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Government urged to simplify the benefits system to prevent discrimination

Nationwide were among a small group of mortgage lenders asked to give evidence at a select committee yesterday on restrictions around letting to tenants in receipt...

RLA welcomes launch of new APPG looking into short-term lets

A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been launched with a view to looking into short-term lets. The new group, which will focus on how councils...

The ‘relentless pursuit of profit has seen outside space sacrificed’, says agent

With savers continuing to receive poor returns from banks and building societies, many people continue to turn to residential property as a means of supplementing their...

Delays to Crossrail could have an adverse impact on house prices along the route

The delay to Crossrail is having a negative impact on nearby property prices, which is bad news for those who own property on the route, including...

Saffron launches limited company BTL mortgage

Saffron Building Society has introduced a new limited company buy-to-let mortgage product, available at 75% loan-to-value on a two-year fixed rate deal at 3.17%. The new mortgage...

What is the latest service renters want when moving to a new area?

Traditionally, many renters have often sought properties with good local amenities close by in an area that falls within the catchment area of a top school,...

Almost one in 10 landlords do not allow tenants to switch energy providers

Thousands of tenants are being told by their landlord that they are not allowed to switch energy providers with a view to reducing their bills, according...

Landlords in Newcastle fear proposed licensing will ‘push rents up for tenants’

Private landlords in Newcastle have rejected a new licensing policy put forward by Newcastle City Council, which would require them to pay up to £750 per...

Landlord ordered to pay more than £50,000 for HMO offences

Lettings of London Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £50,000 after pleading guilty to 18 offences largely relating to fire safety in two separate...

Landbay to increase maximum loan term to 30 years

Landbay has announced that it will be increasing its maximum loan term from 25 to 30 years from 1 May. All products will be available through the...

Letting market activity picks up momentum

There has been an improvement in the letting market, according to board company Agency Express. The number of new rental property listings ‘to let’ increased by 12.6%...

New survey provides landlords with a chance to shape the future of the PRS

Following the government’s recent announcement that it is to consult on ending Section 21 repossessions, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is arguing strongly that landlords need...

‘Greedy’ landlords punished for their ‘total negligence’

A husband and wife have been issued with fines, penalties and costs totalling more than £8,000 after showing a complete disregard for the health and safety...

Advisory seminar to showcase benefits of investing in Edinburgh’s property market

A number of property investment specialists plan to join forces this week to host an advisory seminar designed to highlight the benefits of investing in Edinburgh’s...

The Mortgage Lender launches new range of BTL products

The Mortgage Lender has launched a range of buy-to-let mortgage products available at up to 80% loan-to-value (LTV). The new deals, some of which come with free...

Rents in London hit record high as number of homes continues to decline

Average asking rents in London rose to an all-time high of £2,091 a month in the first quarter of the year as the number of available...

New research predicts that ‘worse is yet to come’ for private landlords

Returns for private landlords have dropped in recent years, while strong returns have instead come from investing in corporate residential landlords, according new research by BondMason. The property...

Rents rise as tenant fees ban looms

Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK increased by 1.2% in the 12 months to March 2019, up from 1.1% a month earlier, according...

When can you achieve the highest number of enquiries for rental listings?

Buy-to-let landlords and letting agents will find that they will typically achieve the highest number of leads during weekday evenings, with the level of tenant enquiries typically peaking...

Paragon updates its buy-to-let mortgage range

Paragon has refreshed its buy-to-let mortgage range for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords, with products including mortgages with no product fee, no application fee, free mortgage valuation...

Government accused of having ‘a Dickensian view of private landlords’

The government’s announcement earlier this week that there will be radical reforms of the PRS will not just create open-ended tenancies and restrict a landlord’s ability...

Section 21 ban without making Section 8 fully ‘fit for purpose’ would be an error

Abolishing Section 21 without making Section 8 fully “fit for purpose” will have dire consequences on our housing supply. This week, the government outlined plans to consult...

Slow growth in rents leads to ‘modest improvement in rental affordability’

Weak rental growth has resulted in improved affordability for renters across many parts of the country, including London, while rents in northern regions are now the...

New app to help cut legal costs between landlords and tenants

A new app has been launched with a view to reducing the legal costs involved with disputes between landlords and tenants. LegalDefence, a subscription-based legal service which...

Barclays cuts rates on BTL range

Barclays has made alterations to some of its buy-to-let mortgage products. Rate reductions in the buy-to-let range include a two-year fix at 60% loan-to-value (LTV) with a...

Government warned against banning Section 21

The housing minister James Brokenshire’s announcement yesterday that there will be a consultation period on the ability of landlords to remove tenants using Section 21 of...

MPs invest in BTL market with taxpayers’ money

A number of MPs are currently earning rental income from properties that they bought with public help, according to a fresh report. According to the Mirror, at...

Rise in popularity of the ‘staycation’ creates opportunities for BTL landlords

The rise in popularity of holidaying in the UK or ‘staycation’ has led to a mini boom for the UK tourist industry. With lots of events planned...

Cost of renting a single room in Kensington increases 23% in five years

The soaring cost of renting property in prime central London has once again come under the spotlight following WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest at the Ecuadorian...

Castle Trust introduces new bridging loan product

Castle Trust has launched a new unregulated bridging loan product that can be used for first charge buy-to-let cases of up to £1m. Available for a flat...

Government set to abolish Section 21

The government is today proposing to consult on scrapping Section 21, so-called  ‘no fault’, repossessions in the private rented sector in favour of improving the court system...

Growing number of BTL landlords shun London’s property market after tax hikes

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let landlords investing in the capital’s property market since the 3% stamp duty surcharge was introduced...

Average rents up 1.9% year-on-year

Rents in Great Britain increased 1.9% year-on-year in March, driven by a 3.7% rise in Greater London where rents hit a record high, according to new...

Santander increases maximum mortgage term to 40 years

Santander has increased the maximum term, age and loan-to-value (LTV) for its buy-to-let products, while also making amendments to its affordability calculator. The changes has seen the...

Accord cuts rates on five-year fixed rate deals

Accord Buy to Let has reduced rates on nine of its five-year fixed rate products. Highlights of the new range, available to those purchasing or remortgaging property,...

Three in four Scots back rent caps

A new survey has revealed three in four Scots back rent caps north of the border to help curb increasing housing costs in property hotspots like...

How can you maximise on the value of renovating a buy-to-let property?

We all know that ensuring your property is of a high standard can yield better returns and more loyal tenants, but how can landlords attract strong rental...

What parts of the home do people neglect to clean?

End of tenancy cleaning is the single biggest cause of deposit deductions, which is why having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in a...

TMW cut rates and launches new product ‘to support a wide range of landlords’

The Mortgage Works (TMW) has reduced rates on selected two-year fixed and tracker mortgages by up to 0.25%. The subsidiary of Nationwide Building Society has also cut rates on some...

Last opportunity to have your say on Weymouth landlord licensing scheme

Today is the final day for the public to have their say on the possible introduction of the Weymouth landlord licensing scheme. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council...

Rents increase as tenant fees ban approaches

UK rents have started to increase at a rate not seen in the market for more than two years, fresh figures show. According to the latest data...

Q&A: Why landlords now need to watch out when taking payments from tenants

As many of you already know, the ban on tenant fees will come into force on 1 June 2019, and the government will shortly be publishing...

Energy efficiency changes are around the corner for Scotland

Following the changes introduced in England and Wales last year, an important piece of legislation is coming into force in Scotland next year. By 1st April 2020,...

Come and visit our stand at the Property Investor Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL tomorrow and Saturday and we are delighted to announce...

What are people not willing to compromise on when renting property?

Many renters are relatively flexible in terms of the area that they are willing to live in, but there are plenty of other things that a...

Buy-to-let remortgage activity set to fall

With some landlords finding it harder to make a profit as a result of changes to buy-to-let taxation, remortgage activity looks set to fall moving forward...

Report exposes ‘scandalous mis-selling of leasehold properties on an epic scale’

Leasehold property ownership has come under yet more fire today after a new report laid bare the scale of mis-selling in the leasehold sector. The report by...

HMO landlord fined after council investigation

A private landlord has been ordered to pay £800 in fines and costs after investigators discovered several deficiencies in a property on Connaught Avenue in Shotton,...

Fresh online support for councils to crackdown on rogue landlords

Fresh guidance for local authorities to crackdown on rogue landlords has been unveiled by housing minister Heather Wheeler. Local authorities across the country are set to receive...

Top 10 most popular rental areas in London unveiled

Property search data from Zoopla over the past 12 months has been analysed to reveal the most sought-after areas for a rental home in London. The research...

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