Tagged: Property

Buy-to-let sector looks set to continue its recent rapid expansion

Buy-to-let sector looks set to continue its recent rapid expansion

Six out of ten landlords are suitably impressed with current rental yields that they are considering expanding their portfolios within the next six months, according to a survey by specialist mortgage broker Mortgages for...




Labour’s plans could dissuade investment in construction

Labour’s plans could dissuade investment in construction

A pledge to introduce rent controls by the Labour party could dissuade companies from investing in the construction of homes for rent, two big landlords have warned. Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc, voiced concern...




The Latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services

The Latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services

David Brown, commercial director of LSL Property Services, analyses the company’s latest Buy-to-Let Index, discussing a variety of issues, such as rents by region, yields and returns, and tenant finances. He also presents a...




Cleanliness main reason for security deposit disputes

Cleanliness main reason for security deposit disputes

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has highlighted increasing security deposit disputes due to the unacceptable condition in which many tenants vacate properties at the end of their tenancies. The main disputes centre on...




Renting – a more attractive option than buying?

Renting – a more attractive option than buying?

The latest Countrywide Residential Monthly Lettings index shows that whilst rents have risen by an average of 3.7% over the past year, rising house prices mean the cost of renting relative to buying has...




Over half of UK homes to be rented by 2032

Over half of UK homes to be rented by 2032

A new report by IMLA has revealed for the first time in 60 years over half of all homes in the UK will be rented out by 2032. The IMLA report identifies multiple trends...




More councils request special dispensation to ban boards

More councils request special dispensation to ban boards

We’re all aware of some areas of our towns, villages and countryside which are awash with for-sale and to-let marketing boards erected by letting and estate agents, and it’s no surprise that to the...




Sound, social policy, or simply a strategy to win votes?

Sound, social policy, or simply a strategy to win votes?

The Residential Landlords Association says that Labour’s plans to abolish fees paid by tenants to letting agents are political posturing and are not based on sound, evidence-based policy. They suggest that the only way...




SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

Since its launch last year the SAFEagent campaign has made giant strides in promoting the importance to landlords and tenants of identifying agents who are part of Client Money Protection Schemes. Landlords and tenants...




Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Private landlords in the minority when it comes to repossession of property

Official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed that between January and March landlords in England and Wales went to court to make 47,220 claims to repossess property – the equivalent of 525...