Category: Property Industry News

Rent deposit complaints rocket 86% in two years

Rent deposit complaints rocket 86% in two years

Housing charity Shelter is urging renters to make sure their deposits are correctly protected after an 86% increase in complaints during the last two years. Nearly 3,300 calls were taken on this issue in...




Newspaper’s private portal launch re-ignites debate about PRS

Newspaper’s private portal launch re-ignites debate about PRS

The move by the London Evening Standard to launch London Private Rentals, a free listings service aimed directly at landlords, has shocked agents right across London and the home counties. The affair has also...




Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

July 2nd will see the launch of Scotland’s very first Tenancy Deposit Scheme requiring all tenant deposits to be secured with a Government approved custodial scheme. The regulations to provide these deposit schemes became...




How to make sure your property stays tenanted

How to make sure your property stays tenanted

New research shows that the average length of time a rental property is unoccupied in the UK rental property is three weeks, the longest period since the beginning of 2011. The figures come from...




BTL loans are set to escape EU regulations

BTL loans are set to escape EU regulations

The buy-to-let sector is set to escape new regulations after a committee scrutinising the European Commission’s mortgage credit directive voted to allow the UK to exclude these types of loans from the new rules....




Landlords increase portfolio size – Paragon

Landlords increase portfolio size – Paragon

The average UK landlord has increased the size of his or her portfolio in the past three months, according to a report by Paragon Mortgages. Investors in UK property now hold an average of...




Recession could push 22% of population into private rented sector

Recession could push 22% of population into private rented sector

Only one quarter of households will be home owners with a mortgage by 2025 if the economy continues to stagnate, while record numbers – 22% of the population – will be living in the...




The Current Buy To Let Market

The Current Buy To Let Market

There is no denying that, the buy to let market has suffered since the global economic collapse of the banking and financial sectors in 2008. Things have remained stagnant for the past four years,...




Buy-to-let set to avoid European regulation

Buy-to-let set to avoid European regulation

Buy-to-let is likely to avoid regulation from the European mortgage directive after a key vote allowed the UK to be exempt. The powerful European Parliament group, the European Monetary and Economic Affairs committee –...




With All the Financial Uncertainty, Is it Wise to Invest in Property?

With All the Financial Uncertainty, Is it Wise to Invest in Property?

The banking world is in tatters and one thing that global property needs to get back on its feet – if not to flourish – is the cooperation and support of the banks. So, the...