Tagged: buy-to-let

Number of young professionals opting for HMOs on the rise

Number of young professionals opting for HMOs on the rise

‘Hutching up’, whereby several individuals share accommodation has traditionally been a London phenomenon due to the fact that rents in the area are prohibitively high. It appears however that this trend is on the...




84% of brokers believe letting agents should be fully regulated

84% of brokers believe letting agents should be fully regulated

According to a poll carried out by Mortgage Solutions, just 16% of respondents believe the industry does not needed compulsory regulation. Simon Ryan, a landlord and managing director of Social Advisers, said greater landlord protection...




Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be required in all rented homes

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be required in all rented homes

All rental properties, both private and social, will soon be required to have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed. The move, supported by the British Property Federation was announced yesterday by communities minister, Penny...




New pension rules unlikely to impact market

New pension rules unlikely to impact market

In April of this year, new pension rules come into effect in the UK which will allow more flexibility in fund withdrawals. Recent headlines had suggested that these changes could result in a flood...




UK’s landlords spooked by coming election

UK’s landlords spooked by coming election

A survey of over 500 landlords by Urban.co.uk found that almost half of the UK’s private rented sector landlords have halted plans to expand their property empires ahead of the general election.  Among the...




Nine out of twelve regions report rent rises

Nine out of twelve regions report rent rises

According to the latest figures to be published by HomeLet residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year. The highest growth occurs in the East...




New landlords fair best with student lets

New landlords fair best with student lets

A new survey shows that new landlords tend to have the greatest success in letting out their properties in the student sector. The data gathered by accommodation website, accommodationforstudents.com, shows that for the 2014/2015 academic...




Energy efficiency regulations to be presented to Parliament

Energy efficiency regulations to be presented to Parliament

Ed Davey, the energy and climate secretary, will present the regulations on energy efficiency in parliament on Thursday. Campaigners have hailed the move as potentially the most significant piece of legislation in a generation aimed...




Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...




Economic performance drives UK property markets, not elections

Economic performance drives UK property markets, not elections

According to a new report by commercial property and real estate services advisor CBRE, the upcoming general election in the UK has so far had a minimal impact on the country’s property markets as...