Category: Property Industry News

Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

A third of landlords are looking to expand their rental portfolios in the next 12 months, the latest BM Solutions / BDRC Continental Landlord Panel research reveals. The intent by landlords to add to...




Sharp growth in number of thirtysomething tenants

Sharp growth in number of thirtysomething tenants

The lack of opportunities for first-time buyers is trapping a greater number of older tenants in the private rental sector, research from Countrywide has found. The property giant said the number of over-30s living...




Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Experts are warning Labour’s crackdown on bad landlords in the private rented sector could have a “massive” impact on buy-to-let lending.




New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

With more than 500 estate agents now on board and over £6 million already pledged to create their own online presence, Agents’ Mutual claims to finally be ready to take on the property website...




Packager slams buy-to-let requirements

Packager slams buy-to-let requirements

Specialist lending packager Complete FS has called on lenders to review their insistence on minimum income requirements when assessing clients for funding, writes Ryan Bembridge. Complete FS, which has seen a surge of business in...




Top tips for letting to benefits tenants

Top tips for letting to benefits tenants

Following speculation that buy-to-let landlords could shun tenants on benefits after the introduction of the universal credit scheme George Spencer, chief executive officer of online lettings service Rentify, offers advice to landlords.




Buy-to-let mortgages at cheapest level ever

Buy-to-let mortgages at cheapest level ever

Landlords are enjoying the cheapest buy-to-let mortgages ever as lenders drop rates and fees to grab a bigger share of the market. A report in The Telegraph compared today’s lowest rate of 2.49% fixed for two...




Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few tenants in the private rented sector in the UK end up having deposit deductions at the end of their tenancy, new research shows. Just 9% have had their landlord or letting agent retain money according...




Warning of huge CGT burden on landlords

Warning of huge CGT burden on landlords

A rental portal has calculated that some landlords will be obliged to pay up to £54,000 in Capital Gains Tax from April 2014. Currently the last three years of a rented property’s capital growth...




Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords Becoming Helpful to Tenants in Competitive Market

Landlords across the nation are increasingly going the extra mile to help out their tenants as a way to make sure they are happy at a time when the rented sector remains particularly competitive for...