Tagged: buy-to-let

Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Green Deal warning for buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let investors will be forced to make their properties more energy-efficient or stop renting them out. One in 10 buy-to-let homes will be unlettable in five years’ time unless landlords take steps to improve...




London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

London’s renters need protection from greedy agents and rogue landlords

Four in 10 London households will be renting by 2020, a new forecast shows. Among the findings of a select committee of MPs, the Government has just been told that London’s “Generation Rent” is...




Rental and buy-to-let still booming

Rental and buy-to-let still booming

There is predicted to be an increase in property investors planning on buying more residential property, and with this in mind we expect that the property investment industry will continue to flourish in 2013.




Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

A big question for many landlords is whether to let furnished or unfurnished? Whether a property is furnished can decide the type of tenant, throw up different types of problems for landlords and bring...




What a kick start to the new year?

What a kick start to the new year?

2013 has got off to some start with already new regulations coming into effect regarding EPC’s; the Green Deal finance being officially launched as well as Parliament having debated the legal recognition of letting...




Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlord are Key Market for Green Deal

Landlords are key market for ECO stallers under Green Deal, experts say: — Energy Saving Trust research shows high private rented sector demand for green measures upgrades — — Solid wall insulation is key...




Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords smarten up over EPC ratings

Landlords have smartened up their act over energy inefficient properties as fewer homes were reported as receiving an EPC rating of F or G, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows. In...




Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Baroness ‘could still win her fight to get letting agents recognised in law’

Leading figures in the lettings industry remain confident that Baroness Hayter will continue her fight to get letting agents recognised in law as estate agents. Last week, the Government made plain that it would...




Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners see finances improve as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets

Homeowners reported improvements to their finances in January – as tenants in the private rental sector saw a sharp deterioration in their budgets, research found. Nearly four in 10 (39%) Britons believe their finances...




No let up for Northern renters – prices up

No let up for Northern renters – prices up

The gap between North and South is closing – but only in terms of rent, as prices rise in the North. Yorkshire and Humber had the highest rental price increase last year, jumping 12...