Category: Property Industry News

Letting agents’ support still rising

Letting agents’ support still rising

Lettings agents across the UK are continuing to show their support for The Property Ombudsman scheme, with more than 300 offices joining this year to take the total past 9,000. Gerry Fitzjohn, chief operating...




Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

New research from letting agents shows the UK is feeling the squeeze of the economic slowdown, as more tenants are struggling to pay their rents on time. Four in ten (41.2%) members of the...




London leads private rented sector investment

London leads private rented sector investment

London continues to lead the way for Private Rented Sector investment appetite, capital value outlook and future income expectation, the latest Young Group Index reveals. Approaching half (46%) of Private Rented Sector (PRS) investors...




Better protection for private tenants promised

Better protection for private tenants promised

The Scottish Government has promised better protection and improved services for more than 270,000 private sector tenants. A consultation launched by housing minister Keith Brown yesterday will help deal with rogue landlords by creating...




Complex Buy to Let yields reach new high

Complex Buy to Let yields reach new high

According to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy To Let Index, the complex buy to let (BTL) market continues to offer landlords and professional investors better average rates of return than mainstream ‘vanilla’...




Landlords advised to ‘get together’ with struggling tenants

Landlords advised to ‘get together’ with struggling tenants

The key to keeping both landlords and tenants happy is good regular communication. Whether a landlord owns and rents out one property or dozens, it is likely that from time to time they will...




Do Estate Agents thoroughly check their landlords?

Do Estate Agents thoroughly check their landlords?

We have talked about tenants vetting landlords and landlords vetting lettings agents, but never lettings agents vetting landlords! Read the full discussion and leave your comments at Propertytribes This is a fantastic article and is surprising that...




Buy-to-let mini-boom tipped to continue, with new investors snapping up a quarter of properties

Buy-to-let mini-boom tipped to continue, with new investors snapping up a quarter of properties

Buy-to-let is forecast to continue its mini-boom, despite the dark clouds hanging over the property market, according mortgage brokers. Landlords are predicted to buy more properties and a growing number of first-time investors make...




Rental properties up 10% annually – Experian

Rental properties up 10% annually – Experian

The volume of properties put up for rent increased every quarter in 2011 with Q3 seeing the most significant increase of 14.5%, research has shown. According to Experian, 58,000 properties were marketed to rent...




Rental market tenants increase

Rental market tenants increase

South Wales seeing high tenant demand, with rental properties in short supply A RECENT survey conducted by Home Sale Network among its members indicates rental properties are in short supply, while the number of...