Category: Property Industry News

Choosing the best property investment mortgage

Choosing the best property investment mortgage

Choosing the right property investment mortgage is not easy with almost 500 different products from dozens of lenders on the market. According to the latest figures, 484 mortgages are available – and the difference...




Mortgage fraud – have we really learned our lesson?

Mortgage fraud – have we really learned our lesson?

The recent news that mortgage lenders are cracking down on residential customers who let out their homes to paying tenants without consent (referred to in the Telegraph, perhaps inaccurately, as ‘accidental landlords’) begs the...




Belfast Company Takes the Lead in New Deposit Protection Market

Belfast Company Takes the Lead in New Deposit Protection Market

Belfast based company TDS Northern Ireland has emerged as the clear leader in the new tenancy deposit protection market, protecting three quarters of new deposits in six months. Housing Minister Nelson McCausland recently announced that 9,142 deposits...




New advertising rules kick in – but are many agents taking notice?

New advertising rules kick in – but are many agents taking notice?

As from last Friday, letting agents should be displaying their up-front, non-refundable charges to tenants on advertising. So are they?




Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Latest analysis from buy-to-let specialist, Assetz, suggests that we are far from the prospect of a ‘property bubble’. In fact, they claim that current healthy buy-to-let yields, especially outside of London and the South...




New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

It is tragic that the  Coalition shows no commitment to solving the problem Exactly 20 years ago a Tory government introduced its widely-trumpeted Rent into Mortgage scheme, in an attempt to revive the Right...




October round up of the private rented sector

October round up of the private rented sector

Regulation Proposed regulation of the private rented sector has been ongoing this month.  Building on announcements at the Conservative Party conference, Eric Pickles “plans include forcing letting agents to join a redress scheme allowing...




Badly drafted Immigration Bill will have to be amended, minister concedes

Badly drafted Immigration Bill will have to be amended, minister concedes

The Immigration Bill has been so badly drafted that it would have allowed legalised squatting. Clause 17 of the Bill, as it stands, makes it impossible for landlords who have breached the requirement to...




Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK are being urged to ensure that their business strategy is robust enough to withstand the impact of a recovering property market and a potential forthcoming rise in interest rates. According...