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Landlords “must use agents to handle Labour’s reforms” - claim

A prominent property group says landlords can only cope with the upcoming rental reform programme under Labour if they work with...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Flip Smarter, Not Harder: The Lendlord Advantage

As a seasoned landlord, you've likely witnessed the UK property market's ups and downs. But have you considered flipping as a...

21 June 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords abandoning single lets in search of higher yields - bank data

Landlords are increasingly turning towards semi-commercial property, a bank says. Shawbrook says its semi-commercial applications have almost doubled in 2024 compared to...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders vie for landlord borrowers as mortgage market hots up

Two lenders are making a pitch for landlord borrowers as the buy to let mortgage market continues to be highly competitive. Buy...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency appears not to know Renters Reform Bill is dead

A lettings agency has issued a statement seeking to woo landlords  and says the “forthcoming legislative changes such as the Rental...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes, it really DOES still pay to be a landlord

The Times recently calculated that recent tax and regulation changes made it unviable for many landlords to continue in the sector. We...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why It No Longer Pays To Be A Landlord

New figures released by Savills, and published by The Times, show exactly why it no longer makes sense to be a...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Don’t Do It - property portal warns politicians over rent controls

A property portal has taken the unusual step of warning politicians about the dire impact of rent controls on the private...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage lender launches short let products, and cuts some rates

Foundation Home Loans’ buy to let product range - Buy to Let by Foundation - has cut fees on some options...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What Can Landlords Buy for the Average House Price?

Brand new data from online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages has revealed significant differences in the types of properties the average UK house...

11 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Jonathan Rolande - Why the Section 21 Debate Is a Smokescreen

Jonathan Rolande is a property industry and housing market commentator, and is founder of the National Association of Property Buyers.  It’s almost...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

High Profile Lettings Agent hosting seminar for landlords

Top tips will be provided for landlords in the private rental market in a seminar next month organised by high profile...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former Leader of the Conservative Party to appear at UK Landlord Show...

National Landlord Investment Show has announced that the former Leader of the Conservative Party, the Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith,...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Squeezed landlords increasingly tempted by HMO returns

Houses in Multiple Occupation are making up an increasing percentage of buy-to-let business, according specialist lender Shawbrook.  In both 2022 and 2023,...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let landlords

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good time for landlords to buy, insists investment expert

The latest Halifax house price index results, which show mixed fortunes for the housing market, should be seen as a spur...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former Tory Leader to face landlords at summer event

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan-Smith is to address landlords at an event this summer. The MP - 70 next week - was...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Crisis - Shocking rise in repossessions and arrears

There’s been a huge rise in the number of buy to let property repossessions in the first quarter of 2024 compared...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Stuff - more landlords prioritise energy efficiency when buying

A mortgage firm that works with landlords claims an increasing number of them prioritise energy efficiency when assessing properties to buy.  Some...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Complaints about letting agents soar, claims redress service

There’s been a large rise in complaints and a huge increase in compensation according to figures out today from the Property...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax cut won’t encourage landlords to sell - agent

A prominent agent who advises many landlord clients says the Capital Gains Tax cuts announced in the Budget are too small...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New league table identifies best yields for landlords

Buy to let lender Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Navigating the regional property market in 2024

Building on the momentum of 2023, the North West is poised for continued growth in rental and property prices. Early investment...

02 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Agency claims new rental hotspot with yields amongst UK’s highest

According to Haslams lettings agency’s latest House Price Index, a new hotspot has emerged for private rental sector investors. It claims Reading...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords prioritise ‘tenant quality’ over short term yields, says agent

A prominent London-focused agent and property consultant says landlords are prioritising long term ‘tenant quality’ over short term yields. Jo Eccles, founder...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Tax Plans - agency advises landlords to take advantage

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yield league table shows best (and worst) performing regions

A respected league table of yields in different parts of England and Wales has issued its latest figures. The Fleet Mortgages Buy-to-Let...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in landlords reducing buy to let portfolios

One in five (20 per cent of) landlords plans to reducing their buy to let holdings according to a new survey. The...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital city’s three best-yield postcodes revealed by portal analysis

The property portal ESPC has revealed the top-performing Edinburgh postcodes in terms of rental yields, for the third quarter of 2023. The...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise next year forecast to be one of highest ever

The latest lettings market forecast from Savills says average UK rents to end 2023 at up 9.5 per cent year on...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

We’ve hit peak interest rates - senior analyst speaks out

Markets are saying the UK - and for that matter the US and mainland Europe - have all hit peak interest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Back In Business? Landlord confidence shows sharp rise in all areas

Landlord confidence has rebounded strongly in recent months according to a survey by a leading buy to let-focussed bank. All aspects of...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s EPC U-turn slows landlord exodus as gloom lifts

Landlord confidence has improved over the course of the past quarter according to a respected quarterly sentiment survey. The Q3 2023 BVA...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

London landlords hold tight grip on HMOs

Owners of London HMOs rarely put them up for sale, meaning investors likely need to convert a residential home into an...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Advert by Property Investment Service changes after watchdog intervenes

The property investment service BuyAssociation has changed the wording of an advertisement after intervention by the Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA says: “A...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Feeble yields make buy to let increasingly difficult

New research from lettings agency Benham and Reeves has shown that while net rental yields have increased over the last year,...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Ashley Day - Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Do HMOs Still Stack Up As An Investment?

Over the last 15 years, the HMO market has been transformed.  Back in the ‘90s, multi-lets were mainly student housing or cheap...

16 September 2023

From: Agent Advice

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

High yields defy rent cap - agency’s buy to let league table

The property portal ESPC has revealed the top-performing Edinburgh postcodes in terms of rental yields, for the second quarter of 2023. Using...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Which Student Areas Have The Biggest Shortage of Properties?

While there has been a shortage of all types of rental accommodation across the UK for several years now, the student...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

In the ever-evolving landscape of rental property management, UK landlords are facing significant changes. Most recently these changes include new energy...

19 August 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

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

Richest landlords stick with rentals as sales market tanks

A prominent buying agent operating at the high end of the prime London market has given an interesting insight into how...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Best yields identified for potential buy to let investments

A property investment platform has analysed rental yields to see the best returning areas for buy to let investors. Sourced Franchise analysed...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental boom may be saving the sales market’s bacon - claim

A prominent housing market website suggests that unprec­edented demand in the rental market may play “a key role” in restricting supply...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The Best Buy To Let Areas in the UK

When choosing a buy-to-let property, there are many elements that need to be balanced in order to get the biggest return...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

New dire warning of rent rises as landlords end fixed-rate deals

There’s a new warning this morning that rents are set to soar as landlords struggle with much higher interest rate payments...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Just where is England’s cheapest rental location? Answers here…

The North East was England’s most affordable region to privately rent last year, Paragon Bank analysis has revealed. In the North East...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Today’s mortgage shock ‘could be death knell for buy to let’

A mortgage expert is warning that today’s mortgage news from prominent lender NatWest could have permanently serious consequences for buy to...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short let holiday stays appeal to would-be property investors

A quarter of Britons are considering becoming holiday let landlords to earn extra income from the continued popularity of UK staycations,...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - a lettings expert’s take

Section 21: Research carried out by Leaders Romans Group has found that Section 21 is rarely overused, and even more rarely...

20 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords no better off despite big rent rises - claim

Most landlords are no better off now, even after substantial rent increases over recent years.  Rightmove recently reported that national average asking...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields up in almost every part of the UK - new mortgage review

Specialist buy to let lender Fleet Mortgages says there’s been both an annual and quarterly increase in rental yields, up from...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - how they make part of the UK un-investable

Rent controls and political uncertainty are affecting investor appetite to fund and deliver Build to Rent homes in Scotland, according to...

22 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

Revealed - new league table of best places for buy to let

A new study by a mortgages website says it reveals the best places for buy to let investors to purchase properties. Money...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s In Store For London Rental Investors in 2023?

Experts are forecasting that London rental prices are predicted to grow by 3% this year alone, while prices may increase by...

25 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Rental return growth falling well below inflation - warning

Rents are up significantly in all regions and most notably in Greater London and Scotland according to the property website Home. It...

22 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

I’ve Had Enough! Landlord with 150 properties quits rental sector

A flamboyant landlord with 150 properties in England says he’s quitting the sector and taking his investment money elsewhere. Ajay Ahuja says:...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Addressing the Perfect Storm of Rental Change

For many years, investing in property has been seen as a way of obtaining “passive” income. Compared to other types of...

04 March 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Soaring interest rates hit some Build To Rent returns - Savills

An agency heavily involved in Build To Rent claims investment in the sector remains high - but soaring debt costs may...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the size and value of the UK’s private rental sector

A debt advisory service claims it has calculated the overall size of the private rental sector. Sirius Property Finance analysed the current...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlikely location heads landlords’ capital growth league table

An unlikely location heads the latest league table purporting to show the highest returns on property investment. Aldermore’s Buy To let City...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 and EPC changes not as bad as some suggest, claims agency

Improving yields throughout 2023 may stop more landlords quitting - and, in addition, rental reforms are unlikely to be as bad as...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Rental Market ever Cool Off?

At LRG we are currently seeing rental properties go within days, and sometimes hours of being placed on the market.  Rent is...

07 January 2023

From: Agent Advice

Buy To Let Hotspots - the cities to look out for in 2023

Specialist mortgage lender Aldermore has named what it believes to be the five best cities for landlords to invest in for...

03 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

New league table for landlord investments in 2023

A new study claims to show where landlords should invest in 2023, based on recent profits. The website Money has looked at...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence identifies top Buy To Let areas for 2023

A buy to let investment site has used Artificial Intelligence to identify 10 top property investment opportunities in 2023.  Based on analysis...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs, Rent Controls, S21 Scrapping - is this 2023?

Yes, it’s that time again when the property hoi polloi impose their predictions for the following year on us and so,...

17 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

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

Funds give far bigger investment returns than buy to let - claim

A fund is claiming that investors who put money into real estate funds as an avenue of investment have seen a...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Why doesn’t Shelter use its millions to pay its staff more?

Over 600 workers at the campaigning charity Shelter have started a fortnight of strike action in what the trades union Unite calls...

06 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

More landlords pushed into Making Tax Digital headache - claim

An accountancy expert claims that inflation and rising rents could push more landlords over the £10,000 threshold for Making Tax Digital.  Currently...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s “brilliant” to let to students, insists house builder

The Stripe Property Group, a housebuilder, claims rental homes near universities command an average yield 1.3 per cent higher than those...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the premiums paid for high yields and low voids

A mortgage broker claims to have drawn up a regional league table of locations where buy to let properties attract a...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Down - Bankrupt landlord jailed after failure to declare

A bankrupt landlord in the Midlands is behind bars or eight months for failing to tell the Official Receiver about an...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - best yields for buy to let landlords with student tenants

Personal finance website Money has produced a league table of cities where landlords can enjoy strong returns from student tenants. Top comes...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Liz Truss and the Landlord Bonanza

There’s rather a lot going on in the economy as I write this and, by the time it is published, who...

01 October 2022

From: Agent Advice

House prices may fall 10% warns leading independent expert

House prices could fall by around 10 per cent in the next year, a mortgage expert is warning.  Ray Bolger, senior mortgage...

29 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

Thoughts On The Mass Exodus of Landlords

The buy-to-let market is going through a rough patch. With legislative change on the horizon, coupled with bleak ROI forecasts, many...

24 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

“One of the safest buy to let investment bets” unveiled by agency

Rental homes near universities command an average yield 1.3 per cent higher than those in the wider area, a survey claims...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-lets failing to beat inflation

As inflation passes the 10% mark, it’s no surprise that many landlords are hurriedly reviewing the health of their buy to...

17 September 2022

From: The Big Issues

Analysing your property portfolio this autumn

The UK’s buy-to-let market has changed beyond recognition over the last few years and with a recession on the horizon, landlords...

15 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

More landlords giving tenants first refusal on properties sold off

A range of mortgage brokers are reporting an increase in enquiries from private tenants who have been given first refusal to...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Brian Love, Head of Broking for Newable Finance

Who are you? I am the Head of Broking for Newable Finance. A specialist commercial finance brokerage. What is Newable Finance? Newable Finance is...

06 September 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Want good student rental yields? Pick towns with just one university…

Paragon Bank has revealed the locations where landlords letting to students can achieve the strongest yields - and they are typically...

06 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

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