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KEYWORD "Tenants" - 198 RESULTS
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

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

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

Hostmaker launches new platform in London

Home rental management company Hostmaker has launched its own home sharing bookings platform - ‘Stayy with Hostmaker’ – in London. The new...

21 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

Number of tenants experiencing rent hikes continues to increase

The number of tenants experiencing rent increases continued to rise in September, according to ARLA Propertymark’s latest Private Rented Sector (PRS)...

02 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Rents rise rapidly in areas surrounding Elizabeth Line stations

New research has revealed that average rental growth around the stations of the Elizabeth Line (excluding zone 1) has been more...

28 September 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

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

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

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

North East set to welcome its first Build to Rent scheme

Development of the North East’s first Build to Rent scheme is now underway. The ‘ultramodern, multi-million pound’ scheme on Forth Banks...

03 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

Bexley revealed as the most affordable place to rent in London

Bexley in South East London, is the cheapest place to rent in London for those living as a group of four,...

01 August 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

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

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

Property guardians – is this the future of renting in London?

As a reaction to (and by-product of) London’s housing crisis, there has been a rise in recent years in the number...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires student blocks at University of Lincoln

Legal & General has agreed to fund the development of two high-quality student accommodation blocks which have been pre-let to the...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

UK rents on the rise, figures show

The average rent in the UK reached £919 in May, up by 2% on the same time last year, according to...

08 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

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

Green credentials of a building increasingly important to tenants

Over four in ten tenants (42%) consider how eco-friendly a building is when choosing a rental property, according to recent research...

04 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

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

New homes sales dominated by East London in 2017

Eastern postcodes dominated the sale of new homes in the capital last year, according to fresh research by Dexters and Stirling...

28 February 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

‘A bleak outlook for renters in 2018’ says trade body

The supply of rental properties fell by 8% from December to January, painting a bleak picture for renters this year, according...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the opportunities for UK property investors post-Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 24 2016, investment in the London property market has...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents and train fares up in London’s commuter hotspots

Landbay’s latest Rental Index has revealed that commuters in nearly half of London’s most popular commuter towns face a greater overall...

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

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

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

From: Sponsored Content

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new Build to Rent site in Birmingham

Funding has been agreed on a prime Build to Rent (BTR) development site in Birmingham, Legal & General announced recently. The site,...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

The CLA has condemned the government for an ‘abdication of responsibility’ over new energy efficiency rules for listed buildings. In a damning...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 in jeopardy, but rents rise significantly in affected areas

It was revealed last week that Crossrail 2 could be delayed by up to a decade, with the £31bn infrastructure project...

11 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

Research reveals what student tenants really want

Private student rent has remained at an average of £100 to £119 a week for the second year running, according to...

27 September 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

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

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Landlord fined for not taking shoes off in tenants’ home

A Canadian landlord has been fined for not taking his shoes off in his Muslim tenants’ home in Brampton, Ontario. John Alabi,...

12 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

The UK’s top 10 property investment holiday hotspots

Where is the best UK holiday destination for property investors? New research has been carried out by comparison site, finder.com/uk, to find...

30 June 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

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

Dangers faced by unoccupied rental properties

As a buy-to-let property owner, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. But it’s not...

09 June 2017

From: Sponsored Content

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

High demand for sought-after assets despite political uncertainty

Strong investor interest in good quality, long term assets helped Allsop raise £94m at its third commercial auction this year. The auction...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Surge in demand for office space in Sheffield is ‘positive news for investors’

Demand for commercial office space in Sheffield remains remarkably strong, driving upward pressure on rental prices and increasing the demand for...

25 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

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Prime rental levels in the West End hit a new record high

There was a significant increase in prime rents in the West End of London in the first quarter of the year,...

03 May 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

One issue must dominate the UK general election campaign... housing

Announcing her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June, Theresa May yesterday made it clear that Brexit would...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Properties offering ‘guaranteed yields’ attract investors

Properties offering guaranteed yields proved particularly popular with investors at Cheffins’ first auction of 2017 in Cambridge. Almost £4.2m worth of property...

24 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

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

High demand for retail investments

Strong demand for retail property from investors helped Allsop raise £57.7m at its first commercial auction of the year last week,...

14 February 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

Scottish house prices and rents set to rise as supply shortage intensifies

Residential property prices and private rents in Scotland’s cities are expected to rise sharply in the next five years due to...

01 February 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

Here are some key UK property market trends to look out for in 2017

Despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, the UK property market is expected to return to relative calm and renewed prosperity in 2017,...

05 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

7 tips to help protect your rental property over the Christmas period

As we enter into the holiday season, there is a good chance that your tenants may be planning an extended break...

22 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

Top tips for investing in property abroad

Many Britons often think about the idea of jetting off overseas to invest in property. Well, if you are planning to make...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for achieving an E EPC rating

With the new EPC changes coming into force in April 2018, those who invest in the private rented market should already...

16 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

Foreign investors are the real drivers of London property

Since the shock Brexit result was announced in June, and the consequent drop in value of the pound, there has been...

05 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Major acquisition demonstrates ‘continued investor demand for London’

Undeterred by the news of Brexit, investors from across the world were attracted by the long term secure income and exceptional...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors target house-share market

An increasing number of investors are rushing to invest in the house-share market through crowdfunding sites, according to Smart Property, which...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency claims August was record month for new tenancies

Letting agency Knight Frank reports that the number of new tenancies it agreed in August was the highest it has ever...

10 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Pokémon GO could 'add real value' to your home’, says online agent

Forget good schools, low crime rates and having a decent gym near your property, it would appear that Pokemon Go is...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to fall in Dubai

It is a tenants’ market in Dubai, as reflected by weakening rental values across many areas in the emirate, owed in...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Are you protected against loss of rent?

While many private and commercial landlords have ensured they are protected against the risk of void periods, rent arrears and property...

22 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Wales scraps Right to Buy scheme

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes as the country seeks to...

09 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Getting tenancy deposit back a major issue for renters in Ireland

A campaign to tackle the issue of landlords in Ireland withholding tenants’ deposits was launched this week by the Union of...

08 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment in Bristol’s office market hits record high

Office investment in Bristol hit an all-time high of £237m in the first half of the year, fresh data from Savills...

05 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property rents edge higher

There was a marginal rise in the amount of private rents paid by commercial property tenants last month, fresh data reveals. The...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Calls for private landlord licensing in Northern Ireland

With a growing number of people living in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investments in Germany are a boon for small budgets

Property expert and managing director at Tranio.com, George Kachmazov, argues the benefits of low yield residential property for small budget investors. The...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspots unveiled

UK property investors seeking lucrative buy-to-let investments should consider looking to the continent for higher rental yields, according to new research...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Who will fix London’s housing crisis?

With just hours to go until voting for the London mayoral election closes, housing remains a key issue with all the leading...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Caridon Property voted best in the UK

ONE of the fastest growing property companies in London has been voted the best letting agency in the UK after its...

27 April 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Sharp rise in BTL mortgage products

There was a significant increase in the volume of buy-to-let mortgage products available in the UK in the first quarter of...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New body to improve multi home rental standards

With the volume of people living in the private rental sector continuing to grow, a new trade organisation has been launched...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London rental market cools

The rental market in prime central London is starting to slow following a year of record breaking growth with rents either...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Johnny Rotten's home listed for rent on Zoopla

The former home of Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten is currently listed as available to rent on Zoopla. The property once owned...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

'Couple tenants' feel positive about future home ownership

Research carried out by London estate agents Portico has revealed that 61% of tenants living with partners in rental properties in...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

PRS cleaning bill hits £5 million per year

An estimated £5 million is wasted in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) each year as rental properties are not cleaned to...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord finances healthiest on record as arrears and evictions dip

The latest figures from estate agency chains Your Move and Reeds Rains show that in the final quarter of 2015 landlord...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Property radio all the rage after trio of announcements

Three announcements this week have shown a resurgence in property radio as more firms and organisations look to take advantage of...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors must prepare for longer tenancies

Landlords and property investors must prepare for long-term tenancies, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). The organisation says heightened...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Wales scores highest for landlord satisfaction

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed that more renters in Wales are satisfied with their landlord than in any other...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Further acquisitions for property investment company

Two more properties have been acquired by property investment firm Drum Income Plus Real Estate Investment Trust (DRIP REIT). The acquisitions,...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Third of landlords stressed by 'troublesome tenants'

Landlords are finding the full-time nature of letting property to be more stressful than they initially thought, according to new research. The...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental properties reaches record low, says ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents latest research has revealed that the supply of rental accommodation is at its lowest levels...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

One in six renters sublet their home

New research has revealed that 17% of UK tenants have admitted to renting out all or part of their property to...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Utilities firm first to introduce risk free bills package for landlords

Student utilities service provider Glide has launched a Risk Free Bills Inclusive Package, the first of its kind in the industry. Inclusive...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Wear and tear changes – Relief for landlords or another headache?

Announced in the Summer Budget of 2015, the government is introducing significant changes to how UK landlords can cover the cost...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

UK renters gloomy about prospects of buying

New research has revealed that a third of renters in the UK currently pay no money into a savings account in...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Section 21 landlord possessions hit record heights

According to new statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) the total number of evictions reached a record high of 42,728. Whilst...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Immigration solicitor criticises government over Right to Rent

An immigration law solicitor has warned that almost three-quarters of private residential landlords in the UK don't understand the implications of the...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment in buy-to-let will be discouraged by tax changes, research warns

Research carried out by Orchard & Shipman Group has revealed that a significant proportion of landlords (86%) believe that the government’s...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA says government is failing landlords over Right to Rent

The government is failing landlords over the new Right to Rent immigration policy, research by the Residential Landlords Association suggests. In their...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent scheme faces fresh criticism

It has been revealed that the government’s Right to Rent pilot scheme issued just nine civil penalties to landlords between 1st...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords sitting on millions of pounds of unprotected deposits

Almost 300,000 landlords have failed to protect their tenants' deposits, totalling over £500 million of unprotected funds, according to a new...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Students’ rental property expectations at all-time high

Student tenants’ expectations of rental property have reached an all-time high, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). Student numbers...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing group launches portfolio of purpose-built rental homes

A new portfolio of homes for professional tenants in London and the South East has been launched by housing group L...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

ARLA reveals seasonal supply and demand drop in PRS

Supply and demand of rental property dipped in December, according to the December Private Rental Sector (PRS) report from the Association...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Record number of tenants frustrated by home-buying barriers

A third of private renters spend longer waiting to get on the property ladder than planned, according to research from Experian. Nearly...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent: A guide to conducting fair and effective checks

From 1st February, landlords across England will be expected to check the status of all prospective tenants to ensure they have...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Maintenance essentials for your property insurance

Unless agreed otherwise by underwriters in very particular circumstances, landlord insurance policies will stipulate that the insured property is in a...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent arrears worsening, report finds

The number of tenants who are seriously behind on rent has risen by almost 14% between Q2 and Q3, the highest...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent fast approaching for landlords

Landlords are being reminded that the Right to Rent deadline is only a couple of weeks away. This new law means...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Government calls for blacklist against the worst PRS offenders

A government consultation has proposed that a blacklist should be created for persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. However, Paul Shamplina,...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords will raise rents to cover new legislation costs

Some 45% of landlords surveyed by flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk said they plan to raise their rents this year. Covering the costs of...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

New Year to kick-start 2016 lettings market

This January is set to be the strongest month outside of the summer for lettings activity, fuelled by Christmas divorces and...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Students becoming more picky with rental accommodation

Students are expecting much more from their rental property, with a third of students requesting an en suite bathroom or shower...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Reinventing Renting launched by NLA

Reinventing Renting, which identifies opportunities for landlords to enhance their lettings businesses, has been launched by the National Landlords Association (NLA). The...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Average rents falling as landlords pledge to hold firm for first half of 2016

Average rent on new tenancies agreed over the three months to November fell in most areas of the country, according to...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

AIIC: Landlords shouldn't ask for tenant money to decorate

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has advised tenants that they shouldn't be persuaded into paying higher rents to subsidise...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents slow, but not in the East

Rents across England and Wales dipped on a monthly basis between September and October, according to the latest Buy-to-Let index from...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

UK renters remain negative about their chances of buying

65% of renters are negative about their prospects of purchasing a home, according to new research by online estate agent Urban.co.uk. Nearly...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords freeze repairs to rental properties this winter

Tenants who request anything other than the most urgent repairs will face an uphill struggle this winter, according to research from...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Rent Smart Wales very low, research finds

According to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA), nearly two thirds (65%) of tenants in Wales are unaware of...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Tenants would be happier if they were allowed to decorate

A survey by insurance provider Endsleigh has revealed that 43% of tenants would be happy to pay more rent – an...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Reduced tax relief is top landlord worry

The Government’s decision to reduce landlords' buy-to-let tax relief to the basic rate of 20% is a major factor for half...

20 November 2015

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Flatsharers vote flatmates over location

EasyRoommate has revealed that 78% of flatsharers care more about who they live with than the location they live in, it...

20 November 2015

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Transformation of Manchester’s Edge Street nearly complete

A property company’s vision to transform a street in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter has moved a step closer with the completion...

17 November 2015

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Poor electrical safety putting tenants at risk

Poor electrical safety in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is placing tenants’ lives in danger, as they fail to be protected...

13 November 2015

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80% of renters want a short-term tenancy

80% of those renting accommodation want tenancy agreements of one year or less, according to findings from The Deposit Protection Service (DPS). The...

10 November 2015

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Rent for new London tenancies grows by almost 8%

Tenants choosing to rent property in the capital will pay almost 8% more than they would have paid last year, it...

10 November 2015

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Dilapidated Peckham bungalow sells for nearly £1m

A pre-fabricated bungalow that has been out of use for more than ten years has been sold for £920,000 at auction....

06 November 2015

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40% of tenants at risk due to no working smoke alarms

It has been revealed that only 57% of flatsharers are certain that their homes have working smoke alarms, according to a...

06 November 2015

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Fire safety awareness app launches for landlords and tenants

This week a new Firemark Education app has been launched to help landlords and tenants understand the risk from fire, fire...

03 November 2015

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Nottingham University best for rental returns

The University of Nottingham provides one of the UK's best student property investment locations in terms of rental returns. This is the...

30 October 2015

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Tenant demand not being met by supply

Research carried out by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed that the demand for tenants is stronger than ever, with...

27 October 2015

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Halstead named top investment location

The latest Rightmove Rental Trends Tracker has revealed that Halstead has been named as the highest performing investment location outside of...

23 October 2015

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AIIC: simple conversation can avert deposit disputes

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says that basic communication is the key to avoiding official deposit disputes.  A simple conversation...

09 October 2015

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Londoners pay out half their monthly earnings on rent

Recent research conducted by Rentify has revealed that tenants in the UK spend on average 41% of their monthly income on...

02 October 2015

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Average rents retreating as yields remain steady

Average monthly rents in England and Wales have fallen on a monthly basis for the first time since March, according to...

18 September 2015

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Guide to investing in student property

Student property is currently the UK’s best performing asset class, with over £4 billion invested into the sector in the first...

18 September 2015

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Berlin rent controls will work, says investment firm

Despite a recently introduced rent cap, the rental sector in Berlin will remain profitable for landlords and investors, according to Property Frontiers.  Berlin...

18 September 2015

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Software giant announces PRS software solution

Qube Global Software has announced that it has developed a unified management tool for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) model.  The tool...

18 September 2015

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Scottish government to introduce rent controls

It was announced last week that the Scottish government is to implement rent controls in an effort to limit increases in...

09 September 2015

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Rental supply on the up, say letting agents

The supply of rental properties is increasing, according to the latest report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), with...

09 September 2015

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How to choose a letting agent to manage your property portfolio

One of the key ingredients of successful property investment is ensuring you have a network of good people and reliable suppliers...

03 September 2015

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There’s buoyancy in buy-to-let, but be sure to do your homework

As the summer months come to a close, and some of us prepare for a few months of hibernation, the opposite...

03 September 2015

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Many flatsharers experience deposit disputes with their landlords, research claims

60% of UK flatsharers have been involved in a dispute with a landlord over their tenancy deposit, new research has found....

03 September 2015

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AIIC urges landlords to encourage tenants to attend Check Outs

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has called on UK landlords to encourage their tenants to attend a Check Out...

29 August 2015

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Good communication crucial to ending tenancy disputes

The importance of good communication between landlords and tenants at the end of a tenancy has been further highlighted by recent...

21 August 2015

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Data reveals cities with the most incoming tenants

Wakefield, Coventry, Brighton, Nottingham and Greater London top the list of hotspots where tenants new to the area account for the...

21 July 2015

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Missing inventory items could be costing tenants, AIIC warns

Tenants across Britain could be losing thousands of pounds due to incomplete inventories, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has...

21 July 2015

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Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.   Reach...

06 July 2015

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Third of new lets are agreed before existing tenant moves out

Increasing numbers of landlords and investors are able to re-let their property before the existing tenant moves out, according to Countrywide.  The...

06 July 2015

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Almost half of tenants unsure of their rental responsibilities

Almost half of private tenants are unsure with whom responsibility lies for a number of aspects of their tenancy, according to...

06 July 2015

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Today’s deposit protection rules are step in right direction, says AIIC

Deposit protection legislation coming into force today is a ‘step in the right direction’, according to the Association of Independent Inventory...

23 June 2015

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Student property portal for agents and private landlords launches

An online property letting portal that aims to help landlords and letting agents reach students seeking private accommodation in university cities...

19 June 2015

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‘Majority of tenants are satisfied with their landlord’

Some 81% of tenants surveyed by buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages said they are satisfied with their current landlord. The majority of tenants...

19 June 2015

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How A Letting Agent Can Help Landlords Find The Best Tenants

A letting agency can charge between 10% and 15% of the total rental income that you receive from a property, but...

15 June 2015

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Right to Buy a cynical ploy for more votes, planning expert argues

A town planning expert from Birmingham City University has warned that reviving the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme is simply a cynical...

05 June 2015

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Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets.

WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with...

28 May 2015

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Prime Central London set to reap the benefits of shock election result

The surprise election result is set to boost transaction levels across Prime Central London, according to new research by high-end agency...

22 May 2015

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Regular inspections

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know. Repairs and...

21 May 2015

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 Prime rents soar in the Home Counties

Prime rents in the Home Counties grew by 3.5% in the first quarter of 2015, the highest rate of quarterly growth...

20 May 2015

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Luxury property scheme launched by Man City aces

Three Manchester City footballers have helped launch a new luxury property development in the heart of the city.  The new luxury apartment...

20 May 2015

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Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!)

IT’S universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re...

13 May 2015

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Survey reveals the top pet hates of landlords and tenants

A new study conducted by Endsleigh, the landlord and tenant insurance provider, has highlighted the top frustrations of tenants and landlords. The...

30 April 2015

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Property investors get help from on-demand tech services

Whether you’re buying to let or simply flipping a property, you will inevitably run into the age old ‘stuff’ obstacle –...

24 April 2015

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Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015. This is...

24 April 2015

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A new year, a new broadband package…

At a time of year when many are prone to re-evaluating their lives and the direction it is going in, now...

24 April 2015

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