Tagged: Rent

Labour’s proposals for longer tenancies not thought through….

Labour’s proposals for longer tenancies not thought through….

Rob Ellice, CEO of easyProperty has argued strongly against Labour’s longer tenancy proposals in an article written for property industry journal Property Week. Whilst it’s easy to understand that introducing a minimum tenancy of...




RLA launch dedicated election website

RLA launch dedicated election website

All major political parties contesting the UK general election have now published their election manifestos ahead of the 7th May 2015 polling date. For those with an interest in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)...




Buy-to-let best long term investment

Buy-to-let best long term investment

A comparative analysis, sponsored by lender Landbay, revealed that buy-to-let was the best performing long term investment when compared against equities, gilts, commercial property and cash. The results showed that over the last 18...




UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

The latest HomeLet Rental Index shows that rents across the UK have risen by an average of 10.2% over the last year. Rent rises were experienced in every UK region except Wales. Analysis of...




Tenants rush into tenancy agreements they later regret

Tenants rush into tenancy agreements they later regret

According to research carried out for mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance, almost a third (32%) of those questioned say they hurried into renting their property and 61% admitted to disliking something about their...




Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

The latest Generation Report from Halifax shows that the number of first time buyers in 2014 was at its highest level for seven years. Further analysis of the report however shows a disconnect between...




Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Research from Emerging Property has found that buy-to-let landlords in the North East of England are the least confident in the market with only 21% believing that it will continue to grow. London on...




Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Under proposals recently announced by the Scottish government private tenancy laws will be reformed to protect renters from short-notice evictions. The consultation process will include a review of the controversial ‘no-fault’ repossession clause. This...




Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

According to an influential group of MPs the next government should assess the possible impact on the private rented sector before making any decision either to implement, or rule out, a ban on letting...




ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has thrown its weight behind a bid by the government to curb the outbreak of landlord licensing schemes introduced by councils across Britain – the schemes which ARLA...