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Rents are increasing fastest in the East of England

The rental market across England and Wales has enjoyed a strong start to the year, with rents rising in all but...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

PRS charity project awarded £250k lottery funding

An initiative designed to promote equality and diversity in the private rented sector in Wales has been awarded a £249,425 lottery...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Robust start to the year for rental market

The UK rental market has enjoyed a strong start to the year, according to the latest data from Agency Express. The letting...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost 17% of homes could become unrentable by 2018

Nearly 17% of properties currently available on the private rented sector could become unrentable by 2018 if government plans for new...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental market in England and Wales ended 2016 strongly, latest index shows

Despite a turbulent year average rents ended 2016 higher than they started it, the latest Your Move England & Wales Buy...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Leaked email exposes unregistered landlords

An investigation has been launched after details of hundreds of landlords who have not yet registered on a Wales-wide scheme were...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Average tenancy deposit edges closer to £1,000

The average tenancy deposit paid by tenants in England and Wales stands at £970.18, but in London the figure has reached...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches new 5-year fix rate products from 3.2%

Furness for Intermediaries has launched two new five year fixed rate buy-to-let products to strengthen its product range. The first is a...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to act to prevent pipes from freezing as temperatures plummet

With blizzard-like conditions set to cover the UK in snow this weekend, buy-to-let landlords are being advised to prepare their properties...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords should be ‘supported’, rather than ‘burdened with unfair tax measures’

The government needs to do more to support buy-to-let landlords, and start by reversing recent tax increases and unnecessary regulation in...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Annual price growth continues to slow as rents hit an affordability ceiling

Annual rental price growth slowed to just 1.7% in December, which was less than half the 3.8% increase recorded in December 2015,...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Ministers urged to scrap stamp duty surcharge to help solve housing crisis

Buy-to-let landlords are calling for the Welsh government to help get the housing market in Wales moving again by amending or...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents outside of London hit average of £750 a month

The average cost of renting a home has increased outside of London as rent paid rose 2% and pay fell over...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenants ‘need better protection’, says trade body for landlords

Councils across the country are being urged to raise their game when it comes to protecting private tenants from a minority...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords are ‘continuing to see strong yield levels and rents are increasing’

The private rental market is still holding strong, despite ongoing pressures elsewhere in the British economy, according to Adrian Gill, director...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost one in ten homes could become unrentable by 2018

Nearly one in ten properties currently available on the rental market could become unrentable by 2018 if government plans for new...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental market activity improves in November

Activity in the letting market improved dramatically in November, according to the latest data from Agency Express. Across the UK, the number...

19 December 2016

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Rents rise in Scotland

Rents in Scotland increased by an average of 0.3% in October compared with the previous month and are now 0.4% higher...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Increasing supply has boosted ‘tenants negotiating power’

Buy-to-let landlords who scrambled to acquire homes earlier this year are beginning to rent them out or now looking to re-let...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases plummet following government’s ‘war on landlords’

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of buy-to-let transactions following the government’s outright assault on buy-to-let landlords, according...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord arrears half that of homeowners

UK homeowners are more than twice as likely as buy-to-let landlords to be in arrears, according to Computershare, a major servicer of...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Thousands of landlords could face fines for illegally renting out properties

There is growing concern that thousands of buy-to-let landlords could face fines and possibly even prosecution for failing to sign up...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Average rents drop but landlords continue to see ‘impressive yields’

Private rents dropped marginally in October compared to the previous month, according to the latest figures from letting agents Your Move. The...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Licensing delays mean no action against landlords who’ve obeyed the law

Landlords in Wales who have not yet signed up to Rent Smart Wales, but have started the application process will not...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you prepared?

Ian Shipley provides an insight into how you can prepare for the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) set to come...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Midnight deadline looms for landlords to register in Wales

Landlords in Wales who have not yet signed up to Rent Smart Wales, designed to drive up the quality of rented...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Where is the most profitable area in the UK for buy-to-let landlords?

Property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market may wish to consider buying property in Luton, which currently offers the...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Significant rise in new buy-to-let listings

There was a sharp increase in new rental properties listed in October, mostly in major towns and cities, according to fresh...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Significant drop in landlord possession claims

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of claims made by private sector landlords to repossess a property over...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords at risk of ‘penalties, stopping orders and prosecution’

With less than two weeks until the new registration and licensing system in Wales, Rent Smart Wales, becomes a mandatory requirement, thousands...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental price growth slowed in October

The pace of rental price growth in the UK slowed to 0.05% in the month to October from a rise of...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise by 2.3% over the last year, but clamp down on PRS anticipated

Private tenants saw average rents rise by 2.3% in the 12 months to September 2016, unchanged compared with the year to...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Around 440,000 landlords will be pushed into higher tax bracket from April 2017

Some 440,000 basic-rate tax payers will be forced into a higher tax bracket from April next year once planned changes to...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental market records regional growth

Activity in the letting market continued to grow in September, new figures from Agency Express show. Across the UK, the number of...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Associations slam decision to continue 3% stamp duty surcharge

Landlords and lettings agents have expressed disappointment at the Welsh government’s decision to press ahead with proposals for a 3% stamp...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental property supply plummets

The supply of homes listed on the market to let has fallen sharply now that pretty much all of the buy-to-let...

18 October 2016

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Landlord ordered to pay over £10,000 for regulatory breaches

A private landlord has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 in fines and costs for breaching regulations for private accommodation. Piang...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent growth continued to slow in September

Annual rental growth slowed to 3% in September, which is the lowest rate of increase this year, HomeLet’s latest Rental Index has...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enquiries soar

Enquiries from investors seeking to acquire buy-to-let properties have increased by 30% since May, following an initial dip in activity after the...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents in England and Wales continue upward trend

Private rents continued to increase in August, hitting a new record high of £887 per month across England and Wales, research...

13 October 2016

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Rental yields in Scotland continue upward trend

Rental yields in Scotland increased sharply in July due to both higher rents and rising house prices in many areas of the...

04 October 2016

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Private rents rose 2.3% in August – ONS

Average rents paid by private tenants increased by 2.3% in the 12 months to August 2016, as demand for rental housing...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenancy deposit disputes at a record high

Tenancy deposit disputes are at their highest level since records began in 2007, new figures from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

London rents exceed £1,750 for first time, data suggests

The cost of renting property is now more expensive than ever with the average price of a flat or a house...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental market remains robust despite slight slowdown

The rental market remains strong despite a marginal slowdown in activity levels last month, new data shows. Analysis of sign boards by...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Thousands of landlords have not signed up to Rent Smart Wales

There is growing concern that thousands of landlords in Wales have not yet signed up for Rent Smart Wales, designed to...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Aldermore launches ‘limited edition’ buy-to-let product

Aldermore has launched a new ‘limited edition’ buy-to-let mortgage product aimed at buy-to-let landlords looking to borrow up to £1m. The lender’s...

15 September 2016

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Private rental sector continues to grow, says TDS

There has been a significant increase in the amount of tenancy deposits taken on assured shorthold tenancies in England and Wales...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents cool across half of Britain as supply increases

There was a fall in the level of rents achieved on new lets across more than half of Great Britain last...

13 September 2016

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Tenants now spending two-thirds of disposable income on rent

Tenants are now spending two-thirds of their disposable income on rent as sky-high prices put even more homes out of reach. The...

13 September 2016

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Rents reach record high

Rents in the private rented sector continued to rise in July, hitting an average of £846 across England and Wales, according to...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords too embarrassed to admit it because of ‘stigma attached’

Let's face it - landlords have a bad reputation. The press often portray buy-to-let landlords as greedy money-grabbers who are looking...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to rise in August

The rental market remains steady in the face of the various economic and political headwinds the sector has faced recently, according...

07 September 2016

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Tenancy deposits edging closer to £1,000 threshold’, says DPS

The typical deposit a tenant has to pay when moving in to a new home in England and Wales is moving...

02 September 2016

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Rents rise in most UK regions, says ONS

Rent increases for tenants across Britain continue to far outstrip inflation as demand exceeds the supply of rental stock on the...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

More than half of landlords unaware that tenant fees may be scrapped

If you are a landlord in England, Wales or Northern Ireland then you will know all about those fees your tenants...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual rate of rental price growth slowed in July, Countrywide says

The annual rate of rental price growth in London fell for the first time in six years in July as rents...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Don’t let your property investments go to pot

Landlords are being reminded to remain attentive when viewing or inspecting rental homes in order to weed out tenants that may...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Pace of rental growth slows across UK, says HomeLet

Rents on new tenancies continued to increase across most parts of the UK over the three months to July, albeit at...

09 August 2016

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Over a quarter of tenants say they rushed into their tenancy agreement

With demand for rental accommodation heavily outstripping housing supply, more than a quarter of tenants feel as though they were rushed...

09 August 2016

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Corbyn’s proposed ‘rent controls’ would be a ‘disaster for tenants’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to introduce rent controls and secure tenancies in the private rented sector (PRS) if elected prime...

08 August 2016

From: Breaking News

New training programme launched for landlords in Northern Ireland

A new training academy for landlords, letting agents and other property professionals has been launched by TDS Northern Ireland, the Belfast...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Burdensome approaches’ to regulate landlords would be ineffective

The government will not force landlords of leasehold properties to belong to a redress scheme, despite growing pressure from conveyancers pushing...

03 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Britain's buy-to-let property hotspots revealed

Manchester has been identified as the top city for rental yield but London offers buy-to-let landlords the best overall returns, a...

28 July 2016

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Significant rise in number of homes ‘let’, particularly in London

There was a rise in the volume of homes ‘to let’ and ‘let’ last month, owed in part to the buy-to-let...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords in Wales encouraged to improve professional development

Ceredigion County Council completed its one month long RentSmart Wales Roadshow yesterday at an event in Lampeter, South West Wales, designed...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rose in May despite higher stamp duty bill for landlords

Residential property prices increased across Britain in May despite uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum and significantly higher stamp duty bills...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords flood rental market

Landlords who rushed to acquire properties earlier this year are now actively renting them out, providing tenants with a flood of...

14 July 2016

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Landlords may be forced to sell after council official pocketed their rent

Some landlords in Denbighshire, a county in north east Wales, may have to sell their property after falling victim to a...

13 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Funds available to help raise standards in the private rented sector

Organisations that support private landlords and tenants are being invited to apply for a share of a £70,000 funding pot from...

12 July 2016

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Landlords urged not to push for rent increases

With tenants being hit by record-high rents, landlords should refrain from putting extra pressure on those tenants who are already struggling...

05 July 2016

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Rents rise 2.5% in a year

Rents in Britain rose by an average of 2.5% in the 12 months to May, which was a marginal fall from...

28 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Top seaside areas for landlords unveiled

A new study which looked at coastal towns across England and Wales has found that Hull offers landlords the highest average rental...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents fall as landlords flood rental market

Rents have started to fall as landlords who rushed to acquire homes before the introduction of the extra stamp duty surcharge...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Top Ten Best Places to Invest in Property in the UK

The North West of England tops the charts as the best place to invest for high annual rental yields, whereas the...

31 May 2016

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UK private sector rents up 2.6% year-on-year

Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK increased by 2.6% in the 12 months to April 2016, unchanged when...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords up against a ‘considerable cocktail of hurdles’ in Scotland

Rents in Scotland are rising at their slowest rate for three years, according to new figures. Data from the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let...

25 May 2016

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New fire safety tool launched

A new version of the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) Fire Safety Logbook has been launched to help landlords protect their tenants...

25 May 2016

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Landlords reap significant returns as rents soar

Buy-to-let continues to provide double-digit bumper returns for investors with rents currently rising at the fastest pace since last autumn. The latest...

24 May 2016

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Buy-to-let landlord surge drives up UK house prices

Residential property prices continued to soar in March as buy-to-let landlords rushed to beat the government's stamp duty changes adding to...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let returns top all other asset classes

With savers receiving dismal returns from banks and building societies, thousands of people have unsurprising turned to residential property as a...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

NLA to provide training for landlords in Wales

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has been officially approved as an official Rent Smart Wales training provider. Working in association with the...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Average UK rents up 2.6% in March

Rental prices in the private rented sector (PRS) rose by an average of 2.6% over the year to March 2016, unchanged...

04 May 2016

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Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the past year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Airbnb phenomenon “a growing issue” for landlords

More and more tenants are subletting rental properties on peer-to-peer websites such as Airbnb, according to an eviction specialist.   Landlord Action says...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Retirees would struggle without BTL income

Almost three quarters (72%) of pensioners who have an investment property said they would struggle to make ends meet if they...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

“Dangerous house” shut down by Newham Council

A “dangerous and dilapidated” three-bedroom house rented to a family with two young children has been closed down by Newham Council.  The...

06 April 2016

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Anti-landlord policies causing rent rises, says agent

Tenants face the first rises in market rents since the autumn, as the private rented sector braces for anti-landlord policies, according...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Welsh tenants happiest

More renters in Wales are satisfied with their landlord than in any other part of the UK according to new findings...

02 March 2016

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High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Countrywide: rents at highest on record

The Countrywide monthly Lettings Index for January has found that although rental growth is slowing, rents are now at their highest...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Welsh housing reforms a “missed opportunity”

Vulnerable tenants will find it more difficult to access housing following the passing of the Welsh Government’s Renting Homes Bill, according...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Firefighter landlord jailed for tenant arson deaths

A firefighter has been jailed after inadequate fire safety measures contributed to the deaths of five people at a rented property...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rent Smart Wales goes live

Rent Smart Wales, the new registration and licensing system in Wales, goes live today  – a and it represents a major...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

MyDeposits given go ahead to operate custodial deposit scheme

Mydeposits has been given government approval to operate a custodial based tenancy deposit protection scheme in England and Wales from April...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

ONS: Rents up 2.7% in past year

British renters are paying 2.7% more for their homes than a year ago, according to data from the Office for National...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

NLA: Tenant demand continues to grow

Research carried out by the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows tenant demand remains strong, with four in 10 landlords reporting an...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Rent Smart Wales start date announced

Rent Smart Wales, a registration and licencing scheme for Welsh landlords and letting agents, will launch on 23 November. The Welsh Government...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Welsh bill changes tenancy contracts but leaves letting agents' fees unchanged

A bill now making its way through the Welsh Assembly may “radically alter the way tenancy contracts are written” – but...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors earn near 10% a year

Buy-to-let investors in England and Wales enjoyed total returns of nearly 10% in the past year, new figures show. Landlords saw gross...

19 October 2015

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