Tagged: landlords

Cuts prompt landlords to shun benefit claimants

Cuts prompt landlords to shun benefit claimants

Private landlords are becoming less willing to let properties to people on benefits as a result of welfare reforms, England’s first Green Party council leader has said. Bill Randall, leader of Brighton Council, today...




Drop in rental voids ‘good news’ for BTL

Drop in rental voids ‘good news’ for BTL

The drop in rental voids is another clear indication in the increased demand for rental property Landlords who took part in Paragon Mortgages’ quarterly Private Rental Sector Trends survey reported a decrease in void...




Long term property renting set to rise in the UK

Long term property renting set to rise in the UK

Long term renting becoming more the norm for a variety of reasons Millions of Britons are resigning themselves to the possibility of never owning their own home as they become more comfortable with the prospect of...




Advice needs to get more sophisticated

Advice needs to get more sophisticated

Both amateur and professional landlords are keen to grow their portfolios and are taking a longer-term view in regards to yields rather than buying property for capital appreciation.  With this trend it is expected...




UK landlords feeling the pinch despite rent increases, research shows

UK landlords feeling the pinch despite rent increases, research shows

Rental yields may be at their lowest level but landlords remain positive about the market Rents may have risen in the private rented property sector in the UK over the last year, but professional...




Double-digit buy-to-let returns are back

Double-digit buy-to-let returns are back

An article in yesterday’s Sunday Times reports that in parts of London landlords have been able to return double-digit yields. During December, the property portal findaproperty.com found that gross rental yields in Greenwich topped 10.4%....




Zoopla’s Record Traffic in 1st Half of January

Zoopla’s Record Traffic in 1st Half of January

More evidence that people are looking for property Property search website Zoopla.co.uk has reported record high levels of visits to its website, along with sky-high downloads and usage of its mobile apps during the first half...




Buy to Let Arrears up – But ‘Experts’ Disagree on Why

Buy to Let Arrears up – But ‘Experts’ Disagree on Why

ARLA suggests the market may be softening due to a drop in demand for rental property, whilst LSL Property Service suggest the demand is still there and will not go anywhere soon due to...




New Traffic Records for RightMove

New Traffic Records for RightMove

According to Rightmove the demand for property is there … Website traffic on Rightmove is hitting new all-time highs as New Year home-hunters turn their attention to the property market in record numbers. One of the...