Category: Property Industry News

Rent increase slowed in 2013

Rent increase slowed in 2013

Annual rent rises have halved over the course of 2013, the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL has revealed. Average rents across England and Wales have risen 1.5% in the past year, to stand at...




Avoid a stormy tenancy

Avoid a stormy tenancy

Following the UK’s recent bad weather ARLA is reminding tenants to be aware of who is responsible for what in the event of damage to a rented property. Storm damage, power cuts and flooding...




Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

Don’t leave generation rent behind warns CBI

A generation of renters could be left behind as the housing debate focuses on home ownership warned the CBI, as it called for action to boost investment in the rental sector. By 2018, 1...




Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

Landlords Slammed For Failing On Repairs

A trade body claims a quarter of a million private tenants are withholding rent from landlords who fail to make essential repairs to their properties. The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks claims research shows...




Landlords confident for year ahead

Landlords confident for year ahead

Confidence among landlords remains at a record high, with research from Paragon Mortgages finding that 33% expect the value of their portfolios to increase in 2014 while over a fifth plan to buy more buy-to-let...




Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay...




Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

A Court of Appeal decision, which ruled that two calendar months were required to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy after the end of a fixed term, could save landlords thousands, according to landlord solicitors...




Overseas Buyers Pour Cash Into UK Buy To Let

Overseas Buyers Pour Cash Into UK Buy To Let

Expats and foreign investors are pouring cash into UK property investments, according to a new survey. The number of expat and overseas investors has topped 2 million and reflects a 40% increase over the...