Tagged: Property

More than a third of landlords look to BTL as long term investment

More than a third of landlords look to BTL as long term investment

Research from Precise Mortgages has revealed that one in three landlords entered the buy-to-let market as a long term investment.  Reinforcing this long term view by landlords, more than a quarter (27%) of respondents are...




30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

Landlord Action says tackling ‘retaliatory eviction’ needs more resource to guarantee accuracy. Landlord Action’s latest figures show a 30% rise in claims for possession under Section 21 over the last six months, raising concerns...




Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Is the UK paying the price for selling off council properties in the 1980s?

Those who remember the 1980s and Margaret Thatcher will be well aware that the trend towards selling off council properties to their tenants took off. We saw thousands upon thousands of properties acquired by...




Landlords warned on protection

Landlords warned on protection

By failing to buy sufficient life cover, landlords are putting their estates at risk, Ying Tan has said. The managing director of The Buy to Let Business said 80 per cent of landlords have...




Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment

Buy to let bonanza outstrips every other investment

Property investors who were in at the start of the buy to let boom have piled up £12,000 from every £1,000 pumped into their portfolios, according to new research. Buy to let has also...




Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

In line with trends in Q4 2013, landlords remain positive about the buy-to-let market, a report by Paragon Mortgages has revealed. The specialist buy-to-let lender’s quarterly PRS Trends survey findings show that 41% of...




April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

This month seen more announcements of high profile entrepreneurs venturing into the online property market, leading to speculation that 2014 is the year the sector is transformed with the future of the industry not on...




Survey reveals potential high demand for properties in UK in next five years

Survey reveals potential high demand for properties in UK in next five years

Some 5% of UK households plan to buy a property in the next year and a further 20% plan to do so within the next five years, according to a new survey. Some 28%...




Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Reports about the health and prospects of the buy-to-let sector are somewhat contradictory at present. On the one hand, you have the commentators who claim that buy-to-let is as strong as it has ever...




BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

Improvements to the sales market resulted in a dip in supply of rental properties towards the end of last year, but one letting agency says they have experienced a surge of enquiries from buy-to-let...