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University towns offer buy to let landlords the chance to turn a healthy profit

University towns offer buy to let landlords the chance to turn a healthy profit

Property investors hoping to join the buy-to-let boom should look to university towns beyond London to find the best returns, according to a new survey. Mortgage lending to landlords is at a five-year high...




Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Private rented sector still most common way to solve homelessness, figures show

Less use was made of landlord incentive schemes to get people at risk of homelessness into private rented accommodation last year, but it was still the most common solution, official figures released today show....




Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Analysis from the UK’s largest lettings agency Countrywide shows that the highest buy-to-let yields in July were achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. The average yield across the...




Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

The Government is “urgently exploring whether new legislation is required” following the Superstrike case. Housing minister Mark Prisk has made the revelation in a letter to the Residential Landlords Association.




Leeds, Nottingham and Southend crowned UK’s buy-to-let hotspots

Leeds, Nottingham and Southend crowned UK’s buy-to-let hotspots

Leeds, Nottingham and Southend-on-Sea are returning higher rental yields than any other UK cities, according to buy-to-let mortgage specialist TBMC.




Registered Emails & Electronic Signatures

Registered Emails & Electronic Signatures

RentPro has partnered with Mailsoft Solutions to provide you with their registered email and electronic signature service which gives you the ability to create an authenticated legal, audit trail directly from RentPro. The registered...




Buy-to-let fuels house price boom

Buy-to-let fuels house price boom

Lending to landlords and mortgage subsidies pull market to record level as investors cash in on cheap deals. Britain’s buy-to-let mortgage market has surged to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash, prompting...




Social landlords ‘raising rents faster than LHA landlords’

Social landlords ‘raising rents faster than LHA landlords’

Social landlords are raising their rents for benefit tenants above those charged by private landlords. The difference is a gap of 14%, says new data. Produced by the organisers of the annual Resi conference,...




No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

Letting agents and landlords are being warned of an increasing number of ‘ambulance chasers’ seeking ‘no win, no fee’ tenancy deposit claims. The warning comes after a growing number of information requests to tenancy...




New landlords on the rise

New landlords on the rise

Some 22% of intermediaries buy-to-let business during the second quarter of 2013 came from first-time landlords, the Paragon Mortgages confidence tracking survey has shown. John Heron, director of mortgages, said: “We have seen over...