Tagged: buy-to-let

Buy-to-let mortgages at cheapest level ever

Buy-to-let mortgages at cheapest level ever

Landlords are enjoying the cheapest buy-to-let mortgages ever as lenders drop rates and fees to grab a bigger share of the market. A report in The Telegraph compared today’s lowest rate of 2.49% fixed for two...




Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few tenants in the private rented sector in the UK end up having deposit deductions at the end of their tenancy, new research shows. Just 9% have had their landlord or letting agent retain money according...




Warning of huge CGT burden on landlords

Warning of huge CGT burden on landlords

A rental portal has calculated that some landlords will be obliged to pay up to £54,000 in Capital Gains Tax from April 2014. Currently the last three years of a rented property’s capital growth...




Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords across the nation are increasingly going the extra mile to help out their tenants as a way to make sure they are happy at a time when the rented sector remains particularly competitive for...




Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Landlords across the UK witnessed impressive increases in what they were able to bring in through rental income throughout 2013, but growth levels were far slower than they were a year before, the latest report...




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.




Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Nearly four in five landlords are unwilling to rent to tenants on housing benefit, a survey has revealed. Just 18 per cent of landlords had tenants with housing benefit in one or more of...




First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

Well if ever there was confirmation of the recovery in the UK’s residential property market it is the first data covering 2014 which suggest this year will be a strong one. The first index...




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...




Avoid a stormy tenancy

Avoid a stormy tenancy

Following the UK’s recent bad weather ARLA is reminding tenants to be aware of who is responsible for what in the event of damage to a rented property. Storm damage, power cuts and flooding...