Tagged: buy-to-let

Shelter says government should regulate letting agents

Shelter says government should regulate letting agents

Letting agents for private property should be regulated by the Scottish government, a leading housing charity has said. Shelter Scotland said the sector was becoming filled with “cowboy” operators because agents needed no professional expertise...




Shelter report into private rented sector tenancies accused of ‘scaremongering’

Shelter report into private rented sector tenancies accused of ‘scaremongering’

A body that represents nearly 17,000 private sector landlords has accused the housing charity Shelter of “scaremongering” in a report published today.




Rental boom

Rental boom

The number of new applicants seeking to rent property rose by a staggering pace in March as many would-be homebuyers continued to struggle to gain a foot on the housing ladder, according to fresh...




Landlord insurance sales suffer as benefits misunderstood

Landlord insurance sales suffer as benefits misunderstood

GI providers need to communicate the benefits of general insurance better to mortgage advisers to improve landlord insurance take up according to an industry expert. At the Buy to Let Market Forum today, Craig...




Buy To Let Mortgages Continue To Lead The Way In UK Property Market

Buy To Let Mortgages Continue To Lead The Way In UK Property Market

Re-mortgaging activity in the first quarter of 2013 saw UK mortgage lending reach a new high, with more landlords trying to raise finance to buy more suitable residential properties with a view to letting...




Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants stay longer in properties – ARLA

Tenants in private rented homes are now staying put in the same property for an average period of 20 months. According to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the figure is...




When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

When it comes to student accommodation, UK landlords need to raise their game

Ben Hall – managing director of Loft Interiors and www.Student-furniture.co.uk – discusses the shift in attitudes towards student accommodation and urges landlords to respond to the trend for staying in halls of residence throughout...




Eleventh hour intervention on regulation of letting agents

Eleventh hour intervention on regulation of letting agents

Today the lettings industry is due to be discussed in the House of Commons – with the Government set to overturn an amendment for the full regulation of letting agents. Instead, an eleventh hour...




Call to clamp down on unscrupulous letting agents

Call to clamp down on unscrupulous letting agents

More must be done to help clamp down on rogue letting agents, industry experts and disgruntled tenants have told the BBC. An amendment to regulate letting agents is due before the House of Commons...