Tagged: Rent

Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

Rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK

For the third time the HomeLet Rental Index has shown rent rises in all 12 regions of the UK.  Rents agreed on new tenancies across the UK in the three months to the end of...




Tenants hit by rent increases

Tenants hit by rent increases

Research by Ocean Finance found that 60% of tenants claim that their rent has been increased at the end of their tenancy. The average such increase was £84 per month. 13% of tenants also...




Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were 18,200 buy to let loans in March – up 12 per cent on the previous month and up 21 per cent compared to March 2014. Buy...




Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

London Property Licensing, a property consultancy specialising in licensing regimes for privately-let properties, says there have been 580 housing prosecutions in London under the Housing Act 2004 in the three years to March 2014. The...




Tories must regulate lettings sector, claims agent

Tories must regulate lettings sector, claims agent

According to one of the industry’s leading letting agencies, the new Conservative government must focus on raising standards across the private renal sector. Oxford-based Finders Keepers says there are three key issues for the new administration...




Investment only way forward for rental sector

Investment only way forward for rental sector

With the demand for private rental homes forecast to rise by 1.2 million by 2019, this need can only be met by new, good quality, fit-for-purpose rented housing in volume. Jacqui Daly, director, Savills...




More than a quarter of would be landlords do not know how to apply for a mortgage to get started

More than a quarter of would be landlords do not know how to apply for a mortgage to get started

New research, conducted for specialist mortgage lender Kensington, shows more than half of over 40s retirement savers would consider investing in buy to let to increase their income in retirement following the launch of pension...




Landlords anticipate rent rises to taper off over the next 12 months

Landlords anticipate rent rises to taper off over the next 12 months

According to the latest sentiment survey from UK lettings agent network Your Move and Reeds Rains, UK landlords expect annual rent growth to slow to 1.7% by next year, down from 3.7% currently.  The proportion of...




ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

The Association of Residential Letting Agents monthly PRS report has found that 72% of its members believe that Labour’s proposed three-year tenancies with a cap on rents will see landlords pull out of the...