Tagged: tenancies

Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

Growing confidence in BTL market from landlords

In line with trends in Q4 2013, landlords remain positive about the buy-to-let market, a report by Paragon Mortgages has revealed. The specialist buy-to-let lender’s quarterly PRS Trends survey findings show that 41% of...




April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

April’s Round Up of the Private Rented Sector

This month seen more announcements of high profile entrepreneurs venturing into the online property market, leading to speculation that 2014 is the year the sector is transformed with the future of the industry not on...




Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Reports about the health and prospects of the buy-to-let sector are somewhat contradictory at present. On the one hand, you have the commentators who claim that buy-to-let is as strong as it has ever...




BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

Improvements to the sales market resulted in a dip in supply of rental properties towards the end of last year, but one letting agency says they have experienced a surge of enquiries from buy-to-let...




Demand pushing up rents across the UK, especially in London, new data shows

Demand pushing up rents across the UK, especially in London, new data shows

Heightened competition among tenants have led to private residential rents in the UK rising by 8% annually, according to the latest data. UK rents have risen by 1% in the last month to £762...




Compulsory redress schemes for UK letting and property management agents confirmed

Compulsory redress schemes for UK letting and property management agents confirmed

All letting and property management agents in the UK will be required to join an approved redress scheme later this year under new plans announced by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins. Millions of tenants and...




Move into private rented sector ‘a natural step’ for ALMOs

Move into private rented sector ‘a natural step’ for ALMOs

Two thirds of housing ALMOs plan to be working in the private rented sector by the end of the year, according to a report published today. The National Federation of ALMOs ‘Right Time Right...




Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Obliging letting agents to join an ombudsman or other redress scheme may not address issues of financial protection according to the chair of a scheme campaigning to protect client deposits. John Midgley, chair of...




Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Advertised rents up across most of the UK, latest index shows

Overall advertised rents in the UK reached their highest level since the third quarter of 2012 with nine out of 11 regions seeing growth, according to the latest rental index. Rents in Scotland saw...




Void periods on the decline

Void periods on the decline

Landlords are reporting that the incidence of void periods are falling, which is good news for the wider private rented sector. It isn’t just the incidence of voids that are decreasing; the duration of...