Residential landlords in the UK are experiencing a very stable period

🕔10:23, 29.May 2012

It says that overall the picture is stable and concerns about huge rents rises in 2012 have dissipated. Rents are typically averaging around £700 to £800 per month and London you will pay more. But it is still possible to

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Buy to let lending increased by 40% last year and looks to continue in 2012

🕔09:56, 29.May 2012

  Several key lenders have already pledged more funds for buy to let – including the Co-op Bank and The Mortgage Works, the property investment subsidiary of the Nationwide Building Society. Ian Andrew, managing director of group intermediary sales at

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Buy to let is looking very positive for UK landlords say Nationwide

🕔09:50, 29.May 2012

  Demand for buy to let shows no signs of weakening in the UK as almost two thirds of brokers expect to do more mortgage business with landlords this year, according to a new Nationwide Building Society survey. The Mortgage

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UK landlords the big winners in mortgage shortage

🕔09:38, 29.May 2012

Estate agents and mortgage brokers point out that many new rentiers are reluctant landlords because they simply cannot sell at the house prices being asked. Other experts reckon some landlords are being greedy and rents must fall when demand fails to

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UK property prices stagnate for first time 11 years say Rightmove

🕔09:43, 21.May 2012

The average asking price of property coming to the market remains virtually unchanged at £243,759, up just £22 (+0%) on the previous month last month. This indicates that the market is losing its traditional spring momentum earlier than usual this

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Struggling first time buyers means better buy to let business for UK landlords

🕔09:35, 21.May 2012

The number buy-to-let mortgages lent to landlords rose by a third over the first three months of 2012, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The CML said that 32,300 buy-to-let loans were made over the first quarter of

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UK landlords are optimistic about the buy to let market

🕔09:30, 21.May 2012

Just under three quarters, 71%, of respondents are positive about the prospects for the buy to let market, with only 5% feeling negative. This percentage of optimists is a fraction down from the 72% recorded in November 2011, but 4%

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Pets can be a UK landlords worst nightmare so be vigilant say the AIIC.

🕔09:20, 21.May 2012

The boom in the rental market has led to a large number of former home owners with pets looking for accommodation and many prospective tenants find it difficult to find landlords that will accept pets in their properties. The result

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Pensions should be able to include buy to let property say MP's

🕔09:14, 21.May 2012

  Calls to boost buy to let by upgrading pensions to include residential property are gathering momentum in Parliament. The Communities and Local Government Select Committee, which includes MPs from all parties, wants self-invested personal pension schemes (SiPP) opened to

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The Landlord Association: Free for all landlords and still the largest

🕔08:14, 18.May 2012

Why are The Landlord Association number 1? We are completely distinguishable from other landlord associations and landlord information websites. We are both the largest association in terms of our actual membership and we own and run the largest website –

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Landlords could avoid legal action thanks to a pioneering service

🕔13:32, 15.May 2012

The Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers (ISSE) is launching a Home Log Book, which is set to revolutionise the property industry by providing the most in-depth, detailed examination of a property ever available.  Now it is encouraging private and

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Can I claim tax?

🕔14:35, 10.May 2012

I tried to sell my house to buy a Park Home. When it didnt sell I rented it out. I took out a loan aginst my former home to pay for my park home. I have paid off all except

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Advice re. Shared tenancy please

🕔22:13, 9.May 2012

I really feel it would be unwise to allow the shared tenancy to be taken on again at this early stage and with such a large amount outstanding. The tenancy is due for renewal in early October, so feel a

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London property values will increase by 22% over the next 3 years

🕔10:47, 9.May 2012

  Prime central London will continue to outperform the wider housing market with values increasing by 6% in 2012 and by a total of 22% over the next three years. ‘Despite the market being characterised by monthly fluctuations, the longer

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Buy to let lending out performed the rest of the market

🕔10:42, 9.May 2012

The CML also criticised the Government for ‘less helpful’ policies towards the housing and mortgage markets, which it says will increase repossessions.Martijn van der Jeijden, chairman of the CML, says in his introduction to the CML’s annual report for 2011,

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'Buy to let' is out and 'Build to let' is the future say Grainger

🕔10:39, 9.May 2012

  As projections for the average age of first-time buyers enter the early 40s, the private rental market is set to grow, and the government is looking for ways to encourage new construction to support this. With homebuilders traditionally shying

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Good news for UK landlords – Squatting to become a criminal offence!

🕔10:34, 9.May 2012

    Government plans to criminalise squatting went ahead after last minute changes to legislation were withdrawn or voted down. Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Miller had sought to introduce amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

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UK landlords need more praise for their part in property market growth

🕔10:27, 9.May 2012

  It also recommends that real estate investment trusts should be ‘revamped to encourage investment in housing’. The cross-party committee reported on the need to simplify tax and regulation on landlords, proposing that Government allow pension funds to invest in

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Squatting is to become a criminal offence in September

🕔10:20, 9.May 2012

The Landlord Syndicate, a network of companies providing a complete support centre for UK landlords, has welcomed the news that squatting is to become a criminal offence as of September. Home owners, and particularly landlords whose properties are not always

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please help

🕔09:33, 9.May 2012

Hello, I used to let out my 2 bed room flat, i felt the letting agent was charging me for maintainence work that was not required or even done so i gave them notice to evict the tenant and move

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🕔13:04, 4.May 2012

Hi All, Would greatly appreciate any assistance/thoughts/comments on the problems I am currently experiencing. I have great tenants who have been with me for 3 years and recently a new couple have moved in the flat above them. Its fair

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should we contact legal advise

🕔09:16, 3.May 2012

Me and 3 others live in a shared house owned by private landlord we have 1 room each 2 of these share a room as they are a couple but we all have access to kitchen and bathroom. dDown stairs

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