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KEYWORD "Lords" - 598 RESULTS
Will Covid-19 actually increase the demand for co-living?

A niche, but much-discussed, sub-sector of the rental market, co-living has never really taken off in the UK in the way...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors take financial hit as rent rises reach an all-time low

Landlords and property investors have taken a financial hit in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of letting...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

Restrictions on house moves in Scotland were relaxed from Monday (June 29 2020) as part of the Scottish Government’s four-phase routemap...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Changes to the UK tax system – a guide for property investors

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Ernst & Young (EY) have collaborated to create a guide for property investors on the changes...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Ben Hall, Managing Director of LOFT

Who are you? My name is Benjamin Hall and I’m the Founder and Managing Director of LOFT. What services does LOFT provide? LOFT delivers...

26 June 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Insight – which developers are driving the Build to Rent boom?

In part one, we looked at the major institutional investors ploughing money into the rapidly growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector. Here,...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is driving the Build to Rent boom?

Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, there could be no denying that Build to Rent (BTR) was the biggest property market...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment after lockdown - are investors seeking new BTLs?

The property market in England is beginning to reopen, with the government green-lighting its restart on May 13, but are investors...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Lettings market surges ahead of sales as lockdown eases

Activity in the lettings market has increased sharply in the four weeks since the property market reopened on May 13. Knight Frank...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Back to work – how is the London property market faring?

On May 13, the property market in all parts of England was given the go-ahead to reopen. Since then, there has...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Extension to eviction ban – three things landlords need to know

Earlier this month, the government confirmed that its ban on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic is to be extended for...

12 June 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Should you wait to buy your first investment property?

It’s a question many would-be investors will have been asking themselves, with so much remaining up-in-the-air and uncertain at present. But...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage market recovery well underway, latest research shows

The latest industry research and market commentary shows that the buy-to-let sector is showing signs of recovery following the strain of...

10 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the UK’s best and worst places for buy-to-let

Many landlords and investors may now be looking to expand their portfolios, with lockdown restrictions gradually being eased and major lenders...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Light at the end of the tunnel for short-term lets as bookings 'skyrocket'

After being hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global short-term lets sector is starting to recover. New analysis from rental...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investor insight - when and how to claim back overpaid stamp duty

Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading tax barristers, explains why some property investors may be overpaying stamp duty charges. Buying a...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

The world has changed – what next for Build to Rent?

Covid-19 is a generational event that will impact the way people live, work and behave long after the pandemic has been...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for investors to 'hoover up' BTL property as market reopens

Following the reopening of the property market on May 13, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker is advising investors to expand their...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let hotspots – where are yields climbing despite the pandemic lockdown?

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic disrupting pretty much every aspect of daily life, the latest research from lettings management platform Howsy...

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – London agency reveals return to long-lets as Airbnb landlords seek tenants

The effects of coronavirus on the short-lets market is continuing to see Airbnb landlords and the like switching back to long-term...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Good deeds – NHS Homes scheme praised and hospital charity appeal launched

One of the few positive things to emerge from this crisis has been the greater sense of community across the whole...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing platform secures large pre-seed funding to assist growth

A young entrepreneur hailing from the North West has secured £100,000 pre-seed funding for her housing app. Lydia Jones officially founded Manchester-based...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Now is not the time to shake-up real estate

It has been well over a month since the UK government first announced social distancing measures in response to Covid-19. At...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Short-term lets body welcomes new members, despite sector turmoil

The trade body representing the short-term rental sector has announced 14 new members to its ranks at a time when the...

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors: here’s why a bespoke kitchen will add value to a property

The kitchen is well known as the hub of the home, so it stands to reason that this room has a...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Help for investors – webinars to assist people through the crisis

Throughout the property industry, in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19, various webinars have been held offering top tips, guidance,...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why are HNWIs from developing markets investing in European assets?

The knock-on effects of the coronavirus – widespread panic, quarantine, falling oil prices, and weakening oil-dependent currencies like the Russian ruble – are...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Property sourcing – the best method for investors in Manchester?

Considered to be England’s second city by many, Manchester remains one of the key hotbeds for property investment, propelled by its...

15 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Reminder to investors - changes to Capital Gains Tax now in effect

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is causing such destruction and disruption to all our lives, new tax legislation is still...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 – developers help out and firm reveals landlord & tenant obligations

The sense of us all being in this together continues, with the property industry very much continuing to play its part in...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why good communication is essential in these difficult times

As we keep being regularly told at the moment, we are living through unprecedented times, with the greatest restrictions on our civil...

06 April 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Coronavirus crisis – how is the property investment market coping?

The coronavirus crisis has affected the property investment market in many ways, from cancelled short-lets bookings and people worried about the future...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

PropElle Network launches webinar to assist members through lockdown

The PropElle Network, a leading community that offers property education, advice and guidance to help women invest in property, has launched...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Where are the best places to buy abroad in 2020?

Landlords and aspiring property owners are turning to overseas markets. Not only are they finding plentiful real estate investment opportunities, they...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: Positivity as online auctions become the go-to

While the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all industries, including the property sector, auction houses continue to remain positive, with buyers and...

01 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – property owners shifting from short to long-term letting

The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted all industries, including the whole of the property sector, but the short-lets market has perhaps been...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: where are the top five South East BTL locations for affordability?

In an unprecedented global climate, and with the new tax year looming, investors everywhere will be thinking about the future and...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Property insight – is the sun shining on Leith?

It’s best-known for its starring role in one of The Proclaimers’ most iconic songs – and the musical film based on...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Coast, country or city – where are the top buy-to-let locations?

The latest research from lettings management platform Howsy has looked at what makes the ideal investment location for UK landlords when...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Should the property sector be preparing for a coronavirus-led downturn?

The property sector has been told to prepare for a downturn in the market whilst keeping everybody safe during the coronavirus...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction in action – what happens before the gavel goes down?

Here at Property Investor Today, we regularly cover auctions from across the country, with stories of packed out catalogues and lots...

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Gender gap narrows as women now make up almost half of the UK’s BTL investors

Women now account for 47% of the total 2.5 million buy-to-let investors in the UK, up from 46% in the previous...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan makes rent controls a key part of his pitch for re-election

The thorny issue of rent controls has reared its head again as the campaigns for the London mayoral election 2020 start...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb manager enters administration – where did it go wrong for Hostmaker?

Hostmaker, the London-based short-let property management company, has entered administration, just a week after speculation of its possible insolvency was revealed in the Sunday...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Edinburgh’s top locations for yields

New data from Citylets and ESPC, on the rental market and accompanying house price information respectively, has revealed that Musselburgh offered...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s three rental property kitchen improvement tips

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned one looking to build your portfolio, you will need to consider how you...

17 February 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Q&A - what makes London such a rental hotspot?

The rental sector across the UK has grown hugely in recent years, with high house prices and affordability issues meaning many...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Where to look: the best current property investment locations in the UK

Despite Brexit uncertainty impacting house price growth, changes to tax regulations and a hike in stamp duty thresholds for buy-to-let landlords,...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Fogle’s on board – TV adventurer announced as event’s keynote speaker

TV star Ben Fogle has been announced as the keynote speaker at the latest South East Property Expo, one of the...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what do students want from their accommodation?

With more and more people going to university every year, landlords and investors may wish to tap into the increasingly lucrative...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

What’s in store for 2020: big changes shaking up property

So far, 2020 has seen house prices well above the threshold of affordability for most buyers, but low mortgage rates have...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords could be sitting on £1.2 billion in unaccounted deposits – claim

A huge sum of tenant money is thought to be held by landlords and agents without protection via a deposit protection...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

How to attract tenants to your property this winter

With the private rented sector continuing to expand, landlords must work hard to get ahead of the competition and attract suitable...

30 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed: top tax tips for investors in short-term rentals

The short-let rental market is booming, despite controversy and opposition around the world. In recent months, we have covered both the...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

More portfolio landlords are turning to HMOs in 2020

UK landlords are planning to acquire houses in multiple occupation (HMO) more than any other property type over the next 12...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb manager undergoes rebrand to become Houst

Airsorted, the London-based professional hosting company, has revealed its new brand identity: Houst, which it says marks a significant step in...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

One in five landlords plan to buy in the North West

A vast majority of landlords have revealed their acquisition plans for the year ahead, with the North West expected to be...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Here’s four ways to makeover your conservatory

When you come to rent out your property, you will need to think about how you can maximise its potential in...

22 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Preston insight – why is the city perfect for investors?

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer...

17 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

On Monday, we looked at why landlords and investors were being warned off holidays lettings amid an Airbnb crackdown in Scotland...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – beware of moving to holiday lettings amidst Airbnb crackdown

Proposals for regulatory and financial changes to the status of Airbnb in Scotland and Bristol, aimed at curbing the growth of...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pawfect news: fresh wave of pet-friendly rentals coming to market

A new group of professional landlords plan to introduce pet-friendly rentals in line with the government’s plans to overhaul the model...

10 January 2020

From: Breaking News

The top buy-to-let property hotspots for 2020 – where can they be found?

New data from AI-powered property investment portal oneandonlypro.com has revealed that the North of England is the best place to nab...

10 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A  - will the built environment ever be completely digital?

To kick off the new year, we conduct a Q&A with Tzvete Doncheva, who looks after the PR and ecosystem building at Round...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The UK rental and lettings market – an insight

With people moving away from traditional long let tenancies in favour of shorter, ‘hassle-free’ tenancies, we’ve seen a rise in flex-rents...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords: here’s how to research your next property investment

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned investor, finding the right buy-to-let investment is far from simple. With many factors to...

17 December 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed: what is going on in the Portsmouth property market?

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Falling rent costs show ‘temporary relief’ for tenants

The number of agents who saw rent increases fell by 8% in October against a tumultuous political backdrop. That is according to...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

A decade of growth and profit: private rented sector booms over last 10 years

With a whole new decade nearly upon us, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows as rent costs hit record high

Buying demand has slightly risen this year, with an average of 320 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 318 on...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why it's all about the timing for international investors in London

Timing is critical for international transactions in the current London property market. Currency brokers probably haven’t been as busy for a...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Will Build to Rent developments be entirely tech-led in the future?

Last week PIT attended a roundtable discussion at WeWork Monument where the future of Build to Rent, the role of PropTech/AI...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why flexible rental models play a key role in the future of the rental landscape

Against the backdrop of Brexit, landlords and tenants alike are sharpening their focus on breaking down the traditional rental model to...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Family homes in Birmingham with £20k guide price on sale at auction

Family-sized homes across Birmingham with guide prices starting as low as £20,000 will be the highlight at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ next...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the sun shining on the UK’s furnished holiday let market?

On Monday, this guest piece from Iain Brown at Aria Resorts analysed why the UK holiday property sector is attracting huge...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent platform to revolutionise deposit insurance claims with new partnership

London-based Insurtech start-up Canopy has announced a partnership with 360Globalnet, the next-generation of no-code online digital claim and risk assessment technology.  The...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

More education is needed for landlords, says firm

Landlords need to be aware of the finance options available to them when it comes to refurbishments, according to InterBay Commercial. Its...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Airbnb manager hits £1bn milestone – is the short-lets market now unstoppable?

GuestReady Group, a leading short-term let and Airbnb property manager, announced this week that it has passed the milestone of $1billion...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Interiors for the investment market - a growing collaboration

Chris Dale, the co-founder and CEO of Investa, tells us why he launched an interior design brand especially for the investment...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

 Landlord and investor confidence drops to all-time low

Confidence among landlords and property investors has slumped to an all-time low, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The latest survey...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage market remains stable despite overall lending dip

Lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market has been steady in recent months, despite a slowdown in overall mortgage business, according to...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit worries? Not according to Loveitts director

Britain’s impending exit from the EU does not appear to be affecting property auction sales in Coventry and Warwickshire, according to...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips – how to get maximum value for your rental property portfolio

Increasingly, landlords have had to adapt to stay on top of the trends within the property and lifestyle sector to boost...

08 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Should investors be considering London’s empty properties?

An ‘astonishing’ £10.7 billion’s worth of properties are sitting empty in London, according to new research by HomeProtect on unoccupied homes. The...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent controls cause damage to tenants, new research argues

New research has claimed that rent controls hurt tenants by drying up the supply of rental homes and in some cases...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

SLS to provide low-cost solution for leaseholders and freeholders

Leaseholders faced with the declining value of their shortening leases can now use a new service from estate agents Stanley Chelsea...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Senior living – is it the next major property investment trend?

Last month Property Investor Today attended AEW UK’S economic briefing on senior living to find out whether this could be the...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Government urged to act over BTL market as rental supply falls

The government has been urged to 'recognise the importance of increasing supply' for renters now a date for a General Election...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords most optimistic in the East Midlands

Buy-to-let landlords operating in the East Midlands are the most positive about the future prospects for their rental business, according to...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Angels sponsors local kickboxing club

Here at Angels Sales & Lettings, we are always delighted to sponsor great local initiatives and clubs as part of our...

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Why are more landlords looking to remortgage?

As a landlord, it helps to understand current trends in the private rented sector and how you can maintain your buy-to-let...

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

The affordable residential potential of warehouse conversions

London’s property landscape is forever shifting, both figuratively and literally. From terrace houses to high-rises, property developers have always sought out...

28 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Surge in electricity theft for drug cultivation

Police investigations into electricity theft are 13% higher this year than in 2018, according to Direct Line for Business. The insurance company...

23 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Insight: what are Chinese tenants looking for from a London rental property?

With approximately 120,250 Chinese people living in London, accounting for 1.5% of the capital's population, and many young Chinese people coming...

21 October 2019

From: Breaking News

UK's best and worst buy-to-let postcodes revealed

The results are in - the UK's top 25 buy-to-let postcodes, as well as some of the worst performing areas, have...

21 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Are modular homes the solution to the worldwide housing crisis?

With stories of housing crises crossing borders and seas, politicians, policymakers, architects, developers and housebuilders from across the world have been...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Portico and NLA team up to host the London Landlord Seminar

The London Landlord Seminar, hosted by Portico in association with the National Landlords Association (NLA), is back on November 20 2019,...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

UK rents not affected by tenant fees ban, study suggests

The cost of renting a room in the UK remains steady, up just 1% on last year to an average monthly...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon When it comes to buying, selling, letting or renting a property, you will likely...

08 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Nottingham property investors receive large sum from bank to expand portfolio

Two experienced property investors have been handed £2 million by specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank to help fund the purchase...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

The Cardiff student property market is in dire need of PBSA

Cardiff may be small, but those who know the city would probably agree that it’s perfectly-formed and it’s certainly a great...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Claim – why landlords should be cautious about Airbnb

A leading property management firm has warned UK landlords to be cautious about turning to Airbnb and other short-term online lettings...

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

To furnish or not to furnish? That is the question…answered by local estate agent

With Brexit causing hesitance amongst non-UK tenants within the rental sector, independent lettings and sales agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked...

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors raise PRS standards with continued investment

The commitment of landlords and property investors to improving properties has contributed towards a drastically improved standard of rental accommodation in...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

TfL announces new guidelines to curb short-let rental ads

Labour’s London Assembly spokesperson for housing has welcomed new advertising guidelines published by Transport for London (TfL) banning adverts on its...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords confident about 'growing' and 'booming' tenant demand

A higher proportion of landlords believe tenant demand for rental properties is 'growing' or 'booming', according to Paragon. The buy-to-let lender's latest...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Investors rejoice as void periods drop across the UK

There's been some good news for investors and landlords as fresh research shows that typical void periods dropped in every UK...

09 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Average property scam costs victims £107,669, research finds

With all property titles in England and Wales published online, and scammers potentially able to access this information to commit property...

06 September 2019

From: Breaking News

PropTech startup Residently raises £7m to develop global brand

Residently, the London-based rental platform, has secured £7 million in seed investment to help fund its growth in London and New...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Report shows majority of landlords still committed to buy-to-let

Some 84% of landlords are committed to the buy-to-let market and eager to maintain or grow the number of properties in...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Want better house price growth? Buy near a Tube station!

It’s not hugely surprising that homes near strong transport links enjoy better house price growth, but new research has now revealed...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Trouble for tenants? Rent costs accelerate to record high

Rent prices rose to a new record high for the third consecutive month in July, according to ARLA Propertymark’s July Private...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the UK’s hottest rental market

Stockton-on-Tees’ lettings market is seeing a significant spike in activity, according to the latest analysis from Zoopla. The property portal delivered 75%...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Is increased portal choice benefitting property investors?

Increased choice of property portals provides estate agents with the opportunity to reach a wider audience of potential buyers local, nationally...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages continue to fall

Research from online mortgage broker Property Master has shown the majority of fixed rate buy-to-let rates are continuing to fall due...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – the transformation of the capital’s final industrial quarter

Following our piece on the ongoing works at Battersea Power Station and its environs, Property Investor Today this time explores the...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New events offer top tips on how to be a holiday let landlord

Mulberry Cottages has announced the expansion this autumn of its free ‘Holiday Let Masterclasses’ for prospective buyers across the South of...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Buying via limited company proving more popular among landlords

More than half (55%) of landlords plan to use limited companies for purchases compared to 24% of landlords who intend to...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New property portfolio investment service launched by agent

Sales and letting agency Portico has announced the launch of Portico Portfolio, a service that will enable landlords to invest smartly...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy-to-let deals

Specialist buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has found a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let applications in the first half of...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let property investment: is it still worth it in 2019?

You can earn good money from buy-to-let property. Over the last few decades, people have been investing in property to supplement...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords - protect your home while tenants are away this summer

The children are off school, which means the summer break has officially begun and people are gearing up for the holidays....

25 July 2019

From: Sponsored Content

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

Landlords in the UK are spending nearly £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties (an average of £3,134 each), according...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Universities bring the UK’s highest rental yields

Research has revealed that 17 of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy-to-let rental yields are located within close proximity...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Average UK rent rose sharply in Q2 2019, DPS report finds

The latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index has revealed that the UK experienced a sharp rise in average...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum

Buy-to-let landlords and property investors are being offered the opportunity to receive their year's rent in advance in one lump sum. Known...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Habito introduces its first range of mortgages

Online mortgage broker Habito has announced the launch of its new mortgage origination platform. The range – which hosts a suite of...

12 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let choice for first-time landlords hits record high

Despite several changes in the buy-to-let market, 73% of prospective investors considered property to be the best, least volatile long-term investment,...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

UK landlords positive about buy-to-let despite Brexit worries

New research has revealed that approximately two thirds (64%) of UK landlords are optimistic about the outlook for the residential buy-to-let...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon: Large scale landlords make targeted investments

Larger scale landlords are continuing to make targeted investments to optimise their position, according to Paragon’s PRS Trends Report for Q2...

28 June 2019

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Auction roundup: A range of investment opportunities in the Midlands

At Property Investor Today, we like to keep our readers updated with the latest happenings at the various auctions taking place...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

In terms of buy-to-let investments, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are a key feature of the future of renting. Not only do...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

European cities join together to demand EU help for dealing with short-let boom

Ten cities in Europe have asked for more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other short-let holiday rental websites....

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Firms suggests holiday letting is on the increase

The number of holiday lets are on the rise, according to Bournecoast Holiday Agents and financial consultants Elite Financial. The firms say...

21 June 2019

From: Breaking News

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

What has Brexit's impact been on the holiday homes market?

As Brexit draws closer it is only natural that home owners are worried about how it will affect them. However, experts...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Claim: agents and landlords using holiday lettings are breaking the law

Agents and landlords in Scotland who are letting property and declaring them to be holiday lets to avoid long-term tenancy rights...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

Holiday lettings business cottages.com has seen a 23% growth in portfolio recruitment over the last six months, compared to the same...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Industry coalition calls for section 21 to be retained

Groups representing landlords and letting agents have called for section 21 repossessions to be retained in the private rented sector unless...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘powerless’ against rogue tenants if Section 21 is scrapped

The proposed abolition of Section 21 will leave landlords ‘virtually powerless’ to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) among tenants in the private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Spike in landlords exiting rental market amidst Fees Ban, ARLA reports

UK letting agents reported a rise in the number of landlords selling up in April, according to ARLA Propertymark’s April Private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Student housing app to feature in national final for tech entrepreneurs

A startup housing app which aims to provide a safe haven for international students recently won the North West regional final...

31 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Survey reveals what landlords should focus on to attract student tenants

A recent study by landlord insurance provider, Towergate, unveiled how landlords can better target student tenants in the UK. The study of...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Why the government shouldn’t scrap Section 21

Almost one in four households in Britain will be renting privately by then end of 2021. This is due to soaring...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

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Mayor urged to ban Tube adverts encouraging people to break short-let laws

The Mayor of London has been urged to ban adverts on the Tube that encourage the breaking of short-term lettings law. Tom...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New mobile app to ‘simplify’ bridge between landlords and tenants

Inadash, a new mobile application for landlords and property agents, aims to ‘revolutionise and simplify’ the process of finding new tenants. According...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords burying their heads in the sand over tax changes, says expert

A self-employed mortgage expert has claimed that Britain’s portfolio landlords are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over new tax changes...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New app which matches compatible student housemates is launched

A PropTech startup has launched a mobile app to make student house hunting easier. Polygon, which launched in August 2018 to help...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that the average millennial rent fell in 2018

The average rent paid by millennials declined in 2018, according to online estate agency yieldit. According to a survey of 2,000 UK...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Gas Tag claims new technology can improve gas safety accountability

Gas safety accountability in the private rented sector can be improved by cutting-edge technology, a leading gas safety compliance tool has...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Daniel Gibson, director at Daniel Craig Residential

Who are you and what does it say on your business card?  My name is Daniel and I’m a director at...

30 April 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

How can landlords and investors add value to a property?

In recent times, there has been a shift away from people getting onto the property ladder. This means an increasing number...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

A new index to help Britain’s private landlords and investors ‘benchmark the performance of their residential property investments’ has been created...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The most affordable rents in Great Britain revealed

An in-depth analysis from Zoopla has reported the trends in the affordability of private renting across the UK since 2007. The study...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

Landlord action to reduce higher tax costs could lead to a lower level of buy-to-let mortgage transactions going forward. That is according...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords in Scotland now face higher tax bills than landlords in England

Scottish landlords now face higher tax bills than their English counterparts, according to leading accountants French Duncan LLP. This is due to...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

More landlords turning to accountants for assistance

New research has suggested that more than half (58%) of landlords are involving accountants when making key property decisions. Kent Reliance for...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent costs rise as landlords continue exiting the market

The number of landlords exiting the market rose in February, while the number of tenants seeing rent rises increased to the...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Two events for prospective holiday let landlords this spring

Boutique lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has announced two new events this spring for those considering letting their property out as a...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

True ambitions of property investors in 2019 revealed

Some 39% of UK landlords and investors are planning to increase the size of their portfolio over the next 12 months,...

29 March 2019

From: Breaking News

WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham has experienced an incredible transformation over recent years. Shaking off its previously industrial image. The UK’s second city has emerged...

27 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Brexit could be good news for holiday lets, says broker

Brexit uncertainty could lead to more Britons holidaying in the UK, strengthening demand for holiday let rental homes. That is according to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Liverpool landlords could achieve short-term yields of 30%

Airbnb hosts and landlords of short-term let properties in Walton, Liverpool are achieving the best yields of any location in the...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HMRC is targeting ‘accidental landlords’, new data finds

HMRC’s ‘Let Property Campaign’ has led to disclosures from less than 3% of eligible landlords, new data acquired by accountancy firm...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Soon-to-launch online platform pays tenants to find their replacements

A new landlord management platform which pays tenants to find replacements is launching soon. Online lettings community Mashroom is aiming to change...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters want parking and pets, Zoopla study reveals

Parking is the most desired feature of rental homes across England, Wales and Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla. The study...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

For landlords, buying a property, making a few renovations and renting it out may sound like a simple feat, but it...

12 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Five tips for reducing void periods

For landlords, experiencing occasional void periods is inevitable and often out of your control. If a tenant’s circumstances change, they could...

11 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Build to Rent – is it the answer to the country’s housing crisis?

With Build to Rent the fastest-growing trend in the rental sector, Property Investor Today took the opportunity to visit one of...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

INVEST IN LUXURY FOR LESS IN BICESTER

Renowned internationally for its designer shopping outlet, Bicester has long been the jewel in Oxfordshire’s crown, attracting millions of visitors annually...

27 February 2019

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Small number of landlords offer short-term lets, NLA finds

Only 3% of landlords are currently active in the informal short-term lettings market, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). Of those...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

AI portal provides investors with alternative to Rightmove and Zoopla

An Artificial Intelligence-powered property investment website is claiming to offer investors and landlords an alternative to property portals Rightmove and Zoopla.  One &...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

UK rents up 2.5 per cent on same time last year

The average rent in the UK is now £932, up by 2.5% on the same time last year, according to figures...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Lee Dahill, Director of Sales for the Today publications and The ValPal Network

Who are you? I’m the Director of Sales for both the well-known industry leading Today publications and The ValPal Network. Leading publications: Estate Agent Today,...

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Mixed picture’ for buy-to-let mortgage rates, says online mortgage broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed the cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

HMOs vs Buy-to-Lets - What is the best property investment strategy?

If you’re considering investing in property, the chances are you’ve weighed up the pros and cons of becoming a landlord. An obvious...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of landlords choosing five-year fix rates, research shows

An increasing number of landlords are choosing five-year fixed rate products, according to Mortgages for Business’ Buy-to-Let Index. In fact, 84% of...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

A third of landlords at risk of overpaying tax, research shows

Almost a third (29%) of UK landlords are still yet to submit their self-assessment before the January 31 deadline, putting them...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit causes London landlords to lose out on rental growth

The latest Landbay rental index has suggested that landlords in London are potentially £1,806 worse off since the vote to leave...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental sector remains resilient amid housing concerns

Average UK rental values continued to grow towards the end of 2018, with December showing a continuation of the steady rise...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hostmaker partners with Spotahome to capitalise on long-term bookings

Property management company Hostmaker has partnered with long term listings site Spotahome to diversify its offerings. Hostmaker, which largely deals in short-lets...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Property Management

Who are you? Paul Staley What does it say on your business card? Director of PRS at SDL Property Management. What is SDL Property Management? As...

09 January 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

More than half of student tenants are satisfied with their landlords, survey finds

Students appear to be generally happy with their living conditions and the services provided by their landlords, according to a new...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Luxury accommodation specialists to hold event to offer tips to investor landlords

Serviced accommodation specialists Pass the Property recently announced an upcoming event to showcase the company’s approach to creating luxury serviced accommodation. The...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Millennials exiting London fuels rental growth in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds

Rents in other UK cities are growing faster than both London and the UK average as workers relocate from the capital...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Which property types produce the best yields?

Online buy-to-let agency yieldit recently revealed the property types which produce the greatest yields, offering a key insight for landlords who...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

‘Tis the season to let property…says Nottingham lettings agency

December is the best month for landlords to find new tenants, according to lettings agency Kingswood Residential Investment Management. The Nottingham-based firm...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Record number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions

The number of tenants successfully negotiating rent reductions increased by 85% in October, according to ARLA Propertymark. Its October Private Rented Sector...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

AI-powered website aims to help investors find deal of a lifetime

A property investment company, One & Only Pro, has launched its online offering after spending two years developing its complex algorithms...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors – claim

Under half of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices for a property purchase, new research by Market...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

More landlords will leave the private rented sector – claim

More landlords will leave the private rented sector in the next year as annual rental price growth has been falling or...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Plymouth revealed as the top location for student landlords

Plymouth has been named as the top location for landlords investing in purpose-built student accommodation, data from online buy-to-let agency yieldit has...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The UK’s top rental hotspots for landlords revealed

The top investment opportunities for landlords have been revealed in a new analysis of the buy-to-let (BTL) market. Despite the string of...

14 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Do you want to be Lord or Lady of the manor? Whole village goes up for sale!

An entire Nottinghamshire village – the UK’s last remaining feudal village, no less – is up for sale for £7 million....

14 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Drop in available rental homes pushes rents to record high

Asking rents have reached a record high this quarter following an ongoing trend of fewer property investors purchasing buy-to-let properties, according...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlord remortgaging hits record high

The number of landlords looking to remortgage has reached an all-time high, Paragon’s latest Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index has...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Why is guaranteed rent crucial for landlords and property investors?

As a landlord, you'll want the reassurance of knowing that you’re going to receive your rent on time each month. This...

25 October 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

Property investment platform British Pearl has revealed that ‘ruthless’ developers are cashing in on ‘abusive’ leasehold homes, with prices surging 16...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit causing concern among landlords despite steady rental growth

Brexit concerns continue to loom large for landlords despite average UK rental values growing steadily over the last month. That’s according...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Nearly half of UK landlords in BTL are ‘Pension Pot’ landlords

Recent research from Your Move has revealed that nearly half of all UK buy-to-let landlords are ‘Pension Pot’ landlords. ‘Pension Pot’ landlords...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Joint report suggests activity in lettings market is robust, but rental supply falls

A joint report by Reapit and Dataloft has revealed that the letting market is witnessing significant activity, with viewings up 13.3%...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Investor tips – letting to student tenants

Being a student landlord can be very lucrative, especially if you choose a densely populated investment location. Student properties are always...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

London house prices set to stabilise by end of 2020

The decline in the value of properties in the capital could potentially come to a halt as early as autumn 2020. The...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are increasing rents to compensate for interest rate rise

Government measures are among the top causes for landlords increasing rents, according to research from Property Partner. The government is increasing its...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Importance of Section 21 changes outlined by ARLA Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark has outlined advice to landlords and letting agents on the changes to Section 21 notices, coming into force from...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

London sees supply of properties to rent plummet

The number of available homes to rent in Greater London is falling at an alarming rate, according to the latest figures...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Five tips to bear in mind when looking to sell your property

If you are selling a property, it is important that you present it in the best condition to potential investors, in...

13 September 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Property investment outlook remains positive despite Brexit uncertainty

The outlook for property investment in the UK remains positive, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. That’s according to a...

12 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Birmingham revealed as the top university buy-to-let location

The UK’s second largest city is home to the nation’s highest rental yields surrounding a university, making it the top choice...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords split over future of the market

The latest research from Octopus Choice suggests that Britain’s buy-to-let landlords are divided over their future, due to recent tax and...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas property: Where to invest, what to buy and how to manage your assets

UK investors have recently taken a greater interest in opportunities abroad which promise cheaper entry prices and higher rental returns on...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Midlands property market thrives while London market cools

Despite a significant drop in purchase activity in Central London, landlords are still picking up property in the East and West...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

One in five landlords intend to stay in buy-to-let market indefinitely

Some 18% of landlords said they intended to remain in the buy-to-let (BTL) market indefinitely, with the same number of portfolio...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to turn to student towns and cities for better rental yields

Research by TotallyMoney has revealed that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and diminishing profits could find better yields in UK towns...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Durham the best university location for buy-to-let yields

Durham is the university city which offers landlords the best buy-to-let returns, new research has revealed. Simple Landlords Insurance yesterday published a...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Winchester has the most vulnerable rental market, research finds

New research by Gatehouse Bank has revealed that Winchester is home to the most vulnerable rental market as tax changes amplify...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in private rental sector increase in line with RPI

Residential rent rises in the private rental sector (PRS) have been closely tied to the rate of inflation and retail price...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned to remortgage before further interest rate rises hit

Property management firm, DJ Alexander Ltd, has advised landlords to remortgage before further increases in interest rates. The firm found that one...

08 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Slowdown in rental growth across the UK

Excluding London, rents in the UK rose by 1.18% in the 12 months to July 2018 – the slowest annual rental...

08 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rising rents in UK hit 10-month high

The number of tenants experiencing rent hikes rose to 35% in June, up from 28% in May – the highest figure...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Increase in multi-listed landlords signals commercialisation for Airbnb in London

The number of landlords with more than 10 Airbnb accommodations listed in London has risen by 8.4% year-on-year, according to recent...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

London the region with the highest rent rises for the first time in four years

London was the region with the highest annual rent rises for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014, according...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Female landlords still struggle to close the gender pay gap

The income women earn from property investment is lower than that of their male counterparts, according to new data from Knight...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

The National LIS Awards urges companies to enter

The National LIS Awards, which aims to celebrate excellence in the private rented sector, is set to take place on Thursday...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

Student housing is increasingly becoming an attractive prospect for investment, with a 17% increase in investment in student accommodation in the...

18 July 2018

From: Breaking News

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

Official figures released this week by the English Housing Survey show that some 84% of private tenants are satisfied with their...

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

London rents finally rise after 18 months of falls

Research has revealed that London rents increased by 0.10% in the year to June 2018, the first annual rental rise for...

06 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property still seen as best income source for retirement plans

Property is still top choice when it comes to long-term investment, according to findings from a survey carried out by Perrys...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep aims to further innovate as part of government rent challenge

A PropTech startup is looking to continue to ‘expand’ and ‘improve’ its platform as part of round two of the government’s...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the UK's best locations for buy-to-let investors?

New research has uncovered the UK's best investment locations ranked by rental yield. The top performer is Burnley, with an average...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit is biggest challenge facing property market, say investors

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is the biggest challenge facing the UK property sector, according to a survey of investors,...

20 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Auction market in good health as leading firm continues strong performance

The latest figures from the UK's largest auction firm, Auction House, indicate that the auction market is performing strongly so far...

20 June 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep asks whether long-term tenants need to be referenced

PropTech startup RentalStep has questioned whether long-term lifestyle tenants should have to go through the traditional referencing process when moving between...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Scrapping of rental deposits leads to £3m boost to renters

Rental innovator and winner of Landlord of the Year 2018, Get Living, is celebrating its one-year anniversary of scrapping deposits with...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Five top tips for investing in student accommodation

Last year, Savills statistics showed that investment into student accommodation had risen by 17%. And with the number of students being accepted...

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England,...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest rental yields achieved by HMO and multi-unit landlords

Landlords with portfolios comprising houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFB) are achieving the highest rental yields, new...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Property investment at its peak in Yorkshire

Landlords from the Yorkshire and Humberside region have the biggest appetites for property investment, according to a new survey by property...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL rates fall despite base rate rise predictions

Since the start of the year, the cost of a typical five-year fixed buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage has fallen despite the possibility...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Major Build to Rent scheme set for Southampton city centre

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, has acquired a major Build to Rent scheme in the heart of Southampton. The...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Are you ready for the Southampton Property Show?

The Southampton Property Show, one of the UK’s largest property exhibitions, is coming to the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Southampton’s property investment,...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

PropTech startup reports landlord and investor user growth of 150%

An innovative PropTech startup has recorded impressive monthly growth of landlords and tenants using its platform. Since January, RentalStep has recorded landlord...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Serious investors ramp-up while accidental landlords sell-up, report shows

New research from Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed accidental and part-time landlords feel most negative about legislative changes and their future. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s landlords and investors remain positive despite raft of changes

Despite challenging buy-to-let (BTL) conditions, private landlords remain positive about the future of the industry, a new report from specialist bank,...

25 April 2018

From: Breaking News

It’s the final countdown … to the Property Investor Show

The UK’s largest exhibition catering to the needs of property investors, landlords and home buyers returns for its spring edition this...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Barking revealed as the top London location for rental yields

Barking has been revealed as the best place to invest in by London estate agents Portico. The agency, which can trace its...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in East Midlands outstrip UK average

The East Midlands saw residential rents grow by 2.24%, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The region had the fastest rise...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlord of the Year Award launched

A home insurance provider has launched a Landlord of the Year Award to recognise those who go the extra mile to...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show addresses key issues plaguing landlords in 2018 at Olympia on 15 March

The National Landlord Show arrives at Olympia on Thursday 15 March to give advice via complimentary seminars, leading suppliers and two...

02 March 2018

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Why buy-to-let investors should consider furnished holiday lettings

Investors in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have recently faced significant challenges, primarily increased taxes on capital gains, and the restriction of...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords gain $4m from PropTech startup

An online platform for mid to long-term rental accommodation, Spotahome, has handled over $4 million in residential rental transactions since its...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration goes live for National Landlord Investment Show

Registration for the latest National Landlord Investment Show is now open. The event, being held at Olympia London on March 15...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Apartment rental brand opens 45-storey tower

Rental start-up UNCLE has announced the launch of its 45-storey rental building in Elephant and Castle, the latest in its expanding...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

London bounces back with UK rents on the rise

The average cost of renting a home in the UK is now rising for the first time in almost two years,...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rent prices to rise while rental stock falls, predict NAEA and ARLA

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertmark have shared their forecasts for the rental and buying market in 2018, with rental prices set...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let loans launched by LendInvest

A buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland has been...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Key things to look out for when buying a leasehold property

Q&A with Rachael Donnelly, associate solicitor in the property litigation team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, on the key things to look...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

How you can Transform your Property for New Tenants this Autumn

With the lettings market traditionally heating up in autumn, property investors will be looking at ways to make their rental homes...

25 October 2017

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Landlords over 55 entitled to £50bn through equity release

Buy-to-let landlords in the UK over the age of 55 could be entitled to almost £50 billion via equity release, Retirement...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

London Bridge revealed as the capital’s top rental location

Fresh data from rental accommodation platform Spotahome has revealed that London Bridge is the most searched for area for mid to...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

PBSA beds outstrip halls of residence beds in Newcastle for the first time

Research carried out by Prime Student Living has revealed that the number of private purpose-built student accommodation beds in Newcastle has,...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Luxury student properties purchased for £3.25m in Nottingham

A student property portfolio in Nottingham worth £3.25m has been purchased by Nottingham-based MS Estates on behalf of a London-based institution. Located...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap could lead to more disputes in PRS

Government proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech in June to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent could...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

Q: What is No Agent?   No Agent is a complete property management service. We have combined the experience of property experts with...

02 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Fed up with lettings agents?​ No Agent​ brings a fair service for both landlords and tenants

No Agent’s innovative technology and in-house property experts offers landlords a simpler, flexible and low-fee way to manage everything from start...

02 August 2017

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Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

How to reference check potential tenants

As a landlord, you should know exactly who a potential tenant is before you hand over the keys to your property...

26 July 2017

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The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Online property portal for landlords eyes IPO

Ezylet, a property portal aimed at private landlords, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking fresh funds to grow...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here's how to stay safe and beat the fraudsters

Most landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake ID’s, according...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

How landlords should approach a Company Voluntary Arrangement

A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is most simply described as a rescue procedure for insolvent companies. It allows businesses facing severe...

12 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Private landlords and developers urged to check cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Council chiefs are urging all private landlords and developers to check the cladding on any buildings they own in Plymouth following...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

No sign of landlords exiting PRS despite ‘catalogue of challenges’

Various reports have suggested that a number of private landlords plan to sell up and quit the PRS as a consequence...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK rents fall for the second consecutive month

UK rental prices fell for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. The data...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New accounting services launched to help buy-to-let investors

A new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service designed to help buy-to-let investors with their tax and regulatory landscape has been...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The rental market is ‘strong and stable’ despite election uncertainty

Most parts of England and Wales saw rents rise in the run-up to the recent general election with yields stable at...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property hotspot: Manchester is still ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest

The property market in northern England, supported in part by the Northern Powerhouse concept, has attracted a lot of media attention,...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental price declines in PCL less marked in lower and higher price brackets

The rental market in prime central London is showing signs that it is potentially on the road to recovery, as reflected...

16 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The DUP’s housing policies at-a-glance

After calling a surprise snap general election in a bid to increase her party’s majority in the House of Commons and...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Steve Cox - Business Account Manager

Alan Boswell Group’s Steve Cox tells us a bit more about himself, and why the company’s landlord insurance is market-leading. Tell us...

09 June 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors wanted for new BBC One show

Are you a reputable landlord? Do you own 10 or more properties? Boundless Productions - makers of Grand Designs and Escape to...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand is ‘fuelling strong competition’ for property in Edinburgh

Despite economic uncertainty since last year’s Brexit vote and the recent tax rises heaped onto buy-to-let landlords, demand for property in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Could the North West be the buy-to-let hotspot for you?

The North West of England has been named the top buy-to-let hotspot for 2017, according to new figures from Rightmove. The property...

31 May 2017

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New buy to let tax changes and how to work your way around them

Over the past year, the buy to let market has experienced some substantial changes, most recently the new taxation laws which...

18 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Andy Murray backs property rental crowdfunding platform

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses, including specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

Demand for short-term loans continued to increase in the first quarter of the year, with more property investors turning to bridging...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Caridon Calls for Coherent Housing Policies from Politicians

The policy focus of the upcoming election will be on Brexit, but political parties will do well to remember that housing...

11 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Mario Carrozzo CEO of Caridon Group

Q: About the Caridon Group?  Caridon Group provides exceptional, end-to-end residential property solutions throughout the UK, from property development and management to...

11 May 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

New limited edition BTL mortgage aimed at investors seeking capital growth

Pepper Homeloans has launched a new limited edition buy-to-let five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.98% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). The product...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning consents for new homes in the UK continue to increase

The number of residential properties receiving planning consent continues to increase and reached almost 300,000 last year, fresh figures show. According to...

03 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Alex Lubinsky, CEO of Rentberry

Recently I caught up with the Alex Lubinsky CEO of Rentberry, the app that allows a tenant to place a bid...

25 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Is this the best value auction property in the UK?

A former shop in a former mining village in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, which has been converted into a studio...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity ‘will pick up again’ despite ‘gloomy’ housing report

Despite new figures from the RICS Residential Market Survey showing a rather ‘gloomy’ outlook about the state of the residential property...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords, developers and planners must ‘accommodate London’s future growth’

London’s outer boroughs look set to benefit if they capitalise on an increasing trend towards shorter commutes and flexible working by...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

What’s better for funding retirement, pensions or property?

The debate between property or pensions has been discussed for many years, with the changes to mortgage interest and finance costs...

11 April 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor &...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guidance report to help property investors meet MEES

With just 12 months until the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force, property software provider Arbnco, formerly known as CO2 Estates, has released...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Are illegal gas fitters putting your property investments at risk?

A number of property investors across the UK are potentially putting their property investments at risk of major gas incidents, such...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Leeds continues to attract ‘strong interest’ from investors

With high demand from tenants continuing to place upward pressure on rents, a growing number of national and international investors are...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors in Australia eye less conventional finance options

With banks in Australia continuing to tighten their investor lending criteria, a growing number of investors looking to invest in property...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

LBC’s ‘The Property Hour’ returns

A popular property radio show returned to the airwaves on LBC yesterday.  ‘The Property Hour’, which is sponsored by Direct Line Landlord...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property is becoming ‘increasingly attractive’

Britain is a nation obsessed with property but experts have warned those thinking of investing in buy-to-let are facing headwinds that...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which peaked in Q4, as more borrowers opted for longer term fixed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Why I’m investing in the North of England

House prices continued to rise towards the end of last year, with the last three months seeing a 2.5% increase, according...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Restaurant offering can whet appetite for shopping, particularly among youngsters

If you are planning to invest in the retail property sector any time soon, it may be wise to check out...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors who missed tax return deadline urged to act now

Private property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, who missed their self-assessment tax return payment last week and do not have a valid...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Top financial resolutions for property investors

Is it time to get your finances in order? Why not consider these five property financial resolutions? 1.    Consider increasing your mortgage payments With...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Private housing wealth in the UK exceeds £5trn

The total value of all privately owned homes in Britain has increased above £5trn for the first time - almost three...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

While buy-to-let lenders come to terms with fresh interventions imposed by the Prudential Regulation Authority, designed to subject buy-to-let landlords to stricter...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Glasgow sees strong take-up

Glasgow saw strong levels of office take-up last year, surpassing the 10-year annual average of 500,000 sq ft within the first...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors offered online tax training

With just over two weeks remaining until the January 31 Self Assessment deadline, buy-to-let investors are being reminded that there are tax tutorials...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Redrow boss welcomes ‘strong and sustained upward trend in new housing’

With close to 200,000 homes built last year, the government looks to be on course to meet its target of building...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Camilla Dell – what to expect in 2017

The biggest talking point in 2017 will be triggering Article 50 to begin the process of Britain’s exit from the EU,...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

How to weather-proof your investment properties in winter

It is that time of year again! With a distinct chill in the air and dampness on the ground, the cold...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investing in student property

With student housing becoming an increasingly popular investment in recent years, Mish Liyanage at the Mistoria Group explains how you could...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Bristol office take-up soars in 2016

Office investment in Bristol continues to go from strength to strength as investors seek to take advantage of soaring take up...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips to avoid common buy-to-let insurance claims

Damage caused by storms, burst pipes and from break-ins were listed in a report earlier this year as the primary reasons that...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Digital property firm turns to crowdfunding to raise money

An online property service has launched a major crowdfunding campaign to fuel expansion plans. No Agent, launched three months ago, claims to...

05 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s buy-to-let hotspots unveiled

While buying property in the UK has proved to be a lucrative move for many buy-to-let landlords, it is increasingly holding...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Strong demand for property in the central belt of Scotland

The central belt of Scotland has continued to attract high demand from buyers and renters, reports Scottish property consultancy, CKD Galbraith.   The...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News