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Where are rents rising fastest in England and Wales?

Across the whole of England and Wales the average rent in the PRS stood at £800 in March, up £2 compared...

28 April 2017

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Rental prices increase across Scotland

The rental market in Scotland continues to flourish, with all regions north of the border seeing rents rise in March compared...

28 April 2017

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Top tips to improve your property’s EPC rating

From the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum energy...

28 April 2017

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Leeds launches record low five-year BTL rate

Leeds Building Society has launched a five-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage at a market-leading rate of 3.1%, subject to a £199...

28 April 2017

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Number of landlords looking to expand their portfolio falls to record-low

There has been a sharp fall in the number of landlords looking to expand their buy-to-let portfolios, according to the latest...

27 April 2017

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Is it still possible to make money as a landlord?

Since the twin onslaughts of George Osborne’s Section 24 tax raid and the wholly unfounded negative hype surrounding Brexit, the talk...

27 April 2017

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Criminal landlords to be ‘named and shamed’ in London

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has vowed to crackdown on criminal landlords by ensuring that they are ‘named and shamed’...

27 April 2017

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Accord attempts to lure buy-to-let investors with lower rate deals

Accord Buy to Let is hoping to help mortgage brokers attract more buy-to-let landlords who may be looking to ‘refinance some,...

27 April 2017

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Are you familiar with the changes to the welfare benefits reform?

You may have heard about the welfare reform changes that started in 2013. Many existing benefits are being abolished and replaced...

27 April 2017

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Sharp rise in landlords quitting the PRS

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let sector due to higher stamp duty costs...

26 April 2017

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Trade body calls for either an extension or suspension of letting fees consultation

The consultation period for the proposed ban on letting agents’ fees in England should either be extended or suspended until after...

26 April 2017

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Renters feel let down by ‘dishonest and unethical’ letting agents, claims study

For both parties, a good landlord-tenant relationship is great for everyone involved, but that rapport can sometimes be ruined by ‘dishonest...

26 April 2017

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Santander launches new ‘market leading remortgage rates’

Santander has launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgages and reduced borrowing rates by up to 0.3% on existing fixed-rate products. From...

26 April 2017

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Just the two of us: Building a successful landlord-tenant relationship

Since 2004, the private rental sector has almost doubled in size to 4.5 million households. This may be good news, but this...

25 April 2017

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60 second interview with Michelle Niziol

What does it say on your business card? Michelle Niziol, managing director, IMS Independent Lettings Solutions Limited. Who are IMS Independent Lettings Solutions...

25 April 2017

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Percentage based BTL fees now more common than flat fees

The latest edition of the Buy to Let Mortgage Costs Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has found that percentage-based arrangement...

25 April 2017

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Free open day for private landlords in Stirling

Private landlords in Stirling may be interested in attending a free private rented sector open day and conference to be hosted...

25 April 2017

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Rents rising ‘significantly below’ the general rate of inflation

Rental price growth in the UK remains sluggish, the latest HomeLet Rental Index shows. The annual rate of rental price inflation reached...

24 April 2017

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Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

24 April 2017

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Landlord handed a hefty fine for letting hazardous property

A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay more than £17,000 for renting out an unsafe house in Ipswich, which posed...

24 April 2017

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Southampton’s first purpose-built PRS scheme set to launch soon

The first large-scale PRS development along the south coast is set to launch soon as part of the Bow Square scheme...

24 April 2017

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Buy-to-let lending ‘unlikely to recover in the near future’

The UK property market continued to rally last month, with gross mortgage lending surging by 19% compared with February, but it...

21 April 2017

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Landlord ordered to pay more than £235k for renting out illegal bedsits

A landlord has been ordered to pay in excess of £235,000 for renting out illegal bedsits in east London after pleading...

21 April 2017

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It’s a tenant’s market in the Home Counties, says Knight Frank

With significantly more properties to choose from, tenants are firmly in control when it comes to the private rented market in...

21 April 2017

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More women now investing in buy-to-let property

A growing number of women are investing in the buy-to-let market as an alternative to the failing of the pensions industry,...

21 April 2017

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Momentum improves but outlook for the letting market remains unpredictable

There was a significant increase in both the number of new listings and properties let last month, but the rental market...

20 April 2017

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Join us at the Property Investor Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL next week – 28 &...

20 April 2017

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Quick-win opportunities for landlords and their tenants

Whether you are new to the industry and are looking for your first property, or an experienced landlord with an extensive...

20 April 2017

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Discounted property license available to landlords in Ashfield

Landlords in Ashfield are being encouraged to take advantage of discounted property licensing fees. From 1 May, landlords in Ashfield will require...

20 April 2017

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Generation Rent ‘don't want the burden’ of homeownership

The percentage of people in the UK who own their own home is currently falling, and not just because housing is...

19 April 2017

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Political parties urged to deliver for ‘tenants and good landlords alike’

The campaign to woo voters across the country has already started following the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprise announcement that...

19 April 2017

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A number of tenants would try to hide damage from landlords

One third of private tenants would not tell their landlord if they did significant damage to their rental property, fresh research...

19 April 2017

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Santander aims to ‘better support’ BTL landlords by offering greater flexibility

Santander will now assess buy-to-let remortgages with 125% rental cover at 5% for borrowers who secured a mortgage before the Prudential...

19 April 2017

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New tenant referencing service aims to become ‘the benchmark for landlords’

We all know that tenant referencing is an extremely important process when you are renting out your investment property. After all,...

19 April 2017

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One in five rental properties now owned by companies - Countrywide

The proportion of homes let through a limited company reached an all-time high of 20% in the first quarter of the...

18 April 2017

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Landlord handed prison sentence for illegal eviction

A landlord has been sentenced to six weeks in prison following the illegal evicting of one of his tenants and for...

18 April 2017

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Rogue landlords are offering ‘sex for rent’ deals

Some rogue landlords are targeting young, vulnerable people for sex by posting online classified adverts offering accommodation in exchange for other...

18 April 2017

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2017 tenancy deposit theft total passes £300k

The recent conviction of letting agent Thirunga Damayantharan for illegally keeping £15,000 of tenancy deposits has taken the total value of...

18 April 2017

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Landlord fined £45,000 for ‘putting people’s lives at risk’ in shared flat

A landlord has been fined more than £45,000 after 12 people were found living in slum-like conditions in a four storey...

18 April 2017

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Where can you achieve the highest rental yields?

Some buy-to-let landlords are bracing themselves for smaller profits over the coming years as a result of the new mortgage interest...

14 April 2017

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Rents rise in England and Wales, but fall in Scotland

Rents in the private rented sector rose by an average of 2% in Britain in the 12 months to March 2017,...

14 April 2017

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The reputations of ‘good landlords’ being ‘tarnished by the bad ones’, says LGA

Local councils are calling on the government to close a legal loophole that allows landlords to get away with converting properties...

14 April 2017

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Some landlords miss out on ‘good mortgage deals’ because of ‘lazy’ brokers

Many buy-to-let landlords are simply not getting the best mortgage deal, or find themselves trapped into mortgages with high standard variable rates, as...

14 April 2017

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Two-third of landlords unaware of new energy efficiency rules

Around two-thirds of buy-to-let landlords lack awareness of new Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) that come into effect in April 2018,...

14 April 2017

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Buy-to-let property continues to deliver ‘strong returns’

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in buy-to-let continues to outperform other major asset classes, including bonds, cash...

13 April 2017

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Things forgetful tenants leave behind

Forgetfulness is a problem for many people, but how many of us would leave behind an urn of pet ashes when...

13 April 2017

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Tenant forgets to collect £5,250 deposit

A tenant forgot to claim back a deposit of £5,250 and eventually only did so after being tracked down by staff...

13 April 2017

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Minimum energy efficiency standards being considered for landlords in Scotland

New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes north of the border meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been...

12 April 2017

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More than 1,000 mortgages for first-time landlords

Despite the government’s decision to introduce a number of measures to curb the growth of buy-to-let landlords, prompting concern that the...

12 April 2017

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Developers plead for rethink on buy-to-let tax

More than three quarters of housebuilders would like to see the government reconsider its buy-to-let tax policies as part of a...

12 April 2017

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