Tagged: buy-to-let

Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to offer longer tenancies

Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to offer longer tenancies

Government plans to be announced later today could see buy-to-let landlords being forced to offer long-term tenancies. Communities secretary Eric Pickles plans to introduce a new set of rules which would give tenants the...




First-time buyers going straight into buy-to-let

First-time buyers going straight into buy-to-let

Growing numbers of first-time buyers are putting their money into properties to let out miles away from where they themselves live, it has been reported. While salaries in big cities such as London tend...




Private residential rental prices up across the UK, new index shows

Private residential rental prices up across the UK, new index shows

Private residential rental prices paid by tenants in the UK rose by 1.2% in the 12 months to August 2013, according to a new index from the Office of National Statistics. Excluding London, were...




UK taxman launches new crackdown on residential landlord payments

UK taxman launches new crackdown on residential landlord payments

Private residential landlords are being advised to put their house in order as the UK’s taxman has announced a crackdown on unpaid taxes. It is estimated that around £500 million is owed by landlords...




PRS requires 615,000 new homes by 2016 – Savills

PRS requires 615,000 new homes by 2016 – Savills

Over 600,000 households will be created in the private rented sector (PRS) between 2014 and 2016, according to new research revealed recently at RESI 13, the UK residential conference. A significant share of the...




Research reveals the extent of hidden tenants in the UK

Research reveals the extent of hidden tenants in the UK

Some 49% of residential letting agencies in the UK have found people living unofficially in rented accommodation during checks on the property. That amounts to 3.3 million people and 75% of these resident ‘ghosts’...




RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

Speaking at Property Week’s RESI conference today, housing minister Mark Prisk said a use class would be “too much of a deterrent at this stage”. “At this stage we want to get the market...




Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Kate Faulkner investigates whether the property market’s recovery is good or bad news for buy-to-let investors. Over the past few months talk of a recovery in the property market has boosted buyers’ confidence. This, coupled with...




Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

The buy-to-let market is booming with loans up nearly 30% in a year and landlords revelling in a return of the feelgood factor, according to two new surveys. New BTL lending hit £5 billion...




Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

A housing benefit cap introduced in the UK means that in many areas of the country some landlords have seen their Local Housing Authority rental income drop by up to 50%, it is claimed....