Tagged: buy-to-let

2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

2019 will see 24% of all homes privately rented prediction

A forecast from Savills predicts that there will be an additional 1.2 million households in England & Wales in the private rented sector by 2019, of which over two million private rented households will be in the 35-49...




Rental demand most important factor for determining level of buy to let mortgage business

Rental demand most important factor for determining level of buy to let mortgage business

According to the latest quarterly survey, intermediaries’ are positive about their future levels of mortgage business over the next year, with many advisers expecting to see a 3% average increase over the next 12 months....




ONS figures reveal almost no growth in Wales PRS

ONS figures reveal almost no growth in Wales PRS

From September 2013 to September this year, private rental prices grew just 0.2% across Wales  according to the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices from the Office of National Statistics.  The figures however contrast...




Fast track evictions for nuisance tenants

Fast track evictions for nuisance tenants

From today, new powers introduced in the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will give landlords the means to evict problem tenants more swiftly. The fast-track process will take into consideration previous...




North South divide on rents deepens

North South divide on rents deepens

Overall rents in the UK may have increased by £66 per month in a yearly comparison to reach £1,034 per month.  However, where as the South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised...




September see’s ease in rent prices

September see’s ease in rent prices

The latest figures from the HomeLet Rental Index show that twice as many regions in the UK saw rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices in September,  taking the average monthly price to...




Buy-to-let not to blame for housing crisis

Buy-to-let not to blame for housing crisis

Two market experts, David Whittaker and Ying Tan of Mortgages for Business and The Buy to Let Business respectively, said that buy-to-let is providing a market service and not contributing to the UK’s lack...




Falling rental yields for standard BTL properties

Falling rental yields for standard BTL properties

According to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index, rental yields on standard or ‘vanilla’ buy to let properties are falling. Gross yields on such properties, have fallen to 5.9% as...




Rise in Britons giving up on home ownership

Rise in Britons giving up on home ownership

The number of British tenants who never expect to own their own home as risen from 12% three years ago to 18%. Even for those that still aspire to buying a property, almost half...




New type of tenancy for private rented sector in Scotland

New type of tenancy for private rented sector in Scotland

A consultation on a new type of tenancy has been launched for the private rented sector by the Scottish Government. The primary aim of the new tenancy type is to give tenants better security...