Tagged: Rent

Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

The proportion of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped from 34pc to 27pc as welfare reforms began to kick in. The number of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped sharply,...




Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

Number of court claims for unpaid rent rises in the UK

The number of claims for possession by landlords in the UK is up a further 12% on average, with significant increases in some parts of England and Wales, according to the government’s latest Court...




New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

New rent survey issues benchmark buy to let figures

A new rent survey is bidding to give better results for landlords by reporting rents agreed between more than 1,500 private landlords and their tenants. The research targets landlords who belong to the National...




Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords still looking to buy

Landlords remain keen to buy despite softening tenant demand, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has revealed. The research found that Landlord investment in residential property has increased significantly over the past...




Labour ‘could force landlords to reduce rents’

Labour ‘could force landlords to reduce rents’

A Labour government would provide local authorities with the power to force landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) to cut the rental rates for their properties. This is according to shadow work and...




Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Warning for landlords and investors over size of contingency fund needed for buy to let

Residential investors and landlords in the UK are not factoring in the costs of owning a buy to let property with a contingency fund and this is leading to an upward trend in repossessions,...




Rental boom

Rental boom

The number of new applicants seeking to rent property rose by a staggering pace in March as many would-be homebuyers continued to struggle to gain a foot on the housing ladder, according to fresh...




Labour calls for private rent controls in London

Labour calls for private rent controls in London

Central London has become a ‘no-go area’ for ordinary families looking for somewhere to rent, as average monthly rents soar well past the £5,000 mark, the Labour party has claimed.