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For those student landlords wanting to know which universities offer the best buy to let i
 

According to recent research, the best buy to let university in the UK for investment purposes is the University of Southampton.

Their figures reveal that landlords there can expect a typical rental yield of 7.4%.

The average hou

     
Posted by on 22/01/2021 15:35:34
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The number of landlords who set up buy to let limited companies rocketed in 2020
 

According to real estate firm Hamptons, the number of landlords setting up a BTL limited company in 2020 was 41,700.

That's a rise of 23% on 2019's figure.

For a landlord creating a limited company, they can save tax

     
Posted by on 22/01/2021 15:29:31
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Landlords hit by eviction ban extension
 

Landlords have been hit by a Government decision to extend its eviction ban for another six weeks.

The move means that the bailiff ban in England is now being extended to 21 February - at the earliest.

Robert Jenrick, the housing

     
Posted by on 18/01/2021 17:28:01
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UK Landlords optimistic about 2021
 

Despite the issues and challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, 45% of UK landlords say they are optimistic about their prospects in 2021.

The survey from Property Master, however, also reveals that 29% of landlords are pess

     
Posted by on 08/01/2021 13:44:29
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Lower risk of Covid for Uni students in private accommodation
 

Student landlords worried about the coronavirus risks of students in their private accommodation will be pleased to hear about the latest research.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), students are at a higher

     
Posted by on 05/01/2021 17:55:38
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Private landlords offer tenants more help than social landlords
 

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting the country, it has been revealed that private landlords have been offering their tenants more help than social landlords have done.

That's one of the findings from the English Housing Survey

     
Posted by on 05/01/2021 17:53:44
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Angry landlords say they feel abandoned
 

Angry landlords in the UK say the government has forgotten them during the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey reveals.

According to The Mortgage Lender (TML), who carried out the survey, 64% of landlords say they have not received fina

     
Posted by on 17/12/2020 14:57:33
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Student property is still offering good prospects
 

According to Bunk, recent media stories predicting that the UK's student accommodation sector will struggle in 2021 are wide of the mark.

From a survey of students they have carried out, they say the student acco

     
Posted by on 11/12/2020 10:04:57
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Best cities for buy to let
 
The best cities in the UK for buy to let investment have been revealed after 50 locations were analysed by financial experts.

The findings from Aldermore reveal there are still lots of solid BTL investment opportunities available despite

     
Posted by on 04/12/2020 12:09:34
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Students told they cannot cancel tenancy agreements
 

With students across the UK being told by the Government that they should return home in a travel window, some universities are reminding students about their obligations to their landlords.

One of them, Liverpool John Moores University<

     
Posted by on 04/12/2020 12:00:49
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Landlords urge new dispute conciliation service
 
     
Posted by on 04/12/2020 11:46:22
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Rent rises continue to fall
 
The number of tenants who are experiencing rent rises in the UK has fallen for the second month in a row, according to the latest data.

Arla Propertymark says that 37% of letting agents say landlords had not put the rent up, compare

     
Posted by on 04/12/2020 11:14:57
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Students say they WILL return in January 2021
 

Landlords around the UK will be pleased to hear that students say they will return to their university studies in January.

There are fears that with universities ending their current term early for Christmas, that students may decide not to retu

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:37:07
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Lifting of tenant eviction ban postponed
 

Bailiffs have been told by the government not to enforce any court possession orders in an area with high coronavirus restrictions in place.

While this means that evictions could still proceed through courts, bailiffs will not now enforce evicti

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:24:55
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Landlords see rents rise since Covid-19 lockdown
 

Landlords in most regions have seen rents rising for the first time since March when the Covid-19 lockdown began.

The figures from Hamptons International reveal that the average rent is now £1,041 per month, that's a year-on-yea

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:14:41
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'Substantial' rent arrears are exempt from evictions ban
 

The government has announced that possession cases with substantial rent arrears will now be exempt from the evictions ban.

The move will see High Court Enforcement Officers and bailiffs being able to complete evictions and enfo

     
Posted by on 23/11/2020 11:08:43
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81% of students happy with their accommodation
 

Recent research released by accommodationforstudents.com demonstrates that students are overwhelmingly happy with their student accommodation. In addition over 60% of students indicated that their accommodation was good value for money.

     
Posted by on 11/11/2020 13:55:59
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Stamp duty holiday fuelling BTL expansion
 

The Government’s stamp duty holiday appears to be encouraging more landlords to expand their portfolio, figures reveal.

In findings from Simply Business, they say that 10% of landlords confess they are now planning to buy more p

     
Posted by on 06/11/2020 11:12:22
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Where property investors should head in 2021
 
If you want to know where property investors should be heading in 2021 for the best opportunities, then a new survey reveals all.

According to property investors SevenCapital, the best place for investment in 2021 is Birmingham.

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Posted by on 06/11/2020 10:55:52
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Right to Rent Rules Change
 

The Right to Rent rules that govern landlords in England are due to change from November.

That's when the Home Office will introduce several changes that, they say, will make it easier for agents and landlords to check that a potential tena

     
Posted by on 22/10/2020 11:57:27
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Where student landlords will see the best yields
 
The areas where student landlords can expect to see the best yields has been revealed in new research.

According to The Mistoria Group, landlords with student properties in the North West outperformed standard buy to let properties for return on inv

     
Posted by on 22/10/2020 11:47:08
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Best UK city for buy to let investment revealed
 

For those investors wanting to know where the best UK city for buy to let investment is, then a new study reveals all.

According to research from CIA Landlord Insurance, the best location to deliver profits is Salford.

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:23:08
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Trading standards target students with Twitter quiz
 

One trading standards department is targeting student tenants with information about lettings fees - and ending a tenancy early.

The Trading Standards South West Team has been busy staging Twitter quizzes to

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:20:51
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Rents hit a record high outside of London
 

Strong demand from tenants has led to rents outside of London hitting a new record high, new figures reveal.

And rental yields are also increasing in most regions monitored.

An analysis from Rightm

     
Posted by on 14/10/2020 22:18:24
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Tenant demand hits record high
 

Tenant demand hits record high

The number of tenants who have registered with letting agents for a home to rent has reached a record high, a report reveals.

The Private Rented Sector Report for August from Arla Proper

     
Posted by on 06/10/2020 15:18:16
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Landlords see Covid 19 as a portfolio-expanding opportunity
 

Landlords see Covid-19 as a portfolio-expanding opportunity

Despite the problems caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, growing numbers of landlords see the pandemic as a chance to expand their portfolio.

Th

     
Posted by on 24/09/2020 15:03:24
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Student accommodation seekers create viewings record
 

A late surge from students wanting accommodation in London and the Home Counties led to the number of viewing figures reaching a 10-year high, figures reveal.

The research from Knight Frank, the real estate firm, found the viewing figures f

     
Posted by on 14/09/2020 11:22:40
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Landlords face going two years without rent
 

Plans by the government to extend their current evictions ban could see landlords going without rent for up to two years, one landlords' organisation is warning.

The National Residential Landlords' Association (NRLA) has written to the Prim

     
Posted by on 09/09/2020 12:04:47
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Average rents rise by 2.1% in August
 

With Covid-19 restrictions now being eased, landlords around the country saw rents rise by an average of 2.1% in August.

According to the data from HomeLet, rents have risen by 1.5% compared with August last year.

Rents in London

     
Posted by on 07/09/2020 17:44:31
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Tenants must receive 6 months notice
 

Landlords have been told by the Government that they must now give six months' notice to their tenants which will run until March 2021.

This is in addition to the eviction ban extension, which was recently announced, and which will now end on 20

     
Posted by on 01/09/2020 12:23:04
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Covid impact broadens accommodation considerations
 

Students have considered a broader range of accommodation choices as a result of Coronavirus. In a recent survey undertaken by www.accommodationforstudents.com 40% of respondents had considered living in a houseshare rather than a hall. 22% a flat or apart

     
Posted by on 19/08/2020 11:55:53
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Call to introduce student tenancy break clauses
 

A call has been made for student tenancy agreements to include a break clause should another wave of Covid-19 take place.

A survey of students and parents was carried out by Money Magpie and it found that 89% of students would like a break claus

     
Posted by on 13/08/2020 11:05:27
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More traffic, increased enquiries further developments
 
It has been a challenging time for the student accommodation sector since late March. Despite this it has been positive to see the sector responding in innovative way.

40% increase in enquiries

Here at Accommodation for S

     
Posted by on 07/08/2020 13:04:20
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What student landlords will need to do post-lockdown
 
Student landlords are being urged to undertake measures to ensure their accommodation meets the demands of post-lockdown students.

According to Ben Fielding from property inventory software firm InventoryBase, landlords should review their rental propert

     
Posted by on 27/07/2020 20:13:04
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Landlords see tenant demand and rents rise
 

Landlords around the country are seeing rents rise and tenant demand booming at higher levels than in 2019, new research reveals.

The findings from Goodlord show that rents are rising in most regions and void periods are beginning to fall.

     
Posted by on 15/07/2020 17:57:20
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The UK's buy to let mortgage market is recovering
 

Landlords and potential BTL investors will be pleased to hear that the UK's buy to let mortgage market is beginning to show signs of recovery after the Covid-19 lockdown, figures reveal.

The findings from Moneyfacts show that the number of BTL f

     
Posted by on 13/07/2020 17:44:37
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UK universities look to fly overseas students into the country
 

A growing number of universities in the UK are looking to charter flights in a bid to bring overseas students to study in the country this year, it has been revealed.

The news will bring relief to those landlords with private student accomm

     
Posted by on 09/07/2020 19:12:08
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Landlords choose not to increase rents
 
Growing numbers of landlords are choosing not to increase rents in a bid to help their tenants financially because of the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been revealed.

According to Arla Propertymark, the proportion of rent increases being imposed on tena

     
Posted by on 06/07/2020 10:33:37
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Lettings Market sees a strong start to June
 

The first two weeks in June have seen the lettings market enjoying huge gains for both completed and new lettings applications, one platform reveals.

According to Goodlord, these applications are now higher than June 2019's levels and under

     
Posted by on 19/06/2020 12:30:14
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Student property sees investment surge
 

The North West of England has seen a student property investment surge that has increased by 8% year-on-year, research reveals.

The findings from Mistoria Group highlights that international investors, as well as UK-based investors, have been in

     
Posted by on 16/06/2020 22:24:49
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UK's rental sector surges after Covid-19 lockdown
 

Demand in the UK's rental sector for homes surged by 22% after letting agents were allowed to reopen on 13 May, one organisation says.

According to Rightmove, demand for rental properties is growing at a quicker pace than for the residential sal

     
Posted by on 08/06/2020 11:11:37
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The Class of 2021
 

Currently the Higher Education sector is experiencing an unprecedented level of disruption and as a result there is a significant amount of uncertainty about what will be happening in the 2020/21 academic year.

Universities have been hit particu

     
Posted by on 03/06/2020 14:40:27
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Views on the re-opening of Letting Agents
 

The majority of letting agents and landlords responding to our recent poll believe that allowing letting agents to re-open in England was a good idea. 80% of respondents agreed that the decision was the correct one and just 4% f

     
Posted by on 23/05/2020 10:03:22
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Students and landlords remain optimistic despite huge coronavirus challenge
 

Accommodation for students has conducted a survey of both students and landlords to find out how Coronavirus has impacted on them. It is clear that the current circumstances have had a dramatic impact on both students and private landlords, with both sides

     
Posted by on 08/05/2020 10:59:00
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Government Will Not Act In Student Landlord Dispute
 

Government Will Not Act In Student Landlord Dispute

The Government's housing minister says he will not act in a growing dispute between student landlords and their tenants.

The Minister, Chris Pincher, has confirmed that he will not intervene in a b

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:28:09
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Landlords Gear-Up For A Post-Lockdown Buying Surge
 

Landlords Gear-Up For A Post-Lockdown Buying Surge

Growing numbers of landlords and property investors are gearing up for a post-Coronavirus lockdown buying surge to enjoy bargain property prices, research has revealed.

The findings from tech provid

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:24:20
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70% of tenants renew their tenancies
 

70% of tenants renew their tenancies

The Coronavirus lockdown has seen the highest proportion of tenants renewing their tenancy since 2008, research reveals.

According to the findings from Hamptons International, they say that of the tenancies that

     
Posted by on 07/05/2020 12:20:43
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Tenant Demand Increases For Post-Lockdown Moves
 

Tenant Demand Increases For Post-Lockdown Moves

Landlords are seeing a big rise in tenant demand as people begin planning for a post-Coronavirus lockdown move, a survey reveals.

The findings from Zoopla's Rental Index highlights that in the first tw

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:43:52
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Student Landlords Asked To Relax Rents
 

Student Landlords Asked To Relax Rents

Student bodies in the UK are urging landlords with student accommodation to relax rents amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In Canterbury, the students' union says it is 'immoral and unjust' for student accommodation pro

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:41:27
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74% of Landlords Fear Tenants Can't Pay Rent
 

74% of Landlords Fear Tenants Can't Pay Rent

Landlords around the UK say they have been contacted by worried tenants to say they are unable to pay their rent this month, a survey reveals.

The findings from Landlord Action highlights that millions of

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:38:32
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Student Landlords Facing Growing Rent Strike Protest
 

Student Landlords Facing Growing Rent Strike Protest

Student landlords are increasingly facing the prospect of a rent strike after hundreds of students joined forces in protest at student accommodation providers refusing to cancel rents for the summer term.

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:23:51
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How Landlords Can Help Tenants During The Covid-19 Crisis
 

How Landlords Can Help Tenants During The Covid-19 Crisis

Landlords across the UK can help their tenants in a number of ways during the Covid-19 pandemic, one firm of accountants says.

And with many landlords facing financial uncertainty over whethe

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:20:54
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Call to Suspend Rents During Coronavirus Pandemic
 

Call to Suspend Rents During Coronavirus Pandemic

The government is being urged by renters' union to step in and suspend all rents in the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The unions say that tenants are having to choose between putting food on th

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:16:51
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Call for landlords to understand Universal Credit
 

Call for landlords to understand Universal Credit

With landlords around the UK facing the prospect of a huge jump in the number of tenants applying for Universal Credit, a call has been made for them to understand how this will impact them.

Followin

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:09:14
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Student Landlords Urged To 'Reconfigure' Property
 

Student Landlords Urged To 'Reconfigure' Property

Student landlords who are facing long void periods since students were ordered home from universities and colleges, should reconfigure their student accommodation to suit mainstream tenants, one firm says.

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:06:39
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Landlords Urge Government To Offer Rent Clarity
 

Landlords Urge Government To Offer Rent Clarity

While the Government has made clear that tenants cannot be evicted by landlords as part of the Coronavirus Act 2020, landlords say that more clarity is needed over the paying of rent.

The call comes fr

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 14:03:53
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Landlords Worry As Students Head Home
 

Landlords Worry As Students Head Home

With university students returning to parental homes, landlords across the UK are being urged to ‘remain calm’.

The call comes from one student housing provider who says many students will still be receiving loa

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:51:20
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Lost Rents Could Cost Btl Landlords £15bn
 

Lost Rents Could Cost Btl Landlords £15bn

Landlords across the UK face losing up to £15bn in lost rent because of the Coronavirus pandemic, research reveals.

The findings from Ome, a deposit replacement scheme, reveal that should landlords have a te

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:48:12
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Tenancy Deposit Guidance Updated
 

Tenancy Deposit Guidance Updated

Tenancy deposit protection guidance for tenants and landlords in England and Wales has been updated by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

The update is aimed at helping tenants, landlords as well as letting agents understan

     
Posted by on 29/04/2020 13:45:28
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Half of all UK landlords look to exit PRS
 

Half of all UK landlords look to exit PRS

Nearly half of all buy to let landlords in the UK are looking at selling up and leaving the private rental sector, research reveals.

The findings from Aldermore Bank reveal that 48% of the 1,000 landlords th

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:26:39
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Financial Help For Landlords Hit By Coronavirus Urged
 

Financial Help For Landlords Hit By Coronavirus Urged

With growing numbers of landlords and tenants being affected by the coronavirus pandemic, two organisations are urging the government to offer financial help.

However, landlords may be forced int

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:14:21
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Tenants Have Been 'Hit Hard’ By Btl Tax Clampdown
 

Tenants Have Been 'Hit Hard’ By Btl Tax Clampdown

The government's buy to let tax clampdown has hit tenants the hardest and there are clear warning signs of a looming rental crisis that are being ignored, two organisations warn.

The National Landlor

     
Posted by on 14/04/2020 13:11:04
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Government Urged To Offer Landlords Coronavirus Guidance
 

Government Urged To Offer Landlords Coronavirus Guidance

With the number of Coronavirus patients in the UK increasing, one organisation is urging the government to offer landlords guidance on what they should do.

The call comes from Arla Propertymar

     
Posted by on 12/03/2020 11:39:04
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City With Highest Predicted Rental Growth Revealed
 

City With Highest Predicted Rental Growth Revealed

A new report has revealed which UK city looks set to deliver the highest rental growth over the next five years.

According to JLL, Manchester will deliver rental growth of 16.5% for landlords.

     
Posted by on 12/03/2020 11:24:30
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Landlords Will Be 'Forced Out' With Rent Controls
 

Landlords Will Be 'Forced Out' With Rent Controls

A proposal to introduce rent controls in London will lead to landlords being 'forced out' of the private rental sector and the number of rental homes being available will be significantly reduced, the capital's

     
Posted by on 12/03/2020 10:52:22
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London rent controls become a political issue
 

London rent controls become a political issue

The issue of rent caps on properties in the private rental sector has become a political issue with the upcoming London mayoral campaign.

Current incumbent, Sadiq Khan, has relaunched his re-election cam

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 17:17:17
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Where are BTL landlords likely to buy in 2020?
 

Where are BTL landlords likely to buy in 2020?

A survey on where buy to let landlords are most likely to buy new investment properties in 2020 has been revealed.

Research from Paragon points to landlords in the Midlands as being the most likely to i

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 17:11:44
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Landlords are braced for PRS interference from Government
 

Landlords are braced for PRS interference from Government

Most landlords in the UK are expecting more Government intervention in the private rental sector, one survey reveals.

The findings from Foundation Home Loans reveals that up to 70% of landlor

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 17:08:53
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Growing Numbers Of Landlords Drop Letting Agents
 

Growing Numbers Of Landlords Drop Letting Agents

Growing numbers of BTL landlords are choosing to drop their letting agent to manage or find properties for themselves, research reveals.

According to the National Landlords' Association (NLA), a surve

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 12:31:44
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Landlord Confidence Gets A Post-Election Boost
 

Landlord Confidence Gets A Post-Election Boost

Confidence among landlords has been boosted after the election, a survey has revealed.

Despite regulatory and tax changes hitting landlord incomes in recent years, 24% of landlords say their prospects f

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 12:25:39
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Tenant Demand Reaches Record High
 

Tenant Demand Reaches Record High

Letting agents say they are seeing rocketing demand for rental homes which has reached a record high, one organisation claims.

The findings from ARLA Propertymark found that in January, the average number of prospec

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 12:06:58
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UK landlord numbers hit 7-year low
 

UK landlord numbers hit 7-year low

The number of landlords in the UK has now reached a seven-year low after a government-led clampdown on the buy to let sector.

New figures from Hamptons International reveal that the curbs to control the growth of t

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 11:49:04
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Chancellor Urged To Help Landlords In Budget
 

Chancellor Urged To Help Landlords In Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is being urged to use his first budget to help landlords and reverse the decline in the supply of homes for rent.

The call has been made by the Residential La

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 11:39:27
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Landlords Say That Tenant Demand Will Rise In 2020
 

Landlords Say That Tenant Demand Will Rise In 2020

Landlords say that demand from tenants for rental homes will rise during 2020.

That's the result of a survey carried out by Paragon who say that four out of 10 landlords are predicting that demand f

     
Posted by on 05/03/2020 11:10:34
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Best Regions For Btl Yields Revealed
 

Best Regions For Btl Yields Revealed

The best regions for delivering the best buy to let yields for landlords have been revealed.

The data from Fleet Mortgages reveals that the biggest jump in returns was for landlords in the north of England.

     
Posted by on 20/02/2020 12:14:11
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Renting Costs Now Outstrip Inflation
 

Renting Costs Now Outstrip Inflation

The cost for tenants to rent a property in the UK is now rising more quickly than the rate of inflation, a rental index reveals.

According to HomeLet, the average monthly rent in the 12 months to January grew by

     
Posted by on 20/02/2020 12:09:46
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Rental Home Pet Ban Confusion Predicted
 

Rental Home Pet Ban Confusion Predicted

The government's plan to remove restrictions on pets in rental properties could lead to confusion between landlords, letting agents and tenants, one inventory service provider says.

According to No Letting Go,

     
Posted by on 20/02/2020 12:02:46
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The most attractive BTL cities for landlords in 2020
 

The most attractive BTL cities for landlords in 2020

London and Manchester are the most attractive cities for buy to let landlords in 2020, a survey has revealed.

The findings from the insurance firm Simply Business questioned more than 800 landlor

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 15:05:20
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84% of tenants are breaking their landlord's rules
 

84% of tenants are breaking their landlord's rules

Most tenants are engaging in behaviours and actions that their landlord would disapprove of - and it is mainly down to the fact they are not familiar with their tenancy agreement rules.

The findings

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 14:48:04
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Tenants trying to lower rents reaches record low
 

Tenants trying to lower rents reaches record low

The number of tenants who have successfully negotiated a rent reduction rent has reached a record low, a new survey reveals.

According to the analysis published by Arla Propertymark, they say the numb

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 14:32:27
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Landlords Offer 'Lavish Extras' To Attract Foreign Tenants
 

Landlords Offer 'Lavish Extras' To Attract Foreign Tenants

With falling tenant demand from overseas and post-Brexit worries, one organisation says that landlords are increasingly going 'above and beyond' in a bid to attract new tenants from overseas.

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 14:16:23
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London Rents Reach New All-Time High
 

London Rents Reach New All-Time High

Tenants in London are now paying an all-time record high in rent as the shortage of property in the capital continues to push up rents.

According to the rental index published by Rightmove, the average rent in Lo

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 14:03:04
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Landlords increasingly look to short term lets
 

Landlords increasingly look to short term lets

The number of buy to let landlords who have increasingly moved into short-term lets could create a major rental crisis in the UK, one organisation is warning.

In research published by Arla Propertymar

     
Posted by on 06/02/2020 13:50:24
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Government urged to give EU citizens proof of residence
 

Government urged to give EU citizens proof of residence

A physical document that EU citizens could use post-Brexit to show they have the right to rent a home would be a 'pragmatic and common sense way' to deal with the problem, the Residential Landlords Associa

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 13:08:45
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2020’s London Property Investment Hotspots Revealed
 

2020’s London Property Investment Hotspots Revealed

Landlords looking for buy to let investment opportunities in London in 2020 should look towards the east of the city for success, research has revealed.

The findings from Portico highlight that six

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:58:08
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Landlords See Annual Rent Growth Double
 

Landlords See Annual Rent Growth Double

Landlords around the UK have seen the annual growth for private rents nearly doubling, with rising demand and falling rental supply leading to the rise.

The findings from Zoopla reveal that there's been an 8%

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:54:36
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Fewer landlords let homes to housing benefit tenants
 

Fewer landlords let homes to housing benefit tenants

One landlord’s association says there has been a big drop in the number of landlords who are willing to let their home to a tenant receiving Universal Credit or local housing allowance.

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Landlords face mandatory electrical safety regulations
 

Landlords face mandatory electrical safety regulations

Landlords in England will have mandatory electrical safety regulations introduced by the government this year.

The government says that all rental homes will have compulsory five-year electrical

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:30:47
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Landlords set for sustained rent growth
 

Landlords set for sustained rent growth

Landlords in the private rental sector across the UK will see sustained rent growth - much like they enjoyed in 2019.

The prediction comes from HomeLet who say rents have risen by 3.5% over the past year and a

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:26:34
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Government plans to make it easier to rent with pets
 

Government plans to make it easier to rent with pets

The government has revealed that it wants to make it much easier for a tenant to rent a home from a landlord when they have pets.

The announcement was made by Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:21:36
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Landlords hit by court delays for evictions
 

Landlords hit by court delays for evictions

One firm that helps landlords deal with the eviction process through the courts says these cases are now taking longer than they have ever done thanks to administrative errors and frustrating court delays.

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:17:32
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New legislation affecting landlords in 2020
 

New legislation affecting landlords in 2020

In recent years, landlords have been hit by various regulatory and tax changes and there are five new pieces of legislation affecting them in 2020.

The Residential Landlords’ Association has published a r

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:11:59
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Landlords can still make a profit in 2020
 

Landlords can still make a profit in 2020

Landlords can still make a decent profit from the private rental sector in 2020, one leading property firm claims.

According to Apropos, there is still lots of potential in the buy to let sector despite the

     
Posted by on 29/01/2020 11:02:11
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A Third Of All Landlords Looking To Sell-Up
 

A Third Of All Landlords Looking To Sell-Up

Faced with lower profits, around one-in-three private landlords in the UK are looking to sell up in 2020, research reveals.

According to findings published by the Residential Landlords' Association (RLA),

     
Posted by on 23/01/2020 10:56:31
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Areas With The Biggest Rent Rises Revealed
 

Areas With The Biggest Rent Rises Revealed

The areas in the UK that enjoyed the largest rent rises in 2019 have been revealed - and there are some startling surprises.

According to Howsy, the lettings platform, they analysed the Office for National

     
Posted by on 23/01/2020 10:51:48
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Call To Implement Rental Sector Reform
 

Call To Implement Rental Sector Reform

A landlords' organisation is urging the new government to look carefully at rental sector reform so that landlords can repossess their rental property when legitimately entitled to do so.

The call is being made

     
Posted by on 23/01/2020 10:07:42
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Tenant fee ban leads to rent hikes
 

Tenant fee ban leads to rent hikes

The introduction of the Tenant Fee Ban in June has seen more tenants experiencing rent hikes since then, figures reveal.

According to Arla Propertymark, 46% of tenants saw rents rise this year, that's up from 2018'

     
Posted by on 19/12/2019 10:29:59
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Average Rental Deposit Costs Have Dropped
 

Average Rental Deposit Costs Have Dropped

The average rental deposit being paid by tenants has fallen to £1,299, figures reveal.

The findings from Hamilton Fraser and their recently unveiled deposit replacement scheme highlights that in the year so

     
Posted by on 19/12/2019 10:11:41
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The best BTL investment cities revealed
 

The best BTL investment cities revealed

The best cities across the UK for buy to let landlords to invest in have been revealed in a new survey.

Aldermore, a retail bank, has looked at the figures for 25 cities to work out which ones offer the best B

     
Posted by on 19/12/2019 09:56:57
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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.

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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.

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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