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Government changes are destroying landlord confidence

Government changes are destroying landlord confidence

A new report from Kent Reliance has shown that landlord confidence has fallen back as tax burden rises and house prices growth slows - just 41% now hold a positive outlook for their portfolios.

23 Jun 2017

Hamilton Fraser acquires Landlord Action

Hamilton Fraser acquires Landlord Action

HF Resolution Ltd, a subsidiary of Hamilton Fraser, has acquired one of the industry’s leading tenant eviction solicitor firms, Landlord Action Limited.

22 Jun 2017

Compensation awarded by TPO tops £1m barrier for first time

Compensation awarded by TPO tops £1m barrier for first time

Yesterday, at the House of Lords, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) launched its latest annual report, which revealed an increase in the number of formal complaints resolved by the scheme and a record total of compensatory awards paid by agents.

22 Jun 2017

Could the letting agent fee ban be here by the autumn?

Could the letting agent fee ban be here by the autumn?

The government has used this afternoon’s Queen’s Speech to confirm that letting agents fees will be banned in England within two years – and one property expert believes they could be banned much sooner.

22 Jun 2017

UK rental system 'not fit for purpose' claims new report

UK rental system 'not fit for purpose' claims new report

New research among 2,000 UK adults by virtual online letting agency LetBritain has revealed the sentiments of Britain’s landlord community.

20 Jun 2017

New presidents announced for Propertymark

New presidents announced for Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark are delighted to welcome their new presidential teams for the year ahead.

20 Jun 2017

10 ways to beat the tax man for landlords

10 ways to beat the tax man for landlords

A successful landlord, amongst other things, is a tax efficient landlord. So London based estate agent, Portico, asked the experts for 10 legitimate ways to reduce your tax bill and the results are below.

20 Jun 2017

Calls for government to make independent inventories compulsory

Calls for government to make independent inventories compulsory

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has urged the government to introduce compulsory, unbiased and regulated inventories as an industry standard.

19 Jun 2017

Holiday let market experiencing boom

Holiday let market experiencing boom

New data compiled by Second Estates has revealed that the UK’s short-term holiday let market is experiencing a boom, with average income per booking up 6.4% in the first four months of 2017

19 Jun 2017

Can BTL really deliver better returns than a pension?

Can BTL really deliver better returns than a pension?

Despite the government’s recent tax hikes and tougher criteria for mortgage lending, over the long term, the right property investment can provide an enviable pension pot.

19 Jun 2017

 

Where in the UK does it cost the most to be a landlord?

Where in the UK does it cost the most to be a landlord?

According to new data and analysis by specialist mortgage lender, Kent Reliance, the average cost to run a property in London(excluding mortgage costs and tax, but including void periods) is £6,535 per year, or 32% of the amount that they receive in rent.

16 Jun 2017

Could Stoke-on-Trent be the UK’s next BTL sweet spot?

Could Stoke-on-Trent be the UK’s next BTL sweet spot?

According to new research from Property Partner, the Staffordshire town famous for its pottery is where landlords can find the best combination of affordability and rental return, making their investment more efficient than anywhere else in the country.

16 Jun 2017

NLA partners with free tenant-find service TheHouseShop

NLA partners with free tenant-find service TheHouseShop

TheHouseShop have announced that they have been accepted as a Recognised Supplier to the National Landlords Associationand will offer a free tenant find service to the NLA’s 70,000 plus members and associates.

15 Jun 2017

New expert property panel announced for National Landlord Investment Show

New expert property panel announced for National Landlord Investment Show

Registrations for the flagship National Landlord Investment Show, taking place on Thursday 15th June at London Olympia, have reached an unprecedented level following the announcement of a new ‘expert property panel’, which has been added as part of the seminar programme.

13 Jun 2017

Liverpool hits top spot for BTL rental leads

Liverpool hits top spot for BTL rental leads

New research from Private Finance has revealed that the UK's top BTL hotspot is now Liverpool, delivering landlords average rental yields of 8%, once mortgage costs are taken into account.

12 Jun 2017

Retirees rent triples in 10 years

Retirees rent triples in 10 years

According to a new report from Countrywide, over the last 12 months people who have retired paid a total of £3.7bn in rent, up 216% from the £1.2bn they paid in 2007.

12 Jun 2017

PRS forecast for significant growth

PRS forecast for significant growth

The latest research from Knight Frank has found that the proportion of households living in the Private Rented Sector is set to rise to 24% by 2021.

12 Jun 2017

Together announce specialist BTL range

Together announce specialist BTL range

Together has announced that it has launched a new specialist buy-to-let product range, designed to support property investors as they grow their portfolios.

09 Jun 2017

How much damage does a traditional tenancy deposit really cover?

How much damage does a traditional tenancy deposit really cover?

New research by interior design firm, Hillarys, reveals that traditional tenancy deposits barely cover the cost of the most common causes of damage to rented homes.

09 Jun 2017

Plan your BTL exit even before you invest

Plan your BTL exit even before you invest

It’s vital to plan your exit from a buy to let as early as possible, even before you invest, according to a panel of experts who appear in the final episode of the Buy to Let Show.

09 Jun 2017

Rental growth flat-lines in May

Rental growth flat-lines in May

The latest report from Landbay has revealed that UK rental growth flat-lined in May, rising by just 0.02%, the slowest pace in over half a decade and a fraction of the five year average growth rate of 0.14%.

07 Jun 2017

CIEH suggests imposing heavy fines on agents who break letting fee ban

CIEH suggests imposing heavy fines on agents who break letting fee ban

Larger agents found flouting the ban on letting agent fees should receive fines up to £30,000 to ensure greater levels of compliance with the new laws, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has said.

07 Jun 2017

UK rents fall the first time in 8 years

UK rents fall the first time in 8 years

The latest data from HomeLet has revealed that UK rental price inflation fell for the first time in almost eight years during May.

06 Jun 2017

Top tips to find student accommodation

Top tips to find student accommodation

It's not just the lead up to Results Day (and wondering what grades you'll get) that can be stressful. Once you know which university you'll be going to, there'll be lots of planning to do.

06 Jun 2017

Many landlord problems can be prevented with due diligence

Many landlord problems can be prevented with due diligence

While rental horror stories are relatively rare, when they do occur they can be devastating… which is why the fifth episode of the Buy to Let Show shows landlords how to deal with the most common problems.

05 Jun 2017

‘Rumble with the Agents’ raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

‘Rumble with the Agents’ raises £18k for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

On Thursday 25th May 2017 ‘Rumble with the Agents’, an annual white collar charity boxing event in association with Landlord Action and sponsored by Hamilton Fraser, raised £18,000 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

05 Jun 2017

IPT increase absorbed at Rent4sure

IPT increase absorbed at Rent4sure

National tenant referencing company, Rent4sure has confirmed that it will absorb the recent 2% Insurance Premium Tax increase that came into effect on June 1st this year - taking it from 10% to 12%. Since 1994, IPT has increased 7 times.

05 Jun 2017

Manchester remains a top BTL hotspot

Manchester remains a top BTL hotspot

According to recent research, Manchester is one of the top 10 places in the UK for rental growth with average yields of almost 9%.

02 Jun 2017

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Latest Comments

SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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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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