Category: Property Industry News

Rents will keep on rising, declares RICS

Rents will keep on rising, declares RICS

Residential rents across the UK have increased by 4.3% over the past 12 months and are likely to go up another 3.9%, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said. The body’s residential lettings...




Where can you find the Cheapest Rental Properties in the UK?

Where can you find the Cheapest Rental Properties in the UK?

With the ever increasing price of food, fuel and household utilities the cost of living is fast becoming a daily worry for many UK tenants. More and more are looking to downsize to smaller...




Rental yields continue to climb

Rental yields continue to climb

Buy-to-let investors have seen average gross rental yields edge up to 6.2% in June 2012 compared to 6.0% 12 months earlier, BM Solutions claims. The increase has been primarily driven by a 5.3% growth...




Montague Report due to boost build to let schemes

Montague Report due to boost build to let schemes

An influential report, due to be published this month, is set to call for major changes to the planning system in order to encourage major growth of the private rented sector. The Montague Report...




Buy-to-let sector escapes summer slowdown

Buy-to-let sector escapes summer slowdown

Buy-to-let was the only market section not to shrink in July, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation. Residential valuations fell by 13 per cent compared with June,...




BTL valuations climb in July – Connells

BTL valuations climb in July – Connells

Buy-to-let was the only sector of the market to grow in July with buy-to-let valuations seeing annual growth of 31%. The research by Connells found that buy-to-let valuations comprised 14% of its business, up...




Property investors should look North

Property investors should look North

Although high street lenders are restricting their buy-to-let offers and criteria, the market is still looking like a good option for many property investors. With low interest rates and fairly good property prices, there...




Scottish rental market is attractive to overseas investors

Scottish rental market is attractive to overseas investors

High occupancy rates and lower than average house prices is making the Scottish property market particularly lucrative. Property investment experts have said that Scotland’s rental property sector is ‘recession proof’ which is attracting a...




Buy to let mortgage market at war as companies drop rates

Buy to let mortgage market at war as companies drop rates

Building societies across the UK are increasing competition within the buy-to-let mortgage market after a number of companies dropped their rate levels. Leeds Building Society has become the most recent to reduce its rate,...




Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

Rental arrears don’t have to be terminal for landlords

As any brokers who specialise in buy-to-let know, tenant arrears can be a financial fly in the ointment for landlords. At best, they hinder a landlord’s cash flow in the short-term. At worst, they...