Tagged: tenancies

New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

Home owners in the UK rent for an average of seven years, spending £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research. Some 15% of new home owners have been...




North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

The difference in cost between renting a home in the north than the south is almost twice as much as it was in 2008, according to new research. Data from the January 2014 HomeLet...




CML: December saw 10% dip in BTL loans

CML: December saw 10% dip in BTL loans

Gross buy-to-let advances in December totalled 14,500 loans, which was down 10% compared to November 2013, according to the CML. The value of these loans totalled £1.9bn, which was a decrease of 10% compared...




Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

A third of landlords are looking to expand their rental portfolios in the next 12 months, the latest BM Solutions / BDRC Continental Landlord Panel research reveals. The intent by landlords to add to...




New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

With more than 500 estate agents now on board and over £6 million already pledged to create their own online presence, Agents’ Mutual claims to finally be ready to take on the property website...




Top tips for letting to benefits tenants

Top tips for letting to benefits tenants

Following speculation that buy-to-let landlords could shun tenants on benefits after the introduction of the universal credit scheme George Spencer, chief executive officer of online lettings service Rentify, offers advice to landlords.




Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords across the nation are increasingly going the extra mile to help out their tenants as a way to make sure they are happy at a time when the rented sector remains particularly competitive for...




Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Landlords across the UK witnessed impressive increases in what they were able to bring in through rental income throughout 2013, but growth levels were far slower than they were a year before, the latest report...




Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

A generation of renters could be left behind as the housing debate focuses on home ownership warned the CBI, as it called for action to boost investment in the rental sector. By 2018, 1...




Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay...