Tagged: buy-to-let

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has joined many voices opposing the concept of rent controls, which many people feel may be the end result of proposals being put forward by the SNP-led government in...




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...




PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

Civitas, an independent right-of-centre think tank has said that inflation-busting rent rises should be banned and indefinite tenancies should become the norm in the private rented sector (PRS). Dismissing concerns that rent regulation would...




Crackdown on landlords raises £7.9m for HMRC

Crackdown on landlords raises £7.9m for HMRC

The taxman has raised £7.9 million in additional tax as a result of a crackdown on landlords with undeclared, or under-declared, rental income. The HMRC’s Let Property Campaign was launched 15 months ago, and...




Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

According to a sentiment survey of more than 1,100 landlords conducted by Your Move and Reeds Rains,  landlords estimate that rents will increase by 1.8% in the next twelve months which is lower than the...




Rent up 8.3pc in November

Rent up 8.3pc in November

Nine out of 12 UK regions have recorded higher rental prices in November 2014 compared to the same month last year, even accounting for a 0.6% decrease in UK average rental prices since October...




Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

The pilot scheme where letting agents and landlords must check if prospective tenants have the legal right to seek residency in the UK starts today in the regions of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley. Under...




North West sees 30% rise in student rents

North West sees 30% rise in student rents

The average student rent in the North West has jumped by as much as £35 per week over the last four years according to the latest report from the Mistoria Group.  With industry figures...




Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

According to the latest research from LV= landlord insurance, over 7% of adults in Britain rent out a property to help supplement their income and receive on average £678 per month.   The driving force...




Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

This month there have been many stories in the press about the positivity of the private rented sector.  At the beginning of the month it was reported that tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with...