Tagged: buy-to-let

Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Moneyfacts today revealed that the number of buy-to-let deals available to first-time landlords has risen by 13%, up from 574 in April to 664 today, arguably as a result of the new pension freedoms.  Charlotte...




Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Data collected by peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest shows that Birmingham tops the best postcodes for buy-to-let in the UK, with landlords in the area benefiting from the UK’s best rental yields. The rental yield...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...




Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were 18,200 buy to let loans in March – up 12 per cent on the previous month and up 21 per cent compared to March 2014. Buy...




Sitting tenants becoming the choice of landlords

Sitting tenants becoming the choice of landlords

According to a new report by Countrywide Residential Lettings, the number of properties bought with a sitting tenant has reached its highest level since 2005, accounting for 11% of all property purchases by landlords....




Record number of tenant evictions

Record number of tenant evictions

In the first quarter of the year tenant evictions reached a record high of 11,307 according to government figures. The report from the Ministry of Justice however showed that the majority of these evictions...




Investment only way forward for rental sector

Investment only way forward for rental sector

With the demand for private rental homes forecast to rise by 1.2 million by 2019, this need can only be met by new, good quality, fit-for-purpose rented housing in volume. Jacqui Daly, director, Savills...




More than a quarter of would be landlords do not know how to apply for a mortgage to get started

More than a quarter of would be landlords do not know how to apply for a mortgage to get started

New research, conducted for specialist mortgage lender Kensington, shows more than half of over 40s retirement savers would consider investing in buy to let to increase their income in retirement following the launch of pension...




Landlords anticipate rent rises to taper off over the next 12 months

Landlords anticipate rent rises to taper off over the next 12 months

According to the latest sentiment survey from UK lettings agent network Your Move and Reeds Rains, UK landlords expect annual rent growth to slow to 1.7% by next year, down from 3.7% currently.  The proportion of...




ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

The Association of Residential Letting Agents monthly PRS report has found that 72% of its members believe that Labour’s proposed three-year tenancies with a cap on rents will see landlords pull out of the...