business from private rented accommodation. Other measures...




Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Landlords fail to research prior to investing

Research conduced by Platinum Property Partners shows that many buy-to-let investors carry out no or little research before making property purchases. Such news is surprising given that the value of the average property portfolio...




Interest rate rises could cause havoc in private rented sector

Interest rate rises could cause havoc in private rented sector

The loan-to-income cap introduced last month by the Bank of England governor Mark Carney did not apply to but-to-let mortgages. Given these are the fastest growing type of mortgages, and have undoubtedly been the...




Survey predicts stable growth in private rented sector

Survey predicts stable growth in private rented sector

A survey of landlords conducted by Paragon Mortgages found that the average yield across their rental portfolio had increased slightly from 6.1% in Q1 to 6.2% in Q2. Encouragingly the survey also found that...




Restricting buy-to-let lending may restrict supply

Restricting buy-to-let lending may restrict supply

According to tenant eviction and rent recovery firm Landlord Assist, imposing lending restrictions on the buy to let mortgage market in the UK could have damaging consequences for landlords and the supply of rental...




Rental yields fall as property prices continue to rise

Rental yields fall as property prices continue to rise

Gross yields on standard buy to let properties have dropped to 6.3% in the second quarter according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index. This is causing landlords to look...




Average void periods continue to fall

Average void periods continue to fall

Due to increased tenant demand the average void period experienced by UK landlords has fallen to 2.7 weeks. This figure comes from the latest quarterly survey conducted by specialist lender Paragon Mortgages. Full story...