Tagged: buy-to-let

‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

Returns from buy-to-let are in long-term decline, says Richard Dyson. Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns and are failing to consider the effects of a range of costs, a new report has shown....




Where next for residential investment?

Where next for residential investment?

The appetite for investing in residential is the strongest it has been for decades.  This appetite is translating into a growing volume of deals.  Not just new investment in fully let private rental portfolios but sale...




UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

UK housing minister reaffirms commitment to bigger private property rental sector

The UK government is taking major steps to encourage a bigger and better private rented property sector and has announced a raft of new measures. A Private Rented Sector taskforce has been set up...




Councils must gain more power to raise standards in the private rented sector

Councils must gain more power to raise standards in the private rented sector

Local authorities should enforce private rented sector standards yet lack funds to do so. Expanding selective licensing can fix this. Under the Housing Act 2004, the powers and responsibilities for dealing with unacceptably poor standards in...




Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

Rise in severe rental arrears give private residential landlords a tough time

The number of private sector tenants in England and Wales with severe rental arrears has increased by 3.3% on a quarterly basis despite wider improvements in tenant finance, according to the latest research. The...




New Willmott Dixon company marks major move into private rented sector

New Willmott Dixon company marks major move into private rented sector

Willmott Dixon has moved into the private rented sector with the launch of a new company. The company, called be:here, has reached agreement with M&G Investments’ Secured Property Income Fund to invest in its...




June update on the Private Rented Sector

June update on the Private Rented Sector

Longer tenancies, the potential consequences for the industry of the Superstrike vs Rodrigues case, and of course Shelters launch of its campaign to ban agent fees to tenants.




Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

The number of claims for possession by landlords in the UK is up a further 12% on average, with significant increases in some parts of England and Wales, according to the government’s latest Court...




Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

Shelter confirms it wants change in law to stop agent fees to tenants

When agent David Baker wrote to Shelter over its campaign to end letting agent fees charged to tenants, he was not expecting a response. However, he got one. And the response confirms that Shelter...




New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

A new rent survey is bidding to give better results for landlords by reporting rents agreed between more than 1,500 private landlords and their tenants. The research targets landlords who belong to the National...