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KEYWORD "Hamptons" - 100 RESULTS
Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

15 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Huge surge in Right To Rent checks as non-compliance fines soar

There’s been a surge in Right to Rent checks - up 577% year on year. Under the Right to Rent Scheme, civil...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Banned! HMO Landlord cannot let properties for next three years

A council has obtained a Banning Order against a rogue landlord preventing him letting houses in England for three years. A First...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises stabilising across the country says Hamptons

The annual pace of rental growth on newly let homes in Great Britain continued to slow in April, with growth falling...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ energy costs set to fall in coming months - lettings agency

Rental growth in Britain has slowed says lettings agency Hamptons, with the average newly let rent rising 6.7% over the past...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords NOT pricing out First Time Buyers - new figures

The popular narrative may have been that first time buyers have been priced out of the market, partly by landlords: but...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents rising above-inflation despite growing stability

Rental growth continued to cool in February, says the latest market snapshot from lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month, the average rent on...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Shock - did the Budget REALLY reduce Capital Gains Tax?

Some 89% of higher-rate and 100% of lower-rate taxpaying landlords who sell will see their Capital Gains Tax bill rise in...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

09 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s Over - Rental growth “passed its peak” says top agency

Average rents on newly let properties across Britain rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year in January, the slowest pace for 13 months...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Long term capital appreciation dips for most recent sellers

The average home in England and Wales bought within the last 20 years and sold in 2023 achieved £102,650 or 48...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Tax nightmare for landlords leads to huge rise in buy to let companies

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Higher rents mean first time buyers compromise on size - claim

Escalating rents have led many first time buyers to adjust their property expectations and accept smaller homes when they purchase, a...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords Warn Tenants - rents up in 2024 thanks to mortgage costs

Almost two thirds of private landlords expect to see their mortgage payments increase over the next 12 months with warnings that...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Double-digit rise this year takes rents to record high

London has seen the strongest rental growth over the last year according to an analysis by lettings agency Hamptons.   The average rent...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy to Let Sell-Off has been going on since 2016 says agency

Landlords have been selling more homes than they bought in every year since 2016 when a raft of tax and regulatory...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Sentencing next year for landlord who controlled illegal HMOs

A landlord has been found guilty of operating eight unlicensed HMOs and a range of breaches of the HMO Management Regulations. Northampton...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

True Reason for Housing Market Slowdown Revealed

It’s the number of homes changing hands rather than their price that’s bearing the brunt of the slowdown say research chiefs...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Areas With Greatest Buy To Let Yields

A new study has revealed the top 10 UK areas with the greatest rental yield making them ideal for a buy-to-let. Confused.com...

30 September 2023

From: Top tips & guides

Market Snapshot - is demand still stellar?

The latest Rental Demand Index from the Barrows and Forrester agency has revealed that rental demand has surged during the third...

30 September 2023

From: The Big Issues

Buy To Let sell off leads to record number of auction deals

The classic “landlord favourite” for buying and selling - the auction house - appears to be bucking the downward trend in...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s your buy-to-let worth?

As the ‘big buy-to-let’ sell off gathers momentum, we take a look ways you can guestimate the value of your rental...

14 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Soaring landlord costs to push rents up 25% over next four years - forecast

Rents will rise 25 per cent over the next four years, outpacing the modest 5.5 per cent House price growth across...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Siblings join parents to help first time buyers quit rental market

New analysis reveals that other family members beyond parents are increasingly lending their financial support to first-time buyers.   So far this year...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Growth To Slow? Not likely, warns leading lettings agent

There are few signs that the pace of rental growth is slackening, warns Hamptons. It says the cost of a new tenancy...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

 Landlords selling up have left it too late for maximum gains

Investors selling a buy to let so far in 2023 made gains which were 10.1 per cent lower than those who...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Police at centre of crackdown on Illegal HMOs

Illicit HMOs have been targeted in a bid to improve housing standards and make communities safer. North Northamptonshire council joined forces with...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Older renters set to surge in number within a few years

After a decade of steady growth, the number of older renters is poised to increase rapidly over the next 10 years...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Starmer rejects Sadiq Khan’s demand for rent controls

The Financial Times says the Labour Party is poised to reject the increasingly shrill calls for rent controls made by the...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to landlords switching to holiday lets - It won’t be easy

Rising numbers of landlords are likely to switch to specialising in holiday rentals and short-term lets in the months ahead, an...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge six-figure fine for mystery HMO landlord

A mystery unnamed landlord has been hit with a bill of over £115,000 as a result of a series of problem...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Most recent landlord sales have been from retirees, figures show

Landlords who bought soon after the launch of the first buy-to-let mortgage in 1996 are retiring in increasing numbers.   Research from lettings...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Cunning criminal landlord gang must pay approaching half a million

Eight criminal landlords - three of them companies - have been fined approaching half a million pounds. They were prosecuted for offences...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Soaring interest rates force landlords to change buying strategy

New buy to let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, says Hamptons lettings agency.   So far this...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

TV star gives five reasons to keep faith with Buy To Let

Property guru Phil Spencer has set out five reasons to keep faith with buy to let. In an article for Estate Agent...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Brexit and Weak Pound change shape of overseas investment

Overseas buyers - likely in many cases to be investors - have taken a bigger stake in the wealthy enclave of...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

High profile lender moves into landlord company sector

Skipton International, the Guernsey-licensed bank, has today announced the rollout of its Limited Company Buy To Let product following a soft...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Flat owners four times more likely to sell at a loss

Although most property sellers in the past year made a substantial gain, a new analysis shows that flat sellers - many...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent prices revealed at launches of new homes

A Build To Rent developer has released the first phase of apartments at what it describes as its flagship scheme -...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords avoid London in search for higher yields

The share of Londoners purchasing property outside of the capital slowed in 2022, back towards pre-Covid norms.   That’s the view of lettings...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Who says buy to let is in trouble? Landlords on buying spree!

Investment buyers will snap up a higher proportion of homes in 2022 than they did in 2021, the Hamptons agency forecasts.   So...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords buy high-yield properties - market still very strong

Annual rental growth strengthened for the third month running, with average rents up 7.9 per cent across Britain on the same...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Understanding Buy To Let finances – tips for new landlords

Although the property and mortgage markets have been in a state of flux for the past few months, with rising interest...

03 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Rental growth softens - but it’s still high

New figures from the Hamptons lettings agency show that rental growth is softening - although the overall rate remains high. The agency...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let incorporations soar - until Corporation Tax rise

There’s been a big rise in the number of companies set up to hold buy to lets, according to a survey...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Five-figure civil penalty served on rogue landlord

A landlord has paid a £12,400 civil penalty after failing to license their HMO. In March this year officers from West Northamptonshire council attended...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Another landlord hit with a fine thanks to unlicensed HMO

The landlord of a property in Northampton has paid a £2,750 civil penalty after failing to licence their HMO. In December 2021...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Another landlord hit with a fine thanks to unlicensed HMO

The landlord of a property in Northampton has paid a £2,750 civil penalty after failing to licence their HMO. In December 2021...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

We Need Help! Landlords demand relief package from Kwarteng

The National Residential Landlords Association says controversial Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng should use a £1.5 billion underspend to help buy to let...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Are Truss and Kwarteng risking the viability of buy to let?

Rising interest rates - which may rise further and dramatically in response to the government’s tax-cutting agenda - risk eroding the...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Disillusioned landlords will keep selling off for rest of 2022

New market analysis by lettings and sales agency Hamptons suggests that landlords are the largest group likely to sell up over...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises - urban flats begin to catch back up to larger houses

Rents across Great Britain rose by an average of 8.3 per cent over the last 12 months, marking a gradual slowdown...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Space Race: Tenants on fixed budgets settle for less, says agency

A new market analysis by lettings agency Hamptons shows that the period from July 2020 and July 2022 saw the biggest...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental growth rising as supply shortage starts to ease - new data

Rental growth rates slipped back slightly during the early part of summer according to an analysis by the Hamptons lettings agency,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Council probes reason behind rapid spread of HMOs

A review into the way a council deals with HMOs has been launched in response to concerns about the concentration of...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate hike means it’s cheaper to rent than to own

The most recent interest rate rise has swung the balance making it cheaper to rent than to buy, according to lettings...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Another record rent rise fuelled by shortage of stock

The cost of a newly let home rose 9.8 per cent over the last 12 months to £1,125 pcm, marking the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords buying in high-yield areas as hedge against inflation - claim

Buy to let landlords are increasingly looking to the highest yielding areas of the country as a way to maximise their...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors no longer driving force behind off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016 - but...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Good Times Over? Rental growth to slow as tenants feel the pinch

A prominent lettings agency says the rental growth seen in the past year will not be repeated in 2022, as tenants...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - landlords shun older homes as EPC targets loom

The draconian new rules governing EPC targets are driving some landlords to favour new build properties when expanding their portfolios. That appears...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises: ‘North-South divide for landlords has never been wider’

Rents are rising at around twice the level of a year ago according to the latest market snapshot by lettings agency...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax-efficient landlords rush to set up companies for buy to lets

A record number of companies were set up last year to hold buy to let property.   In total there were 47,400 new...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Is The Private Rental Sector facing a Supply Crisis?

Bromsgrove is a classic rental market. The Worcestershire market town is enveloped by green space but is just a thirty-minute commute...

08 January 2022

From: Industry Views

Landlords flee capital for higher yields elsewhere, says agency

This year, landlord and owner-occupier Londoners purchased 112,780 homes outside the capital, the highest number since 2007. New data, from Connells-owned agency...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

EPC Targets - government tipped to give landlords an extra year

It’s being reported in the mainstream press that the government may give landlords an extra year to make rental homes more energy efficient. This...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental Market Update - big regional variations continue

Landlords are benefitting from widespread rent rises across the UK - with even London seeing a turnaround.  This is according to lettings...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords with larger family homes enjoying bigger rent increases

Landlords with family properties are in the pound seats when it comes to rent increases, according to data from lettings agency...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire and Rescue Exercise: Landlords invited to take part

A fire and rescue service is asking landlords who own or manage HMOs to get involved in a pilot scheme. Over the...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Did the stamp duty holiday persuade you to buy? It seems not…

Relatively few landlords were persuaded to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday according to analysis by the lettings agency Hamptons.  The...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth “amongst fastest in a generation” says agency

Average annual rental growth across Britain hit 8.0 per cent in September, the third fastest annual rate of growth recorded this...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Reasons To Be Cheerful - rent and capital appreciation to rise next year

Rents and capital appreciation will both rise next year - but to a significantly lesser degree than in 2021. That’s the verdict...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent rises in many parts of Britain

Rents across Britain continue to bounce back according to the Hamptons agency.  The average rent of a new let rose 7.4 per...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant Data: New insights into Millennials’ rental patterns

New research by lettings agency Hamptons shows the total amount of rent paid by tenants across Britain has actually fallen eight...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Big boost in holiday let mortgage deals available to landlords

Independent mortgage market monitor Moneyfacts says there’s been a big increase in choice available to landlords wanting to enter the holiday...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Guilty! Landlord admits illegal eviction during pandemic

A landlord has pleaded guilty to the unlawful eviction of his tenant. Jalal Uddin of Wellingborough has pleaded guilty at the town’s...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow but no falls forecast for rest of 2021 at least

The Hamptons lettings agency says the rate of annual rental growth is slowing slightly - but there’s no suggestion of a...

17 August 2021

From: Breaking News

London rental market set for boom as first timers look outside M25

The London rental market may be in for a boom as figures show Londoners purchased over 60,000 homes outside the capital...

03 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let pipeline is massive, says high profile mortgage lender

The buy to let pipeline for one of the sector’s main mortgage lenders is now £911.4m some 39.9 per cent up...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Upbeat figures show strong rental market performance

There's more good news about the rental market across the country, with rents rising 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The data comes from...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

First Inner London monthly rent rise for over a year, reports agency

The lettings agency Hamptons has declared the bottom of the rental market for Inner London, saying it’s now on the way...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

 Platform allows landlords to set up companies to buy properties

A platform claims it allows buy to let landlords to set up limited companies within 30 minutes, through which they can...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than buying for first time since 2014

For the first time in seven years it’s now cheaper to rent a home than buy one. So says the Hamptons lettings...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Up and Up - rents reach new record high says top agency

Rental growth accelerated in May to reach a new record high according to Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month the average cost...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage bonus for landlords expanding rental portfolios

There’s good news for landlords considering investing or refinancing in the buy to let sector as interest rates are beginning to...

25 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Double Digit rent rises across many parts of Britain in past year

Lettings agency Hamptons says that across Great Britain rents rose 5.9 per cent annually in April, the fastest rate since January...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

 Big rise in incorporated landlords according to investment service

A property investment consultancy says growing numbers of UK and international landlords are incorporating to manage their buy to let portfolios...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Most landlords have doubts about staying in buy to let sector - survey

A survey of 20,000 landlords by a comparison website suggests 53 per cent are uncertain if they want to remain in buy to...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

We’re Staying Put! Landlord sell-offs hits a seven year low

New data from lettings agency Hamptons suggests that despite the slew of challenges thrown at the private rental sector, the number...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Big rise in rents outside London as demands outstrips supply

New figures suggest a large average rise in rents over the past year in almost every region outside of London. According to...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Too much, too quickly! Call for energy efficiency timescales to slow

A respected private rental sector body wants the government to slow its timetable for energy efficiency reform, warning that landlords could...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords have upper hand on rents as supply plummets - research

High level research shows that since the start of the pandemic - March 2020 - some 300,000 fewer properties have come...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Corporation Tax changes unlikely to worry landlords - prediction

A property analyst says landlords with company structures to handle their buy to let portfolios are unlikely to be worried by changes in...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cash purchases fall as more landlords rely on mortgages

There’s been another fall in the proportion of landlords purchasing their next buy to lets in cash. Research by Hamptons lettings agency...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pandemic means Inner London rents now little higher than Outer

Plummeting inner London rents mean the gap between central and outer areas of the capital is now far less than before. Data...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords rush to incorporate - record numbers last year, says agency

New research suggests there’s been a rush amongst landlords to set up companies through which to manage or purchase buy to...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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