Tagged: buy-to-let

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...




Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

Immigration Checks and a Code of Practice for the Private Rented Sector

The beginning of this month seen the announcement of a pilot area for landlords being responsible for checking the immigration status of their tenants.  The pilot area chosen was the West Midlands, with Wolverhampton...




Only one third of tenants think that they will ever be able to buy a home

Only one third of tenants think that they will ever be able to buy a home

New research from online letting agents Property Let By Us shows that only slightly more than one third of tenants in private rental accommodation in the UK believe they will ever be able to...




With redress scheme deadline looming agents act to comply

With redress scheme deadline looming agents act to comply

The deadline for letting agents to sign up to an approved redress scheme is October 1. With fines of up to £5,000 for non-compliance, signs are that letting agents are signing up to one...




One last chance for landlords announces HMRC

One last chance for landlords announces HMRC

With up to 1.5 million landlords underpaying up to £500 million in tax every year, the HMRC has announced one last chance for landlords who fail to declare all their rental income. HMRC plans...




Rents reach record high

Rents reach record high

The average rent in England and Wales has reached a record £761 per month. This is £3 higher that the previous record set in October 2013. Seven out of ten regions in England and...




Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

Is the ‘revenge evictions’ bill needed?

There are growing concerns that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill which attempts to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’ is not required. The aim of such a law is to prevent landlords evicting tenants who have...




Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years

Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years

Research by Countrywide found that demand for rental accommodation across Britain has grown on the back of a housing market which is beginning to show signs of cooling.  This increased demand is being reflected in...