Category: Property Industry News

Buy-to-let mortgages up by a third

Buy-to-let mortgages up by a third

CML figures show buy-to-let loans in quarter one of 2012 were up by 32% annually, while repossessions have steadied. The value of mortgages taken out to fund buy-to-let purchases rose by a third year-on-year to the...




The ‘final solution’? Don’t believe the hype about the housing benefit cap

The ‘final solution’? Don’t believe the hype about the housing benefit cap

Critics claimed it was ‘social cleansing’. But the Coalition’s plan to cap housing benefit has caused nothing like the chaos predicted. According to the Guardian’s Polly Toynbee, it was nothing less than a “final...




The Law Regarding Dilapidations

The Law Regarding Dilapidations

Dilapidations are the repairs for which the tenant is responsible for carrying out before vacating their rented property. However, few tenants living in rented accommodation will be aware of the law regarding Dilapidations or...




Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Tenants are increasingly asking to see the landlord’s permission from the mortgage lender to allow a residential property to be let.  This is a particular problem for ‘amateur’ landlords – for example, those who choose to let their...




How to make money from student accommodation

How to make money from student accommodation

Most people associate buy-to-let investment with the purchase of one to two-bedroom flats and trying to make single figure returns on the residential rental market. However savvy investors now associate UK property investment with the rapidly...




Landlords ready to sink more cash in to buy to let

Landlords ready to sink more cash in to buy to let

Landlords are still purchasing more buy to let homes, according to research by a mortgage lender. Property investors piled cash in to buy to let in the first three months of 2012, adding an...




Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

RentPro property management software helps you to keep track of maintenance and with its alerts ensures that regular safety checks and inspections are not overlooked. In the current economic climate, buy-to-let properties are an increasingly...




40pc of UK Home-Buyers Prepare for Prolonged Renting

40pc of UK Home-Buyers Prepare for Prolonged Renting

A new survey by Money Supermarket has found that 8 million people in the UK are currently priced out of the housing market, with most first time buyers accepting the reality that they will be...




Buy to let: why landlords should buy in the north

Buy to let: why landlords should buy in the north

Buy-to-let investors should head north for the best rental returns, but avoid the midlands! Property investors looking for the highest rental returns should head for the north, while avoiding London, the midlands and Scotland....