Category: Property Industry News

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...




Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Rental Prices Stabilise to Prove Maturity in the Market

Landlords across the UK witnessed impressive increases in what they were able to bring in through rental income throughout 2013, but growth levels were far slower than they were a year before, the latest report...




National rental prices up across the UK, latest index shows

National rental prices up across the UK, latest index shows

National monthly rents in the UK increased 8% annually in December to £763, in spite of a seasonal dip of 2% on month, the latest rental index shows. The data from Sequence also shows...




BTL landlords face insurance hike

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums.




Most tenants believe rent is ‘value for money’

Most tenants believe rent is ‘value for money’

Rents may have increased significantly in recent years and wages have, in the main, failed to keep up. Nonetheless, according to new research from the National Landlords Association, most tenants say their rent provides...




Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Brokers say a recent Court of Appeal ruling on standard rental agreements provides clarity and will help avoid costly legal battles. The case related to tenant Miss Taylor, who took out an assured shorthold...




Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Four in five PRS landlords unwilling to rent to benefit claimants

Nearly four in five landlords are unwilling to rent to tenants on housing benefit, a survey has revealed. Just 18 per cent of landlords had tenants with housing benefit in one or more of...




First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

First UK real estate data for 2014 suggests a record start to the year

Well if ever there was confirmation of the recovery in the UK’s residential property market it is the first data covering 2014 which suggest this year will be a strong one. The first index...