Category: Property Industry News

Buy to Let booming in London and South East

Buy to Let booming in London and South East

The buy to let market has been identified by experts to be a booming market, with up to 40% of purchases in the South-East being buy to let. Lee Watts, KFH’s Managing Director: “The buy...




Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

Clampdown on Scottish agents having huge effect on industry

A senior figure in the Scottish lettings industry has warned his colleagues in England what they might have to expect if there is blanket licensing, and lettings agents fees are banned.




Parliament set to debate legal recognition of letting agents

Parliament set to debate legal recognition of letting agents

An amendment has been proposed that would legally classify letting agents as estate agents. It is due to be discussed today in the House of Lords. The move has been made by Baroness Hayter...




26% of landlords plan to buy HMOs

26% of landlords plan to buy HMOs

Further expansion in the buy-to-let market looks set to take place in the first half of 2013, with 55 per cent of landlords planning to increase their property portfolios over the next six months,...




New rules start for advertising private rented homes

New rules start for advertising private rented homes

Private landlords and letting agents must follow new rules about publishing energy ratings on advertising for rented homes. From January 9, 2013, all advertising in online or print should include the rented home’s rating...




Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

A large rise in the number of buy-to-let property valuations was the reason for a rise in activity in the housing market, according to Connells Survey & Valuation. Research by the firm found that...




Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

A second local authority in England is set to bring in compulsory licensing of every private rental property on its territory. Liverpool City Council has launched a consultation for the introduction of a citywide...




Why buy-to-let is a booming business

Why buy-to-let is a booming business

Rental demand in many parts of the UK has never been higher. Graham Norwood speaks to top experts to get tips on starting a buy-to-let empire. New Year is about new challenges: gym memberships,...




Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

As the floods subside, forecasters are warning that the first cold spell is due to sweep across the UK kicking off a month of wintery conditions. With ‘Escape of Water’ being the most common...




2012 Round-Up and Predictions for 2013

2012 Round-Up and Predictions for 2013

Predictions for 2012 were for greater demand for rental property, leading to a rise in rents, as well as increased scrutiny of the private rental sector. As predictions go this was possibly one that...