Tagged: buy-to-let

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...




RLA launch dedicated election website

RLA launch dedicated election website

All major political parties contesting the UK general election have now published their election manifestos ahead of the 7th May 2015 polling date. For those with an interest in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)...




Buy-to-let best long term investment

Buy-to-let best long term investment

A comparative analysis, sponsored by lender Landbay, revealed that buy-to-let was the best performing long term investment when compared against equities, gilts, commercial property and cash. The results showed that over the last 18...




UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

The latest HomeLet Rental Index shows that rents across the UK have risen by an average of 10.2% over the last year. Rent rises were experienced in every UK region except Wales. Analysis of...




Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

The latest Generation Report from Halifax shows that the number of first time buyers in 2014 was at its highest level for seven years. Further analysis of the report however shows a disconnect between...