Tagged: landlords

RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector

RLA claims government discriminates against private rented sector

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused the Government of discriminating against private landlords in relation to the roll out of Universal Credit. This follows the establishment of a helpline for social landlords with...




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...




Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Landlords have until tomorrow evening 23rd of June to protect any outstanding tenancy deposits they took for tenancies commencing before that date, according to the Deregulation Act 2015 amnesty, otherwise they will be barred...




53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

According to a report published by the rochdaleonline.co.uk website, more than half of all North West landlords say they are struggling to keep up all the regulation changes which have been coming “thick and fast”...




81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

81% of tenants living in the PRS are satisfied with their landlord

Research commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, and carried out during the first quarter revealed that the large majority of tenants – 82 per cent – said they consider the property they rent...




Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

For the third time the HomeLet Rental Index has shown rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK.  Rents agreed on new tenancies across the UK in the three months to the end of...




Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Redbridge London Borough Council has submitted a request for all of its private rented properties to be licensed. This will test the government’s apparent opposition to council-wide landlord licensing schemes having previously announced that...




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...




Tenants hit by rent increases

Tenants hit by rent increases

Research by Ocean Finance found that 60% of tenants claim that their rent has been increased at the end of their tenancy. The average such increase was £84 per month. 13% of tenants also...