Tagged: buy-to-let

Lack of supply will push prices up next year, warns BTL specialist

Lack of supply will push prices up next year, warns BTL specialist

Buy-to-let specialists Assetz examined the outlook for the UK housing market next year and predict that house prices will grow 10% in 2014, driven by a continued lack of property supply. They also noted...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




Average buy-to-let loan £149k

Average buy-to-let loan £149k

The average buy-to-let loan application in the UK is for £149,000, according to the latest research* from the National Landlords Association (NLA). However, the range of buy to let loan values varies greatly across the UK,...




New flood insurance arrangements will not extend to rental properties

New flood insurance arrangements will not extend to rental properties

Landlords will be left to sink or swim on new arrangements for flood insurance, it has been claimed. According to the Residential Landlords Association, ministers’ plans to ensure flood insurance is widely available will...




Landlords looking for more buy to let borrowing

Landlords looking for more buy to let borrowing

boom in buy to let mortgages is encouraging more landlords to think about extending their property portfolios. The Council of Mortgage Lenders, the trade body for buy to let lenders, says an extra £6.25...




Huge rise in rent arrears in UK because of rising rent prices, says charity

Huge rise in rent arrears in UK because of rising rent prices, says charity

There has been a 150% increase in rent arrears in the UK since 2007 and a 13% increase in the last 12 months alone, according to data from the national debt advice charity the...




One in three private tenants planning to buy next year, says Rightmove

One in three private tenants planning to buy next year, says Rightmove

One third (32%) of private tenants in the UK are planning to buy their first home in 2014, Rightmove reported this morning. Nearly a quarter (24%) of those say they are looking to buy...




More people in the UK renting for longer, research finds

More people in the UK renting for longer, research finds

Although renting privately continues to be regarded as a short term measure in the UK more people are renting for longer, according to a residential research report from property group Savills. It points out...




AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

AUTUMN STATEMENT 2013: ECONOMY ON THE UP BUT AUSTERITY NOT AT AN END YET

In his Autumn Statement, George Osborne confirmed that, after five fraught years, the British economy is finally inching closer to sustained growth. However, the Chancellor warned that the days of austerity are not yet...