Tagged: buy-to-let

A third of councils are considering compulsory landlord licensing

A third of councils are considering compulsory landlord licensing

Health and safety concerns, and the sheer growth of the sector, lead local authorities to pay more attention to private rentals Eight out of 10 councils expect their authorities to take a more proactive...




Letting agents voluntarily signing up to Ombudsman Scheme while Landlords being made responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants

Letting agents voluntarily signing up to Ombudsman Scheme while Landlords being made responsible for checking the immigration status of tenants

With last month’s announcement by the Government that all letting agents must “belong to a recognised redress scheme.”  It was encouraging to see that The Property Ombudsman was able to announce at the beginning of the...




Welsh government gets ready to revolutionise private rented sector

Welsh government gets ready to revolutionise private rented sector

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation into reforming the private rented sector in Wales. Proposals include ditching ASTs in favour of simplified, standard contracts. They would contained a ‘prohibited conduct’ term to deal...




Private renting’s hidden costs revealed

Private renting’s hidden costs revealed

The hidden costs of renting private accommodation in Northern Ireland have been revealed in an undercover survey carried out by the Housing Rights Service (HRS). Mystery shoppers conducted a survey of 40 lettings agents...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




Architects in the UK launch campaign for more spacious homes

Architects in the UK launch campaign for more spacious homes

The Case for Space study reveals that 75% consider a lack of space a key problem, be sure to invest in properties that are spacious and with plenty of natural light so as to...




Private rental reforms based on ideology not evidence, say landlords

Private rental reforms based on ideology not evidence, say landlords

Reforms to the way the private rented sector operates in Wales are based on ideology rather than evidence, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has claimed. The RLA is warning that the government’s Welsh Agents...




Number of first-time landlord cases increases, says Paragon

Number of first-time landlord cases increases, says Paragon

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that intermediaries are seeing a steady increase in the number of first-time landlords entering the buy-to-let market.




Tenant Referencing & Rent Guarantee Insurance from Legal 4 Landlords

Tenant Referencing & Rent Guarantee Insurance from Legal 4 Landlords

RentPro has partnered with Legal 4 Landlords to offer you Tenant Referencing, Rent Guarantee Insurance and UK Company Credit Check services. Legal 4 Landlords has already partnered with over 1000 agents for Tenant Referencing...




Shelter says government should regulate letting agents

Shelter says government should regulate letting agents

Letting agents for private property should be regulated by the Scottish government, a leading housing charity has said. Shelter Scotland said the sector was becoming filled with “cowboy” operators because agents needed no professional expertise...