Tagged: buy-to-let

Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Tenants are struggling with rising rents, leading to a record number of evictions. Buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a rise in the number of UK tenants in “severe arrears”. The Tenant Arrears Tracker,...




Is buying rental property better than a pension?

Is buying rental property better than a pension?

The buy-to-let market is on the up again, but should you stake your retirement on bricks and mortar? ‘My property is my pension’ is an oft-used phrase when discussing retirement, but how sensible is...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

As the sell-out ARLA annual conference opens this morning, the organisation has come up with a proposal for the mandatory regulation of the entire residential property sector.




Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Interesting discussion on lodging deposits from Property118 I recently had to renew my membership of mydeposits. Part of this process involved sending in a copy of my client deposit account bank statement. Immediately back...




Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

The Chancellor delivered new measures in the Budget aimed at boosting home ownership. Beneficiaries include the  new homes, secondhand homes and mortgage markets, plus the ‘build to rent’ sector. The wide availability of 95%...




EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC regulations are beginning to worry many landlords so I would like to raise this question; “should landlords be selling leasehold flats with a Band F & G EPC rating now?” Just in case...




Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers have no faith that the government will deliver the right type of new housing and mortgage initiatives in next week’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Budget next Wednesday and...




Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove is today adding a disclaimer to all its rental adverts. The move follows last week’s bombshell ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that Your Move – and by implication, all letting agents –...