Tagged: landlords

Pensions windfall could see buy-to-let boom

Pensions windfall could see buy-to-let boom

Brokers believe the pension reforms announced in the Budget could trigger a surge in buy-to-let investment and an increase in the number of borrowers paying down interest-only mortgages. From next April, savers aged 55...




Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Overall advertised rents in the UK reached their highest level since the third quarter of 2012 with nine out of 11 regions seeing growth, according to the latest rental index. Rents in Scotland saw...




Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Buy to let landlords are being “persecuted” by local authorities. This is according to a new investigation by the Telegraph, which spoke to landlords and trade bodies about what the Residential Landlords Association described...




Rents rising fastest in Scotland

Rents rising fastest in Scotland

Landlords in Scotland benefited from a rise in average advertising rents in February, Move with Us data has revealed. The region was the best performing in Britain with the biggest percentage increases in advertised...




Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%

Buy to let lending surges by more than 50%

Buy to let borrowing soared by more than 50% in the last three months of 2013, compared with the same time a year earlier. Banks and building societies advanced £6.6 billion to landlords and...




Void periods on the decline

Void periods on the decline

Landlords are reporting that the incidence of void periods are falling, which is good news for the wider private rented sector. It isn’t just the incidence of voids that are decreasing; the duration of...




Greater mobility needed in housing market, say NAEA and ARLA

Greater mobility needed in housing market, say NAEA and ARLA

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to use next week’s 2014 Budget announcement to focus on...




Over half of landlords buy local property

Over half of landlords buy local property

More than half of buy-to-let landlords and property investors live within 10 miles of their rental properties, according to analysis from Countrywide Residential Lettings. The UK’s largest lettings agency said over two thirds of...




Private landlords under threat from Build to Rent?

Private landlords under threat from Build to Rent?

Build to Rent is about to kick off after Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced a short list of projects in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Huddersfield vying for a share in a £1 billion pot...




Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

A swifter and more streamlined eviction process in the buy to let sector would encourage more landlords to enter the market and provide a greater choice of properties for reliable tenants looking for private rental accommodation,...