Rents rise at fastest rate since 2010 to hit all-time record high

Rents rise at fastest rate since 2010 to hit all-time record high

🕔11:54, 27.May 2015

Residential rents have grown 4.6% year-on-year – the fastest rate of increase since November 2010 Average rent across England and Wales hits record high of £774 in April – or a record £1,204 for London East of England sees rents

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Scottish rents 1.6% higher than a year ago

Scottish rents 1.6% higher than a year ago

🕔11:49, 25.May 2015

Residential rents have climbed 1.6% year-on-year – the fastest rate of increase since November 2014 Glasgow & Clyde see fastest rent rises in Scotland, with monthly rental prices up 5.0% year-on-year Average rents across Scotland match record high set at

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House prices hit new highs in May despite slower growth

House prices hit new highs in May despite slower growth

🕔12:19, 23.May 2015

·         Average house prices in England and Wales at new high of £277,178 – fourth price record set this year ·         Monthly property price growth picks up to 0.4% – but still only a third what it was a year

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Over 70,000 UK tenants now owe more than 2 months rent

Over 70,000 UK tenants now owe more than 2 months rent

🕔10:49, 21.May 2015

First quarter of 2015 sees number of tenants owing more than two months’ rent up 4% on a year ago Currently 70,900 households face severe rent arrears, as of Q1 2015, up from 68,200 cases in Q1 2014 Since the

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A third of UK landlords could leave buy to let all together due to law change proposals

A third of UK landlords could leave buy to let all together due to law change proposals

🕔08:54, 19.May 2015

Proposed changes to the law on private rented homes could drive landlords out of the sector, they have warned. A survey by Citylets found nearly a third of them could leave the private rental sector (PRS) or cut back on

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UK Landlords face big fines for not registering deposits by June 23rd

UK Landlords face big fines for not registering deposits by June 23rd

🕔08:52, 19.May 2015

Thousands of landlords with long-standing tenants could face a £3,600 shock penalty unless they register deposits by this summer. The Government is running a 90-day amnesty for buy-to-let investors who have yet to put their tenants’ deposits into an official

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UK landlords buy with sitting tenants say Countrywide

UK landlords buy with sitting tenants say Countrywide

🕔08:49, 19.May 2015

The proportion of properties bought by landlords with a sitting tenant has reached the highest level since 2005, according to Countrywide. The agency group, which has analysed over 65,000 rental properties, says that in 2014 some 11 per cent of

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Buy to let mortgage deals you need to see!

Buy to let mortgage deals you need to see!

🕔08:46, 19.May 2015

If you want to rent out a property as a landlord, you need a buy-to-let mortgage Typically landlords need higher deposits than normal buyers and will pay higher mortgage rates too. Affordability is calculated not on the borrower’s income, but

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UK buy to lets best places to invest revealed

UK buy to lets best places to invest revealed

🕔08:43, 19.May 2015

If you want more bang for your buy-to-let buck each month, you need to steer clear of pricey London and head for more rewarding destinations in Birmingham, Glasgow, Ipswich, or Liverpool. Postcodes in these areas have been named as best places

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What a Conservative government means for UK landlords and tenants

What a Conservative government means for UK landlords and tenants

🕔14:20, 11.May 2015

After last night’s election results, it’s clear that the Conservatives will form the next government. Landlord insurance provider, Simply Business, has reviewed the 2015 election manifestos and what the policies would mean for landlords and it seems that under Conservative

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UK landlords remortgage at twice the rate of new purchases

UK landlords remortgage at twice the rate of new purchases

🕔16:13, 7.May 2015

Two thirds (66%) of buy to let loans are now for remortgaging – just 34% for new purchases Trend even clearer for more complex property types – remortgaging now 73% of HMO loans Loan to value ratios (LTVs) rise across

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UK buy to let Landlords predict rent rises to tail off

UK buy to let Landlords predict rent rises to tail off

🕔16:03, 7.May 2015

UK landlords expect annual rent growth to slow to 1.7% by next year, down from 3.7% currently Finding trustworthy tenants deemed more important to landlords than higher rental yields Nearly a quarter (24%) of landlords want to purchase additional rental

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UK landlords are failing to take running costs into account when measuring buy-to-let returns

UK landlords are failing to take running costs into account when measuring buy-to-let returns

🕔14:57, 7.May 2015

Three-quarters of UK landlords don’t factor in the running costs they incur 12% of buy-to-let investors do not take any costs into account Average cost associated with running a buy-to-let property can add up to over half (52%) of gross

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First-time buyers flying through the Prime London property market

First-time buyers flying through the Prime London property market

🕔14:54, 7.May 2015

One in three (29%) Prime London property purchases made by investors in last three months  But spike in first-time buyers during Q1 2015 means they now also account for 28% of sales One-bedroom properties have risen in value by £75

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First-time UK landlords are most likely to be people in their 40s, survey reveals

First-time UK landlords are most likely to be people in their 40s, survey reveals

🕔14:27, 7.May 2015

Between 40 and 49 years old is the most common age for those becoming a landlord for the first time, according to a new survey by Rentguard Insurance. Some 40% of those purchasing a buy-to-let investment for the first time

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Pre-election nerves have anchored house price rises temporarily…

Pre-election nerves have anchored house price rises temporarily…

🕔14:21, 7.May 2015

Adrian Gill, director of Your Move and Reeds Rains estate agents, comments: “Pre-election nerves have anchored house price rises temporarily. London and the South East are the only regions where property values continued to make headway in March, but growth

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North East house prices have risen by 11.1% in the last year – but are all-but unchanged this month

North East house prices have risen by 11.1% in the last year – but are all-but unchanged this month

🕔13:49, 7.May 2015

North East house prices have risen by 11.1% in the last year – but are all-but unchanged this month. Prices have fallen by 1% over the first four months of the year, and have slipped by a further £49 over

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Housing market momentum continues in face of looming election

Housing market momentum continues in face of looming election

🕔13:43, 7.May 2015

April has seen housing market activity stronger across the board than at the same point last year, regardless of the looming General Election, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.  There were 13% more property valuations conducted

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