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‘Pension pot’ landlords urged to use caution

‘Pension pot’ landlords urged to use caution

A leading figure in the buy-to-let broker industry has called for would-be ‘pension pot’ landlords to seek advice before committing pension funds to property.

22 Sep 2017

International investors boost North West student property market

International investors boost North West student property market

According to The Mistoria Group, despite the proportion of overseas landlords with properties in London falling after the referendum and tax hikes, overseas investors are piling into student property in the North West.

21 Sep 2017

Metro remain committed to portfolio landlords

Metro remain committed to portfolio landlords

Metro Bank is pleased to announce that it will apply the revised underwriting standards to its portfolio buy-to-let business when the Prudential Regulation Authority underwriting standards come in on 30 September.

21 Sep 2017

Should landlords sit tight and ride out the BTL storm?

Should landlords sit tight and ride out the BTL storm?

This year has seen record numbers of landlords selling their BTL properties, in response to regulatory changes and the economic uncertainty, post Brexit.

20 Sep 2017

Student rents remain static according to new report

Student rents remain static according to new report

An annual report into student accommodation, compiled by student utilities and service provider, Glide Utilities, has found that private student rent has remained at an average of £100 - £119 a week, for the second year running.

20 Sep 2017

Demand for high end student accommodation set to rise

Demand for high end student accommodation set to rise

Despite Brexit, the global demand for higher education places for students seeking to study in the UK is set to rise overall by 2020, with an increase of 870,000 higher education students, boosting demand for high-end accommodation in university cities.

19 Sep 2017

Independent inventories for student accommodation are crucial, warns AIIC

Independent inventories for student accommodation are crucial, warns AIIC

As students return to university for the beginning of the new term over the next few weeks, landlords and letting agents are being reminded of the importance of independent and professionally compiled inventories.

19 Sep 2017

August rents up 2.4%

August rents up 2.4%

The latest data and analysis fromHomeLet shows that during August, rents in the UK rose by an average of 2.4% - the highest rate of annual growth seen in the Private Rented Sector this year.

18 Sep 2017

The Happy Tenant Company announce launch of new portfolio landlord mortgage clinic

The Happy Tenant Company announce launch of new portfolio landlord mortgage clinic

The Happy Tenant Company has announced the launch of its free ‘Mortgage Advice Clinic’ with expert mortgage broker Lee Grandin of Landlord Mortgages & Lend2Landlord, to help prepare and educate portfolio landlords about PRA changes.

14 Sep 2017

Majority of tenants not asked to provide proof of income on applications

Majority of tenants not asked to provide proof of income on applications

Landlords and letting agents are failing to carry out sufficient financial checks on new applicants, new research has suggested, after it was revealed that 75% of applicants were not asked to provide proof of income before signing a lease agreement in the last year.

14 Sep 2017

 

The Northview Group announce changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group announce changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group has today announced changes to its portfolio buy-to-let lending criteria for both Kensington and New Street Mortgages.

14 Sep 2017

Landlords urged to get on top of new laws to avoid being fined

Landlords urged to get on top of new laws to avoid being fined

With a raft of new laws introduced in recent years affecting those who own rental properties, Direct Line for Business is urging the UK’s 1.75 million landlords to brush up on their knowledge of the new legislation to avoid being stung by fines.

13 Sep 2017

Agents must streamline their processes in wake of fee ban

Agents must streamline their processes in wake of fee ban

According to automated rental payment provider PayProp, letting agents must prepare now for the incoming ban on upfront fees charged to tenants, and the way to do so is by streamlining their processes.

13 Sep 2017

AIIC: Letting complaint surge is no surprise

AIIC: Letting complaint surge is no surprise

Industry trade body the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks says it is not surprised that the majority of complaints made to The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) in 2016 related to the letting industry.

11 Sep 2017

Landlord numbers continue to fall

Landlord numbers continue to fall

The latest report from Countrywide has revealed that the number of landlords has fallen over the last two years despite a rise in supply of homes available to rent.

11 Sep 2017

Is the game up for tenancy deposit protection schemes?

Is the game up for tenancy deposit protection schemes?

A deposit protection service’s “deathbed conversion” to deposit-free renting and another’s decision to urge users to abandon insurance-backed tenancy deposit schemes has been described by one campaigner as “definite and decisive proof that the deposit establishment knows the game is up”

11 Sep 2017

Shared student accommodation demand rises in Liverpool

Shared student accommodation demand rises in Liverpool

A shortfall of student beds in university halls of residence and student pods (PBSA) in Liverpool has led to a surge in demand for high quality shared student accommodation, up by 35% over the last 12 months, according to The Mistoria Group, specialists in high yielding investment property in the North West.

08 Sep 2017

Over 25% of landlords unaware of lettings fee ban proposal

Over 25% of landlords unaware of lettings fee ban proposal

According to research carried out by property management platform No Agent, over a quarter of landlords across the UK are surprisingly unaware of the proposed lettings fee ban that could entirely shift their income models, and potentially increase costs to tenants.

07 Sep 2017

Almost a third of renters believe they will never own their own home

Almost a third of renters believe they will never own their own home

New research from GoCompare Mortgages has revealed that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation cannot imagine ever owning their own home.

06 Sep 2017

Top tips to plan your portfolio

Top tips to plan your portfolio

Are you ready to open the door to your next property investment? The property experts at Belvoir offer their advice to help you overcome any challenges you may face along the way.

06 Sep 2017

Students demanding better technology from their landlords

Students demanding better technology from their landlords

A new report from Currys PC World Business has revealed that student landlords who fail to properly invest in technology may well be losing out on significant income.

05 Sep 2017

Landlords given new tool to report late rent payers

Landlords given new tool to report late rent payers

Landlords have been given the power to access more in-depth credit information about potential tenants and report payment history of rent payers to credit reference agencies, with the help of a new online tool.

05 Sep 2017

Expelled letting agent faces further legal action

Expelled letting agent faces further legal action

The Property Ombudsman scheme has taken further action against an expelled letting agent after it received seven additional complaints from landlords which resulted in awards totalling £20,566.23.

04 Sep 2017

FHL removes £500 processing fee for limited companies

FHL removes £500 processing fee for limited companies

Foundation Home Loans has removed the £500 processing and administration fee for buy-to-let applications from limited companies.

01 Sep 2017

Scottish rents hit highest total since February

Scottish rents hit highest total since February

The Scottish property market continued to progress during July, with prices growing month-on-month and rental yields again performing strongly.

01 Sep 2017

What really keeps landlords awake at night?

What really keeps landlords awake at night?

Online letting agent Upad has conducted research amongst a pool of different types of residential landlords, as well as amongst those with differing sizes of portfolio, to uncover what issues really concern them.

31 Aug 2017

Almost half of landlords planning changes as a result of tax implications

Almost half of landlords planning changes as a result of tax implications

44% of landlords are planning to make changes to their present circumstances in direct response to tax changes imposed on landlords over the last 18 months, according to mydeposits research.

31 Aug 2017

Rent collection review could return thousands in unpaid rent

Rent collection review could return thousands in unpaid rent

By reviewing their rent collection procedures, letting agents could claim back thousands of pounds in unpaid rent for their landlord clients, according to PayProp.

30 Aug 2017

Latest Comments

Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton
sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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Christian Donovan
Christian Donovan 18 Aug 2017

The write-down on house values, combined with the fall in the GBP saddled the fund?s property portfolio with a 1.4% loss in the second quarter. The shocking amount of $240 million.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

Interesting point of view.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

It depends on the people, some older adults decide to make a long-distance move in order to live closer to their children or settle in a place with a lower cost of living.

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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