Tagged: buy-to-let

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

As the sell-out ARLA annual conference opens this morning, the organisation has come up with a proposal for the mandatory regulation of the entire residential property sector.




Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Interesting discussion on lodging deposits from Property118 I recently had to renew my membership of mydeposits. Part of this process involved sending in a copy of my client deposit account bank statement. Immediately back...




Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

Budget boost for home ownership could affect private rented sector

The Chancellor delivered new measures in the Budget aimed at boosting home ownership. Beneficiaries include the  new homes, secondhand homes and mortgage markets, plus the ‘build to rent’ sector. The wide availability of 95%...




EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC regulations are beginning to worry many landlords so I would like to raise this question; “should landlords be selling leasehold flats with a Band F & G EPC rating now?” Just in case...




Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers expect little from Osborne’s upcoming Budget

Two-thirds of brokers have no faith that the government will deliver the right type of new housing and mortgage initiatives in next week’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his Budget next Wednesday and...




Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove to act today over lettings adverts and fees ruling

Rightmove is today adding a disclaimer to all its rental adverts. The move follows last week’s bombshell ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority that Your Move – and by implication, all letting agents –...




Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlords call for tax incentives for BTL sector

Landlord Assist, says the housing industry can lead the UK economic recovery and is calling on the Government to boost investment in Britain’s buy-to-let sector in next week’s Budget. The nationwide tenant eviction and...




Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

Lords’ vote on regulating letting agents just scrapes through

An amendment to regulate letting agents by bringing them under the scope of the Estate Agents Act only just scraped through in the House of Lords. The majority was only five, with 211 supporting...




Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Buy to let property investors advised to think beyond gross rental yields

Property investment in the wrong location can lead to low or even negative returns, according to new research which looks beyond gross rental yields. Investing in property can appear to be a very attractive...