Tagged: letting agents

RLA launch dedicated election website

RLA launch dedicated election website

All major political parties contesting the UK general election have now published their election manifestos ahead of the 7th May 2015 polling date. For those with an interest in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)...




Buy-to-let best long term investment

Buy-to-let best long term investment

A comparative analysis, sponsored by lender Landbay, revealed that buy-to-let was the best performing long term investment when compared against equities, gilts, commercial property and cash. The results showed that over the last 18...




UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

UK rents rise by more than 10% over last year

The latest HomeLet Rental Index shows that rents across the UK have risen by an average of 10.2% over the last year. Rent rises were experienced in every UK region except Wales. Analysis of...




Tenants rush into tenancy agreements they later regret

Tenants rush into tenancy agreements they later regret

According to research carried out for mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance, almost a third (32%) of those questioned say they hurried into renting their property and 61% admitted to disliking something about their...




Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Letting agents and landlords have made 636 enquiries since 1st December to a helpline set up by the Home Office to advise on immigration checks on tenants. Of these enquiries, 258 have originated from...




Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

Young people less optimistic about joining housing ladder

The latest Generation Report from Halifax shows that the number of first time buyers in 2014 was at its highest level for seven years. Further analysis of the report however shows a disconnect between...




Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Buy-to-let investors in North East least confident

Research from Emerging Property has found that buy-to-let landlords in the North East of England are the least confident in the market with only 21% believing that it will continue to grow. London on...




Members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders adopt new statement of practice

Members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders adopt new statement of practice

Buy-to-let lenders who are members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders are adopting a new statement of practice, designed to provide clarity about how responsible buy-to-let lenders operate. 31 lenders representing an estimated 90%...




Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s housing standard review has excluded mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. This is despite the fact that the department has taken positive action on...




Agents warned over change in evictions law

Agents warned over change in evictions law

The new deregulation act will have major impacts on landlords, agents and tenants. From October tenants will be able to protect themselves from eviction by making a complaint about a property’s state of repair....