Tagged: tenants

BTL investors under scrutiny from HMRC

BTL investors under scrutiny from HMRC

Profits from BTL properties are increasingly coming under close scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) which suspects some buy to let investors are underpaying their tax bills. HMRC is now running a Let...




Shocking NUS Housing Survey Reinforces Need for Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

Shocking NUS Housing Survey Reinforces Need for Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

‘Homes Fit for Study’ released by the NUS last month revealed that more than three quarters (76%) of respondents had experienced problems with the condition of their home in the private rented sector. From...




Living standards will improve in 2014

Living standards will improve in 2014

Rent rises will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, analysis...




Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Confusion as to how welfare reforms will tackle rent arrears will cause larger landlords to reduce the number of properties they let to those on housing benefits, according to new research.




Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ views on the availability of buy-to-let mortgage finance have reached the highest post-crisis level according to a survey by Paragon Mortgages. The survey of 200 landlords revealed that 44 per cent of landlords felt...




Number of serious rent arrears fall

Number of serious rent arrears fall

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services has revealed. As of the first quarter of 2014, the number...




Estate agents and the online property revolution

Estate agents and the online property revolution

With the announcement that a number of high profile entrepreneurs such as Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou of easyJet and Steve Smith of Poundland are making forays into the online property market, there is a substantial...




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...




Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Escalating rent costs are forcing two in five of those in the private rented sector to cut back on heating, while a third are avoiding buying food, a shock poll has revealed. The worrying...




Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Nine out of ten Independent Financial Advisers expect UK house prices to increase during the next three years. Some 40% of IFAs would increase their own personal exposure to residential if it were easier...