Tagged: landlords

Rental yields remain strong

Rental yields remain strong

Rental yields have remained strong in Q3 with the average yield of a rental property standing at 6.1%, the Countrywide Quarterly Lettings Index has revealed. One and two bedroom properties are achieving the best...




Ex-housing minister says tenants’ charter will not end fees ‘scandal’

Ex-housing minister says tenants’ charter will not end fees ‘scandal’

A former Labour housing minister has attacked the tenants’ charter proposed by Eric Pickles. John Healey says that it will not stop the “scandal” of “rip-off fees” charged to tenants, and will continue to...




UK Buy-To-Let Charts: Where Is Best To Invest In Property?

UK Buy-To-Let Charts: Where Is Best To Invest In Property?

With rents in England and Wales approaching their record high, where exactly is best for property investors to invest their money this year? Scotland has recently been named the best UK location for student...




Severe rental arrears at lowest level since 2011

Severe rental arrears at lowest level since 2011

Around one in five families in England rent from a private landlord. The number of tenants in severe rental arrears has fallen sharply to the lowest level in two years, according to the latest...




Enforcement not legislation – PRS Hit Squads

Enforcement not legislation – PRS Hit Squads

Great article worth reading from Mark at Property118 There is already more than enough funding and legislation to police the Private Rented Sector. The last thing we need is more legislation, what everybody wants...




New measures in England set to make renting more family friendly

New measures in England set to make renting more family friendly

New measures are being introduced in England to encourage family friendly tenancies in the private property rented sector which will also raise standards. Tenants will be able to request longer tenancies that provide stability...




Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to offer longer tenancies

Buy-to-let landlords could be forced to offer longer tenancies

Government plans to be announced later today could see buy-to-let landlords being forced to offer long-term tenancies. Communities secretary Eric Pickles plans to introduce a new set of rules which would give tenants the...




First-time buyers going straight into buy-to-let

First-time buyers going straight into buy-to-let

Growing numbers of first-time buyers are putting their money into properties to let out miles away from where they themselves live, it has been reported. While salaries in big cities such as London tend...




Private residential rental prices up across the UK, new index shows

Private residential rental prices up across the UK, new index shows

Private residential rental prices paid by tenants in the UK rose by 1.2% in the 12 months to August 2013, according to a new index from the Office of National Statistics. Excluding London, were...




Labour pledges mandatory register of all private landlords

Labour pledges mandatory register of all private landlords

Mandatory licensing of all letting agents and a national register of all landlords in England would be policy under a Labour government. The landlords register proposal was unveiled at this week’s party conference by...