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Criminal landlords to be 'named and shamed' by Mayor

Criminal landlords to be 'named and shamed' by Mayor

Criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants will be 'named and shamed' on a new online database to protect the two million private renters in the capital, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced today.

26 Apr 2017

UK renter sentiment revealed in new survey

UK renter sentiment revealed in new survey

New research among 2,000 UK adults by online estate agent LetBritain has revealed the sentiments of Britain’s rental population.

26 Apr 2017

Surge in landlords exiting the market

Surge in landlords exiting the market

The latest report from ARLA Propertymark has revealed that there has been a rise in the number of landlords selling up and quitting the PRS.

25 Apr 2017

Top tips to sell your rental property

Top tips to sell your rental property

Vaughan and Sally Schofield of Belvoir Wrexham recently scooped the title of Belvoir's Best Sales Office of the Year, as well as the Gold Award for Customer Service at the company's national awards. Here are Vaughan's top tips for landlords who wish to sell a rental property…

24 Apr 2017

Rental price inflation remains low in March

Rental price inflation remains low in March

According to the latest data from HomeLet, rental price inflation in the UK remained modest during March - increasing by a small amount for the second successive month, following seven months of falls and remains below the general rate of inflation.

21 Apr 2017

Rise of the modern landlady

Rise of the modern landlady

The latest research from Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed that women now account for two in five landlords and use property to top up their monthly income.

20 Apr 2017

How tenants could circumvent a 20% rent rise

How tenants could circumvent a 20% rent rise

According to the latest statistics, 79% of tenants could not afford the average rent rise needed for most landlords to remain profitable as a result of upcoming changes to the way mortgage interest payments are taxed.

18 Apr 2017

1 in 4 admit they wouldn't own up to landlord about damage

1 in 4 admit they wouldn't own up to landlord about damage

A new survey commisioned by TheHouseShop.com, has revealed that while the majority of Brits are honest tenants, over 1 in 4 people wouldn’t tell their landlord if they did significant damage to their rental property.

17 Apr 2017

Rental yields remain strong in majority of towns and cities

Rental yields remain strong in majority of towns and cities

The latest insight from Kuflink, examining average house price and median rent, has found that average yields have remained strong, despite a dip in rents across the UK, in 34 out of the 50 UK towns and cities analysed.

17 Apr 2017

Company landlords now own 1 in 5 rental properties

Company landlords now own 1 in 5 rental properties

The latest report from Countrywide has revealed that the number of homes let by a company landlord saw the largest annual jump during Q1 2017 - reaching a 20% proportion of the market, the highest proportion since records began in 2010.

17 Apr 2017

 

Is 'Generation Rent' content?

Is 'Generation Rent' content?

A new survey has revealed some surprising results that confound many of the assumptions about why tenants choose to rent.

14 Apr 2017

NLA warns landlords to get a licence or face a £20k fine

NLA warns landlords to get a licence or face a £20k fine

The National Landlords Association is encouraging landlords in Ashfield to become accredited to take advantage of discounted property licensing fees.

14 Apr 2017

1 in 5 landlords still confused over BTL tax relief changes

1 in 5 landlords still confused over BTL tax relief changes

With the long-awaited changes to mortgage interest rate relief coming into force last week, online letting agent Upad.co.uk has revealed that almost 20% of its landlords are unaware, or only vaguely aware, of the increase in tax that they will now have to pay on their rental properties.

14 Apr 2017

2017 rental deposit theft total hits £300k

2017 rental deposit theft total hits £300k

News that the government’s consultation into the banning of letting agent fees will also consider reforming how tenancy deposits are paid has been welcomed.

13 Apr 2017

North West sees HMOs continue to outperform standard BTL

North West sees HMOs continue to outperform standard BTL

The latest report from The Mistoria Group has revealed that HMOs are significantly outperforming standard BTL on both yields and return on equity in the North West.

11 Apr 2017

Landlords warned over bad mortgage brokers

Landlords warned over bad mortgage brokers

Buy-to-let landlords may not be getting the best mortgage deal, or they could find themselves locked into mortgages with high standard variable rates, as a result of mortgage deals set up by bad brokers.

11 Apr 2017

Is compulsory client protection money all it's cracked up to be?

Is compulsory client protection money all it's cracked up to be?

Letting agents applauding government plans to make Client Money Protection Schemes Compulsory might be celebrating too soon – and might be about to be hit with “astronomical” insurance premiums, warns property expert.

07 Apr 2017

Landlords brace themselves as tax relief changes begin

Landlords brace themselves as tax relief changes begin

According to the latest report from Paragon Mortgages, more landlords are begining to understand of the implications of the Government’s changes to tax relief on finance costs.

07 Apr 2017

Has a rise in stamp duty affected rental growth?

Has a rise in stamp duty affected rental growth?

According to new analysis by Landbay, the speed at which rents across the UK are growing has more than halved since an additional 3% stamp duty levy on second homes came into force twelve months ago.

06 Apr 2017

Local authorities gain new powers to crackdown on rogue landlords

Local authorities gain new powers to crackdown on rogue landlords

New legislation coming into force today (Thursday 6 April 2017) gives local authorities in England tough new powers to crack down on rogue landlords and agents.

06 Apr 2017

Almost 50% of landlords plan to quit due to unfair tax change

Almost 50% of landlords plan to quit due to unfair tax change

The latest analysis from AXA has revealed that due to today's phasing out of tax relief, far more landlords believe they will be affected than Government estimates suggest, and almost half plan to quit the rental market by 2020, fearing they are being unfairly targeted.

06 Apr 2017

Average landlord LTVs drop to 35%

Average landlord LTVs drop to 35%

The latest data relesed from Paragon has revealed that gearing amongst landlords remained low in Q1 2017, with the average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio decreasing by 2% to 35%.

04 Apr 2017

Landbay refreshes criteria for professional landlords

Landbay refreshes criteria for professional landlords

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, Landbay, has announced that it has refreshed its product range aimed at both amateur and professional landlords, reducing rates across many of its products and the majority of product fees have been significantly reduced.

03 Apr 2017

How to boost your chances of a successful BTL investment

How to boost your chances of a successful BTL investment

According to Belvoir, when searching for a buy to let property there are several factors, both financial and factual, which need to add up in order to maximise your chances of a successful investment.

03 Apr 2017

BTL yields still strong despite dip in transactions

BTL yields still strong despite dip in transactions

New figures from BM Solutions have revealed that BTL investors earned an average gross rental yield1 of 5.3% in the second half of 2016.

03 Apr 2017

Government rejects rental payment petition

Government rejects rental payment petition

A petition that received over 100,000 signatures urging lenders to consider rental payments as proof of ability to meet mortgage has been formally rejected by the government.

31 Mar 2017

Disputes over rent arrears soar 90%

Disputes over rent arrears soar 90%

According to the latest data from the Tenant Deposit Scheme, cleaning continues to take the lion’s share of deposit disputes, while disputes over rent arrears soar by 90%.

29 Mar 2017

BTL rates cut at Vida

BTL rates cut at Vida

Vida Homeloans has announced that it has cut its two-year tracker, two-year fixed and five-year fixed rates on buy-to-let products by up to 0.60% and reduced the revert rates across its entire buy-to-let product range.

29 Mar 2017

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Latest Comments

warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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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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