Tagged: buy-to-let

Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Confusion as to how welfare reforms will tackle rent arrears will cause larger landlords to reduce the number of properties they let to those on housing benefits, according to new research.




Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ views on the availability of buy-to-let mortgage finance have reached the highest post-crisis level according to a survey by Paragon Mortgages. The survey of 200 landlords revealed that 44 per cent of landlords felt...




Number of serious rent arrears fall

Number of serious rent arrears fall

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services has revealed. As of the first quarter of 2014, the number...




Estate agents and the online property revolution

Estate agents and the online property revolution

With the announcement that a number of high profile entrepreneurs such as Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou of easyJet and Steve Smith of Poundland are making forays into the online property market, there is a substantial...




Move into private rented sector ‘a natural step’ for ALMOs

Move into private rented sector ‘a natural step’ for ALMOs

Two thirds of housing ALMOs plan to be working in the private rented sector by the end of the year, according to a report published today. The National Federation of ALMOs ‘Right Time Right...




Council loses maisonette HMO licence appeal

Council loses maisonette HMO licence appeal

A High Court ruling that changes the definition of a mandatory house in multiple occupation (HMO) has left the door open for landlords to tackle councils over repaying thousands of pounds in wrongly collected...




Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Rents up, Voids Down and Green is Good

Build to Rent At the beginning of the month a report from non-profit company Million Homes, Million Lives, claimed that ‘Half of Britain could be renting within 30 years’, and called for changes to encourage...




Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Mandatory redress schemes ‘not enough’ says deposit campaign

Obliging letting agents to join an ombudsman or other redress scheme may not address issues of financial protection according to the chair of a scheme campaigning to protect client deposits. John Midgley, chair of...




Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Eating and heating sidelined as PRS tenants try to cope with soaring rents

Escalating rent costs are forcing two in five of those in the private rented sector to cut back on heating, while a third are avoiding buying food, a shock poll has revealed. The worrying...




Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years

Nine out of ten Independent Financial Advisers expect UK house prices to increase during the next three years. Some 40% of IFAs would increase their own personal exposure to residential if it were easier...