Category: Property Industry News

Lively debate will follow on buy-to-let

Lively debate will follow on buy-to-let

The private rented sector has been making the news recently, and it is a sector where there could be some exciting developments in the next few years. Recently, the Government published a review of...




Is this a good time for buy-to-let landlords to expand their portfolios?

Is this a good time for buy-to-let landlords to expand their portfolios?

Not according to brokers, fewer of whom believe that this is a good time for landlords to grow their portfolios than at the beginning of the year according to research commissioned by privately funded...




Outright ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent

Outright ban on all tenancy fees could set precedent

In a move that will send shivers through the entire UK lettings industry, the Scottish government has announced that legislation will be toughened up to ban all up-front fees. Scottish housing minister Keith Brown...




Landlord confidence boosted by strong demand

Landlord confidence boosted by strong demand

Nearly half of landlords believe now is a good time to invest as demand for rental accommodation grows. Bleak conditions in the housing market and low mortgage approval rates have meant a growing number...




Students advised to use registered letting agencies

Students advised to use registered letting agencies

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is advising the thousands of students looking for rental accommodation in the UK to use a regulated lettings agent to ensure they are fully protected throughout the letting...




New report calls for radical build-to-let programme

New report calls for radical build-to-let programme

A new model of British homes is suggested in an influential new report out this morning, whereby institutional investors such as pension funds will be encouraged to fund the mass-scale building of private homes...




Landlords positive about student lets

Landlords positive about student lets

As thousands of students prepare to fly the nest this autumn and head to university, private landlords are preparing for one of their busiest periods. A recent survey by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages,...




Top 5 things most undervalued by Landlords.

Top 5 things most undervalued by Landlords.

Found this article on PropertyTribes and just had to share it here: Vanessa has put together a list of the 5 things that she believe’s are most under-valued by Landlords: 1.  The inventory. To my...




Renters are £2,000 a year better off, but lifetime renters are missing out

Renters are £2,000 a year better off, but lifetime renters are missing out

Renting is cheaper than buying across all but two of the UK’s 376 boroughs despite strong rental growth and historically low bank base rates, shows new research released by Savills and Rightmove. This is...




Accidental landlords trapped in the buy-to-let market?

Accidental landlords trapped in the buy-to-let market?

Increasing numbers of ‘accidental landlords’ are remaining in the buy-to-let market rather than trying to sell their properties, says Landlord Assist, the tenant eviction and rent collection firm. ‘Accidental landlords’ was a phrase coined...