Tagged: landlords

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,...




Government continues push for bigger private rented sector as new Build to Rent shortlist announced

Government continues push for bigger private rented sector as new Build to Rent shortlist announced

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins today published a shortlist of developments in areas including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Kirklees, which could benefit from a share of the £1 billion Build to Rent fund to deliver...




Half of Britain ‘will be renting within 30 years’

Half of Britain ‘will be renting within 30 years’

Half of Great Britain could be renting within 30 years, according to a report published today. The report by non-profit company Million Homes, Million Lives, finds on current trends the proportion of householders who...




Osborne urged to offer tax relief for property pensions

Osborne urged to offer tax relief for property pensions

Property professionals and financial firms are campaigning for Chancellor George Osborne to allow buy to let homes as property pension investments. Osborne has faced a barrage of demands from pension providers, financial advisers and...




Rental Yields Showed Strong Growth in the Last 12 Months

Rental Yields Showed Strong Growth in the Last 12 Months

The level of rental yields enjoyed by landlords across the UK showed strong growth in the past year to remain at a high point that shows how much of an investment option it remains for...




Rents up to £758 a month

Rents up to £758 a month

Buy-to-let mortgage applications have rocketed over the past year fuelled by a healthy increase in UK rents, new figures show. The average UK rent has increased 8% since January 2013 to an average of...