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Where will be the UK's top property investment hotspots over the next 3 years?

Where will be the UK's top property investment hotspots over the next 3 years?

The latest research from Barclays has provided a three-to-five year forecast of investment hotspots on the residential property market, revealing the areas across the UK where house prices and rental incomes are expected to rise.

23 May 2017

Is BTL still a good move?

Is BTL still a good move?

With a general election looming and the housing market a hot topic commentators differ in their opinions as to the direction in which property prices will go in the coming years.

23 May 2017

TPO appoints new Council Chair

TPO appoints new Council Chair

Baroness Diana Warwick has been appointed Chair of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme’s independent Council.

23 May 2017

Key considerations when financing and insuring buy to let property

Key considerations when financing and insuring buy to let property

Financing and insuring a buy to let property is not as simple as buying a home to live in – but the second episode of the Buy to Let Show – and the accompanying free eBook – will help both new and existing landlords avoid expensive mistakes.

23 May 2017

Single property landlords hit by BTL tax changes

Single property landlords hit by BTL tax changes

The latest report from the National Landlords Association has revealed that single property landlords are finally waking up to the fact they could be pushed in to a higher tax bracket following the introduction of new taxation rules for buy to let.

19 May 2017

Tenancy deposit reform 'unavoidably on the agenda'

Tenancy deposit reform 'unavoidably on the agenda'

Property campaigner, Ajay Jagota, has warned the property industry to stop “living in complete and utter denial” about the coming ban on Letting Agent Fees – with such a ban promised by all three major parties.

19 May 2017

What are the top 5 tenant confessions?

What are the top 5 tenant confessions?

New research from Lloyds Bank Business Insurance Services suggests that many small-scale private landlords forget that insuring a rental property is a very different kind of risk to insuring their own home.

19 May 2017

What are the characteristics of a good landlord?

What are the characteristics of a good landlord?

New research by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business debunks the myth that landlords and tenants don’t see eye to eye.

18 May 2017

Nightmare agent causes double-trouble for landlord

Nightmare agent causes double-trouble for landlord

Tonight's episode of “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords” on Channel Five highlightswhy Client Money Protection is of paramount importance to all landlords and tenants.

18 May 2017

Landlords: Could you be breaking the law after recent changes?

Landlords: Could you be breaking the law after recent changes?

Landlords and agents throughout the UK with properties in Wales are being reminded that they could be unwittingly breaking the law due to changes to legislation.

17 May 2017

 

Shelter: A third of UK tenants living in slum like conditions

Shelter: A third of UK tenants living in slum like conditions

According to the latest research conducted by housing charity Shelter, hundreds of renters - including those living in bigger, urban areas - are living in slum-like conditions due to damp, mould, infestation and electrical issues.

16 May 2017

New BTL insurance system launched by First Complete and Pink

New BTL insurance system launched by First Complete and Pink

First Complete and Pink have announced that they have launched a new buy-to-let insurance system.

16 May 2017

Increase in London investors venturing outside the capital

Increase in London investors venturing outside the capital

The latest research from Countrywide has founs that there has been an increase in London based investors purchasing buy-to-let homes outside the capital.

15 May 2017

Tyne and Wear rents on the rise

Tyne and Wear rents on the rise

The latest analysis and data from North East-based property firm, KIS, has revealed that the average cost of renting a home on the Metro Map is £596 – £25 more expensive than December - with a £698 difference between renting near Tynemouth station and renting near Cullercoats.

12 May 2017

What are the wider implications of landlords tightening their belts?

What are the wider implications of landlords tightening their belts?

The latest research by specialist mortgage lender, Kent Reliance, has found that over a third of landlords are looking to cut their annual spending - a move that will hit the tradesmen and professionals that support the property industry.

12 May 2017

How will changes to mortgage tax relief impact landlords?

How will changes to mortgage tax relief impact landlords?

From April 2017, landlords’ ability to deduct mortgage interest payments from their rental income is gradually being phased out.

11 May 2017

Landlords warned about looming ban on poor energy efficient homes

Landlords warned about looming ban on poor energy efficient homes

Property management specialist, Lee Baron, is advising residential landlords to check the energy efficiency of their property portfolios and take simple measures to boost the efficiency of any poorly performing property, before they become illegal to let.

10 May 2017

BTL rates are starting to rise

BTL rates are starting to rise

The latest report from Mortgages for Business has revealed that buy-to-let fixed rates rose in April across two, three and five-year terms with only five-year fixed rates faiing to return to their February averages, remaining 0.01% lower at 3.76% versus 3.77% in February.

09 May 2017

London rents are falling down

London rents are falling down

According to the latest report from Homelet, rents in London fell for the first time since 2009 during April, as rental price inflation across the UK reduced to its lowest level for seven years.

08 May 2017

North East sees 6000 rogue landlord complaints in three years

North East sees 6000 rogue landlord complaints in three years

More than 6000 North East renters have complained to the council about their landlord in the past three years – and numbers are growing.

05 May 2017

How to unlock the buy-to-let maze

How to unlock the buy-to-let maze

A new six-part online programme goes live this Sunday, to help current and future landlords purchase and run a successful buy to let property.

04 May 2017

Landlords warned to have the right tools to charge tenants for damage

Landlords warned to have the right tools to charge tenants for damage

It's becoming increasingly important for landlords and their letting agents to have the procedures in place to make sure tenants can be reasonably charged for damage they cause to a rental property.

03 May 2017

Accord announce requirements for rental cover

Accord announce requirements for rental cover

Accord Buy To Let has announced that it is changing its approach to minimum rental cover requirements, reflecting differing levels of costs incurred by landlords in managing a buy-to-let property.

28 Apr 2017

A landlord’s ‘Nightmare Tenant’?

A landlord’s ‘Nightmare Tenant’?

Tonight at 9pm on Channel 5s “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”, a Watford landlord has a fight on his hands when his long-term tenant stops paying rent and unleashes a deluge of abuse when he tries to evict her

27 Apr 2017

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

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Latest Comments

Oliver Conway
Oliver Conway 18 May 2017

Making a neat inventory is a good idea, but if the seller is not willing to provide it, can the buyer demand it?

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Bertrand
Bertrand 17 May 2017

First step to nationalisation of the private rented sector IMHO. Nanny state poking their noses into things yet again. I object, as a decent landlord, sometimes having to deal with some pretty awful tenants,...

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Izzy
Izzy 16 May 2017

This is such a great a post. I love the detail you've gone into. It's a very useful article for helping those who are looking at deciding which sector they would like to go into! When I first started investing...

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paul burnham
paul burnham 30 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge that a Labour government would build 500,000 new council houses must electrify the general election campaign. Reliance on markets and the profit motive has brought huge housing-related...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 28 Apr 2017

Sadiq Khan?s announcement of an online database of landlords and letting agents who have been convicted of housing offences, appears on face value to be a variation of the already implemented Database

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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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