Tagged: tenancies

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




More people in the UK renting for longer, research finds

More people in the UK renting for longer, research finds

Although renting privately continues to be regarded as a short term measure in the UK more people are renting for longer, according to a residential research report from property group Savills. It points out...




Should buy-to-let lenders allow longer tenancies?

Should buy-to-let lenders allow longer tenancies?

The Government is meeting lenders next month in a bid to boost long-term tenancies. Buy-to-let mortgage lenders are coming under political pressure to loosen criteria and allow long-term tenancies. Next month, the Department of...




Long-term tenancies will help everyone

Long-term tenancies will help everyone

It was interesting to see at the height of all the Help to Buy media hoopla recently that the Government was also highlighting the importance of the private rental sector and focusing on areas...




Brits at home with renting

Brits at home with renting

Figures from the latest Rent Check report, produced by BDRC Continental and Allsop LLP, show that Britons are increasingly at home with renting rather than buying their home. Most tenants in the study –...




BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

Strong demand for rental property and the lack of supply of new homes will push up rents for the foreseeable future, even if Help to Buy does help more tenants onto the property ladder....




How to price a property to let

How to price a property to let

With rental demand for properties continuing to outstrip supply across many parts of the country, landlords’ expectations remain high as far asking prices are concerned. But how do we know how much our properties...