Tagged: landlords

Private rental sector to play a crucial role in providing much needed homes in the UK

Private rental sector to play a crucial role in providing much needed homes in the UK

The private rented sector will be crucial in the UK’s recovery from the housing crisis and the build to rent sector is growing at a time when more rental properties are needed, a property...




Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

The Government has called for suggestions on how it can drive out rogue landlords and improve the quality of the private rented sector for tenants. In October the Government launched a package of measures...




Councils urged to build homes for private rent

Councils urged to build homes for private rent

Local councils should set targets for building homes for the private rented sector, says new report Local councils should focus on building homes for the private rented sector instead of favouring homeownership, according to...




Rental yields for buy to let landlords in England and Wales remain high

Rental yields for buy to let landlords in England and Wales remain high

Landlords across England and Wales have seen returns eclipsed by those in London which have seen total annual returns of 14.6% in the 12 months to January 2014, up from 11.4% in the previous...




NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

Home owners in the UK rent for an average of seven years, spending £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research. Some 15% of new home owners have been...




Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

The buy-to-let sector will flourish as residential flounders in the months after the Mortgage Market Review is implemented, John Penn of Intelliflo claimed. The residential market will have more restrictions regarding affordability after April...




Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords are absorbing losses from rental arrears in order to keep up buy-to-let mortgage payments, government statistics have indicated.




North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

The difference in cost between renting a home in the north than the south is almost twice as much as it was in 2008, according to new research. Data from the January 2014 HomeLet...