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North West sees surge in demand for BTL property

North West sees surge in demand for BTL property

New research shows that demand for BTL property in the North West has soared by 38% year on year, despite Brexit and increased stamp duty costs according to The Mistoria Group, specialists in high yielding investment property in the North West.

22 Nov 2017

1 in 3 tenants expect to move into their new home in 2 weeks

1 in 3 tenants expect to move into their new home in 2 weeks

New data from property marketplace, TheHouseShop.com, has revealed the incredibly short time span in which tenants expect to find and move into their new home.

21 Nov 2017

Many tenants exposed to unecessary risk claims NAIP

Many tenants exposed to unecessary risk claims NAIP

According to the National Association of Inventory Professionals, tenants could be exposed to unnecessary risk as many face many hazards when moving into a property due to landlords either ignoring or being unaware of basic health and safety issues.

17 Nov 2017

LendInvest announce launch of BTL loans for professional landlords

LendInvest announce launch of BTL loans for professional landlords

Specialist property finance lender, LendInvest, has officially launched a new buy-to-let loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

17 Nov 2017

Bricklane launch new tenant-led proposition

Bricklane launch new tenant-led proposition

Online residential property investment platform, Bricklane.com, has announced the launch of a new tenant-led proposition which will aim to provide a secure home to renters unable to get on the property ladder.

16 Nov 2017

Property Redress Scheme says redress for landlords should also include Rent to Rent firms

Property Redress Scheme says redress for landlords should also include Rent to Rent firms

Earlier last month the Conservatives announced that all buy-to-let (BTL) landlords will be forced to register with a redress scheme, as is already compulsory for all letting and estate agents.

15 Nov 2017

Millions of UK tenants remain in the dark over property laws

Millions of UK tenants remain in the dark over property laws

New research from LetBritain involving over 2,000 UK adults has revealed that millions of tenants and landlords across the country are unaware of the laws governing the rental sector.

14 Nov 2017

Could new energy efficiency standards leave landlords with ‘unrentable’ real estate?

Could new energy efficiency standards leave landlords with ‘unrentable’ real estate?

In six months’ time new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will be in place – a sweeping change scheduled for April 2018, barring new or renewed leases on commercial property with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings of F or G.

14 Nov 2017

TPO roll out phase three of Lettings Fees Campaign in Plymouth

TPO roll out phase three of Lettings Fees Campaign in Plymouth

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has launched phase three of its national campaign with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) to tackle lettings agents that are breaking the law by not displaying their fees.

14 Nov 2017

Deposits pushed towards £1500 after introduction of Tenants Fees Bill

Deposits pushed towards £1500 after introduction of Tenants Fees Bill

A government plan to cap tenancy deposits at 6 weeks rent threatens to cost Britain’s renters an average of £1391 – and the country up to £6bn.

13 Nov 2017

 

Spending by cash landlords at 10 year high

Spending by cash landlords at 10 year high

The rising number of landlords buying in cash means that over the last year they spent more than at any time in the last decade.

13 Nov 2017

Power to the tenants: How legislation and technology are playing their part

Power to the tenants: How legislation and technology are playing their part

As the lettings fees ban looms ahead, it is clear that however it plays out, more and more power being given to tenants, at a time when the private rented sector as a whole is changing.

09 Nov 2017

Rental price inflation slows during October

Rental price inflation slows during October

The latest data and analysis from HomeLet has revealed that average rents across the UK rose by 0.9% in October when compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent is now £909.

09 Nov 2017

What are the top reasons that tenants lose their deposit?

What are the top reasons that tenants lose their deposit?

Tenancy deposits are there to protect landlords in the event of unpaid rent or damage to their property. Most tenants will get their full deposits back, but there are instances where the landlord may need to keep part – or all – of it to cover various costs. ARLA Propertymark asked its members for the most common reasons why tenants don’t get their deposits back.

08 Nov 2017

Scottish Government to attend three regional roadshows hosted by TPO and ALRA

Scottish Government to attend three regional roadshows hosted by TPO and ALRA

Letting agents in Scotland will soon be required by law to comply with a mandatory Letting Agent Code of Practice and to join a Register of Letting Agents.

08 Nov 2017

Holiday let opportunities for buy-to-let investors

Holiday let opportunities for buy-to-let investors

Thanks to the relatively low value of the pound, Britain is attracting record numbers of foreign travellers, with tourism experts predicting that by the end of this year we will have welcomed nearly 40 million overseas visitors to our shores.

07 Nov 2017

Tenant advised to break back into landlord’s property by Council

Tenant advised to break back into landlord’s property by Council

It has been widely reported that in a bid to cope with Britain’s housing shortage, councils often advise tenants facing eviction, and in need of social housing, to stay put in buy-to-let properties when landlords ask them to leave.

07 Nov 2017

Landlords offered financial guarantee on tenant suitability

Landlords offered financial guarantee on tenant suitability

Tenant referencing and insurance agency, Landlord Secure, has announced an added component to its reference service that will provide private landlords with a unique guarantee to cover the cost of the eviction process should a recommended tenant fall through.

03 Nov 2017

Could we be about to see dramatic growth in rents?

Could we be about to see dramatic growth in rents?

In the 15 months since the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to cut the base interest rate from 0.5% to 0.25% in August 2016, residential property rents have grown by less than 1% (0.94%), compared to house price growth of 5%.

02 Nov 2017

Northern England increases its influence on BTL market

Northern England increases its influence on BTL market

The latest data and analysis from Commercial Trust Limited has revealed that Northern regions of England are beginning to have a greater influence on the buy-to-let market.

02 Nov 2017

Government extends cap on security deposits to six weeks rent

Government extends cap on security deposits to six weeks rent

The Government has finally confirmed that it will extend a proposed cap on security deposits to six weeks’ rent instead of four after first announcing that they would introduce a cap along with a ban on charging tenants fees almost 12 months ago, in the Autumn Statement 2016.

02 Nov 2017

Calls for agents and landlords to sign mandatory inventories petition

Calls for agents and landlords to sign mandatory inventories petition

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has launched a petition which asks the government to make independent inventory reporting a compulsory requirement.

02 Nov 2017

Foundation announce expansion to BTL range

Foundation announce expansion to BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has introduced a new set of products across its entire Buy to Let range, giving more choice to both non portfolio and portfolio landlords.

02 Nov 2017

What are the implications of a base rate rise for buy-to-let landlords?

What are the implications of a base rate rise for buy-to-let landlords?

The press would have you believe that a Bank of England base rate rise is an inevitability on November 2nd, when the Monetary Policy Committee reconvenes.

01 Nov 2017

BTL rates pushed up due to new PRA rules

BTL rates pushed up due to new PRA rules

New data from Moneyfacts has shown that amid the increasing speculation of the base rate rising next month and the introduction of stricter affordability rules, the average cost of a buy-to-let mortgage is beginning to increase.

31 Oct 2017

Together announce further support for holiday let landlords

Together announce further support for holiday let landlords

Specialist lender Together has further enhanced its offering for landlords and property investors with a new holiday let product, created in response to demand from professional landlords looking to rent out their properties on a short-term basis.

30 Oct 2017

Majority of Scots happy to rent

Majority of Scots happy to rent

New research has revealed that almost three quarters of Scots are happy to rent a property and that being a tenant suits many people’s lifestyles.

30 Oct 2017

Rent increases begin to slow down

Rent increases begin to slow down

The latest data and analysis from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has found that after several months of rising rent costs, the number of letting agents who saw landlords increasing prices for tenants fell to 27% in September, down from 35%t in August.

27 Oct 2017

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Scott Garnet
Scott Garnet 06 Nov 2017

If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good advice for sliding glass doors is replacing the panels with storm resistant glass and getting heavier...

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richardrawlings
richardrawlings 01 Nov 2017

What has not been mentioned here is the effect of not only higher interest payments, but also that these payments are less likely to be offsettable as a business cost due to the scaling back of mortgage...

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Kelvin Lloyd
Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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zoe glover
zoe glover 05 Oct 2017

Update! Worst company I have ever dealt with. Undervalued a Cambridge property by over 100k, wont take on any evidence of valuation including a RICS valuation done 3 years ago for the very same value...

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards 27 Sep 2017

Its nonsense articles such as this that make it harder to get clients to realise just how difficult the market is out there. When you see Rightmove and there are more 'price reduced' then 'new' most days...

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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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