Overseas landlords entering the UK are making it harder for first time buyers

🕔15:24, 27.Sep 2012

An influx of foreign investors is driving a resurgence in Britain’s buy-to-let market, holding house prices steady but threatening to push up rents and crowd out first-time buyers. Growth in buy-to-let demand had helped “to put a floor under prices”,

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Strong month for landlords as record rents rise while arrears fall

🕔00:00, 21.Sep 2012

Landlords saw rents rise for a fifth consecutive month as tenant arrears fell for the first time in three months, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc, which owns the UK’s largest lettings agent network, including

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Falling mortgage costs and soaring rents have left homeowners better off than those renting

🕔09:24, 19.Sep 2012

  The gap widens The gap between buying and renting has widened – in 2011 the cost of buying was £78, or 11%, lower than renting. This is due to the cost of buying falling and continued rent rises. In the past

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UK landlords must start to consider security for long term tenants

🕔09:09, 19.Sep 2012

“There is a lot of pressure on Brits to own their own homes, even though in the current market there are numerous barriers to entry, especially for the younger generation,” says Matt Hutchinson, a director of flat and house share

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The 'stock market' is out and 'buy to let' is in for young investors

🕔08:58, 19.Sep 2012

  After watching their parents and grandparents lose money in pension funds as a result of stock market crashes, many young savers are choosing to keep their money in cash, or invest it in property instead.   Although pension investment

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Estate agent is not doing job on fully managed service – can I do anything ?

🕔18:29, 12.Sep 2012


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Tennant paying behind for rent is this grounds to evict?

🕔14:55, 11.Sep 2012

My tennants have rented my propery for 18 months, the 1st 12 months were fine. Then the guy lost his job and is now claiming he cannot mentally go back to work and is now claiming benefits. They didnt pay

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🕔13:15, 11.Sep 2012

I am in the process of buying a house with the sole purpose of letting the property. The final transfer should hopefully take place within the next 3 – 4 weeks. The property is currently tenanted , and I actually

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Eviction process

🕔02:52, 10.Sep 2012

I let my house through a letting agent, to a tenant, who the agent assured me had good references, had just had a baby and was claiming housing beneift, so rent would not be a problem. The first 2 months

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Landlords move to cover rising demand in property rental market

🕔19:52, 9.Sep 2012

Britons have long held on to the belief that owning your home is the ultimate goal. But after a decade of house prices rising three times as fast as incomes, followed by a decline in the number of mortgages available

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The 2nd quarter of this year saw buy to let lending grow by 5%

🕔19:58, 5.Sep 2012

  According to the data, lenders advanced 33,200 loans worth £3.9bn on the previous period. Year-on-year, the volume of loans in the buy-to-let market was up 14 per cent and value rose by 18 per cent. Paul Smee, director general of

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Buy to let landlords are the big winners as rents increase by 4.3%

🕔19:52, 5.Sep 2012

  Rents are likely to be driven further upwards by a “scarcity” of mortgage finance and a shortage of good quality properties, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said. Chartered surveyors predict rents will rise by 3.9% on average

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Half of UK landlords think now is a good time to invest in more buy to let properties

🕔19:49, 5.Sep 2012

  The findings showed that half of landlords think it is a good time to invest, while less than one per cent think they should be reducing portfolio size. Of those landlords who are bullish about the market, 82 cite

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damage repairs

🕔20:20, 2.Sep 2012

Hi My tenant has not ventilated the property properly and as a result the curtains and walls are full of mold. Do I have a fair chance of claiming the damage against his depoist and will it work against me

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Landlords believe now is perfect for buying more property

🕔09:01, 2.Sep 2012

Current house prices and demand for rental properties – why investors think that the time is now. In summary: 48% of investors believe that now is a good time to buy 53% talked about strong tenant demand 82% want to

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First time buyers are competing with landlords

🕔08:55, 2.Sep 2012

The Bank of England stated: “Foreign investors [have] branched out of commercial property in the capital and begun also to invest in the London residential lettings market.” While growth in buy-to-let demand had helped “to put a floor under prices”,

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🕔15:48, 1.Sep 2012

Hi All, I am trying to evict a tenant, as they were consistently late in paying rent a section 8 was given back in April. And then as a whole 45 days without any rent and the only explanation being

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Advice needed. Abusive tenant.

🕔15:03, 1.Sep 2012

I have a 2 bedroom cottage rented to a lady (the tenant) and her husband, after a trouble fee 16 monnths they have decided to move on and gave me notice. No problem, I suggested a meeting to sort out

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