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Investment Strategy

Landlords must wait five months to gain possession of property through courts

By Marc Da Silva

It now takes more than five months on average for...

Are developers inflating the prices of homes through Help to Buy?

By Marc Da Silva

Millennials looking to get a foot on the housing ladder are...

Deposit free renting could be a ‘benefit to landlords’, says anti-deposit campaigner

By Marc Da Silva

With Universal Credit problems forcing a growing number of claimants...

The thriving BTL sector remains a ‘solid investment option’

By Marc Da Silva

Despite the headlines, it’s not all doom and gloom for...

Decline of buy-to-let prompts ‘exciting time for renters’, says JLL

By Marc Da Silva

The number of properties acquired by landlords has dropped significantly...

The Midlands offers the highest buy-to-let yields in England and Wales

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords wishing to achieve the highest rental returns need...

Landlords take a ‘long-term performance view of their portfolios’

By Marc Da Silva

The reversal of controversial alterations to mortgage interest relief and...

Grants of up to £25,500 offered to landlords to restore empty homes

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords are being offered money to help encourage them...

Buy-to-let continues to offer ‘long-term benefits’ for investors

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let investment in the long-term is still likely to beat savings...

Most tenants don’t want three-year tenancies, survey shows

By Marc Da Silva

Six out of 10 renters want tenancies of 12 months...

Rental yields remain higher in Scotland than in England and Wales

By Marc Da Silva

The average buy-to-let investor in Scotland enjoyed an annual yield...

Landlords losing money by selling properties tenant free

By Marc Da Silva

More than £500m worth of rental income is lost annually...

More landlords are using social media to screen prospective tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of landlords are turning to social media...

Housing fund plans to invest heavily in the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

The Multifamily Housing REIT, a regional UK private rented sector...

BTL landlords continue to see ‘the worth in property investment’

By Marc Da Silva

The number of buy-to-let landlords acquiring new properties continues to...

New PRS scheme aimed at buy-to-let investors

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords potentially interested in investing in the Midlands may...

Buy-to-let landlords divided over their future

By Marc Da Silva

Investors have long turned to residential property as a means...

BTL landlords offload almost 4,000 properties a month

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are selling close to 4,000 buy-to-let properties a month...

Almost one in ten people want to invest in buy-to-let property

By Marc Da Silva

With savers receiving appalling returns from banks and building societies,...

Average age of buy-to-let investors drops 10 years

By Marc Da Silva

The average age of new landlords acquiring property to let...

Why would landlords want rent in arrears when they can get paid up front?

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of private landlords across the country understandably reject housing...

A fifth of landlords plan to remain in buy-to-let indefinitely

By Marc Da Silva

One in five landlords plan to stay in the buy-to-let...

Female investors prefer lower risk investments ‘like real estate’

By Marc Da Silva

Astute property investors generally look to compound wealth over time,...

Investors are starting to think twice about investing in buy-to-let

By Marc Da Silva

The attraction of buy-to-let is starting to wane as far...

Long-term property investment should see BTL landlords ‘come out on top’

By Marc Da Silva

Higher taxes, tougher mortgage lending conditions, along with political and...

Majority of landlords ‘remain positive about the future’ of the BTL sector

By Marc Da Silva

More than half of UK landlords are now feeling optimistic...

Controversial landlord raised rents within an hour of interest rate increase

By Marc Da Silva

Britain’s biggest and arguably most contentious buy-to-let landlord increased rents...

International students target shared accommodation

By Marc Da Silva

Appetite for student accommodation looks set to be high this...

Sharp rise in number of landlords listing multiple properties on Airbnb

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a notable increase in the number of...

London’s buy-to-let market attracts new investors

By Marc Da Silva

London continued to attract new property investors, as reflected by...

Buy-to-let investors increasingly targeting low cost, high yield properties

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let investments will continue to offer attractive rates of return...

Property wealth is helping to “change lives”

By Marc Da Silva

Property investment is not a quick fix, but rather a...

Buy-to-let is still an attractive investment

By Marc Da Silva

The attraction of buy-to-let may be waning as far as...

BTL landlords will turn to holiday lets

By Marc Da Silva

Disgruntled private landlords are likely to turn their attention from...

Families make ‘good, reliable, and long-term tenants’

By Marc Da Silva

Properties rented to families take up the least amount of...

Buy-to-let remains an attractive asset class with the best yields up north

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let returns continue to outperform many major asset classes with...

Propio targets BTL investors for new property investment platform

By Marc Da Silva

Propio Properties has launched a new online property investment platform...

Allsop defy political uncertainty, but BTL investors remain cautious

By Marc Da Silva

Allsop’s latest residential auction in London raised more than £67m,...

What features and facilities would renters pay a premium for?

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants are often willing to pay more for perks that...

Accidental landlords are confused over rental responsibilities

By Marc Da Silva

When it comes to rental responsibilities during a tenancy, there...

Property should be held as part of a ‘well-diversified portfolio of investments’

By Marc Da Silva

A number of people have unsurprisingly invested in property over...

Buy-to-let is still an attractive long-term investment

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let investment in the long-term is still likely to beat savings...

Property crowdfunding attracting more international investors

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp rise in the number of...

HMO property continues to deliver the best yields

By Marc Da Silva

HMO properties produced the highest yields in the first quarter...

BTL landlords prepared to pay more to avoid the voids

By Marc Da Silva

No landlord wants to experience excessive or lengthy void periods...

Shortage of retirement homes creates opportunities for BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Older people are facing a shortage of suitable housing for...

There are still ‘attractive yields to be had’ in the BTL sector

By Marc Da Silva

Demand for property in the private rental market is showing...

Landlords remain confident about BTL, study finds

By Sophie Proctor

Almost two-fifths of landlords are feeling positive about the future...

Landlords who refuse to let to tenants on DSS are “beyond bonkers”

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords who reject housing benefit claimants could be breaking...

Growing number of over 60s choosing to rent

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp rise in the number of...

Why are landlords becoming limited companies?

By Carl Shave

In the past couple of years there has been an...

Investor interest in buy-to-let nosedives

By Marc Da Silva

  There has been a significant decline in buy-to-let acquisitions since...

Proportion of homes acquired by landlords at 9-year low, says Countrywide

By Marc Da Silva

The proportion of homes bought by a landlord fell to...

Here’s why many landlords won’t rent to Universal Credit claimants

By Marc Da Silva

Earlier this week, the Liberal Democrat’s Work and Pensions spokesperson,...

2017 was a ‘tough year’ for landlords but there is still ‘appetite’ for BTL

By Marc Da Silva

The phasing out of mortgage interest relief and tougher mortgage...

Four in 10 homes bought under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared her belief in a ‘property-owning...

First-time buyers offered chance to get foot on the property ladder through BTL

By Marc Da Silva

First-time buyers will no longer have to own a residential...

Is buy-to-let still a good investment? The PM certainly seems to think so

By Marc Da Silva

Over the past couple of years, private landlords have suffered...

Legal & General announces Birmingham as next city for Build to Rent homes

By Marc Da Silva

Legal & General has announced that it will be creating...

Almost half of landlords would reject a tenant applicant with a poor credit rating

By Marc Da Silva

Nearly half of landlords across the UK would refuse a...

A £5 raffle ticket could win you a £145k house in Leicester

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord is raffling off a three-bedroom house in...

Buy-to-let landlords earn returns of over 1,000% since 1996

By Marc Da Silva

Investing in the buy-to-let sector has proved a shrewd move...

Investing in property continues to deliver ‘very healthy returns’

By Marc Da Silva

Despite a host of anti-landlord policies adopted by the government,...

Landlords identify London’s next buy-to-let hotspots

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords have identified what they believe to be London’s next...

Shortage of homes continuing to drive up rents

By Marc Da Silva

Rents look set to increase further in the coming months,...

Landlords step up post-Grenfell fire safety checks

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords are taking measures to check...

BTL landlords target higher yielding homes at the lower end of the market

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are increasingly buying cheaper properties with higher yields,...

Landlords risk rent loss when using family members as a tenant guarantor

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords and letting agent are being urged to be cautious...

Thousands of landlords are ditching letting agents to go it alone

By Marc Da Silva

With landlords’ purse strings being tightened by tax changes and...

Home renting bidding site set to launch this month

By Marc Da Silva

The popularity of property auctions in the UK has increased...

Rise in number of landlords using letting agents may not be sustainable

By Marc Da Silva

The recent increase in the proportion of landlords who use...

The north of England is rapidly becoming a ‘landlord hotspot’

By Marc Da Silva

The north of England, supported by the Northern Powerhouse concept,...

Are you ready for the new minimum energy efficiency standards?

By Marc Da Silva

If you fail to take action to ensure that your...

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

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp fall in the number of...

Sharp rise in landlords quitting the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a significant increase in the number of...

More women now investing in buy-to-let property

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of women are investing in the buy-to-let...

Buy-to-let remains a safe long-term investment

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let property is still an attractive investment at a time...

More landlords diversifying their portfolios to avoid increasing taxation

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are diversifying their portfolios...

Demand for buy-to-let ‘has never been so low’

By Marc Da Silva

The number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector is...

Landlords need greater support

By Marc Da Silva

The residential property market has needed a shake-up for decades,...

What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for BTL landlords this year?

By Karen Bennett

We all know that buy-to-let investors face a challenging time,...

Top tips on how to finance a property purchase at auction

By Marc Da Silva

Auction rooms across the UK are often filled with property...

Buy-to-let market ‘continues to thrive’

By Marc Da Silva

Despite ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit vote and recent stamp...

Significant rise in new buy-to-let listings

By Marc Da Silva

There was a sharp increase in new rental properties listed...

Many buy-to-let landlords plan to add to their buy-to-let portfolio

By Marc Da Silva

A significant number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to increase...

Britain’s elderly face retirement housing shortage

By Marc Da Silva

Older people are facing a shortage of suitable housing for...

Major deal sees Carling become Scotland’s largest private landlord

By Marc Da Silva

Dundee based Carling Property Group has become Scotland’s largest independent...

More parents considering letting properties to their children

By Conor Shilling

Landlords are increasingly letting second properties to their children, according...

Landlords warned about ‘risk’ of using limited companies for buy-to-let

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords face the risk of double taxation if they...

Revealed: The student towns that offer the highest buy-to-let returns

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords seeking high rental yields should consider buying properties...

Britain's buy-to-let property hotspots revealed

By Marc Da Silva

Manchester has been identified as the top city for rental...

Why investors should look north to boost profits

By Peter Armistead

For many investors in London and the South East, the...

Top seaside areas for landlords unveiled

By Marc Da Silva

A new study which looked at coastal towns across England...

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