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Buy-to-let mini-boom tipped to continue, with new investors snapping up a quarter of properties

Buy-to-let mini-boom tipped to continue, with new investors snapping up a quarter of properties

Buy-to-let is forecast to continue its mini-boom, despite the dark clouds hanging over the property market, according mortgage brokers. Landlords are predicted to buy more properties and a growing number of first-time investors make...




Rental properties up 10% annually – Experian

Rental properties up 10% annually – Experian

The volume of properties put up for rent increased every quarter in 2011 with Q3 seeing the most significant increase of 14.5%, research has shown. According to Experian, 58,000 properties were marketed to rent...




Rental market tenants increase

Rental market tenants increase

South Wales seeing high tenant demand, with rental properties in short supply A RECENT survey conducted by Home Sale Network among its members indicates rental properties are in short supply, while the number of...




UK landlords don’t believe that deposit schemes help them, survey shows

UK landlords don’t believe that deposit schemes help them, survey shows

A UK wide survey has found virtually no landlords think that deposit schemes are designed in their favour with 54% believing they favour tenants and 35% thinking neither benefit. Letting agents also largely mirrored...




Scottish government approves first ever tenancy deposit protection scheme

Scottish government approves first ever tenancy deposit protection scheme

Today, tenants, landlords and letting agents are a step closer to guaranteed deposit protection, with the Scottish Government announcing it has approved its first tenancy deposit protection scheme, The Letting Protection Service Scotland. The...




Green for go on new EPC laws for buy to lets

Green for go on new EPC laws for buy to lets

It’s green for go for new-style energy performance certificates from April 6 and landlords or letting agents who flout the new rules could face a fine. Energy performance certificate (EPC) laws are tightening and...




Hands off property investment set to become more popular, it is claimed

Hands off property investment set to become more popular, it is claimed

Attract portfolio landlords by allowing them their own secure login to view statements and balances. It is becoming increasingly attractive to become a hands off property investor after recent figures suggest the number of portfolio landlords...




Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned

Photos and videos need to be backed up with written descriptions and detailed inventories. Too many agents are using digital evidence to replace essential written descriptions in inventories at check-in and check-out, leaving landlords...




Student property market continues to strengthen

Student property market continues to strengthen

Becoming a student is a good long-term investment in your future and so is property. Put the two together and you have a collision that makes student property white hot for investors according to...




New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease

A new duty has fallen on letting agents and landlords – to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. The Health and Safety Executive has released a revised Approved...