Tagged: Property

Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Both Rightmove and Zoopla are gearing up for the November 1 deadline set by the Advertising Standards Authority. From that date, all letting agents must display their actual fees to tenants in adverts where...




Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Prisk’s £400m offer for new private rent homes

Housing minister Mark Prisk has invited bids for a £400 million fund to build new private rented sector (PRS) homes. The money is part of the government’s £1 billion build to rent fund, which...




RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

RESI 2013: Government rules out private rented sector use class

Speaking at Property Week’s RESI conference today, housing minister Mark Prisk said a use class would be “too much of a deterrent at this stage”. “At this stage we want to get the market...




New guidance on landlord inventories published

New guidance on landlord inventories published

One of the UK’s tenancy deposit schemes has offered new guidance to help landlords avoid deposit disputes. Mydeposits’ ‘The Ins and Outs of Inventories’ provides information “to help avoid deposit disputes occurring at the...




Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Is the property market recovery good or bad news for buy to let investors?

Kate Faulkner investigates whether the property market’s recovery is good or bad news for buy-to-let investors. Over the past few months talk of a recovery in the property market has boosted buyers’ confidence. This, coupled with...




Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

Buy-to-let boom fires up the “feelgood factor”

The buy-to-let market is booming with loans up nearly 30% in a year and landlords revelling in a return of the feelgood factor, according to two new surveys. New BTL lending hit £5 billion...




Majority of interest-only landlords view sale as exit strategy

Majority of interest-only landlords view sale as exit strategy

Almost three-quarters of buy-to-let landlords with interest-only mortgages plan to sell their properties at the end of the term to settle the debt. A study of landlords by BDRC Continental found that 72% planned...




New loans scheme to bring empty properties into rented sector

New loans scheme to bring empty properties into rented sector

A new scheme aimed at bringing some of England’s 710,000 empty homes back into use as rental properties has been launched. In a joint initiative between the charity Empty Homes, the Ecology Building Society,...




How commuter rental hotspots compare with the costs of London living

How commuter rental hotspots compare with the costs of London living

Travel further to find more space for less rent. But does commuting make financial sense once travel costs are included? Ruth Bloomfield does the maths Renting has become the norm for a generation of...




Shelter: 1.8m priced out of housing market

Shelter: 1.8m priced out of housing market

A new report from Shelter revealed a swathe of ‘squeezed middle’ families facing years of private renting, or trapped on the first rung of the property ladder. An estimated 1.8m family’s fall into this...