Tagged: buy-to-let

School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

School catchment area high on list of priorities for house hunters

The proximity of a property to a school ranks highly in the wish list of would be buyers and renters in the UK. In a survey conducted by online estate agents Urban, some 95%...




50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

50% increase in evictions over past 4 years

According to figures published by the Ministry of Justice in August 2015, 0ver 43,000 households in rented housing in England and Wales were evicted by county court bailiffs in the 12 months to June, representing...




Average rents exceed £800 for the first time in England and Wales

Average rents exceed £800 for the first time in England and Wales

According to new data from the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains, rents in England and Wales rose by 1.9% in July to £804. This represents the fastest month on month...




Buy-to-let landlords given hope over tax reforms

Buy-to-let landlords given hope over tax reforms

The Summer Budget in the UK included an announcement that interest relief would be limited to the basic rate of tax. This measure will be gradually introduced between April 2017 and April 2020. The...




Landlords may struggle to secure finance

Landlords may struggle to secure finance

New research has found that despite the availability of 900 buy-to-let products, lack of finance is hindering almost a quarter of landlords in the UK. Research by online letting agent Property Let By Us...




40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

40% of homes sold under Right to Buy scheme now rented privately

Research performed by Inside Housing Magazine has shown that almost 40% of former homes sold at a discounted rate under the Government’s Right to Buy scheme are now being let out on the private...




PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

PRS may prove attractive option to housing associations

Since 1980, an estimated 1.88 million council homes have been sold to tenants under the Right to Buy scheme. The government now intends to extend this scheme to housing association tenants. Although the government...




South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

South West and Scotland lead on rent rises

Rents rose faster in the South West of England and Scotland than anywhere else in the UK over the three months to July 2015, according to the latest index from HomeLet. The average rent...




Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

Britain on verge of ‘rental revolution’

A new report to be published on Monday 3rd August suggests that Britain is on the verge of a rental revolution. The report by Addleshaw Goddard states that Build to Rent could bring in...