Tagged: Rent

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...




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...




At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

The Committee of Advertising Practice has published its guidance to letting agents on how they should include tenants’ fees in their property advertisements. Agents have until November 1 to comply with the new CAP...




Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

Advice for landlords out of pocket over UK housing benefit rent gap

A housing benefit cap introduced in the UK means that in many areas of the country some landlords have seen their Local Housing Authority rental income drop by up to 50%, it is claimed....




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...




Student rents soar in widening North/South divide

Student rents soar in widening North/South divide

Average student rents are up 3.1% this academic year to stand at just under £80 a week. However, the rise has been driven by increases in student rent in the south, while rents in...




Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Less use was made of landlord incentive schemes to get people at risk of homelessness into private rented accommodation last year, but it was still the most common solution, official figures released today show....




Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Analysis from the UK’s largest lettings agency Countrywide shows that the highest buy-to-let yields in July were achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. The average yield across the...




Social landlords ‘raising rents faster than LHA landlords’

Social landlords ‘raising rents faster than LHA landlords’

Social landlords are raising their rents for benefit tenants above those charged by private landlords. The difference is a gap of 14%, says new data. Produced by the organisers of the annual Resi conference,...