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Landlords could hold the keys for MP's seats
 

Landlords could hold the keys for MP's seats

Landlords who are upset over Conservative and other political party policies for the private rented sector could hold the keys in 124 constituencies, a survey reveals.

An analysis of HMRC data by one nati

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 13:36:44
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BTL Maintenance Costs Revealed
 

BTL Maintenance Costs Revealed

The cost to a landlord for maintaining a buy to let property over 12 months in the UK has been revealed.

According to Howsy, a property management platform, they have put together the figures to show how costs vary aro

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 13:27:51
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The Best Returns By Property Type Revealed
 

The Best Returns By Property Type Revealed

For those landlords who are looking to invest, then the best returns by property type could have a big influence.

And figures from the National Landlords' Association (NLA) reveal some surprising results.

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 13:19:26
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Political Party Manifesto Plans For Landlords Condemned
 

Political Party Manifesto Plans For Landlords Condemned

Both Labour and Conservative Party manifesto plans for landlords in the UK have been condemned by one organisation.

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) says that the manifesto from the Co

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 13:04:47
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Rental sector enjoys Autumnal activity increase
 

Rental sector enjoys Autumnal activity increase

The UK's rental sector has enjoyed a spike in activity with a rise in the number of properties 'to let' and those being 'let'.

The data from Agency Express reveals that in October, the number of proper

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 12:48:52
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BTL Repossessions Rocket By 40%
 

BTL Repossessions Rocket By 40%

There has been an astonishing 40% rise in the number of buy to let repossessions, official figures reveal.

According to the trade body UK Finance, the number of properties owned by private landlords that were reposses

     
Posted by on 05/12/2019 12:42:51
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What impact has the tenant fee ban had?
 

Ever since the autumn statement in 2016, the potential impact of the tenant fee ban has received widespread coverage. While many tenants were positive about the changes it did present the prospect of a major change for the letting agents.

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Posted by on 25/11/2019 17:34:13
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Positive outlook for the Student Accommodation Sector
 
The student accommodation sector remains vibrant, with a positive long term outlook.

This is driven by continued strong demand for university places. This year 560,000 students applied for a place at a UK University. This was the first increase for

     
Posted by on 25/11/2019 16:06:00
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Rents across UK Continue To Rise
 

Rents across UK Continue To Rise

Rents being paid across the UK in the private rental sector continued to rise in October, data reveals.

The index published by HomeLet highlights that the average rent now being paid per calendar month is £953. That'

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:37:03
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Landlords Call For Dedicated Housing Courts
 

Landlords Call For Dedicated Housing Courts

Landlords are calling for dedicated housing courts because they are facing longer times in getting their repossession case judgements processed, figures reveal.

Government statistics highlight that it can

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:31:26
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Landlords at Growing Risk Of Subletting Scams
 

Landlords at Growing Risk Of Subletting Scams

Landlords and agents are being urged to visit rental properties on a regular basis in a bid to avoid the growing risk of subletting scams.

The warning comes from No Letting Go, an inventory service provi

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:27:27
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Big rise in overseas-based BTL landlords
 

Big rise in overseas-based BTL landlords

There has been a sharp rise in the number of overseas-based buy to let landlords, figures reveal.

The findings from Hamptons International highlight that the proportion of homes being let by a landlord based

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 15:16:22
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Towns and cities with rental home shortages revealed
 

Towns and cities with rental home shortages revealed

A survey has revealed the areas in the UK with the most serious rental home supply shortages.

The research was undertaken by lettings platform Howsy and they found that Newport in Wales is the ci

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 14:41:29
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Landlord confidence hits all-time low
 

Landlord confidence hits all-time low

Landlord confidence across the country has reached an all-time low over prospects for their lettings business, research reveals.

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) says that just 28% of landlords say that

     
Posted by on 21/11/2019 14:32:36
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Landlord Numbers Opting For Limited Companies Rockets
 

Landlord Numbers Opting For Limited Companies Rockets

The number of landlords who say they are planning to use a limited company for making their next buy to let investment has rocketed, research reveals.

The findings from Foundation Home Loans foun

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:23:02
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Cash Available To Tackle Rogue Landlords
 

Cash Available To Tackle Rogue Landlords

Local councils in England have been handed an extra £3.8 million to help pay for a crackdown on rogue landlords.

The funding has been made by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:16:45
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Landlord Regulations Rocket By A Third
 

Landlord Regulations Rocket By A Third

The number of regulations affecting landlords has risen by a third since 2010, new research reveals.

According to the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA), the number of new laws that created an obligation

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:13:10
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Most tenants happy renting their home
 

Most tenants happy renting their home

Research reveals that 75% of tenants say they are happy renting their home.

The findings come from Landbay which highlights that just 25% of tenants are interested in buying their own home in the near future.

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 10:09:41
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Rents Continue Rising But At A Slower Pace
 

Rents Continue Rising But At A Slower Pace

Landlords around the country say that rents are continuing to rise but at a slower pace, one index reveals.

According to Arla Propertymark, September saw a slight drop in the number of tenants who experienc

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 09:51:03
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Landlords Leaving Market Creates A 'Crisis'
 

Landlords Leaving Market Creates A 'Crisis'

Growing numbers of landlords who are exiting the market are creating a housing supply crisis, research reveals.

The findings from the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) found that 25% of landlords wh

     
Posted by on 14/11/2019 09:35:35
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The Best - And Worst - Buy To Let Areas Revealed
 

The Best - And Worst - Buy To Let Areas Revealed

The best areas in the UK for landlords wanting the best yielding buy to let properties - and to avoid the worst areas – then two new surveys will help.

According to TotallyMoney, landlords wanting the

     
Posted by on 24/10/2019 10:59:27
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Rents Rise - And Will Do For Five Years
 

Rents Rise - And Will Do For Five Years

Landlords around the country are seeing rents rise because tenant demand is so strong - and this will continue for the next five years.

That's the startling prediction from the Royal Institution of Chartered S

     
Posted by on 24/10/2019 10:46:09
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UK's Landlords Look To Begin Portfolio Sell-Off
 

UK's Landlords Look To Begin Portfolio Sell-Off

Despite some regions seeing big rent rises, it appears that 24% of landlords are looking to sell at least one of their rental properties in the near future.

The findings from Rightmove questioned landl

     
Posted by on 24/10/2019 10:30:26
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Rent Rises Boost Rental Market For Landlords
 

Rent Rises Boost Rental Market For Landlords

Landlords will be pleased to hear that further rent rises have been recorded to help boost the attractiveness of the rental sector.

According to the latest index from HomeLet, the average rent now being p

     
Posted by on 17/10/2019 11:44:09
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'Accidental Landlord' Numbers Plummet
 

'Accidental Landlord' Numbers Plummet

The proportion of accidental landlords in the UK has fallen for this first time in five years.

The findings from real estate firm Hamptons International reveals that 7%, or one in 14 properties, that are being

     
Posted by on 17/10/2019 11:19:09
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Best Places For Btl Landlords To Invest In Next Year
 

Best Places For Btl Landlords To Invest In Next Year

For those landlords wanting to know where the best places in the UK are for investing in property during 2020, then a new survey reveals all.

According to SevenCapital, they point to Birmingham as

     
Posted by on 17/10/2019 11:08:29
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Landlords 'Urgently Need' New Housing Court
 

Landlords 'Urgently Need' New Housing Court

Landlords urgently need a new housing court to deliver justice for them and their tenants, an organisation warns.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says that a properly funded housing court is n

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 17:27:12
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As Landlords Exit, Btr Will 'Thrive'
 

As Landlords Exit, Btr Will 'Thrive'

With growing numbers of individual buy to let landlords exiting the market, build to rent (BTR) is predicted to grow dramatically in the UK.

That's the verdict from property management firm Apropos who say that t

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 17:21:04
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Time-Wasting Tenants Are A Distraction For Landlords
 

Time-Wasting Tenants Are A Distraction For Landlords

One-in-four landlords say they have been plagued by time-wasting tenants with nonsensical complaints, including the changing of a light bulb, research reveals.

The findings from The Mortgage Lende

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 17:17:21
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BTL Landlords Hit By Tough Tax Rules
 

BTL Landlords Hit By Tough Tax Rules

More than half of the country's buy to let landlords say they've been hit by stricter tax rules, a survey reveals.

The findings from Fitzrovia Finance, a secured property lender, found that 54% of landlords say t

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 17:04:41
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BTL Investors Have A Brexit 'Wait And See' Policy
 

BTL Investors Have A Brexit 'Wait And See' Policy

Most buy to let investors in the UK are adopting a 'wait and see' policy as the Brexit deadline gets closer, one survey reveals.

The research highlights that more than one in three of those who have

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 16:50:42
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Tenant Demand Leads To Rent Rise Record
 

Tenant Demand Leads To Rent Rise Record

Growing tenant demand means that more renters are experiencing rent increases which are now at their highest ever, one analysis reveals.

The findings from Arla Propertymark show that across the UK, the number

     
Posted by on 10/10/2019 14:06:21
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Landlords Spend £12k On Refurbishment
 

Landlords Spend £12k On Refurbishment

The amount landlords spend on refurbishing a rental home has seen the quality of properties in the private rental sector improving drastically over the last 10 years, one report reveals.

InterBay Commercial foun

     
Posted by on 03/10/2019 14:11:52
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Most Tenants Happy To Live In Rented Homes
 

Most Tenants Happy To Live In Rented Homes

Most tenants, particularly older renters, say they are happy to live in rented accommodation, a new survey reveals.

According to Landbay, they found that just 42% of those who rent are interested in buying

     
Posted by on 03/10/2019 13:59:04
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Warning Over Inventory 'Misuse' For Landlords And Tenants
 

Warning Over Inventory 'Misuse' For Landlords And Tenants

A campaign is to be launched in a bid to stem the rising issue of inventory misuse so all inventory reports are checked within a week by those receiving them.

The bid is being made by the Ass

     
Posted by on 03/10/2019 13:54:45
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ARLA Calls For Government Crackdown On Rogue Agents
 

ARLA Calls For Government Crackdown On Rogue Agents

One leading letting agents' organisation is calling on the government to get tough with a clampdown on rogue letting agents in the country.

Arla Propertymark says that more could be done after a wa

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:55:12
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Average Rents Rise By 2.3%
 

Average Rents Rise By 2.3%

The average rents being paid by tenants in the UK grew by 2.3% in the year to August, new figures reveal.

The findings from Hamptons International show that the average rent for a new property being let is £998 per month.

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:38:19
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Average Btl Landlord Makes Just £2k Profit
 

Average Btl Landlord Makes Just £2k Profit

The average buy to let landlord in the UK is making a profit of just over £2,000 a year, one lettings platform reveals.

The findings from Howsy highlight that a landlord with an annual return of £13,000 wil

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:23:49
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Call To Urgently Reform Courts For Landlords
 

Call To Urgently Reform Courts For Landlords

One landlords' organisation is urging the government to bring forward plans for court reforms to help landlords repossess a property more easily.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says it now t

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 15:05:20
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Half Of Landlords Looking To Use Limited Companies
 

Half Of Landlords Looking To Use Limited Companies

More than half of landlords in the UK say they are looking to use a limited company when buying their next property, a survey reveals.

The research from Precise Mortgages found that more than half o

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:59:48
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Best UK Universities For Rental Yields
 

Best UK Universities For Rental Yields

The best universities in the UK for high rental yields have been revealed.

According to a survey by one flat-sharing website, the best yields for buy to let investors is to buy a student property close to the

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:49:11
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Exodus Of 'Fed-Up' Landlords Predicted
 

Exodus Of 'Fed-Up' Landlords Predicted

A massive exodus of buy to let landlords from the rental sector is getting close as they become increasingly fed-up with the hostile environment created by the government.

In a survey carried out by insurer LV=

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:39:46
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Rogue Tenant Eviction Costs Can 'Cripple'
 

Rogue Tenant Eviction Costs Can 'Cripple'

When it comes to evicting a rogue tenant, landlords are facing costs that can be 'crippling'.

That's the verdict from letting agents Benham and Reeves who looked at how much the financial impact an eviction

     
Posted by on 25/09/2019 14:27:55
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Landlord Confidence In The Uk Hits New Low
 

Landlord Confidence In The Uk Hits New Low

The confidence of landlords in the UK has reached a new low with just 29% saying their business expectations are 'good' or 'very good'.

The findings from the National Landlords' Association (NLA) are at the

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:17:59
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PRS Avoids Its Summer Slowdown
 

PRS Avoids Its Summer Slowdown

The number of new rental home listings in Britain grew by 8.5% in July, defying the sector's usual summer slowdown, research reveals.

The Agency Express Property Activity Index also reveals that the volume of propertie

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:12:41
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Tenants Forced Into Arrears By Universal Credit
 

Tenants Forced Into Arrears By Universal Credit

Growing numbers of tenants are falling behind with their rent because of Universal Credit, research reveals.

The findings from the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) highlights that over the past

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 17:02:16
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UK Landlord Confidence Plummets
 

UK Landlord Confidence Plummets

The confidence among landlords in the UK has reached a record low, a survey reveals.

According to a survey from BVA BDRC, a landlord's confidence in capital gains from their property investments has fallen from 32% in

     
Posted by on 17/09/2019 16:52:40
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Labour Slammed For Discounted Rental Home Buying Plan
 

Labour Slammed For Discounted Rental Home Buying Plan

Plans by the Labour Party that could see tenants being offered the opportunity of buying their rented home at a discount have been slammed by landlord organisations.

The Shadow Chancellor John Mc

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:26:56
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1 In 4 Rental Homes Fail Standards
 

1 In 4 Rental Homes Fail Standards

Around one in four private rented homes are failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard, a survey reveals.

The research from VeriSmart highlights that the national guidelines cover hazards which means millions of peo

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:16:00
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Most Landlords Are Committed To The BTL Sector
 

Most Landlords Are Committed To The BTL Sector

The majority of landlords are committed to the country's buy to let sector and want to increase or maintain their number of properties over the next year, a report reveals.

According to The Mortgage L

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 15:00:06
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More Landlords Look To Hmo Investments
 

More Landlords Look To Hmo Investments

More than one in five landlords say they are looking to invest in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) over the next year, one survey reveals.

Precise Mortgages says that 21% of landlords say they are planning

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 14:54:47
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Fewer Tenants Being Evicted By Landlords
 

Fewer Tenants Being Evicted By Landlords

Landlords are continuing to evict fewer tenants, according to the latest official figures.

The Ministry of Justice says that in the second quarter of this year, private landlords brought 6,079 repossession cl

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 14:40:13
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What Tenants Want From Their Rental Home
 

What Tenants Want From Their Rental Home

The likes and dislikes of tenants when looking for a rental home have been revealed in a new survey.

Acording to Landbay, who questioned more than 2,000 private tenants across the country, they say that a pet

     
Posted by on 16/09/2019 10:25:39
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AFS Average Rents
 

Over the last 20 years, AFS has been the home of student accommodation. Throughout this period we have always offered the full range of student accommodation and featured over 200,000 student houses on the site in every University City in the UK.

     
Posted by on 06/08/2019 13:52:40
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Big rise in company landlord numbers
 
There has been a big rise in company landlord numbers which have reached their highest level since 2011, according to research. Real estate firm Hamptons International says that 12% of rental homes in the first half of this year were let by a company landlord. That's up from
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:18:21
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London's rent control plans condemned
 
Plans to introduce rent controls in London along with a bid to reform the capital's lettings sector have been criticised by leading organisations. The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says that London Mayor Sadiq Khan's plans for powers to reduce rents and carry out a t
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:17:34
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Areas with high crime rates deliver higher yields
 
Research has revealed that areas with high crime rates tend to deliver higher rental yields for landlords. The findings from a national lettings platform looked at how crime rates impact on yields and found that the landlord's returns will increase along with the level of crime
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:16:35
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Rogue landlord database is 'pointless'
 
Unless the government's promise to open up the 'Rogue Landlords' database to tenants comes with enforcement action, it will be a pointless exercise, one organisation warns. The National Landlords' Association is responding to a consultation unveiled by the Ministry of Housing,
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:15:51
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The costs of being a landlord revealed
 
The costs of being a landlord in the UK have been revealed with landlords spending thousands of pounds every year on their properties. The research from LV= General Insurance found that landlords are each spending an average of £3,134 on their properties which amounts to nearly
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:14:42
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Tenant fee ban boosts tenant demand
 
There has been a big increase in demand from tenants after the tenant fee ban was introduced, figures reveal. According to data published by Rightmove, tenants who are looking for a new rental home grew by 7% between May and June, that is seven times higher than the previous fo
     
Posted by on 31/07/2019 14:12:49
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Tenant Fees ban impacts rents
 
In the month before the Tenant Fees ban came into force, rents across the UK grew, a report reveals. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) also says that tenant demand has increased slightly for five months in a row. However, they also say there has been a fal
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:42:28
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Warning that landlords 'do not understand changes'
 
More than a quarter of landlords have confessed they do not understand changes that have been introduced to the market, research reveals. The findings from Market Financial Solutions is aimed at financial advisers so they can warn their buy to let clients who may be struggling
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:41:53
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Big rise in Over 50s renting
 
There has been a steep rise in the number of tenants aged over 50 who are renting their homes, new research reveals. Hamptons International says that so far this year, around 15% of rented homes are made up of people who are aged over 50. In 2012, that figure was just 11%.
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:41:22
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40% of tenants have a 'negligent landlord'
 
Four in 10 tenants are said to be stuck with a landlord who will refuse to repair their problem-ridden properties, research has revealed. The findings from the HomeOwners' Alliance highlights that tenants are being left in damp, cold properties with a landlord who is unwilling
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:39:21
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Tenant Fees ban will save renters £192m
 
Tenants will save £192 million every year under the Tenant Fees ban, research reveals. The findings from Bunk, a rental platform, used government data to analyse the 860,000 new rent transactions that are carried out every year, with the average tenant having to fork out £223
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:38:51
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New UC system will pay rent direct to landlords
 
The government is introducing big changes to the Universal Credit system which will now see a tenant's rent being paid directly to their landlord. The controversial benefit currently sees a tenant being responsible for making their own rent payments to their landlord. Now,
     
Posted by on 24/06/2019 14:37:14
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These BTL markets offer the quickest returns
 

The best buy to let areas for offering rental returns and the speed for repaying the original investment have been revealed.

According to letting agents Benham & Reeves, the best place for investors is Scotland with the annual rent returning the investment property's o

     
Posted by on 05/06/2019 11:26:53
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Growing numbers of landlords selling up
 

The number of landlords who are selling up their buy to let properties is at its highest since May 2018, a report reveals.

The findings have been published by Arla Propertymark who say that letting agents are recording landlords exiting the market has increased from fo

     
Posted by on 05/06/2019 11:23:41
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Landlords form coalition against Section 21 scrapping
 

Landlords and letting agents have joined together to form a coalition so they can campaign against the scrapping of Section 21, the no-fault eviction process, by the government.

The 'Fair Possessions Coalition' includes the National Landlords' Association, Arla Propert

     
Posted by on 05/06/2019 11:17:55
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Best Buy To Let Hotspots Revealed
 

Best Buy To Let Hotspots Revealed

For those property investors who want to know where the best buy to let hotspots are, a new survey reveals all.

According to a new online tool, the best location offering the most lucrative returns for landlords is

     
Posted by on 29/05/2019 14:36:47
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Half Of Landlords Say They Will Leave The PRS
 

Half Of Landlords Say They Will Leave The PRS

Nearly half of landlords say they will reduce – or sell off all - their property investments in the private rental sector because of the potential removal of Section 21, research reveals.

The findings fr

     
Posted by on 29/05/2019 14:30:33
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Older Investors Turn To Btl Investment
 

Older Investors Turn To Btl Investment

Growing numbers of older investors are turning to buy to let property investment as a way to supplement their income, research suggests.

According to Commercial Trust, there's been a sharp rise in the number of

     
Posted by on 29/05/2019 12:56:44
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Landlords Enjoy 'Greater Rewards' In The North
 

Landlords Enjoy 'Greater Rewards' In The North

Landlords who are looking to enjoy greater rewards from their investment should look north of London, one index reveals.

The findings from Landbay Rental Index highlights that rent increases in London h

     
Posted by on 22/05/2019 15:25:12
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Number Of Deposit Disputes Reaching Adjudication Falls
 

Number Of Deposit Disputes Reaching Adjudication Falls

The number of deposit disputes that are reaching adjudication is falling thanks to early intervention.

Those are the findings from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) who say there has been a sharp

     
Posted by on 22/05/2019 15:20:46
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Landlords Warn Of Selling-Up Over Section 21
 

Landlords Warn Of Selling-Up Over Section 21

Nearly four in 10 landlords say they will sell-up if Section 21 is axed by the government, a survey reveals.

The survey was conducted by Landlord Action who found that 38% of buy to let landlords say they

     
Posted by on 22/05/2019 15:15:49
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Inventory Clerks Record A Sharp Rise In Safety Problems
 

Inventory Clerks Record A Sharp Rise In Safety Problems

The reports being made by inventory clerks are increasingly reporting and showing compliance and safety issues in rental properties, research reveals.

The Association of Independent Inventory C

     
Posted by on 15/05/2019 17:02:14
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Landlords Will Make More Limited Company Purchases
 

Landlords Will Make More Limited Company Purchases

More landlords will buy property using a limited company in 2019, research suggests.

Foundation Home Loans says that most landlords who are looking to expand their portfolio over the next 12 months

     
Posted by on 15/05/2019 16:57:57
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Landlords Who Abandon Btl Earn £80,000
 

Landlords Who Abandon Btl Earn £80,000

Buy to let landlords who decide to abandon the market because of the government clampdown have been earning an average profit of £80,000 for each of the properties they sell.

Landlords in England and Wales last

     
Posted by on 15/05/2019 16:51:33
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Rents Continue To Increase In England And Wales
 

Rents Continue To Increase In England And Wales

Rents across most of England and Wales are continuing to increase, one report reveals.

The rental index published by Goodlord highlights that between March and April, the rents in six of the eight regi

     
Posted by on 09/05/2019 10:43:48
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PRS 'Crisis' Will 25% Of Landlords Sell Up
 

PRS 'Crisis' Will 25% Of Landlords Sell Up

The confidence levels among landlords in the private rental sector are so low that 25% of them say they will be selling at least one property in the next 12 months, one report reveals.

The Residential Land

     
Posted by on 09/05/2019 10:38:07
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The Household Hazards That Btl Landlords Overlook
 

The Household Hazards That Btl Landlords Overlook

The household hazards that buy to let landlords fail to address in their rental properties has been revealed.

The findings from property compliance firm VeriSmart from more than 60,000 property inspe

     
Posted by on 09/05/2019 10:24:46
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BTL Is Less Attractive For 'Amateur' Landlords
 

BTL Is Less Attractive For 'Amateur' Landlords

It appears that the days of amateur buy to let investors in the UK is coming to an end, lending figures reveal.

According to UK Finance, the banking trade association, banks advanced only a few dozen lo

     
Posted by on 02/05/2019 13:51:14
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Landlords Look North For Better Returns
 

Landlords Look North For Better Returns

Investor landlords in the south of England are looking North for better returns, one index reveals.

The findings from Your Move highlight that property yields in the North continue to outstrip other regions.

     
Posted by on 02/05/2019 12:27:33
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Landlords Return To Buy To Let
 

Landlords Return To Buy To Let

There has been a big jump in the number of landlords who are returning to the buy to let market after they have come to terms with the extra costs being imposed, says one estate agency.

According to haart, the legisla

     
Posted by on 02/05/2019 12:20:27
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London's Landlords Are Increasingly Buying Outside Of The Capital
 

London's Landlords Are Increasingly Buying Outside Of The Capital

London's landlords are increasingly buying outside of the capital

London's landlords are increasingly buying investment property outside of the capital, one lettings index has reveale

     
Posted by on 17/04/2019 14:12:11
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Manual Underwriting Call From Professional Landlords
 

Manual Underwriting Call From Professional Landlords

More than one in three property investors are calling for buy to let lenders to apply a manual underwriting process aimed at professional landlords, a new survey reveals.

The findings from MT Fina

     
Posted by on 17/04/2019 12:56:43
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Section 21 Notices To Be Scrapped
 

Section 21 Notices To Be Scrapped

In a bid to protect tenants from 'rogue' landlords, Section 21 notices for eviction are to be scrapped, the government has announced.

In the announcement, the government says that Section 8 evictions will also be r

     
Posted by on 17/04/2019 12:26:46
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The UK's buy to let hotspots revealed
 

The UK's buy to let hotspots revealed

The UK's best buy to let hotspots have been revealed with the news that average rents grew in the year to March by 0.96%.

According to the research from Landbay, the best city for rental growth in that period w

     
Posted by on 10/04/2019 15:09:49
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Eu Tenants ‘Will Struggle To Rent Post-Brexit’
 

Eu Tenants ‘Will Struggle To Rent Post-Brexit’

Tenants from the European Union will struggle to rent private accommodation once the UK leaves the EU, one landlords’ organisation is warning.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says the UK go

     
Posted by on 10/04/2019 15:04:51
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Buy To Let Landlord Exodus Fears Over Tax Blow
 

Buy To Let Landlord Exodus Fears Over Tax Blow

Fears of a new buy to let landlord exodus have been raised over a new tax blow.

It's been revealed that the government is looking to reform lettings relief, which currently sees a landlord earning up t

     
Posted by on 10/04/2019 15:01:34
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Rent Hikes ‘Fuelled By Landlord Exodus’
 

Rent Hikes ‘Fuelled By Landlord Exodus’

The growing exodus of landlords leaving the buy to let market has led to the highest number of tenants experiencing rent hikes since August, figures reveal.

According to Arla Propertymark, 34% of letting agent

     
Posted by on 02/04/2019 14:27:02
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Areas With The Highest Rental Demand Revealed
 

Areas With The Highest Rental Demand Revealed

The areas that have the highest rental demand from tenants in the UK have been revealed.

Verismart, a property compliance specialist, says it has analysed rental data from property portals to find where

     
Posted by on 02/04/2019 14:14:52
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Landlords Can't Afford New Energy Efficiency Upgrades
 

Landlords Can't Afford New Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The introduction of tough new laws covering energy efficiency for rental properties means one in three landlords cannot afford to upgrade, one organisation warns.

The Residential Landlords Associ

     
Posted by on 02/04/2019 13:49:55
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Buy To Let Outperforming Most Asset Classes
 

Buy To Let Outperforming Most Asset Classes

Research has revealed that an investment in a buy to let property has outperformed just about every other major asset class over the past 10 years.

Most of this performance is down to increasing rental yie

     
Posted by on 27/03/2019 11:15:44
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'No Sign' Of Rising Rents Abating
 

'No Sign' Of Rising Rents Abating

Private rents rose by 1.1% in the year to February across the UK, the Office for National Statistics says.

The data reveals that, on a monthly basis, rents grew by 1%.

In England and Wales, rents rose by

     
Posted by on 27/03/2019 11:04:51
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Rogue Landlords Warned Not To Exploit Students
 

Rogue Landlords Warned Not To Exploit Students

Rogue landlords have been warned that they face legal action if they are found to be exploiting students, one government minister warns.

As new regulations to give tenants more power come into force, r

     
Posted by on 27/03/2019 10:55:36
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Buy To Let Investors Are Getting Younger
 

Buy To Let Investors Are Getting Younger

The average age of buy to let investors in the UK has fallen by 3.5 years over the past 12 months, one online estate agency says.

According to yieldit, the average age of a BTL investor using their services h

     
Posted by on 22/03/2019 14:33:55
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Tenant Issues Revealed In A New Poll
 

Tenant Issues Revealed In A New Poll

Around half of tenants say they have fallen ill or been injured by their rental property's condition, one survey reveals.

The findings have been published by Aspect to coincide with the new Fit for Habitation rul

     
Posted by on 20/03/2019 16:54:51
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HMRC Urges 'Accidental' Landlords To Pay Tax
 

HMRC Urges 'Accidental' Landlords To Pay Tax

A campaign launched by HM Revenue and Customs aimed at accidental landlords urging them to pay tax might be failing, one accountancy firm says.

The Let Property Campaign was launched in 2013 to encourage

     
Posted by on 20/03/2019 14:38:05
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Rents Are Increasing Quicker Than Inflation
 

Rents Are Increasing Quicker Than Inflation

Average monthly rents have increased by 3.8% over the past year, which means rents are increasing at a rate quicker than inflation, one index reveals.

The figures from HomeLet highlight that the average re

     
Posted by on 13/03/2019 12:13:47
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What Tenants Want From A Home
 

What Tenants Want From A Home

A survey of what tenants are looking for from their rental property has been revealed.

The findings from Zoopla found that when looking for rental properties in England, Wales and Scotland, the most coveted feature want

     
Posted by on 13/03/2019 12:07:11
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Rising Costs Lead Landlords To Cut Spending
 

Rising Costs Lead Landlords To Cut Spending

Higher taxes and rising running costs have led to 36% of landlords reducing their expenditure, research reveals.

The data has been published by Kent Reliance, a specialist mortgage lender, who say that the

     
Posted by on 13/03/2019 12:02:30
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Government Plans DSS Advert Crackdown On Landlords
 

Government Plans DSS Advert Crackdown On Landlords

The Government has announced that it will start cracking down on those landlords who refuse to let a property to tenants receiving benefits.

Plans have been revealed that will end discrimination ag

     
Posted by on 08/03/2019 12:06:47
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BTL Tax Reforms Are 'Misguided'
 

BTL Tax Reforms Are 'Misguided'

The government is being urged to reconsider its BTL tax reforms as rents begin to soar and the number of landlords begins to fall, one firm of estate agents say.

According to data from haart, the number of landlords r

     
Posted by on 08/03/2019 11:58:39
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Rent To Rent 'Breaches Human Rights
 

Rent To Rent 'Breaches Human Rights

The Government's controversial Right to Rent scheme has been ruled by the High Court to breach human rights.

The scheme demands that landlords check the immigration position of a potential tenant before they are a

     
Posted by on 08/03/2019 11:46:50
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Btl Investors Look To The North West
 

Btl Investors Look To The North West

Growing numbers of buy to let investors are looking to the North West of England in the search for better returns than can be enjoyed in London, one real estate firm says.

According to Savills, the North West has

     
Posted by on 27/02/2019 15:22:00
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Btl Confidence Remains High Despite Market Challenges
 

Btl Confidence Remains High Despite Market Challenges

Investors remain confident in the buy to let sector and there's little sign of a market slowdown, says one online agency.

In an analysis from yieldit, the firm says that the number of new listing

     
Posted by on 27/02/2019 15:15:01
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Highest Rent Rises Since September Are Recorded
 

Highest Rent Rises Since September Are Recorded

Growing numbers of landlords put up rents in January to record the first rises since September 2018, according to data.

ARLA Propertymark has crunched the numbers and found that the number of letting

     
Posted by on 27/02/2019 15:02:39
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Landlords Could Be Illegally Letting Energy Inefficient Properties
 

Landlords Could Be Illegally Letting Energy Inefficient Properties

There could be tens of thousands of landlords who are unwittingly renting out a property illegally because they do not have an energy performance certificate of at least an 'E', one technology f

     
Posted by on 21/02/2019 12:28:18
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Buy To Let Lending Suffers A Slump
 

Buy To Let Lending Suffers A Slump

Fewer landlord investors took out a new BTL mortgage in December, leading to the continuing slump in mortgage activity, one organisation reports.

According to UK Finance, just 5,100 new buy to let mortgages were ag

     
Posted by on 21/02/2019 12:21:25
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Students Call For The End Of 'Landlord Exploitation'
 

Students Call For The End Of 'Landlord Exploitation'

The National Union of Students is calling for an enquiry into the way landlords and agents are letting homes to students after a survey found many have adopted 'unfair practices'.

The organisation

     
Posted by on 21/02/2019 12:07:40
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Average Tenancy Deposit Cost Revealed
 

Average Tenancy Deposit Cost Revealed

The average tenancy deposit value across the UK has risen over the past year, according to The Dispute Service (TDS).

In a report, the organisation says that the average value of tenancy deposits and the number

     
Posted by on 14/02/2019 12:28:59
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Economic Uncertainty Boosts Rental Home Demand
 

Economic Uncertainty Boosts Rental Home Demand

Economic and political uncertainty is boosting demand for rental properties, one index reveals.

According to HomeLet, the private rental sector is offering greater security and certainty for those who a

     
Posted by on 14/02/2019 12:23:15
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Landlords Hit By A Decline In Tenant Numbers
 

Landlords Hit By A Decline In Tenant Numbers

For the first time in more than 10 years, the total amount of rent being handed to landlords has fallen, a survey reveals.

The findings from real estate firm Hamptons International reveals that fewer peop

     
Posted by on 14/02/2019 12:05:11
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Property Professionals Looking To Expand Portfolios
 

Property Professionals Looking To Expand Portfolios

Most property professionals in the UK are looking to expand their portfolios this year, one survey reveals.

The survey was carried out by MT Finance which found that affordability issues and politi

     
Posted by on 08/02/2019 09:59:06
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Big Rise In Landlord Numbers Leaving The Sector
 

Big Rise In Landlord Numbers Leaving The Sector

Along with rent rises for tenants, there's been a big jump in the number of landlords who are leaving the rental market, according to a report.

The findings from Arla Propertmark are based on December

     
Posted by on 08/02/2019 09:53:32
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The PRS Trends That Will Dominate The Sector Revealed
 

The PRS Trends That Will Dominate The Sector Revealed

A new report reveals the trends that will dominate the UK's private rental sector over the next few years.

The report has been compiled by real estate firm Knight Frank and it makes for interest

     
Posted by on 08/02/2019 09:45:33
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What Student Tenants Are Looking For
 

What Student Tenants Are Looking For

Landlords looking to exploit the student tenant market need to understand what students are looking for in a property, one organisation says.

To help those buy to let landlords who have bought properties close

     
Posted by on 01/02/2019 10:17:57
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Landlords Claim Billions In Tax Relief
 

Landlords Claim Billions In Tax Relief

The UK's landlords claimed a record amount in tax relief last year despite new fiscal regulations, one lettings agency says.

According to ludlowthompson, landlords claimed £17.7 billion in relief, which is up

     
Posted by on 01/02/2019 10:13:45
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Most Prs Landlords 'Still Make A Profit'
 

Most Prs Landlords 'Still Make A Profit'

Despite regulatory changes, most landlords in the private rental sector are making a profit, a new report claims.

The report has been published by BM Solutions who say that 88% of those landlords it surveye

     
Posted by on 01/02/2019 10:05:40
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Landlords Are Facing A 'Watershed' With Tax Bills
 

Landlords Are Facing A 'Watershed' With Tax Bills

Landlords are facing a 'watershed' this month because of tax changes being reflected in their tax bills for the first time, one trade association warns.

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders' Associatio

     
Posted by on 24/01/2019 14:44:32
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Landlords Opting For 5-Year Btl Fixes
 

Landlords Opting For 5-Year Btl Fixes

Landlords are increasingly opting for five-year fixed rate buy to let products, one index has revealed.

The data from Mortgages for Business highlights that in the last quarter of 2018, 84% of landlords had opt

     
Posted by on 24/01/2019 14:39:40
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The Number One Location For Property Investment
 

The Number One Location For Property Investment

A unique algorithm has ranked 172 BTL locations in the UK to find out where the best area is for buy to let property investment.

The analysis by One and Only Pro, a property investment portal, utilised

     
Posted by on 24/01/2019 14:30:52
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UK Property Investment Remains Positive
 

UK Property Investment Remains Positive

The sustained demand for property and growing rents means UK property investment 'remains positive' for investors, according to one index.

The findings from Homelet reveal that in the year to December 2018, ave

     
Posted by on 16/01/2019 13:43:51
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London's Landlords Worse Off Because Of Brexit
 

London's Landlords Worse Off Because Of Brexit

Since the vote to leave the European Union in June 2016, London's landlords have been left worse off, says one index.

The data from Landbay highlights that landlords may have seen rent growth being 2.

     
Posted by on 16/01/2019 13:39:04
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How Long To Sell A Btl Property?
 

How Long To Sell A Btl Property?

For those buy to let landlords in the UK looking to offload their property, a new report highlights how long it will take to sell it.

The findings have been published by a specialist online agency that has looked at

     
Posted by on 16/01/2019 13:32:19
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Fewer Tenants See Rent Rises
 

Fewer Tenants See Rent Rises

Fewer tenants saw their rents rise in November, the lowest level since February, new data reveals.

The findings from Arla Propertymark highlights that November was the third consecutive month in which the number of rent

     
Posted by on 09/01/2019 16:28:32
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Property Investment In The North Picks Up Speed
 

Property Investment In The North Picks Up Speed

Property investors in the north of England are enjoying some of the highest percentage returns in the UK for their investment, an analysis reveals.

The findings from Your Move highlights that the hig

     
Posted by on 09/01/2019 16:21:50
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Big Rise In Middle Age Tenant Numbers
 

Big Rise In Middle Age Tenant Numbers

There has been a big rise in the number of middle age tenants renting a home in the UK, a survey has revealed.

Intus Lettings has found that many middle-aged workers cannot afford to buy their first home or hav

     
Posted by on 09/01/2019 16:17:04
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New Guidance On Hmo Room Size Regulations Unveiled
 

New Guidance On Hmo Room Size Regulations Unveiled

The new guidance covering minimum room size regulations for HMOs has been welcomed by one landlords' association.

The guidance is aimed at councils and has been published by the Ministry of Housing

     
Posted by on 07/01/2019 10:22:43
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2019 Will Be 'Difficult' For Landlords
 

2019 Will Be 'Difficult' For Landlords

The UK's letting agents say that 2019 will be 'difficult' for landlords, according to a survey.

The findings from ARLA Propertymark highlight that the next 12 months could be a mixed year for property investor

     
Posted by on 07/01/2019 10:03:40
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What 2019 Has In Store For Landlords
 

What 2019 Has In Store For Landlords

After a year that saw a flurry of regulatory and tax changes, 2019 will offer landlords little respite from more upcoming changes, experts say.

Among the moves to affect the buy to let sector will be new client m

     
Posted by on 07/01/2019 09:55:21
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Most Students Get On With Their Landlord
 

Most Students Get On With Their Landlord

Despite the commonly held view that landlords exploit student tenants, a survey highlights that students are happy with the services and living conditions being provided by landlords.

The research from a stud

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:55:17
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Areas for the UK's fastest growing rents revealed
 

Areas for the UK's fastest growing rents revealed

The areas for the UK's fastest-growing rents have been revealed in a survey with Edinburgh topping the list.

According to Landbay, the average annual rent in the Scottish city rose by 4.63% this year

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:49:07
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Landlords Are Increasingly Selling Up
 

Landlords are increasingly selling up

Landlords in the UK are selling up their buy to let investments and leaving the sector but it's not as many as has been feared.

The findings from franchise letting agents Belvoir shows landlords are increasingly

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:41:01
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The Uk's Student Accommodation Sector 'Is Still Booming'
 

The UK's student accommodation sector 'is still booming'

The student accommodation sector in the UK is still booming despite Brexit, says one leading real estate firm.

The student property team at Knight Frank says that in 2019, more than 29,000 pur

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:18:12
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The Days Of Low Btl Rates 'Numbered'
 

The days of low BTL rates 'numbered'

Landlords will be seeing the end of rock-bottom buy to let mortgage interest rates with one expert saying their days may be ‘numbered’.

While BTL landlords have more choice today than they have had before when ar

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:15:01
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Sharp Slowdown In Rental Market Activity
 

Sharp Slowdown In Rental Market Activity

A sharp slowdown in rental market activity has been recorded in the run-up to Christmas, new data reveals.

The property activity index from Agency Express highlights that the proportion of properties 'to let'

     
Posted by on 02/01/2019 14:09:26
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Landlords will be deterred by three-year tenancies
 

Landlords will be deterred by three-year tenancies

The prospect of the Government introducing mandatory three-year tenancies will see 32% of landlords being put off from investing in new rental homes, a survey reveals.

The findings from Paragon reve

     
Posted by on 11/10/2018 17:07:41
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Student landlords are forced into making deductions
 

Student landlords are forced into making deductions

Growing numbers of student landlords are having to deduct money from their tenants' deposits when the students leave their rental property at the end of their academic year, research reveals.

Accor

     
Posted by on 11/10/2018 16:56:05
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Tax break for landlords selling-up to tenants
 

Tax break for landlords selling-up to tenants

Landlords could be offered financial incentives by the government for selling their property to a long term tenant, media reports suggest.

It's been mooted that the upcoming Autumn Budget may offer a tax

     
Posted by on 11/10/2018 16:49:03
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Warning over HMO tenants facing eviction or rent rises
 

Warning over HMO tenants facing eviction or rent rises

A landlords' association is warning that thousands of tenants who live in shared houses are facing rent rises or eviction because of rule changes.

The warning comes from the National Landlords'

     
Posted by on 03/10/2018 10:06:00
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No sign of mass BTL landlord exodus
 

No sign of mass BTL landlord exodus

Concerns that regulatory and tax changes could lead to an exodus of buy to let landlords from the sector may have been premature, say researchers.

The findings from Foundation Home Loans reveals that a year after

     
Posted by on 03/10/2018 10:01:22
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Tenant gripes over landlords revealed
 

Tenant gripes over landlords revealed

Among the biggest gripes for tenants are landlords hitting them with 'out of the blue' rent rises along with being slow to repair faults, a survey has revealed.

Researchers from wallpaper firm Graham and Brown q

     
Posted by on 03/10/2018 09:45:49
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How much tenants will pay for furnished homes revealed
 

How much tenants will pay for furnished homes revealed

Landlords can charge tenants up to 21% more per month for renting a two bedroom furnished flat than they can for an unfurnished property, research has revealed.

The findings from OnTheMarket, a

     
Posted by on 26/09/2018 11:04:40
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Landlords call for Rent to Rent to be suspended
 

Landlords call for Rent to Rent to be suspended

Landlords are calling for the Government's Right to Rent scheme to be suspended as the Home Office reconvenes its stakeholder panel.

It's doing so after appeals from the Residential Landlords' Associat

     
Posted by on 26/09/2018 10:47:22
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New Section 21 rules cause landlord confusion
 

New Section 21 rules cause landlord confusion

New Section 21 rules are causing confusion among letting agents and landlords, says one law expert.

The new rules come into effect from October for tenancies created before October 2015.

Unde

     
Posted by on 26/09/2018 10:36:03
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The best university for buy to let locations revealed
 

The best university for buy to let locations revealed

With growing numbers of property investors looking to the student accommodation sector for its impressive returns, knowing where to invest can be an issue and a new survey may help.

Property webs

     
Posted by on 19/09/2018 14:33:39
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Rents continue to rise across the UK
 

Rents continue to rise across the UK

The latest data on rents being paid across the UK has delivered good news for landlords as rents have risen in all regions.

The findings from HomeLet highlight that the average rent is now £947 in the UK which is

     
Posted by on 19/09/2018 14:14:45
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Tenants Increasingly Opt To Rent Long-Term
 

Tenants increasingly opt to rent long-term

Growing numbers of tenants are adopting a long-term view when renting their home with more renters wanting to renew their current contracts, research reveals.

The findings from Hamptons International highli

     
Posted by on 19/09/2018 14:09:06
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Buy to let landlords split over futures
 

Buy to let landlords split over futures

Buy to let landlords in the UK are split over the future of the sector with 44% looking to sell up, a report reveals.

However, according to Octopus Choice they say that 56% of buy to let investors are looking

     
Posted by on 12/09/2018 10:27:21
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Landlords look forward to rent growth
 

Landlords look forward to rent growth

Around a quarter of landlords in the UK say they are expecting rents to rise over the next six months, a report reveals.

The research was carried out by buy to let consults BDRC who also found that 41% of landlo

     
Posted by on 12/09/2018 10:23:34
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Property investment still attractive to Brits
 

Property investment still attractive to Brits

A surprising number of Brits are looking to invest in property this year, a survey has revealed.

The findings from Sainsbury's Bank Mortgages also highlights that most landlords in the UK do not give up

     
Posted by on 12/09/2018 10:14:16
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Top agency says landlords are being forced to quit
 

Top agency says landlords are being forced to quit

One of the UK's leading letting agents says the government is forcing more landlords to quit the rental sector because of punitive tax policies and increasing legislation.

Belv

     
Posted by on 30/08/2018 13:43:33
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As landlords leave the BTL sector, rental demand increases
 

As landlords leave the BTL sector, rental demand increases

As landlords begin leaving the UK's buy to let sector, rental demand has hit its highest level this year, figures reveal.

According to Arla Propertymark, the number of prosp

     
Posted by on 30/08/2018 13:34:29
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Landlords' day jobs revealed
 

Landlords' day jobs revealed

The most common day jobs for landlords have been revealed by researchers with office admin roles taking top spot.

While many landlords will not have their property investment as

     
Posted by on 30/08/2018 13:32:59
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BTL Mortgage Brokers Say Business Will ‘Stabilise’
 

BTL mortgage brokers say business will ‘stabilise’

Most mortgage intermediaries are expecting levels of landlord business to stabilise over the next year, one index reveals.

Paragon's Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking Index found that 65% of bro

     
Posted by on 28/08/2018 09:51:08
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BTL Landlords Begin Leaving The Market
 

BTL landlords begin leaving the market

Growing numbers of landlords are leaving the UK's buy to let market after tougher borrowing conditions and tax changes have taken effect.

The warning comes from the One Savings Bank's sales director John Eastga

     
Posted by on 28/08/2018 09:36:42
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Student Accommodation Is Tops For Yields
 

Student accommodation is tops for yields

For landlords facing dwindling profits, the best yields in any UK town or city is for those with a high student population, research reveals.

The findings from Totally Money highlight that in university citie

     
Posted by on 28/08/2018 09:33:22
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Locations where the UK's most vulnerable landlords reside are revealed
 

The UK's most vulnerable landlords are to be found in Chichester, research has revealed.

The findings from Gatehouse Bank show that landlords in the city are facing 269 days, on average, without a tenant in their property.

The study set out to find wh

     
Posted by on 14/08/2018 15:21:19
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ls media turning landlords away from private rental housing?
 

Research has revealed that growing numbers of landlords are becoming increasingly unhappy with the negative portrayal of landlords on TV.

Despite providing homes for millions of tenants, two in three landlords say they have been demonised by TV shows which is for

     
Posted by on 14/08/2018 15:07:58
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Landlords urge ambition for Government energy efficiency targets
 

The government needs to be more ambitious in pushing its energy efficiency agenda for the UK's rental housing, landlords say.

All new and renewed private sector tenancies since April have required that the rental property has an Energy Performance Certificate rat

     
Posted by on 14/08/2018 14:41:43
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What Students Seek
 

Our friends at Glide Student, glide.co.uk know what makes students tick. In the best tradition of successful student businesses, Glide was set up by James Villarreal who was a student himself at the time.

As the business has evolved they have st

     
Posted by on 01/08/2018 16:45:27
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Rents Set To Rocket By 15%
 

Rents set to rocket by 15%

Because landlords are being squeezed by the government and many are deciding to sell up, rents could rocket over the next five years by 15%, one organisation is warning.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) sa

     
Posted by on 31/07/2018 17:04:47
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Finance Firm Reports 30% Rise In Company Landlords
 

Finance firm reports 30% rise in company landlords

There has been a big rise in the number of company landlords incorporating their portfolios between the first and second quarters of this year, a finance firm says.

Thistle Finance, a specialist pac

     
Posted by on 31/07/2018 16:50:10
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Landlords Face A 'Serious Issue' With Rent Arrears
 

Landlords face a 'serious issue' with rent arrears

Landlords are facing a ‘serious and real issue’ if rents continue to rise and tenants fall behind with rent payments, one organisation warns.

Estate agency RentalStep says landlords should begin tak

     
Posted by on 31/07/2018 16:47:48
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The Best Buy To Let Hotspots Revealed
 

The best buy to let hotspots revealed

The best places for buy to let investors to focus their attention have been revealed as Luton and Colchester by one BTL index.

The analysis by LendInvest looks at 105 postcode areas to determine which of

     
Posted by on 26/07/2018 10:26:27
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Drop In But-to-let Investors Hits London's House Prices
 

Drop in BTL investors hits London's house prices

A collapse in the number of buy to let investors in London is being blamed for falling house prices.

The Land Registry’s index for house prices reveals that London has seen its l

     
Posted by on 25/07/2018 17:12:44
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Five Year Mandatory Electrical Checks For Landlords
 

Five year mandatory electrical checks for landlords

It will become mandatory for electrical checks to be carried out every five years for all landlords in the private rental sector, it has been revealed.

This is just one of the comp

     
Posted by on 25/07/2018 11:38:11
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More UK students than ever are applying for university
 

Despite rising fees, there has been a substantial rise in university applications across Britain, meaning that more young people than ever are heading off to university.

The main findings of increased applications point to a definite increase and were taken and d

     
Posted by on 20/07/2018 10:31:17
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From cradle to grave: are millennials set to rent for the rest of their life?
 

With more and young people not expecting to get themselves onto the property ladder until their 30s, it looks like more millennials are heading down the route of renting, with many set to continue in the renting sphere for many years.

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Posted by on 10/07/2018 10:13:54
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With university costing thousands, are maintenance student loans unrealistic?
 

A recent study by Accommodation for Students has revealed that two thirds of students have more than one form of income, meaning that thousands of students around the country are now working jobs on top of their degree just to support themselves.

     
Posted by on 09/07/2018 14:24:46
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Studying Abroad: Why it is so popular?
 

According to a report by Accommodation for Students, there are 207 million higher education students worldwide, a figure that has more than doubled since 2010.

Of

     
Posted by on 09/07/2018 11:21:06
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Only 32% of students think their degree is good value for money
 

The annual AFS Student Lifestyle Survey explores key characteristics of students’ life at university including course satisfaction, finances, social life and eating habits. In 2018, the survey also included questions about equal opportunities, diversity an

     
Posted by on 12/06/2018 17:29:15
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Landlords offload 4,000 BTL properties a month
 

Spiralling landlord costs has led to nearly 4,000 buy to let properties being sold every month last year, official figures reveal.

It's the first drop in the number of rental homes being available in the UK for 18 years.

The figures are contained in a Ministry

     
Posted by on 12/06/2018 10:22:11
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Buy to let is set for 'massive surge'
 

Despite the gloom over the UK's buy to let sector, landlords are being encouraged that the market will surge over the next seven years.

Research from estate agency Hamptons International says that despite anti-landlord legislation increasing rec

     
Posted by on 31/05/2018 09:27:43
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AFS Website Update
 

We have continued to make further enhancements to www.accommodationforstudents.com over the last few months, resulting in significant improvements to the user experience and ultimately,

     
Posted by on 21/05/2018 16:19:33
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The Glide guide to maintaining a positive relationship with student tenants.
 
The first step to developing a good relationship with your student tenant is understanding what they are looking for from the accommodation. For a number of years, Glide have surveyed landlords and students and used these results to enhance our understanding
     
Posted by on 21/05/2018 15:01:55
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Landlord and Letting Agent Survey 2018
 

Since 2013, AFS have regularly conducted the Landlord and Agent Letting Survey trying to achieve a complete picture of how landlords and letting agents view the student. accommodation market. In early 2018 we conducted a further survey among our registered

     
Posted by on 21/05/2018 12:59:23
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Labour pledges a ‘living rent' for tenants
 

The Labour Party is pledging to introduce a ‘living rent’ for tenants that will be at one third of the area's local average income.

This will make the homes dearer than renting social housing but cheaper than renting from a private landlord.

T

     
Posted by on 14/05/2018 16:26:17
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Tenants attracted ‘by cost and not location’ of property
 

Landlords are being urged to forget the old adage of ‘Location, location, location’ and instead focus on rent costs.

According to Dlighted, the most important factor for tenants who are choosing a rental property is not where it is located

     
Posted by on 10/05/2018 11:41:54
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The best areas for rent growth revealed
 

For those landlords wondering where the best and worst areas in England for rental growth are, then a new survey has revealed all.

Landbay says that the average rental property grew by 0.64% in England in the 12 months to April.

With rents fall

     
Posted by on 09/05/2018 14:18:59
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The latest Buy to Let hotspots revealed
 

The best buy to let property investment hotspots in the UK have been revealed and it appears that the Midlands offers the best opportunities.

According to LendInvest, the property finance experts, the Mid

     
Posted by on 18/04/2018 16:42:44
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Rent to Right scheme slammed by Government inspector
 

The flagship government Right to Rent scheme which compels a landlord to check the immigration status of their potential tenants has been criticised by a government inspector.

David Bolt, the Borders and Immigration’s independent chief inspector,

     
Posted by on 12/04/2018 10:29:03
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Rental deposits could be capped at five weeks' rent
 

The government says that rental deposits being charged to tenants should be capped at five weeks’ of rent.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government committee has been struggling to find an acceptable level for deposits that are demanded from

     
Posted by on 09/04/2018 10:47:18
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Record low rates for buy to let five-year mortgages
 

The rate for an average five year fixed buy to let mortgage has fallen to 3.43%, a figure not seen since last October, data reveals.

The Moneyfacts website says this drop in rates is down to lenders wanting to attract potential borrowers who are consid

     
Posted by on 22/03/2018 13:23:08
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The north is 'best to invest' in property
 

The Northwest of England is offering buy to let landlords the best opportunities of increasing yields, says one vital specialist.

Sequre Property Investment says that the latest index from Hometrack highlights that the UK’s house price inflation

     
Posted by on 22/03/2018 11:22:46
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Northern Powerhouse highlighted as a global property investment hotspot
 

The future potential of the Northern Powerhouse has been highlighted as a global property investment hotspot for property investors.

Property investment firm IP Global has carried out research by analysing the world's leading property investment market

     
Posted by on 22/03/2018 11:13:16
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New housing watchdog will target rogue landlords
 

The government is to create a new housing watchdog that will tackle rogue landlords over the state of home repairs.

The watchdog will have the power to resolve disagreements between tenants and landlords and also the ability to name and shame those who

     
Posted by on 15/03/2018 14:24:17
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Number of accidental landlords on the rise
 

There has been a big rise in the number of accidental landlords over the last three years, say researchers.

The findings from estate agents Bairstow Eves reveal that growing numbers of those who are currently letting a property had previously tried to

     
Posted by on 14/03/2018 15:10:48
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One in three landlords looking to expand portfolios
 

A third of property professionals and landlords in the UK are looking to expand their portfolios this year despite a growing number of challenges, a survey reveals.

The bridging finance firm MTF says that 33% of landlords in the buy to let sector are l

     
Posted by on 14/03/2018 15:09:01
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AFS Website Update
 

As part of our ongoing upgrade of www.accommodationforstudents.com we are currently focusing on improving the highest traffic areas of our website. The latest improvement is the launch o

     
Posted by on 09/03/2018 15:57:24
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Buy to let investors 'unload properties'
 

Growing numbers of buy to let investors are starting to unload their properties, according to NFU Mutual.

The financial advice firm made the announcement after analysing the tax receipts in January and found that the Treasury raked in £5.5 billio

     
Posted by on 07/03/2018 15:42:47
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The Benefits of Bills Inclusive
 

Over the last five years www.accommodatoinforstudents.com have worked closely with Glide, a company that specialise in shared bills for students.

During this period, the proportion of properties advertised

     
Posted by on 06/03/2018 15:16:44
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'No DSS' landlords could be breaking the law
 

Landlords who say they will not accept DSS tenants in the private rental sector may be breaking the law.

The news comes after a recent legal case when a single mother won compensation from her letting agency after winning her claim for sex discriminati

     
Posted by on 06/03/2018 11:21:29
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Landlords warned - prepare for more regulation
 

Landlords in England are being warned that they should prepare for more regulation after the government published a consultation.

The warning comes from Tim Miles who is a partner at law firm Clarke Willmott.

He says that the Government is cons

     
Posted by on 28/02/2018 16:22:18
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Top University Cities
 

One of the key criteria for a thriving student accommodation market in a city is a successful University.

The better the reputation of the University, the more likely the student population is to grow and increase the demand for accommodation. T

     
Posted by on 20/02/2018 11:10:38
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What are students looking for from accommodation?
 

Student habits can change pretty quickly and what was once a new trend can quickly become an established feature of a dynamic market.

For this reason www.accommodationforstudents.com

     
Posted by on 07/02/2018 11:21:00
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2017 Rent Reviews
 

As part of our ongoing programme of research we regularly review rents. We do this by using the rental data from our website as well as from external sources.

This year we have reviewed rents across private housing, private halls and univer

     
Posted by on 31/01/2018 10:49:58
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Landlords are increasingly unwilling to accept universal credit tenants
 

A big rise in the non-payment of rent in those areas where universal credit has been introduced has been predicted.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) says that universal credit will lead to a decrease

     
Posted by on 16/01/2018 12:12:59
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Landlords: How to winter-proof your properties
 

With the recent cold snap comes advice to help landlords winter-proof their properties in a bid to protect them from plunging temperatures.

The offering from Simple Landlords Insurance is to help landlords avoid a

     
Posted by on 16/01/2018 12:09:56
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New minimum HMO room sizes for landlords revealed
 

Following on from the government’s announcement for a national mandatory HMO licensing scheme, comes news of new minimum room size requirements for HMO rental properties.
The government says this will help reduce the issues of over-crowding and also deal with po

     
Posted by on 12/01/2018 15:22:36
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Research reveals that 2017’s rents fell in real terms
 

The rents being paid to landlords in all parts of the UK fell in real terms during 2017, research suggests.

The findings from HomeLet reveal that rents in November rose by 0.7%.

That's the 11th straight month that rent increases have fallen beh

     
Posted by on 12/01/2018 15:12:34
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Landlords can now receive Universal Credit directly
 

Moves by the Government to change Universal Credit so direct payments for a tenant's rent can be made to landlords more easily have been welcomed.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) has been campaigning for the move since the introduction of

     
Posted by on 12/01/2018 14:56:54
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Tax relief worth billions still available for landlords
 

Despite the recent changes to the tax relief system, buy to let investors can still enjoy around £16.7 billion worth of tax relief, say researchers.

The revelation from estate agents ludlowthompson points to the fact the money is available over t

     
Posted by on 12/01/2018 14:54:16
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UK's student accommodation sector will continue strong growth in 2018
 

The provision of student accommodation in the UK will continue to grow through 2018 after a record-breaking 2017, says one real estate firm.

Cushman & Wakefield has carried out research that reveals 30,000 bed

     
Posted by on 12/01/2018 14:41:47
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Tenants are put off by misleading property adverts
 

Most tenants say they have been deterred from renting a property because of misleading property adverts or having a bad experiencing when viewing one, according to research.

The findings from online letting agency Upad reveal that 80% of tenants say th

     
Posted by on 14/12/2017 09:23:32
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Landlords more willing to let to Universal Credit claimants
 

Landlords are apparently increasingly willing to rent their properties to Universal Credit claimants but say the government needs to address their concerns.

Research carried out by the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) reveals that 36% of

     
Posted by on 14/12/2017 09:21:40
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Draft Tenant fees Bill
 
On the 1st of November 2017, the government published the draft tenant fees bill. You can read the full document here https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati
     
Posted by on 17/11/2017 11:27:16
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Landlords could increase rents after rates rise
 

Landlords could push up rents more quickly after the first interest rate rise for 10 years and could lead to the sector being 'galvanised', according to the Landbay Rental Index.

The founder of Landbay, John Goodall, said that landlords have been facin

     
Posted by on 15/11/2017 12:24:08
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UK's landlords see rents slide in October
 

Landlords around the UK have seen rents fall in October with the biggest falls being in the South West, according to one index.

The HomeLet rental index reveals that every region was affected with the south west seeing a fall of -2.9%, while in the sou

     
Posted by on 15/11/2017 12:22:34
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Number one reason for tenant deposit deductions revealed
 

The main reason why tenants see deposit deductions being made has been revealed by research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

The organisation says that tenants who fail to clean their property properly when leaving is the top

     
Posted by on 15/11/2017 12:18:23
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Letting agent fees WILL be banned
 

New legislation has been unveiled that will see letting agent fees being banned and hefty fines being imposed on those who try to charge them.

In addition, agents in England and Wales also face imprisonment if they have already been fined £5,000

     
Posted by on 06/11/2017 10:10:08
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Landlord confidence shows signs of improvement
 

The levels of confidence amongst landlords is improving after suffering from historic low levels, according to one index.

BM Solutions says landlords expressing confidence in their business has seen its biggest improvement to 41%, an increase of 5% on

     
Posted by on 06/11/2017 10:08:54
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Rents increase and yields are stable
 

Landlords with rental properties in England and Wales have seen rents increase in most areas over the past year, according to the latest index.

The findings from Your Move show that the strongest rent growth was seen by landlords in the North West.

     
Posted by on 06/11/2017 10:07:19
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Rents for the UK’s rental properties rise by 2.1%
 

The average rent for a buy to let property grew by 2.1% in the year to September, an index has revealed.

The figures from HomeLet show that the average rent now being paid is £927 every month.

For landlords in London, rents rose by 1.9% o

     
Posted by on 26/10/2017 11:21:12
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Landlords prefer childless couples as tenants
 

The best tenants being favoured by landlords are childless couples, says a new survey.

According to Intus Lettings, these couples are considered to be the 'perfect tenants' by landlords with 29% stating that couples without children are their preferred

     
Posted by on 16/10/2017 09:33:02
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One in 20 BTL properties fail minimum energy standards
 

It has been revealed that one in 20 properties in the UK's private rental sector are failing minimum energy standards.

The findings from AXA Direct also reveal that landlords are making progress towards meeting the sector’s required standards.

     
Posted by on 13/10/2017 14:15:32
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Landlords start exiting the buy to let sector
 

One leading firm of letting agents is warning that buy to let investors are beginning to exit the sector.

The warning comes from Belvoir who say that while the numbers of landlords leaving is not huge, there is a trend appearing.

The firm's chi

     
Posted by on 12/09/2017 17:23:28
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Landlords increasingly look to sell one or more units
 

Landlords around the UK are increasingly looking to sell one or more of their investment properties over the coming 12 months, according to a survey.

The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) questioned nearly 3,000 landlords about their futur

     
Posted by on 11/09/2017 17:42:29
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Private sector rents up in June
 

An index has revealed that private sector rents for landlords in England and Wales grew by 1.6% between May and June.

The findings from Your Move's buy to let index show that the average rent being paid is £827 per month; that's 2.1% higher than

     
Posted by on 08/09/2017 17:12:50
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Landlord confidence takes a knock
 

Despite the prospect of high yields and profitability, a survey has revealed the landlord confidence around the UK has fallen.

The findings from BM Solutions looked at all the key indicators for the second quarter of 2017.

They say that the lev

     
Posted by on 06/09/2017 17:27:40
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Young tenants turned away for late payment fears
 

Shocking new research has revealed that young tenants are increasingly being turned down by landlords because they fear rent arrears.

The findings from a university reveal that landlords are increasingly likely to refuse a tenant under the age of 35 fr

     
Posted by on 31/08/2017 16:39:57
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Landlords 'don't know what tenants want'
 

 

Landlords in the private rental sector are out of touch with their tenant’s wants and needs, according to new research.

The findings from an online letting agent revealed that tenants are clear most often about what they want and t

     
Posted by on 18/08/2017 15:44:30
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BBC landlord show is an 'industry eye-opener'
 

It's a popular peak time programme and now one industry body says that ‘The week the landlords moved in’ on BBC1 is an eye-opener for the lettings industry.

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says the biggest issue being

     
Posted by on 18/08/2017 15:42:55
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Landlords remain confident over future
 

Despite the impact of higher buy to let taxes on the sector, research reveals that landlords remain confident about their prospects.

The findings from investment platform Property Partner reveal that 57% of landlords had not changed their view of the

     
Posted by on 18/08/2017 15:41:10
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Long distance commuters boost rise in residential rents
 

Demand for lower rents from long distance commuters is one factor leading to rents in the East of England recording strong growth, reveals one index.

Landlords with properties in the East of England saw their residential rents grow at four times the av

     
Posted by on 11/08/2017 15:59:05
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The most attractive locations for landlord investment revealed
 

New data has revealed which are the most attractive UK locations for landlord investment and Manchester is quickly closing in on London.

The figures from UK Finance, an industry body, says that landlord investment has dropped since April last year by m

     
Posted by on 11/08/2017 15:58:13
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Landlords lose confidence in profitability
 

Less than half of landlords in the UK are optimistic about the reliability of a steady rental yield, according to a new survey.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) says that over the last two years the number of landlords who expressed conf

     
Posted by on 11/08/2017 15:55:51
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Rents in London will fall but rise elsewhere
 

Landlords with a property in London will see rents falling by up to 2% this year but they will rise elsewhere, according to an analysis.

Hometrack has published a report that reveals that in 2017, the average rent for a property in London will drop by

     
Posted by on 14/07/2017 17:41:52
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Landlords target high yielding properties
 

Landlords are increasingly targeting cheaper properties that deliver higher yields, say researchers.

The findings from Mortgages for Business in its latest buy to let index reveals that of the mortgages arranged in the second quarter of 2017, most of t

     
Posted by on 14/07/2017 17:10:11
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Landlords ‘unprepared for tenancy turnovers’
 

Landlords could be losing money when tenancies turnover because they have not prepared properly, particularly in the UK’s student rental market, says one organisation.

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says landlords should p

     
Posted by on 14/07/2017 17:08:29
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Glide revolutionises broadband offer

 
Following the successful launch of Risk Free Bills Inclusive last year, our partners, Glide, the specialist student utilities and service provider, have launched an exclusive new broadband prod
     
Posted by on 21/04/2017 16:16:41
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Fears of a property sell-off by landlords
 

Fears are increasing that buy to let investment for landlords is becoming less attractive and may lead to a property sell-off.

The warning has been issued by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) who say that the pa

     
Posted by on 07/04/2017 10:52:46
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Landlords predict a successful 2017
 

The confidence of buy to let landlords has been underlined with a report that points to growing confidence and predictions for a successful 2017.

The report from Shawbrook Bank reveals that 81% of landlords say they are confident

     
Posted by on 07/04/2017 10:50:34
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Landlords switch to limited companies
 

In a bid to beat the tax changes and save profits, growing numbers of landlords are opting to use limited companies for their buy to let portfolios.

According to Mortgages for Business, 77% of BTL applications in the first three m

     
Posted by on 07/04/2017 10:48:03
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Landlords will still use letting agents despite fees ban
 

Most landlords across the UK will continuity use letting agents despite facing a proposed tenant fees ban, says a new study.

The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) says that 79% of landlords believe their agent fees will inc

     
Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:05:47
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Landlords increasingly looking to avoid upcoming tax changes
 

Among the moves being considered by landlords to avoid upcoming tax changes is an increasing attraction to commercial buy to let, say researchers.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) says that the changes to the reduct

     
Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:02:58
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Student landlords alarmed by fast track degrees
 

Landlords with student tenants say they are worried about the prospect of the Government introducing two-year fast-track degrees, says a survey.

According to one student tenancy website, landlords believe their rental business wil

     
Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:00:51
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2017 Student Lifestyle Survey
 

We are pleased to announce that our findings from the 2017 student lifestyle survey have now been released. Over 1000 students took part in the research, answering questions on student finance, term time employment, student social life and future housing aspirations alon

     
Posted by on 22/03/2017 16:54:59
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Landlords at risk when using DIY inventories
 

Inventories when done properly can be crucial in a tenancy deposit dispute but many landlords are putting themselves at risk by using a DIY inventory rather than a professional one.

Now digital inventory firm Imfuna Let says landl

     
Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:10:06
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Landlords see rents and demand rocket
 

Landlords in England and Wales has seen a strong start 2017 with rents rising in every region but one, according to a buy to let index.

The research by Your Move looked at the year to January and found the area with the quickest g

     
Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:07:27
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Where the UK’s tenants say they are happiest
 

The happiest tenants in the UK are found in the North East of England, according to a survey, where 52% of those questioned said they were happy with their landlord.

The findings from Intus Lettings reveals that tenants in London

     
Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:01:59
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Britain's best areas for BTL returns revealed
 

One of the most important aspects for landlords is to invest in property that offers the best buy to let returns to make their investment a lucrative one.

Now the average rental yield for 50 cities and towns in the UK have been analysed by Kuflink, a p

     
Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:13:49
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Buy to let set to become more expensive
 

While landlords with buy to let properties around the UK have been enjoying low rates for mortgages are now being warned that their borrowing costs look set to rise.

Data from Mortgage Brain reveals that the sector has had several years of strong reduc

     
Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:11:55
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Nearly one in five home will become unrentable
 

Fears have been raised that if the Government’s plans for new energy legislation proceed then nearly 17% of rental properties could become unrentable by 2018, according to data.

Those are the findings from Urban.co.uk who say that the minimum ene

     
Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:09:09
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Landlords face fury with Santander contract clause
 

Housing groups and tenants have reacted with fury after the revelation that landlords with a Santander buy to let mortgage must raise their rents by as much as they possibly can.

The revelation was made in a mortgage magazine and the landlord that unco

     
Posted by on 08/02/2017 10:49:16
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Landlords warned about using rogue tradesmen
 

Landlords and letting agents are being warned to be on their guard against rogue tradespeople who are looking to rip them off with dodgy work on rental properties.

The warning comes from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) who say th

     
Posted by on 08/02/2017 10:46:41
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Landlords - beware of holiday sublets
 

Landlords should be vigilant when tenants go away for holidays and decide to sublet their rental property without the landlord's consent.

The warning comes from Total Landlord Insurance which says it has seen a 14% increase in the number of accidental and malicious dam

     
Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:21:23
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Student rents set to rise across UK
 

A critical shortage of student housing in many of the UK's key university cities will see rents increase, says a new survey.

The findings come from a student platform which examined student demand for accommodation in some of the country's top university towns and foun

     
Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:19:10
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Finding the right landlord is key, say tenants
 

Nearly half of tenants questioned in a survey say that getting the right landlord is a crucial factor when choosing somewhere to rent.

Estate agency Your Move says 46% say finding the right landlord is the most important factor while 45% said value for money was their

     
Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:16:57
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Latest landlord and agent research
 

Accommodation for Students is very pleased to release our latest Landlord Research Report. Firstly, a big thanks to all those that took part - your data has been vital!

This year’s survey has shown us that overall attitudes to
     
Posted by on 06/01/2017 09:54:50
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Rents will rise if landlords pay agent fees
 

Rents for tenants across the UK could rise by between 2% and 3% in 2017 if landlords are forced to pick up letting agent fees that are charged to tenants currently, says one City analyst.

James Fletcher works for Cenkos Securities and he says that for

     
Posted by on 09/12/2016 14:37:54
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Landlords boosted with tenant demand news
 

News that demand from tenants for private rental properties will remain strong should bring a boost for landlords around the UK, according to a report.

Real estate firm Knight Frank says that demand has remained strong despite what is a usual seasonal

     
Posted by on 09/12/2016 14:36:06
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Rents hit second highest record
 

Landlords in England and Wales have seen rents hit the second highest ever recorded amount at £900, according to an index.

Your Move says that the average rent being paid in October is the second highest it's buy to let index has recorded

     
Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:33:38
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Best BTL areas revealed
 

The best area for buy to let is in Luton where landlords are enjoying yields of 4.8%, according to an index.

The latest LendInvest report on the UK's buy to let market has found that the country's top 10 areas are all in South East, with

     
Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:28:42
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Landlords told to visit properties to prevent damage
 

The growing problem of tenants damaging their rental property could be resolved if landlords visited their properties more frequently, says one organisation.

Imfuna, a digital inventory app provider, says that issues over

     
Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:25:54
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Landlords and agents 'don't know the law'
 

An industry body is warning that letting agents and landlords in the UK are not up to speed with laws covering the lettings sector.

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says its members are increasingly receiving inquiri

     
Posted by on 18/10/2016 11:01:48
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UK's buy to let sector bounces back
 

Buy to let investors around the UK have returned to the market following a lull in purchases after the stamp duty surcharge deadline in April, says one report.

Rightmove says in its report that the third quarter of 2016 sa

     
Posted by on 18/10/2016 10:58:22
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Best towns for rental yields revealed
 

Landlords keen to know where the best towns for rental yields in England and Wales are will find a report from Lendinvest interesting.

The financial platform analysed the areas that offered the best returns in the year to July 2016 and found that the best average yield

     
Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:18:54
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Councils must tackle rogue landlords
 

An organisation representing landlords says that local authorities need to step up their efforts in tackling rogue landlords in a bid to better protect tenants in private rented properties.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) made the announcement in response

     
Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:17:00
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Deposit disputes reach record figure
 

The number of deposit disputes between landlords and tenants are at their highest since 2007, according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

In a report, TDS says that in the nine years to March, there were nearly 173,000 tenancy deposit disputes.

There are thr

     
Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:11:14
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AFS Student Accommodation Rent Report 2016
 

The 2016 AFS Student Accommodation Rent Report has found that the overall weekly rent value for 2016 is £86.76.

This is a £1.27 increase from 2015 and a £13.03 increase from 2010.

The average weekly rent costs (ARVs) are highest in London,

     
Posted by on 28/09/2016 12:09:06
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Landlords ‘take £32 million’ slice of student rent deposits
 

Around 40% of students moving into private rental accommodation this autumn expect their landlord will retain about a third of their deposit when they come to move out, according to research.

Money.co.uk, a comparison webs

     
Posted by on 19/09/2016 14:44:29
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Student landlords see rents rise
 

As students return to university, one specialist student provider says rents for private student accommodation have risen for the autumn.

Glide Utilities says since 2013, rents have risen by an average of £10 a week every year or by £43 a

     
Posted by on 19/09/2016 14:40:12
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AFS Private Halls Rent Report 2016
 

With data collated from online research between May and July 2016, AFS found that the total average weekly rent value (ARV) for private halls in the UK has increased by £6.36 in comparison to last year.

The UK’s private halls ARV now stands at £144.42, ex

     
Posted by on 12/09/2016 16:40:14
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Tenants Being Rushed Into Tenancy Agreements
 

The demand for private rental property in the UK is so strong that one in four tenants say they have been rushed into their tenancy agreement, according to research.

Ocean Finance says 27% of tenants they questioned said t

     
Posted by on 19/08/2016 14:23:04
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Rents And Demand For Landlord’s Property Grows
 

The demand for private rented property as well as rents is continuing to grow in the UK, according to a survey.

HomeLet says that in July rents across the UK rose to underpin the rises seen through the year but the firm is predicting a re

     
Posted by on 17/08/2016 15:13:43
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Buy To Let Landlords Face Lending Clampdown
 

Buy to let landlords in the UK are facing a tightening of the lending criteria for buy to let financial products.

The move follows an announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that the sector's standards are falling and may ha

     
Posted by on 17/08/2016 14:27:44
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Steady Rise in Number of Over-50s Renting Continues
 

The number of people aged over 50 living in rented accommodation has continued to grow steadily over the last five years, according to new research.

Saga Home Insurance says that one in three people aged over 50 is currently living in a rented home – a rise fr

     
Posted by on 08/07/2016 14:32:26
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Tenant Satisfaction Grows With Demand
 

Tenants say they are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, according to a survey of more than 1,800 tenants and landlords.

The survey by Paragon Mortgages found that 79% of tenants surveyed said they were satisfied with their landlord and 85% said

     
Posted by on 17/06/2016 10:09:47
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Rents Set to Rise Quicker Than Property Prices
 

Rents across the new UK are set to rise much more quickly than property prices and people's incomes, according to a new report.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says that house prices are set to rise quickly though rents are to rise even qui

     
Posted by on 14/06/2016 12:23:58
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Mortgage Lender Forced to Refund Buy-to-Let Landlords
 

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords who took out tracker mortgages with the West Bromwich Mortgage Company are set to be refunded more than £27.5 million in total.

The lender, which is part of the West Bromwich Building Society, was forced into handing back cash

     
Posted by on 13/06/2016 10:43:58
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Landlords Warned Tenants Have No Plans to Cover Rent
 

Landlords are being warned that around five million tenants in the UK have no plans in place to pay their rent should they fall ill, according to a report.

The report from Royal London Intermediary also highlights that 27% of tenants who work say they know of

     
Posted by on 01/06/2016 09:45:49
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Huge Opportunities for Landlords Outside the South East
 

Landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let property could enjoy huge opportunities by looking for investments outside of London and the South East.

The latest LendInvest buy-to-let index says that rental properties in London offer less attractive opportunities

     
Posted by on 31/05/2016 09:30:27
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New Tenancy Agreement Rents on the Increase
 

Most landlords in the UK have seen their rents rise for new tenancy agreements with the highest rises seen in the East Midlands and Scotland, according to one rental index.

HomeLet says that between February and April the average rent rose to £764 per month, o

     
Posted by on 23/05/2016 10:14:12
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Landlords Warned to be Aware of Student Accommodation Risks
 

Despite the fact that the UK's student accommodation sector is booming, one investment firm says landlords should be aware of the potential risks of investing in student rental properties.

The Mistoria Group says there are pitfalls that come with letting stude

     
Posted by on 19/05/2016 09:29:29
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Cleaning Issues Top Deposit Disputes
 

The issue of tenants not cleaning their homes properly is still a problem in deposit disputes, with a 50% rise in complaints over the past five years, according to the Tenanty Deposit Scheme (TDS).

In a recent report, the TDS says that cleaning has stubbornly

     
Posted by on 16/05/2016 11:47:45
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The 'Average' BTL Landlord Revealed
 

The turnover and assets of a typical buy to let landlord in the UK have been revealed in a new survey.

BDRC Continental has found that the average landlord has a property portfolio consisting of eight buy-to-let homes worth around £1.3 million, which will be a

     
Posted by on 13/05/2016 09:38:33
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Rent Arrears Show Monthly Increase
 

Landlords in England and Wales have revealed that the level of rent arrears is on the rise and currently stands at 9.1% - though this is still much lower than the record figure of 14.6% which was set in February 2010.

According to the figures from Your Move an

     
Posted by on 11/05/2016 10:23:22
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Landlords Opt to Upgrade Rather Than Buy
 

Landlords are increasingly looking to upgrade their property portfolios rather than buying new properties, according to a recent report.

Paragon Mortgages interviewed more than 200 landlords and they say that in the first three months of this year, the number

     
Posted by on 06/05/2016 09:33:48
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Buy-to-Let Sales Fall After Surge
 

With buy-to-let investors rushing to snap up properties before the stamp duty hike came into effect in April, buy-to-let mortgage applications fell by 26% in March according to recent data.

That's the equivalent of a drop in sales worth £1 billion as many buy-

     
Posted by on 04/05/2016 10:54:22
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‘Shambolic’ Universal Credit Slammed by Landlords
 

The new Universal Credit payment system has had a disastrous effect on landlords in the private rental sector, says one organisation.

The Residential Landlords Association says growing numbers of landlords look set to refuse offering homes to tenants who claim

     
Posted by on 28/04/2016 10:06:40
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Landlords Look to Cover Tax Costs with Higher Rents
 

The vast majority of landlords in the UK are looking to increase rents as a result of recent tax costs they will have to meet, according to one survey.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says 84% of landlords in the private sector are considering ren

     
Posted by on 26/04/2016 10:35:18
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Rents in the UK Rise by 2.6%
 

Landlords have seen rents rise by an average of 2.6% in the UK in the year to February, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that rents in England grew by 2.8%, in Wales they grew by 0.2% and in Scotland rents rose by

     
Posted by on 18/04/2016 11:12:48
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Stamp Duty Hike Will Not Deter BTL Investors
 

Fast rising house prices will compensate buy to let investors moving into the sector and the Government's stamp duty hike will not deter investors, according to one national estate agency.

Jackson-Stops & Staff says that the biggest losers from the 3% increase

     
Posted by on 15/04/2016 10:14:56
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Latest Research Report
 
Our 5th report on students and their accommodation requirements highlights the most important aspects students consider when they decide to search for accommodation. The report also considers in some detail how satisfied students are, how well the accommodation is
     
Posted by on 14/04/2016 12:54:06
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Buy-to-Let Investors Beat Stamp Duty Hike
 

Buy to let investors flooded into the UK's property market in February in a bid to beat April's stamp duty tax hike, according to recent figures.

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) says that buy to let investors saturated the market, with 85% of

     
Posted by on 12/04/2016 09:39:43
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Landlords Will Continue to Enjoy Strong Rent Demand
 

Landlords have been assured that there will be no waning in the demand for private rented properties over the coming years, according to recent research.

Real estate firm Hamptons International says demand will remain high, since it takes a tenant many years t

     
Posted by on 07/04/2016 10:15:24
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Landlords Pay the Price for Councils’ Guidance on S21 Notices
 

Landlords are currently left paying the price for tenants who choose ignore a valid section 21 notice, with councils stating they must wait to be evicted by bailiffs, says the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC).

The AIIC says that when they ana

     
Posted by on 05/04/2016 10:26:20
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Rents Rise by 3.3% Over the Past Year
 

Landlords with properties in England and Wales have seen rents rise by 3.3%, according to an index published by Your Move and Reeds Rains.

However, for landlords in Scotland, rents rose by just 2.1% over the past year. When the Scottish regions are analysed to

     
Posted by on 01/04/2016 10:03:27
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Rent Increases Begin to Slow
 

Landlords around the UK are seeing the rate of rent increases beginning to slow, according to research.

The figures have been provided by the HomeLet Rental Index which shows that in the quarter to August 2015, landlords were charging new tenants, on average,

     
Posted by on 30/03/2016 09:21:12
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Supply of Private Rented Homes Hits Annual Low
 

The number of properties being registered to rent over the past year has hit a record low for the last 12 months despite growing demand.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says that the number of homes to rent that have been registered with l

     
Posted by on 24/03/2016 09:27:46
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Agent Assure
 

Accommodation For Students is delighted to announce a new partnership with Agent Assure, part of Arthur J. Gallagher. Founded in 1927, Arthur J. Gallagher has grown to be one of the largest, most successful insurance brokerage and risk management companies in the wo

     
Posted by on 23/03/2016 17:08:54
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Evictions in England Reach Record Levels
 

Evictions in England and Wales have increased by 50% in the last four years to 43,000 households being evicted in the first half of 2015, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The figures also reveal that while repossessions are rising, the number of landlords

     
Posted by on 23/03/2016 09:44:50
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Landlords are Stressed by their Responsibilities
 

Nearly one in three landlords has admitted that the role of renting out a property is more stressful than they had expected, according to recent research.

They say that the ‘full-on’ nature of the job has created more stress in their lives than they ever belie

     
Posted by on 18/03/2016 11:18:45
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Survey Reveals Where the Most Satisfied Tenants Live
 

The area with the most satisfied tenants is the East Midlands, where 83% of renters said they were happy with their landlord, according to a recent survey.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) also found that 82% of tenants living in the south-west and no

     
Posted by on 15/03/2016 10:52:32
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Private Residential Halls for Students: Why the Sector is Changing
 

One of the common trends of recent years has been the fact that the quality of student accommodation is changing and this is due, in large part, to the provision of private residential halls for students from private developers.

The knock-on effect of this is

     
Posted by on 07/03/2016 12:15:04
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Right-to-Rent: Landlords Still not Aware of Responsibilities
 

It has been revealed that most landlords have no appreciation of their responsibilities under the new Right to Rent scheme which is now in force.

From February 1 it became law for letting agents and landlords to carry out immigration checks on their prospectiv

     
Posted by on 01/03/2016 11:37:39
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Landlords Criticised for Forcing Tenants to Buy Insurance
 

Landlords have come under fire for apparently insisting that their tenants take out accidental damage insurance, which may set them back more than £68 a year.

One national newspaper has reported that a growing number of landlords and letting agents are now ref

     
Posted by on 29/02/2016 12:08:22
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Tenant Evictions at a Record High
 

Tenant evictions are at record high, with landlords evicting more than 170 tenants every day in 2015 according to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

The figures cover England and Wales and show that bailiffs forcibly removed more than 42,720 households from their

     
Posted by on 24/02/2016 14:59:06
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Residential Rental Growth in the UK Slows
 

The growth in rents is beginning to slow and is now matching the rate of house price growth, according to HomeLet.

The firm says that after sustained growth over nine months the rate of increase is slowing down.

They say that while rents are 10% high

     
Posted by on 16/02/2016 15:06:03
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Risk Free Bills
 

Get risk free bills inclusive on your properties

Our friends at Glide are making bills even simpler for landlords and letting agents across the country with their new Risk Free Bills Inclusive product.

How does thi

     
Posted by on 15/02/2016 17:08:17
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Investment in Private Student Residential Halls Continues
 

A growing student population in the UK means that investors are increasingly looking to invest in private student residential halls in greater numbers.

Over the past five years, investment in student accommodation in the

     
Posted by on 10/02/2016 10:59:11
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Landlords Could Profit from Short Term Lets
 

While the trend for tenancies has been for longer periods there's a growing opportunity for landlords to profit from shorter contracts as demand grows, says real estate firm Knight Frank.

They say that while many people looking for private rented homes are still

     
Posted by on 03/02/2016 09:53:51
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Landlords Will Carry out Right to Rent Checks
 

The controversial Government Right to Rent scheme is to be rolled out this February, meaning all landlords in England will need to carry out compulsory checks on their new tenants.

The move follows a six-month pilot in the West Midlands when 109 tenants were f

     
Posted by on 27/01/2016 12:35:28
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Councils Not Cracking Down on Rogue Landlords
 

Fears have been raised that good landlords are being affected by the failure of councils to crack down on rogue landlords.

According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, in the last eight years around 2,000 landlords have been prosecuted despite 740,000 families livin

     
Posted by on 18/01/2016 11:00:54
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Average Rents Hit New Record
 

Landlords in England and Wales have seen the average residential rent hit a new record of £800, according to a buy to let index.

The data comes from Your Move and Reeds Rains who say that rents are growing at their fastest since 2009 when they began keeping reco

     
Posted by on 14/01/2016 11:48:27
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3 Bed Homes to Rent in Demand
 

A new index analysing rental trends in the UK has revealed that rents for three bedroom homes are among the fastest risers with a 4.6% growth over the past year.

The Landbay Rental Index is the first to analyse rental properties by the number of available bedroo

     
Posted by on 13/01/2016 10:07:01
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Private Halls – increasing demand, higher rents
 

The student accommodation market has seen a proliferation of purpose-built and re-purposed private halls developments over recent years, aiming to offer students an attractive accommodation option outside of the traditional choice between university-owned halls and

     
Posted by on 10/11/2015 10:32:23
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AFS Landlord and Agent Survey
 

Continued Success in Student Lettings

Letting success in the student market continues to be high: 87% of the respondents to the survey rented out all of their properties, with 97.3% who let exclusively to students claiming to have l

     
Posted by on 03/11/2015 12:02:52
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The Best Places for Buy-to-Let Investment
 

A study has revealed the best places for landlords to invest in buy-to-let properties, with the historic city of York and topping the list.

Real estate firm CBRE undertook the recent survey, and their findings have und

     
Posted by on 24/08/2015 14:06:13
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Tenants Fail to Attend Property Checkout
 

Landlords are continually reminded of the importance of carrying out a full inventory check when a tenant moves and for when they move out of a property – but tenants do not always have the same commitment.

Now the D

     
Posted by on 12/08/2015 12:05:10
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Buy to Let Continues to Boom
 

A new survey has revealed that the buy to let market in the UK is showing no signs of slowing down, with a growing number of landlords looking to grow their portfolio.

According to Simple Landlords Insurance

     
Posted by on 11/08/2015 12:53:51
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Top Apps to Make life Simpler for Landlords
 

To coincide with the launch of its smart new App, Glide, the utilities and service provider for student households, has developed its 2015 recommendations for the best apps on the market that simplify life for landlords.

1. Legal 4

Available for f

     
Posted by on 30/07/2015 11:34:04
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Average yields falling for landlords
 
The average yield for landlords with residential rental properties have fallen in the last three months, according to research. Data from Mortgages for Business reveals that landlords with rental properties saw their yields fall to 5.8% from 6.4%. Landlords with hous
     
Posted by on 22/07/2015 12:15:03
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Number of buy to let landlords rockets
 
The number of buy to let landlords in the UK has rocketed in number since 2000 and have racked up debts worth £200 billion to fund their property ambitions, says the Bank of England. In 2000, the buy to let debt in the country was valued at £10 billion but today it's ri
     
Posted by on 22/07/2015 12:11:38
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Rental property demand at an all-time high
 
A new index to measure the private rental sector has revealed that demand for rental properties is at an all-time high. The data comes from Rightmove which also reveals that the best area for growth in demand has been seen in the East of England. Demand for rental ho
     
Posted by on 22/07/2015 12:09:06
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BTL landlords want 3 bed semis
 
Landlords in the UK looking for private rental properties are increasingly turning their attention to three bed semis, according to research.

At the same time demand for terraced houses from landlords to rent out has fallen to almost half their previous level, say
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:30:33
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BTL mortgage finance products decline in number
 
The latest buy to let product index has revealed that the number of BTL mortgage products has fallen by more than 25% in April.

The survey has been put together by Mortgages for Business which says that there was an average of 609 BTL mortgage products for landlor
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:23:48
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Call to regulate the UK's private rental sector
 
A leading letting agency is calling for the raising of standards in the private rental sector to be implemented by the Government.

The call is being made by Finders Keepers, which is based in Oxford, who say that poor property standards as well as poor servicing f
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:13:44
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Landlords now looking to grow portfolios
 
The rate at which landlords are looking to grow their property portfolios is now growing more quickly than at any time this year, according to a survey.

Mortgages for Business say that 65% of landlords in the UK are now looking to buy at least one more rental prop
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 16:01:14
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Letting agents predict rent increases
 
According to the UK's letting agents, rents for private rental properties will be rising over the next five years.

The news comes from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) who say that 79% of their members are predicting growing rents.

     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 15:05:30
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Buy to let landlords earn £112 billion
 
The growing attraction for investing in buy to let property in the UK has been underlined with news that rents are now worth nearly £4 billion every month.

The figures come from a report published by mortgage firm Kent Reliance which shows that landlords earned
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:46:15
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Rents in London to rocket by 19.5%
 
Rents in central London are set to soar by 19.5% over the next five years as the property sector moves forward after the general election, according to a report.

In addition, prices for houses in the capital will rise by 18%.

The predictions are being
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:26:55
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Buy to let landlords’ income under threat
 
Fears that the benefit cuts being made by the government will threaten buy to let landlords' income have been raised.

The warning comes from the Financial Times which says that huge a part of the south coast and outer London will see landlords being hit hard by
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 14:16:44
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Areas for best buy to let yields revealed
 
A survey has revealed where the best areas in the UK are for buy to let property yields and it points to the north-west of England where landlords do best.

HSBC mortgages says that the city of Manchester is home to the highest rental yield of 7.93%.

T
     
Posted by on 12/06/2015 13:53:42
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Jim Skelton
 

This month the AFS team caught up with Jim Skelton. Jim has been a landlord for over 25 years and his portfolio extends across Manchester and includes Fallowfield, Rusholme, Victoria Park and Withington. Jim has advertised his properties on AFS for a number of years and over

     
Posted by on 11/06/2015 12:11:00
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Win a free 12 Month Advertising Credit
 

Win A Free 12 Month Advertising Credit

Take part in our latest survey of the student landlord market and you will be entered into a draw to win a free 12 month advertising credit, a To-Let board and a package of 25 property boosts.

     
Posted by on 05/06/2015 14:57:20
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Glide's Alex Back on Bills Inclusive Rents
 

This week, the AFS team caught up with Alex Back of Glide Utilities and discussed the benefits and challenges associated with offering bills inclusive rents.

51% of the properties on AFS offer bills inclusive, why do you think this is?

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Posted by on 24/04/2015 14:52:15
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Call to ban letting agent fees
 

A Citizens Advice report is calling for the banning of letting agents fees to help protect tenants in England and Wales.

The charity says in a report that letting agents are refusing to adopt measures meant to bring competition and transparency to the market.

     
Posted by on 13/04/2015 14:46:16
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Subletting fears for landlords
 

It did not get much publicity when the Chancellor made his budget speech in Parliament but one piece of small print could bring huge problems for landlords.

That's because the government is going to make it easier for tenants to sublet their properties.

     
Posted by on 13/04/2015 14:28:58
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Landlords face growing problems with cleaning issues
 

Tenants are increasingly leaving their property in a dirty condition for letting agents and landlords leading to an upsurge in deposit disputes, according to a report.

Inventory software solution provider, Imfuna Let, says that the proportion of deposit disputes

     
Posted by on 13/04/2015 14:18:55
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Landlords and letting-Agents agree, students make good tenants
 
Landlords and letting-agents believe students make better tenants than non-students, according to findings from Accommodation For Students’ Annual Landlord Report 2014/2015. 73% of Landlords and 68% of Letting Agents stated they have had a better experience letting to student ten
     
Posted by on 20/03/2015 12:07:48
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Record low buy to let rates entice investors
 
The growing popularity of the UK's buy to let sector has been underlined with news that buy to let mortgages are at their lowest rates ever and more people are investing.
According to Moneyfacts.co.uk, the increasing competition between BTL mortgage providers has grown in r
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:44:49
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Secrets that tenants keep from landlords revealed
 
A new survey has revealed what the most common secrets are that tenants keep from their landlords - and not paying the rent is number one.
The findings have been published by Property Let By Us which found 63% of tenants have tried to avoid paying their rent and made excuse
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:42:15
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Photographic evidence 'not enough' in tenant disputes
 
Landlords and letting agents are being warned that the use of photographs to illustrate the state of a rental property when a tenant moves in may not be good enough to use in a dispute.
The warning comes from My Property Inventories who say that photographs often do not have
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:41:16
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Record number of BTL products available
 
Landlords in the UK are now able to choose from a record number of buy to let financial products which have risen in number by 16% in the last three months, a survey has revealed.
The findings come from Mortgages for Business who say there are now 817 products and that lower
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:29:05
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Loan schemes for rental home deposits grow
 
Increasing numbers of employers are offering loans to help employees pay a deposit on a rental home and the latest to join the list is the British government.
The government has announced its support for a new rental deposit loan scheme which will enable thousands of its st
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:28:20
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Property rents up and voids down in 2014
 
Landlords with rental properties in the UK have reason to celebrate after it was announced that buy to let rents rose by 1.7% in 2014, according to official data.
The figures have been provided by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and reveal that rents rose by 1.8%, o
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:27:25
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Landlords warned on over-confidence for capital gains
 
As the UK's buy to let sector continues to boom, a warning has been sounded for new landlords in particular that they should not rely on rising property prices to deliver big profits.
The warning comes after a survey by the National Landlords' Association (NLA) which reveal
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:22:32
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Rental property hotspots revealed
 
It's one of the most popular questions being asked by landlords new to the rental sector and that is ‘Where are the best areas for rent?’ - and now one firm has revealed what the answers are.
The data comes from reference processing firm HomeLet who say that rents in Leices
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:21:54
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Letting agent complaints soar
 
Growing numbers of people are filing complaints about their letting agent as awareness of their rights to redress become better known, according to new figures.
The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) adds that complaints are also growing against estate agents and property managem
     
Posted by on 13/02/2015 10:21:14
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London landlords will continue enjoying growth in 2015
 
The strength of London's economy is underpinning a growth in demand for rental properties and this will continue through 2015, according to a new report.
The findings come from Savills, the real estate firm, who are also indicating that demand will also ripple out to other
     
Posted by on 02/02/2015 09:26:20
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Eviction costs for landlords will rocket
 
Proposals to push up the cost of evictions for landlords have been revealed in a consultation document released by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).
The aim is to introduce a £75 hike in the cost of applying for County Court evictions which will see the department save around
     
Posted by on 02/02/2015 09:22:29
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Ticking timebomb for BTL landlords over energy efficiency laws
 
Landlords with buy to let properties in the UK are facing a 'ticking timebomb' as they struggle to bring properties up to the legal minimum energy efficiency standard.
A legal firm is warning that landlords need to begin complying with new standards on energy efficiency for
     
Posted by on 02/02/2015 09:19:21
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Despite demand landlord expect low rent increases in 2015
 
Despite the growing demand from a large number of people looking for rental properties in the UK, the potential for large rent increases are 'muted' according to one firm.
Belvoir Lettings has carried out an analysis of the market and found that the uncertainty about the Ge
     
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:50:19
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Late rent payments stress landlords the most
 
Landlords are caused more stress from late rent payments than they are from badly behaved tenants, according to a new survey.
In the survey by PropertyLetByUs, the issue of late rent payments was cited by 25% of landlords as their biggest concern whereas 20% said tenants fr
     
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:47:52
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The scale of the UK's buy to let sector revealed
 
Investors are still being drawn to the UK's buy to let sector with the promise of good returns and two surveys out this week reveal just how well things are going.
In the first news from real estate firm Savills, landlords have made £177bn in capital growth from their portfo
     
Posted by on 16/01/2015 10:46:52
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Landlords need fair rules when calculating compensation
 
Landlords could save themselves lots of trouble if they could calculate the correct compensation charges when a tenancy comes to an end rather than entering an unnecessary dispute with a tenant, says one leading organisation.
The Association of Independent Inventory Associat
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:37:26
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Large numbers of landlords face 'no rent January'
 
Landlords around the country are facing the prospect of around three million tenants not paying their rent as they try to pay their Christmas bills instead, according to the housing charity Shelter.
The charity says that nearly 60% of people questioned in a survey said they
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:34:49
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Rent rises should be capped - thinktank
 
A leading thinktank is proposing that tenants of private landlords should have a new rights that will guarantee rents not increasing by more than inflation.
The idea comes from Civitas who are also saying that tenants should be allowed to live in their home for as long as th
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:31:43
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Landlords lose money by being 'unaware of crime and weather' risks
 
Being unprepared for burglars, winter storms and cold snaps could cost the UK's landlords dearly because there's such a poor awareness of weather and crime risks, says insurance firm AXA.
In a survey of tenants, AXA found that 48% of respondents, or nearly four million homes
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:30:10
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Landlords unfamiliar with immigration checks
 
Landlords in the UK are not familiar with the planned new immigration checks that they will be required to undertake - and those who are already doing them are not happy, according to research.
A pilot scheme for the new immigration checks has begun in the West Midlands wher
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:27:33
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Rents fall for the first time in eight months
 
Rents have fallen for the first time in eight months and now stand at an average of £768 per month, a drop of 0.2% from November's figure, according to the latest index.
The index is put together by Your Move and Reeds Rains, the country's largest lettings network, and they
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:25:05
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One in three landlords has experienced rent arrears
 
Nearly one in three landlords in the UK say they had experience of rent arrears in the past year, says the National Landlords Association (NLA).
This means that nearly half a million landlords have had to chase rent with the typical amount outstanding being £1,649.
The
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:22:37
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Landlords predict 1.8% rent increase
 
Despite growing demand from tenants, landlords across the UK predict rents will increase by just 1.8% in 2015 which will be below the rate of inflation.
That's according to a survey carried out by the lettings agent network run by Your Move and Reeds Rains which also found t
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:13:48
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Damage tops landlord and tenant disputes
 
Resolving a tenant dispute can be a costly exercise for many landlords but there are steps they can take to prevent such disputes from taking place.
Here at landlordmoneysaving.com we often highlight how a landlord can save money
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:11:10
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Database reveals landlord prosecutions under the Housing Act
 
Tenants can now discover at-a-glance which landlords and letting agents have been prosecuted under the Housing Act 2004 after a freedom of information request was granted.
The database was created by the Ministry of Justice to record the details of private landlords who have
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:06:42
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Landlords see boost in demand for student accommodation
 
A boom in demand for student accommodation has led to growing numbers of students having to share rooms, according to a BBC report.
With 30,000 extra places being offered in this academic year, compared to last ye
     
Posted by on 12/01/2015 11:01:54
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Landlords have speedier route to evict rogue tenants
 
A new online service that enables landlords in the UK to begin the accelerated section 21 eviction process of tenants by simply filling out a form has now gone live.
The service has now been launched by the Government after the idea was proposed by tenant eviction experts, L
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 12:21:33
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Tips for landlords to invest in a successful buy to let property – and save money!
 
Here at landlordmoneysaving.com we are committed to highlighting how a landlord can save money and boost the profitability of their rental property. However, we realise too that buy to let property investment is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of investors look for b
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:56:45
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Buy to let sector to be boosted with pension cash
 
Changes to the pension pot rules from next April will fuel a surge of investment in buy to let properties from pensioners keen to unlock their savings without paying hefty penalty charges.
Many buy to let mortgage firms are already seeing a big increase in the number of enqu
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:29:02
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New Universal Credit arrears rules for landlords
 
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a change to its previous stance of how much money will be diverted from a tenant receiving Universal Credit who falls into arrears with their landlord.
Until the announcement, the department said that only 5% of a tena
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:20:35
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Landlords struggle for buy to let finance
 
A survey has revealed that a third of landlords are looking to extend their portfolio by using buy to let lending but many of them will not get the finance, says the National Landlords Association (NLA).
Despite there being a record number of buy to let financial products cu
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:14:29
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The most profitable improvement for buy to let property
 
Landlords with buy to let properties are continually looking at ways of boosting returns and yield and a survey has revealed which property improvements will bring the most reward.
The survey been undertaken by peer-to-peer lender Zopa who say that more than 82% of buy to le
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:11:09
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Most landlords are seeing high demand from tenants
 
Most landlords around the UK say they are experiencing high levels of demand from tenants with just 3% saying demand is falling, according to a survey.
The findings from Paragon Mortgages revealed that 41% of landlords said that demand was growing while 51% said demand was s
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 11:06:41
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Tips for landlords on protecting property this winter
 
Tips for landlords on protecting property this winter Now that the autumnal months have come to an end and the cold harsh winter months are upon us, now is the time for landlords to begin protecting their properties and save money at the same time.
Not only should landlords
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 10:54:23
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Invest in student accommodation - the best asset class
 
With increasing numbers of investors casting around for better returns on their money, many are being attracted to the potential of student rental properties.
Many investors are aware that buying a property to rent out to tenants is a very popular way to boost income since
     
Posted by on 24/11/2014 10:43:19
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How to find the UK's property hot and black spots
 
One of the big issues facing buy to let investors in the UK is deciding where they should buy their investment property.
That's because the location is crucial to its success in delivering decent yields and returns some investors must undertake a lot of market research.
     
Posted by on 03/11/2014 09:36:58
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Landlords warned over cannabis farming
 
Landlords in the UK are being warned to be on the look-out for tenants installing a cannabis factory on their property.
The warning comes as police are increasingly discovering cannabis factories around the UK, particularly in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Leicester, Bath and Gri
     
Posted by on 03/11/2014 09:30:30
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Landlords urged to invest in three-bedroom properties
 
Buy to let investors are being urged to ignore the common belief that they will need to buy a one or two bedroom property to enjoy big rental profits.
Instead, particularly if they are investing in a prime London location, they should focus on buying three bedroom properties
     
Posted by on 03/11/2014 09:24:34
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Landlords suffer more stress than ever before
 
It won't come as a surprise to many landlords but new research shows that life as a landlord is becoming more stressful.
Around 25% of new landlords say the business is brought more stress than they had been led to expect and two thirds of landlords said their lives were m
     
Posted by on 10/10/2014 11:57:11
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Property Ombudsman sees a sharp rise in complaints
 
There has been a sharp increase in the number of complaints being made to The Property Ombudsman for the residential lettings sector.
News of soaring complaints comes in the same week that all letting agents in England must now, by law, be registered with an approved redress
     
Posted by on 10/10/2014 11:53:01
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