Tagged: buy-to-let

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Obliging letting agents to join an ombudsman or other redress scheme may not address issues of financial protection according to the chair of a scheme campaigning to protect client deposits. John Midgley, chair of...




Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Escalating rent costs are forcing two in five of those in the private rented sector to cut back on heating, while a third are avoiding buying food, a shock poll has revealed. The worrying...




Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Nine out of ten Independent Financial Advisers expect UK house prices to increase during the next three years. Some 40% of IFAs would increase their own personal exposure to residential if it were easier...




Go green to get a good deal

Go green to get a good deal

It’s not surprising that the news that the government is extending Green Deal finance to landlords and tenants in England, Wales and Scotland has been welcomed by lettings bodies. With just four years to...




Buy-to-let investors could make 15.3pc return

Buy-to-let investors could make 15.3pc return

The average buy-to-let investor in England and Wales could make a 15.3% return over the next 12 months due to the flourishing rental market, LSL Property Services has estimated writes Ryan Bembridge.




Pensions windfall could see buy-to-let boom

Pensions windfall could see buy-to-let boom

Brokers believe the pension reforms announced in the Budget could trigger a surge in buy-to-let investment and an increase in the number of borrowers paying down interest-only mortgages. From next April, savers aged 55...




Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Overall advertised rents in the UK reached their highest level since the third quarter of 2012 with nine out of 11 regions seeing growth, according to the latest rental index. Rents in Scotland saw...




Rents rising fastest in Scotland

Rents rising fastest in Scotland

Landlords in Scotland benefited from a rise in average advertising rents in February, Move with Us data has revealed. The region was the best performing in Britain with the biggest percentage increases in advertised...




Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%

Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%

Buy to let borrowing soared by more than 50% in the last three months of 2013, compared with the same time a year earlier. Banks and building societies advanced £6.6 billion to landlords and...




Void periods on the decline

Void periods on the decline

Landlords are reporting that the incidence of void periods are falling, which is good news for the wider private rented sector. It isn’t just the incidence of voids that are decreasing; the duration of...