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Property Market Analysis

BTL landlords ‘can start to take action’ following end of the evictions ban

By Marc Da Silva

The six-month tenant eviction ban, which finally ended yesterday, has...

Rent arrears: Last minute U-turn ‘another huge blow for those landlords struggling’

By Marc Da Silva

At the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, a ban on...

July was a ‘relatively robust month for the UK lettings market’

By Marc Da Silva

Rental market activity remained relatively stable last month, according to...

Government urged to provide ‘support for landlords during this time’

By Marc Da Silva

Following the decision to extend the tenant eviction ban until...

Landlords and tenants must ‘come to an agreement on rent owed’

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords continue to work closely with...

BTL landlords ‘cannot be expected to foot the bill for government failure’

By Marc Da Silva

The government has been slammed for its 11th-hour U-turn after...

Housing market recovery could be short-lived, warn RICS

By Marc Da Silva

The UK housing market could see what first looks like...

New partnership will not only help letting agents, ‘but landlords and renters too’

By Marc Da Silva

Some buy-to-let landlords stand to benefit from a new partnership...

Tenant loan scheme welcomed by the NRLA

By Marc Da Silva

A number of buy-to-let landlords are having to prepare for...

There has been a ‘huge upsurge in buyers looking to purchase property’ at auction

By Marc Da Silva

No longer just a domain for investors, developers, and property...

BTL landlords urged to review ‘advertising material and vetting policies’

By Marc Da Silva

A specialist property litigation firm is warning buy-to-let landlords not...

Landlord searches for letting agents increases by a fifth

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let remains an attractive asset class with more property investors...

Letting market activity springs back into life

By Marc Da Silva

Activity levels in the rental market bounced back to pre-lockdown...

New tenancies are now almost back to pre-pandemic levels

By Marc Da Silva

The number of new tenancies is almost back to pre-pandemic...

Rightmove records busiest day ever as demand surges

By Marc Da Silva

The chancellor’s decision to temporarily cut stamp duty has led...

Government urged to boost the safety net available to young renters

By Marc Da Silva

Industry leaders are calling on the government to provide urgent...

Minister’s comments ‘provide greater certainty for the rental market’

By Marc Da Silva

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has welcomed confirmation from...

Many youngsters forced ‘to pay rent for unused flats’

By Marc Da Silva

Around 1.9 million people in this country are paying rent...

NRLA welcomes clarity on repossession notices

By Marc Da Silva

Yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Trecarrell...

Rental market sees strong bounce back in activity

By Marc Da Silva

Activity levels in the rental market have bounced back more...

Fresh data exposes ‘the threat that coronavirus poses to the rental market’

By Marc Da Silva

New research shows that renters are more vulnerable to economic...

What will being a landlord look like after Covid-19?

By Marc Da Silva

Do you think Covid-19 been a stress test for the...

Rental market bounces back with 22% surge in demand

By Marc Da Silva

Demand for properties in the private rented sector is up...

Government must protect people ‘who have fallen into arrears’

By Marc Da Silva

With the Coronavirus crisis widely expected to lead to a...

Airbnb lays off 25% of workforce as virus lockdowns weigh

By Marc Da Silva

Airbnb has confirmed that it is laying off 25% of its...

Demand for rental property increases by a third

By Marc Da Silva

Demand for rental property is up 33% compared to this...

Indicators suggest the UK rental market ‘is set for a swift comeback’

By Marc Da Silva

Online visits and engagement by homebuyers and tenants in the...

Rental market activity shows ‘green shoots’ of recovery

By Marc Da Silva

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

Online property searches return to pre-lockdown levels

By Marc Da Silva

Online property searches have surged back to normal levels with...

Housing market back with a bang after lockdown easing in England

By Marc Da Silva

Rightmove said visits to its website rose by 45% yesterday...

Most landlords approached for help by their tenants ‘are responding positively’

By Marc Da Silva

The vast majority of landlords are supporting tenants needing help...

Covid-19: New rent payment plan tool to ‘help landlords not get left behind’

By Marc Da Silva

A new rent payment plan tool has been launched for...

NRLA slams Citizens Advice for ‘misleading’ report

By Marc Da Silva

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has criticised Citizens Advice...

There is a ‘massive amount of pent-up demand’ in the rental market

By Marc Da Silva

The UK lockdown has been essential for containing the spread...

England developed more homes last year ‘than at any time since financial crash’

By Marc Da Silva

Fresh figures show that there was a rise in the...

Demand starts to recover as more renters look at post-lockdown ‘moving options’

By Marc Da Silva

Rents continued to increase during the first quarter of the...

Stage set for a rental market 'bounce back'

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp rise in demand for rental...

Housing market crash could be driven by the rental sector

By Marc Da Silva

Wage cuts and a surge in unemployment threaten to destabilize...

Property market to bounce back once restrictions are lifted

By Marc Da Silva

The UK housing market will bounce back once the current...

Dwindling numbers of buy-to-let property purchases

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a significant drop in the proportion of...

UK housing market could bounce back in Q4 2020

By Marc Da Silva

Housing market activity is on track for a drastic fall...

Demand for rental accommodation hit record high for month of February

By Marc Da Silva

Demand from new prospective renters hit the highest level on...

Government urged to halt buy-to-let changes

By Marc Da Silva

The Government should consider postponing upcoming tax changes because of...

Right to Rent immigration checks adjusted to make it easier for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Right to Rent checks has been temporarily adapted due to coronavirus,...

Housing market had looked set for a spring surge

By Marc Da Silva

The number of homes sold rose again in February to...

The government made ‘the right decision’ to ban evictions - ARLA Propertymark

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to suspend all ongoing housing possession actions,...

Housing transactions set to drop by up to 60% over the next three months

By Marc Da Silva

Historically, economic uncertainty and market volatility are detrimental to the...

The housing market got off to a strong start in 2020, but activity is ‘plummeting’

By Marc Da Silva

Heading into March, the UK housing market was showing the...

Organisations welcome government action to support landlords and tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A number of property firms and landlord organisations have welcomed...

Petition calls for ‘rent holiday’ to support self-isolating tenants

By Marc Da Silva

The government is under growing pressure to consider doing more...

Almost half of landlords set to flee the market

By Marc Da Silva

Fresh research shows almost half of landlords are considering divesting...

Landlord bodies finally set to merge to create powerful lobby group

By Marc Da Silva

A new landlord organistaion, which will become the largest ever trade...

More than 100,000 renters sign up to Zoopla’s new rental guide

By Marc Da Silva

Zoopla has registered more than 100,000 sign-ups to its latest...

A ‘50/50 gender split amongst buy-to-let investors’ is edging closer to reality

By Marc Da Silva

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

Tenant demand hits record high as housing supply falls

By Marc Da Silva

Rental demand reached a record high of 88 prospective tenants...

Property transactions increase by 5.2% year-on-year

By Marc Da Silva

Residential property transactions increased by 5.2% in the year to...

The rental market proves resilient as ‘demand remains strong’

By Marc Da Silva

The private rented sector is set to see the sustained...

More than a quarter of landlords saw an increase in tenant demand in Q4 2019

By Marc Da Silva

The private rented sector ended 2019 strongly, with 27% of...

BTL landlords and sellers no longer holding back

By Marc Da Silva

The Conservatives’ general election victory in December has triggered a...

Concerns raised over deposit-free renting being mis-sold to tenants

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of companies and letting agents are offering...

BTL landlords spend more than £3.6bn on local economies in 12 months

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords have spent £3.61bn on local economies across the...

Growth in the number of short-term lets is bad news for the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

The tax and regulatory changes introduced in recent years have...

A third of renters fear they will never be able to afford to buy their own home

By Marc Da Silva

The dream of home ownership is becoming increasingly out of...

Election result ‘has injected some much-needed confidence into the market’

By Marc Da Silva

The outlook for the UK housing market has improved over...

Investors frustrated by ‘how much red tape there now is within the PRS’

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are becoming more frustrated by tax and regulatory...

Property market sentiment improves following Tory election victory

By Marc Da Silva

The housing market has enjoyed what some are calling a...

A high number of private renters are ‘suffering from housing worries’

By Marc Da Silva

Renters have higher levels of harmful stress levels than homeowners,...

Court delays causing ‘extreme stress’ for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Under-resourced county courts are struggling to cope with the number...

Trade body welcomes European Court of Justice ruling on Airbnb

By Marc Da Silva

The Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA), a UK trade body...

Boris Johnson’s housing plans are a ‘crisis waiting to happen’

By Marc Da Silva

The housing plans being put forward by Boris Johnson have...

Most tenants want landlords to take on responsibility for basic amenities

By Marc Da Silva

There is growing uncertainty over where the responsibilities of private...

Average rental deposit hits almost £1,300

By Marc Da Silva

The cost of the average deposit paid by renters has...

Battery-powered smoke alarms failed in more than a third of property fires

By Marc Da Silva

As you will undoubtedly know, it is a legal requirement...

Landlord confidence continues to plummet

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords’ confidence in the buy-to-let sector continues to fall with...

Lib Dem manifesto presents a mixed bag for BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The Liberal Democrats have launched their 2019 election manifesto, which...

Zoopla reveals most popular search terms among house hunters

By Marc Da Silva

Property website Zoopla has released the keywords that prospective homebuyers...

Many people are set to rent for the rest of their lives

By Marc Da Silva

A new study claims that almost half of all Britons...

New digital service designed to clampdown on rogue landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Marks Out Of Tenancy, a letting review website, has launched...

One in 10 homes let by non-UK based landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The proportion of homes let in this country by overseas-based...

Two in five renters fear they will never afford to own a home

By Marc Da Silva

A significant number of people renting in the UK say...

London’s Build to Rent sector sees 35% growth in five years

By Marc Da Silva

The number of Build to Rent homes completed, under construction...

Leasehold reform campaigner unveils key areas where changes are needed

By Marc Da Silva

A new 10-point manifesto designed to drive forward leasehold reform...

RLA sets out industry demands ahead of general election

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has compiled a manifesto that...

General election 2019: Housing should be top ‘priority’

By Marc Da Silva

Boris Johnson’s call for a snap general election on December...

Could celebrities help market your rental properties in the future?

By Marc Da Silva

As landlords increasingly feel the squeeze, amid increasing regulation and...

Three quarters of private tenants happy to remain renting

By Marc Da Silva

Fresh research shows that just a quarter of private tenants...

Homeowners more than £350k better off than private renters over 30 years

By Marc Da Silva

The average homeowner in this country could be £352,500 better off...

Lack of focus on housing will see many people ‘resigned to the rental sector’

By Marc Da Silva

Monday’s Queen's Speech opened a new session of parliament, setting...

Scrapping Section 21 ‘will just make life more difficult for tenants’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s proposal to scrap the use of Section 21...

Build to Rent set to grow as individual BTL landlords exit the market

By Marc Da Silva

The Build to Rent development pipeline has grown dramatically in...

Demand for new build property falls to six-year low

By Marc Da Silva

Demand from buyers, including buy-to-let landlords, for new build homes...

Notable increase in void periods reported as rental demand slows

By Marc Da Silva

Void periods increased across the UK in September, with the...

The government has become too reliant on private landlords

By Marc Da Silva

All the main political parties are targeting the Generation Rent...

Many BTL investors adopt ‘wait and see’ approach as Brexit deadline draws near

By Marc Da Silva

Brexit has undoubtedly deterred many buy-to-let landlords from investing further...

Significant improvement in PRS housing standards

By Marc Da Silva

Standards in the private rented sector have improved as buy-to-let...

The majority of private tenants don’t want to buy a home, research shows

By Marc Da Silva

Most private tenants are not currently interested in buying a...

Almost a third of landlords report a rise in tenant demand

By Marc Da Silva

There was an increase in the number of landlords reporting...

Property chains are more likely to collapse amidst a slowing market

By Marc Da Silva

The recent increase in the number of residential property sales...

Labour’s private tenants ‘right to buy’ policy is a ‘cash grab’ from the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

The Labour Party’s proposed ‘right to buy’ policy would have...

Which political party has been best for landlords and tenants?

By Marc Da Silva

As a general election surely looms, Benham and Reeves has...

Overseas investors snap up UK homes as agent calls bottom of London’s market

By Marc Da Silva

Many buy-to-let investors in the UK seem to be sitting...

Landlord confidence at a seven-year low

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords’ confidence in the buy-to-let sector is currently at a...

More than half of Universal Credit claimants are in rent arrears - RLA

By Marc Da Silva

More than half the people claiming Universal Credit are in rent arrears,...

Many first-time buyers can’t leave behind their ‘reluctant renter’ status

By Marc Da Silva

The scales are tipping in the UK towards a greater...

Rental market defies usual summer slowdown

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a further improvement in letting market activity, according...

Retail to residential conversions drop 17% as councils restrict developers’ rights

By Marc Da Silva

With the government consistently missing its housebuilding targets, Britain’s housing...

The cost of evicting a rogue tenant ‘can be crippling’

By Marc Da Silva

Evicting an unscrupulous tenant could potentially cost landlords thousands, even...

NLA dismisses government’s claim that Section 21 is driving up homelessness

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has rejected the government’s claim...

Landlord confidence at an all-time low

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords’ confidence in the buy-to-let sector has collapsed, according to...

NLA to ‘recommend’ Zero Deposit to its members

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has identified Zero Deposit as the...

Boris Johnson is a man without a plan to boost BTL activity levels, poll finds

By Marc Da Silva

The majority of landlords in the UK’s private rented sector...

Legal & General to complete largest privately funded development in Wales

By Marc Da Silva

Legal & General will develop 318 Build to Rent flats...

London renters stressed as many cannot afford their rent let alone buy

By Marc Da Silva

A new study shows 77% of London renters feel being...

Almost £360m of institutional investment into the UK PRS in Q2

By Marc Da Silva

There was £359.4m of institutional investment into the UK private...

Esther McVey becomes Housing Minister, while Robert Jenrick is Housing Secretary

By Marc Da Silva

Robert Jenrick has been named the new Secretary of State...

Rental market activity slows

By Marc Da Silva

There was a drop in the number of properties ‘to...

Very few tenants know about their rights and responsibilities

By Marc Da Silva

The government is being urged by the National Landlords Association...

Proposed changes mean the ‘current housing crisis would get worse’

By Marc Da Silva

The next prime minister, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, will...

Who has been Britain’s best housing minister?

By Marc Da Silva

The next prime minister, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, will...

Sharp rise in fraudulent letting applications

By Marc Da Silva

The level of fraudulent rental applications being received by letting...

Local authorities ‘failing’ to stop agents that ‘poison’ landlord-tenant relationship

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is calling on local authorities...

Over-65s have gained £5.5bn of property wealth over past 12 months

By Marc Da Silva

Retired homeowners have gained £1,165 each on average in property...

Buy-to-let ‘still represents a great investment opportunity for landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

With savers continuing to receive poor returns from banks and...

Selective Licensing Review will fail to ‘root out the bad landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has slammed the government’s Selective...

Build to Rent homes cost 15% more than other private rentals

By Marc Da Silva

Investor demand from corporate landlords, often backed by institutional finance, is...

How the tenant fee ban is changing buy-to-let

By Mark Burns

The tenant fee ban is new to most of the...

Letting market activity picking up momentum

By Marc Da Silva

There was a significant improvement in the letting market, the...

Shelter urged to go back to drawing board on tenancy proposal

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has urged Shelter to go...

Four in 10 renters live in poorly maintained homes, survey suggests

By Marc Da Silva

More than a third of renters across the UK report...

Tenant fee ban ‘clearly designed to shift the costs to landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to ban tenant fees is clearly designed...

Renters stand to save £192m a year as a result of the tenant fee ban

By Marc Da Silva

Private renters in the UK look set to save in...

Tenant fee ban could see many landlords ‘opt to do without agents’

By Marc Da Silva

The next few months are likely to be challenging for...

Middle-aged renters on the rise

By Marc Da Silva

Rising UK house prices have left many middle-age workers unable...

Inventory provider anticipates a surge in tenant activity next month

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords and letting agents are being urged to prepare for...

A third of renters in Scotland have no plans to ever own their own property

By Marc Da Silva

Almost one in three renters have no intention of ever...

Increasing number of landlords ‘cautiously’ re-entering the BTL market

By Marc Da Silva

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

UK's Build to Rent sector sees record levels of investment

By Marc Da Silva

The UK Build to Rent sector continues to go from...

Almost a quarter of ‘sandwich carers’ are struggling to pay their rent

By Marc Da Silva

An overstretched generation of carers are in need of greater...

Government set to abolish Section 21

By Marc Da Silva

The government is today proposing to consult on scrapping Section 21,...

Now is a good time to invest in property amid Brexit uncertainty

By Marc Da Silva

Residential property prices have fallen since the stat of the...

Average monthly rent is not enough to cover cost of fixing a faulty boiler

By Marc Da Silva

The cost of repairing a faulty boiler currently stands at...

Appropriate cover for short-term letting is virtually non-existent, report shows

By Marc Da Silva

Short-term letting providers, including landlords who list properties on Airbnb,...

‘National scandal’ as the number of empty homes across England rises 5%

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are often blamed, primarily by those under the...

Sharp rise in number of letting agents offering Zero Deposit guarantee

By Marc Da Silva

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

Agency embarks on TV advertising campaign to promote ‘guaranteed rent’

By Marc Da Silva

Northwood, part of the Belvoir group, has launched a new...

US investor developer to invest £100m in UK’s BTR sector

By Marc Da Silva

Viventi Capital Management has announced plans to invest £100m in...

Landlords accused of ‘exploiting’ student renters

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are taking advantage of first-time student renters by failing...

Proportion of income spent on rent by private tenants has fallen

By Marc Da Silva

The proportion of income spent on rent in the private...

‘Political and economic uncertainty’ boost demand for rental properties

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a significant rise in demand from people...

Amount tenants spend on rent falls for first time in a decade

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants spent £1.9bn less in rent in 2018 compared with...

Discrimination against tenants on benefits?

By Dr Rosalind Beck

Shelter has recently run a campaign aimed at banning ‘discrimination’...

More people are selling up and renting in retirement

By Marc Da Silva

An increasing number of over 60s are looking to sell...

Buy-to-let tycoon looks to offload 300 homes

By Marc Da Silva

One of the UK’s largest and most controversial private landlords...

Renters fear not getting on to the ladder due to cost of saving for a deposit

By Marc Da Silva

Most renters fear that they will never be in a...

‘Steep decline’ in rental market activity

By Marc Da Silva

There has been sharp slowdown in rental market activity as...

Growing number of tenants turning to letting agents to find a place to live

By Marc Da Silva

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

Rent controls would hurt both tenants and landlords, warns RLA

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned that growing speculation...

MPs accused of ‘attacking’ the BTL industry ‘for their own purposes’

By Marc Da Silva

Having ignored calls to stop punishing landlords and rethink its...

Traditional tenant referencing is ‘not fit for purpose’, says PropTech entrepreneur

By Marc Da Silva

Traditional tenant referencing is dead as it uses old and...

Tenant fee ban will not stop ‘hidden charges’

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s plan to introduce a ban on fees charged...

Government benefit cuts fuel surge in homelessness from rented housing

By Marc Da Silva

Government benefit changes, including cuts to housing benefit, are to...

Autumn ‘spike’ in rental market activity

By Marc Da Silva

There was greater choice for those looking to rent last...

Buying property now cheaper than renting in 90% of the 10 largest UK cities

By Marc Da Silva

Renting a property is now more expensive than buying in...

Growing number of people looking to rent in retirement

By Marc Da Silva

Private renting has more than doubled over the past 20...

Employers face huge staff shortages as workers ‘priced out of housing market’

By Marc Da Silva

The increase of London Living Wage to £10.55 per hour...

Strong demand for rental homes as standards ‘higher than ever before’

By Marc Da Silva

Buying a property is cheaper than renting in every area...

Rented homes are urgently required, so why are landlords ‘underappreciated’?

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords provide a vital service for people looking for...

No-deal Brexit will not deter most landlords from expanding portfolio

By Marc Da Silva

The chances of a no-deal Brexit are looking increasingly likely...

Sharp rise in rent arrears involving tenants on Universal Credit

By Marc Da Silva

Universal Credit was described by one national newspaper as an...

Future elections expected to be influenced powerfully by private renters

By Marc Da Silva

Recent changes in legislation, as part of government policy to...

Conservative think tank is wrong in its call for landlords to ‘disinvest from the sector’

By Marc Da Silva

Proposals drawn up by Conservative think tank Onward to allow...

Student landlords forced to deduct money from tenants’ deposits

By Marc Da Silva

Almost a quarter of students lost part of their rental...

A third of tenants claim their landlord hasn’t put deposit in a protection scheme

By Marc Da Silva

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are breaking the law by not...

No sign of ‘mass landlord exodus’ from BTL market

By Marc Da Silva

Fears that regulatory changes will pave the way for an...

It’s time to suspend ‘unfair’ Right to Rent scheme, says RLA

By Marc Da Silva

The Home Office is to reconvene its Private Rented Sector...

Rental market activity remained sluggish in August

By Marc Da Silva

There was a further decline in the number of properties...

PRS housing standards are up, but there’s still room for improvement

By Marc Da Silva

Standards in the private rented sector have got better as...

More tenants are renewing their contracts instead of moving

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants are adopting a longer-term view to renting property, with...

Rogue landlords ‘have no place in the market’, says RLA

By Marc Da Silva

Councils must do more to root out unscrupulous landlords that...

Landlords face losing millions as government cracks down on letting fees

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords are set to lose out on millions of pounds...

New homes desperately needed for growing number of life-long renters

By Marc Da Silva

While most private renters in the UK aspire to buy...

Buyer activity remains ‘pretty depressed’ as more people look to rent

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a further decline in the number of...

BTL landlords selling up in droves, says Belvoir

By Marc Da Silva

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

There is a misconception that most BTL landlords are wealthy

By Marc Da Silva

There are around 2.4 million landlords in the UK, but...

Housebuilders looking to profit from Generation Rent

By Marc Da Silva

Property developers are looking to profit from the growing number...

Buy-to-let market to remain subdued until 2021

By Marc Da Silva

The buy-to-let market is expected to remain subdued for the...

Rental market activity slows for the summer

By Marc Da Silva

There was a drop in the number of properties ‘let’...

The UK housing market is ‘struggling to gain momentum’, especially in London

By Marc Da Silva

UK house price growth has slowed to the lowest level...

‘Broken’ tenant deposit system is forcing tenants into debt, says Which?

By Marc Da Silva

The existing tenant deposit system is “broken” and in desperate...

Private landlords continue to be stigmatised by the media

By Marc Da Silva

Changes to the buy-to-let tax regime are squeezing landlords’ margins,...

Drugs worth £60k found by landlord in rented property

By Marc Da Silva

A tenant has appeared in court after being caught with...

Interest rate rise is ‘another blow’ for buy-to-let investors, say accountants

By Marc Da Silva

The Bank of England’s decision to raise the interest rate...

Nightmare tenants leave landlord thousands of pounds out of pocket

By Marc Da Silva

A buy-to-let landlord has been left with a major clean-up...

The ‘real value’ of independent inventories should not be underestimated

By Marc Da Silva

The importance of having an independent inventory cannot be misjudged,...

New no deposit option designed to benefit landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Nick Dunning Associates is the latest letting agency to sign...

Letting market activity continues to pick up momentum

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a further improvement in the letting market,...

A third of renters have no plans to acquire a property

By Marc Da Silva

One in three renters never intend to buy their own home,...

New rental listings set to drop sharply amid landlord exodus

By Marc Da Silva

An exodus of landlords from the buy-to-let market has caused...

Dominic Raab’s exit leaves us ‘staring down the barrel’ of a housing crisis

By Marc Da Silva

Kit Malthouse has been named as the government’s latest housing...

Letting agents accused of failing tenants

By Marc Da Silva

Letting agents are being accused of failing tenants, after a...

Surge in landlords exiting the sector

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a rise in the number of buy-to-let...

Momentum improves as there is a rise in both ‘to let’ and ‘let’ properties

By Marc Da Silva

Following a slowdown in rental market activity in April, new...

Two-thirds of renters do not intend to purchase property

By Marc Da Silva

More than two thirds of UK renters have no plans...

Sharp decline in the number of homes to let

By Marc Da Silva

The UK is facing a critical rental shortage as many...

Sharp rise in number of young people applying for a rent guarantor

By Marc Da Silva

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

Long-term tenants shouldn’t need to be referenced

By Marc Da Silva

Tenants who have been renting for 10 years or longer...

Is your property ‘OnTheMarket’?

By Marc Da Silva

With more house-hunters than ever now starting their search for a new home by typically looking online...

Jump in landlords leaving the PRS

By Marc Da Silva

The number private landlords selling their buy-to-let properties reached a...

BTL investors in Scotland urged to ‘ride the storm’

By Marc Da Silva

Landlords continue to feel the pinch after the latest phase...

More than 300,000 property sales collapse every year

By Marc Da Silva

Various reports suggest that a number of buy-to-let landlords plan...

Buy-to-let activity is ‘alive and kicking’

By Marc Da Silva

The buy-to-let market in London and the South East has...

Letting fees ban will hit tenants hardest, says ARLA Propertymark

By Marc Da Silva

The ban on letting fees charged by landlords and letting...

Surge in demand for rental properties

By Marc Da Silva

There has been a sharp rise in demand for rental...

Letting market activity picking up momentum

By Marc Da Silva

There has been an improvement in the letting market, according...

Government must ‘support, rather than attack’, private landlords, says RLA

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords provide an increasingly vital source of affordable and...

The build-to-rent sector is ‘evolving quickly’

By Marc Da Silva

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

Number of UK landlords rises to 2.5 million

By Marc Da Silva

Despite the changes to the buy-to-let sector in recent years,...

Rental market activity slows

By Marc Da Silva

There was a sharp decline in the number of new...

Tenancy deposit theft total hits £750k so far this year

By Marc Da Silva

Rogue letting agents have reportedly been convicted of stealing more...

The PRS is increasingly relied upon to house young adults

By Marc Da Silva

Fresh research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which...

Renting a home is ‘out of reach’ for many young people

By Marc Da Silva

We all know that buying a home is a distant...

HMOs provide highest rental yields for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords looking to secure high rental yields should consider...

Landlords urged to be ready for next year’s letting fees crackdown

By Marc Da Silva

The government announced yesterday that the implementation of the ban...

Tenancy deposit theft total hits £926k in 2017

By Marc Da Silva

Rogue letting agents were reportedly convicted of stealing just over...

Rogue landlord database ‘will save lives’ says LFB

By Marc Da Silva

The mayor of London’s decision to launch a new public...

Secure a five-year fixed rate now to ensure you enjoy a ‘good night’s sleep’

By Marc Da Silva

With five-year buy-to-let mortgage rates currently among the lowest levels...

Accidental landlords add 80,000 rented homes to the market

By Marc Da Silva

A slower sales market in the south of England has...

Landlords face emergency repair price hike over Christmas period

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords could be charged up to 50% more for...

Letting fees crackdown may deter many landlords from using agents

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s plan to ban letting agents in England from...

The UK remains ‘one of the best places in the world to buy property’

By Marc Da Silva

International investors’ interest in the UK buy-to-let market is starting...

Cleaning remains the number one cause of deposit disputes

By Marc Da Silva

When renting out a property, most landlords opt to take...

Landlord immigration checks fuelling ‘black market’

By Marc Da Silva

A scheme requiring landlords to check the immigration status of...

Landmark change of planning rules for HMOs will ‘drive out rogue landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

New rules making it compulsory for landlords to apply for...

UK government urged to follow Scotland’s lead to reduce rent arrears

By Marc Da Silva

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has hailed the Scottish government...

Average earners risk being priced out of the rental market

By Marc Da Silva

With rents continuing to rise across the UK, fresh research...

Weak pound makes UK’s buy-to-let market more attractive for British expats

By Marc Da Silva

The fall in the pound over the past year or...

What really keeps landlords awake at night?

By Marc Da Silva

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income...

Britain to become a nation of renters

By Marc Da Silva

A growing number of young British adults are giving up...

BTL landlords ‘remain resilient’ despite ‘ever-changing property marketplace’

By Marc Da Silva

But-to-let landlords are a resilient bunch of people who continue...

Sharp decline in buy-to-let landlords ‘likely to back fire on tenants’

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords are currently in retreat in the property market,...

Landlord confidence bullish despite higher buy-to-let taxes

By Marc Da Silva

A number of landlords remain confident about the buy-to-let sector...

Iain Duncan Smith speaks out in support of private landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Many buy-to-let landlords will undoubtedly commend former Tory leader Iain...

Buy-to-let tax u-turn needed to ensure PRS ‘continues to perform well’

By Marc Da Silva

Given that Britain will soon have one of the toughest...

Tenancy deposits to be capped

By Marc Da Silva

When renting out a property, most landlords or their letting...

What does the public think about landlords?

By Marc Da Silva

Let’s face it - landlords have a bad reputation. While...

New government needs to focus on attracting BTL landlords

By Marc Da Silva

The new Tory-led government is being urged to reverse punitive...

Theresa May’s plan to govern with DUP will not halt ‘landlord bashing’

By Marc Da Silva

Over the weekend Number 10 said that a deal with...

Number of rental homes coming on to the market drops sharply

By Marc Da Silva

The number of properties coming on to the private rental...

Damaged furniture biggest cause of deductions to rental deposit

By Marc Da Silva

When renting out a property most landlords opt to take...

It’s a tenant’s market in London

By Marc Da Silva

Private landlords in the capital are starting to feel the...

A high number of tenants happy to rent long-term

By Marc Da Silva

While the majority of private renters have the ambition to...

Boost for renters as poll shows little public support for tenant fees

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s proposed ban on letting agents charging tenant fees...

Lack of due diligence could have ‘financial implication for landlords’

By Marc Da Silva

Following a recent report which claimed that one third of...

Renters feel let down by ‘dishonest and unethical’ letting agents, claims study

By Marc Da Silva

For both parties, a good landlord-tenant relationship is great for...

Political parties urged to deliver for ‘tenants and good landlords alike’

By Marc Da Silva

The campaign to woo voters across the country has already...

Buy-to-let property continues to deliver ‘strong returns’

By Marc Da Silva

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in...

Rents are set to rise sharply, says RLA

By Marc Da Silva

The government’s decision to strip buy-to-let landlords of mortgage interest...

Most Brits are unaware of the buy-to-let tax changes

By Marc Da Silva

The vast majority of Britons, including many renters who could...

Forever renters: young people increasingly giving up on home ownership

By Marc Da Silva

The gap between income and house prices has sky-rocketed so...

Landlords provide the stability that many tenants ‘need and want’

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let landlords continue to deliver longer tenancies, providing tenants with...

Sharp rise in number of older tenants

By Marc Da Silva

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

Robust start to the year for rental market

By Marc Da Silva

The UK rental market has enjoyed a strong start to...

Small landlords are ‘vital to the health of our rental sector’

By Marc Da Silva

Letting agents broadly welcomed yesterday’s housing white paper, which raises...

Rented housing reforms ‘doomed to failure’ without support for landlords

By Marc Da Silva

Renters are expected to be given a boost with ministers...

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

By Marc Da Silva

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty...

Over half of renters fear they will never own a home

By Marc Da Silva

More than half of renters do not believe they will...

Strong start to the year for buy-to-let market

By Marc Da Silva

While many will agree that 2016 was not the best...

Buy-to-let market’s ‘loss’ has been owner-occupiers ‘gain’

By Marc Da Silva

The buy-to-let sector is continuing to struggle with valuations contracting...

Buy-to-let mortgage rates set to fall

By Marc Da Silva

Buy-to-let mortgage rates are expected to fall in 2017 for...