Tagged: buy-to-let

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...




Should buy-to-let lenders allow longer tenancies?

Should buy-to-let lenders allow longer tenancies?

The Government is meeting lenders next month in a bid to boost long-term tenancies. Buy-to-let mortgage lenders are coming under political pressure to loosen criteria and allow long-term tenancies. Next month, the Department of...




Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Many accidental landlords in the UK who have rented out their homes as they have been unable to sell during the economic downturn are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental...




November round up of the private rented sector

November round up of the private rented sector

Through the year there has been continuous calls from various bodies for regulation of letting agents, and this month is no different with Arla calling on the Chancellor to regulate agents working in the expanding...




Government announces review into safety standards in rented homes

Government announces review into safety standards in rented homes

A new review looking into standards in the private rented sector has been announced. It will in particular consider if new rules are needed on installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.




Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

Buy-to-let investors enjoy £5bn ‘subsidy’

New figures showing landlords’ tax breaks leads to calls for tougher legislation. Over one million landlords claim annual tax breaks on their investment properties each year, citing tax-deductible costs totalling £13bn. These are legitimate...




UK private residential rents set to increase by 16% in next five years

UK private residential rents set to increase by 16% in next five years

Residential property rents across the UK, which have been rising since 2010, are expected to rise by 16% by 2018, according to a new report from Knight Frank. It points out that the pace...




Long-term tenancies will help everyone

Long-term tenancies will help everyone

It was interesting to see at the height of all the Help to Buy media hoopla recently that the Government was also highlighting the importance of the private rental sector and focusing on areas...