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Are you a BTL mortgage prisoner?

Are you a BTL mortgage prisoner?

According to The Mortgage Broker Ltd, many landlords are saddled with lenders on less than competitive interest rates, or stuck on higher standard variable rates making them virtual mortgage prisoners.

27 Mar 2017

Would you pay more for the perfect flatmate?

Would you pay more for the perfect flatmate?

New research published by Spark Energy has found that the majority of tenants would actually pay more per month to live with the perfect flatmate.

27 Mar 2017

Could scrapping tenancy deposits help FTBs?

Could scrapping tenancy deposits help FTBs?

Renters are spending half their wages keeping a roof over their head, are twice as likely as homeowners to have no savings and are spending thousands on tenancy deposits – putting home ownership out of reach for millions.

27 Mar 2017

Landlords at risk of non-compliance due to BTL tax changes

Landlords at risk of non-compliance due to BTL tax changes

According to software house, Visionbase Software, the raft of new buy-to-let tax measures introduced by the Government, including the changes in mortgage interest tax relief which comes into force in April 1 2017, is putting huge pressure on landlords and making them vulnerable to non-compliance in their accounting.

24 Mar 2017

London's rent hikes drop pace

London's rent hikes drop pace

The latest report from ARLA has revealed that rental costs in London are increasing at a much slower rate than the rest of the country.

24 Mar 2017

Could BTL be on its way out?

Could BTL be on its way out?

Buy-to-let has long provided bumper returns for investors, but a number of clouds on the horizon have prompted some concern as to the sector's future.

24 Mar 2017

Tenants want to personalise their properties

Tenants want to personalise their properties

According to the AIIC, the UK's private tenants are increasingly keen to personalise their rental properties and landlords should facilitate this trend.

23 Mar 2017

North Tyneside council launches landlord training partnership

North Tyneside council launches landlord training partnership

North Tyneside Council and the National Landlords Association (NLA) have announced a new partnership that aims to bring professional practice to the private rented sector.

22 Mar 2017

Property Ombudsman backs Consumer Code Approval Scheme

Property Ombudsman backs Consumer Code Approval Scheme

The Property Ombudsman scheme is backing a national campaign to help more consumers find reputable and trusted businesses and services.

22 Mar 2017

New research reveals the life of Generation Rent

New research reveals the life of Generation Rent

The latest research from financial services innovator, Momentum UK, has found that private renters go on fewer holidays, save less money and are more likely to make forced cutbacks than those with a mortgage.

22 Mar 2017

 

Landlords to stand by agents in wake of tenant fees ban

Landlords to stand by agents in wake of tenant fees ban

According to a recent survey, 71% of landlords who use a letting agent will continue to do so even if they see their premiums rise following a ban on tenant fees.

20 Mar 2017

BTL tax changes driving landlords to chase higher yields

BTL tax changes driving landlords to chase higher yields

Jean Liggett, Founder and MD of Properties of the World investment agency believes that the imminent tax change for landlords introduced by the former chancellor is likely to change property investment strategies, not in terms of the asset class itself, but its location.

17 Mar 2017

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords warns over using Gumtree

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords warns over using Gumtree

“Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords” airs its second episode of the third series tonight (Wednesday 15th March) at 9pm on Channel 5 and explores the fallout one landlord faces after deciding to let her property through Gumtree.

15 Mar 2017

Badger launches new online tenancy management portal

Badger launches new online tenancy management portal

Badger Holdings Group have announced that they have launched their new online tenancy management portal for Townends and Regents Estate Agents.

14 Mar 2017

London is now the world's second most expensive city to rent in

London is now the world's second most expensive city to rent in

A one-bedroom apartment in London is costing renters almost half of their monthly salary, despite reports of a more favourable London rental market.

13 Mar 2017

Rent sees first annual fall in six years

Rent sees first annual fall in six years

February’s Countrywide Lettings Index shows that rents in Great Britain were lower than in the same month last year, the first annual drop since November 2010. Nationally rents fell 0.6% over the last year.

13 Mar 2017

UK rental growth slows to lowest level since 2013

UK rental growth slows to lowest level since 2013

The latest data from Landbay has revealed that the speed at which rents across the UK are becoming more expensive has slowed to 1% over the last twelve months, its lowest annual level since April 2013.

13 Mar 2017

Tenant backlash: agents and landlords must be careful with deductions

Tenant backlash: agents and landlords must be careful with deductions

According to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks, Landlords and their letting agents must be careful when charging deposit deductions if they can't prove what they're claiming for.

09 Mar 2017

Vulnerable tenants being pushed out of the private housing market

Vulnerable tenants being pushed out of the private housing market

According to a new report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the UK's most vulnerable tenants are being pushed out of the private rental market.

09 Mar 2017

Scottish rental market starts 2017 on a high

Scottish rental market starts 2017 on a high

The latest data from Your Move Scotland has revealed that there has been a positive start to 2017 for Scottish rental market with average property in Scotland now letting for £571 per month.

08 Mar 2017

Who are Scotland’s best and worst renters?

Who are Scotland’s best and worst renters?

Aberdeen tenants are great at paying their rent and looking after the décor. Dundee tenants are the most green fingered, Edinburgh tenants can be trusted not to trash a property’s soft furnishings and Dumfries tenants are the most pernickety when it comes to getting the place clean.

07 Mar 2017

Khan urges short-term letting agents to bring in 90-day limit

Khan urges short-term letting agents to bring in 90-day limit

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on online short-term letting agents to follow Airbnb's lead by blocking hosts from renting out homes in the capital for more than 90 days.

06 Mar 2017

Rental price inflation continues to slow

Rental price inflation continues to slow

The latest report from Homelet has revealed that rental price inflation in the UK has now fallen below the general rate of inflation.

03 Mar 2017

Paul Shamplina to star in third series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

Paul Shamplina to star in third series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador of Hamilton Fraser, is set to feature in his third series of “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”, a twelve-part series starting 5th March on Channel 5.

03 Mar 2017

Are government claims that renting is expensive across the UK actually true?

Are government claims that renting is expensive across the UK actually true?

Belvoir has released its Q4 rental index, questioning the accuracy of Government claims that renting is expensive across the entire country, but warns of future rental increases due to anti-landlord policies.

02 Mar 2017

Calls for brokers to update landlords and clients on BTL changes

Calls for brokers to update landlords and clients on BTL changes

First Complete and Pink are calling for brokers to ensure landlords on their books are speaking with a qualified accountant about the impending changes in mortgage interest tax relief and to urge brokers to raise awareness of the affect these changes will have on landlords in their region.

28 Feb 2017

Property maintenance gets digitised with new partnership

Property maintenance gets digitised with new partnership

Qube Global Software has partnered with smart repair reporting software Fixflo, enabling property managers and letting agents to better protect their assets and manage repairs more efficiently.

27 Feb 2017

Free tax consultation for landlords at Promise

Free tax consultation for landlords at Promise

Promise Specialist Lending has announced today that it is to help brokers go the extra mile for their landlord clients by providing a free telephone consultation with a tax expert.

27 Feb 2017

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Latest Comments

MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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Landlady14
Landlady14 01 Mar 2017

You would think so Niraj Shah! My experience only proves that there are varying qualitiers of professional in all aspects of property letting. None of the ones I have dealt with, from letting agents to...

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Mark
Mark 01 Mar 2017

Thanks for this article. Hopefully one day everybody's lifestyle will be eco-sustainable.

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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor 28 Feb 2017

I was convinced that London was the most expensive!

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Alan Read
Alan Read 28 Feb 2017

Australia are leading the way in this I think. The trouble with Britain is we don't get enough sun to make use of solar power.

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James Powell
James Powell 27 Feb 2017

This is a very good news.

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DanHumphreys
DanHumphreys 27 Feb 2017

It sounds like a good idea. Anything to help the younger generation get a foothold.

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Matt
Matt 20 Feb 2017

Is this fake news?

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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