Tagged: landlords

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows

Home owners in the UK rent for an average of seven years, spending £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research. Some 15% of new home owners have been...




Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

Unregulated buy-to-let set to flourish post-MMR

The buy-to-let sector will flourish as residential flounders in the months after the Mortgage Market Review is implemented, John Penn of Intelliflo claimed. The residential market will have more restrictions regarding affordability after April...




Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords forced into balancing act between lenders and tenants

Landlords are absorbing losses from rental arrears in order to keep up buy-to-let mortgage payments, government statistics have indicated.




North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

North-South rental gap has almost doubled since 2008

The difference in cost between renting a home in the north than the south is almost twice as much as it was in 2008, according to new research. Data from the January 2014 HomeLet...




CML: December saw 10% dip in BTL loans

CML: December saw 10% dip in BTL loans

Gross buy-to-let advances in December totalled 14,500 loans, which was down 10% compared to November 2013, according to the CML. The value of these loans totalled £1.9bn, which was a decrease of 10% compared...




Millions give up on homeownership for good

Millions give up on homeownership for good

A “lost generation” of more than four million adults have given up on the idea that they will ever own a home. Only one in seven adults not currently on the property ladder believe...




Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

Landlords looking to increase property portfolios

A third of landlords are looking to expand their rental portfolios in the next 12 months, the latest BM Solutions / BDRC Continental Landlord Panel research reveals. The intent by landlords to add to...




Sharp growth in number of thirtysomething tenants

Sharp growth in number of thirtysomething tenants

The lack of opportunities for first-time buyers is trapping a greater number of older tenants in the private rental sector, research from Countrywide has found. The property giant said the number of over-30s living...




Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Labour landlord rules ‘could hit BTL lending’

Experts are warning Labour’s crackdown on bad landlords in the private rented sector could have a “massive” impact on buy-to-let lending.