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KEYWORD "Tenants" - 448 RESULTS
The rise of the upper-middle-aged renter – study

Retirees and those in the upper-middle age category are the fastest growing tenant groups in the private rented sector (PRS), analysis...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is...

10 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Build to Rent – what does wellness in design mean in 2020?

Moda is positioning itself as a pioneer within the BTR sector. From interior design to tech and vertical integration we are leading...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Generation Rent Better’: improve renter experience and maximise returns

It’s no secret that young people in the UK are struggling to get onto the property ladder, with the age of...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent changes – are landlords up to speed?

In March 2020, the Home Office made a number of changes to the Right to Rent scheme to make it easier...

04 November 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Investors: safeguard income with short, mid and long-term rentals

The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people and businesses around the world, including property...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

When it comes to conveyancing for landlords and investors, the purchasing process itself doesn’t differ that much from residential conveyancing, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Property guide: how to invest for success

When it comes to property investment, there is no one ‘right’ way to do it in order to succeed. Likewise, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Rising damp – how can you ensure damp is not an issue in your rental home?

Damp in your home is a serious issue, potentially costing thousands to repair. It’s important that you act quickly as soon...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

It’s common knowledge that asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that can severely impact the health of our...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy....

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Carbon Monoxide detectors – What is the law on replacing expired alarms?

As all those responsible for managing property will be only too aware, landlords have many obligations under the laws and regulations...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

Gas Safety Week is an annual event, that took place 14-20 September in 2020 and aims to raise awareness of gas safety...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Auction Roundup – remember, remember, the sales in November

As we reach the end of October, Property Investor Today looks at how auction houses have been preparing for November auctions -...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Where is best to invest? Top ten investment hotspots for 2021

While 2020 has been a challenging year due to Covid, the property market has boomed, driven by changing priorities for homeowners...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – new schemes from Glasgow to Exeter

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) development has now successfully delivered another multi-million pound BTR...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can landlords & investors protect their investments during Covid-19?

It’s painfully apparent that the risk of landlords and investors not receiving rent during the Covid-19 pandemic is far higher than...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1: retail to residential – has John Lewis set a precedent?

The high street was already struggling before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has perhaps sent it into terminal decline. High streets in major...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Lets with pets – pet-friendly rental property searches spike

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental property have jumped to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea

A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study

We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6%...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Craig Hayward

Who are you? Craig Hayward How do you help landlords and property investors? With over 10 years’ experience we have been helping landlords and...

20 October 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Insight – how does a Build to Rent development come to fruition?

Build to Rent (BTR) has been one of the property sector’s fastest-growing marketplaces in recent years – and continues to grow,...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Winning with kids’ - Class of ’92 apartment building opens in Manchester

The latest apartment building from leading city centre lettings firm Manchester Apartments has opened its doors, designed to provide ‘first-class accommodation’ to students...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Wealthy UK areas are performing best - study

The number of homes let in opulent UK areas has recovered to a level which is above the same period last...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

When adding height, don’t forget about Rights to Light!

After spending so much time in our homes this year, many homeowners may be contemplating extending their properties to create some...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s how to create the perfect property listing

Despite another national lockdown seemingly on the horizon, the property market remains resilient, with the stamp duty holiday and other initiatives...

05 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Auction roundup – Luxury hotels and iconic partnerships

This week, we provide a rundown of the latest auction news, from a one-of-a-kind hotel business site up for sale in...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in a leasehold? You may want to think again!

With the leasehold scandal back on the news agenda thanks to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opening enforcement cases focusing...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Post-pandemic PBSA: how tech can increase flexibility and yields

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is becoming increasingly flexible, accommodating different course lengths and formats, as well as the uncertainty...

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenants are ditching single accommodation for co-living – study

Research by Built Asset Management (BAM) has revealed a marked increase in renters scrapping single lets in favour of co-living, with...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Students flock to London lettings market despite Covid-19 woes

Overseas and domestic students have returned to the London lettings market in full force this month, accounting for 25% of all...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

Covid-19 has furthered the decline of the high street and led to major city centres becoming virtual ghost towns as office...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 will force change in the PRS — let's make sure it’s positive

Lockdown measures have left the UK’s residential rental sector struggling to deal with a period of unpaid rents, occupancy voids, and...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – now is the perfect time to let your property

With activity in the market continuing to rise and the number new tenancies back to pre-pandemic levels, landlords are enjoying strong...

07 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

UK Landlords need to prepare to survive these challenging times  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

There has never been a harder time to be a landlord in the UK. The pressures that the last six months...

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

The birth of Build to Rent – how did it become the PRS’s biggest trend?

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly,...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Wood Wharf district welcomes its first surge of residents

Canary Wharf’s newest district, Wood Wharf, is beginning to take shape, with 10 Park Drive seeing over 50 new residents to...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Tech and investment – two new property apps launch to help investors

A new Manchester-based student accommodation start-up is using the latest tech to deliver five times faster booking. Housemates, founded by tech entrepreneur...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Data: a critical tool for landlords and retailers post-Covid-19

Businesses involved in the retail sector – either as corporate occupiers leasing space for stores, warehousing and distribution, or as property...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords need to be vigilant for cannabis farms

As a landlord, it’s vital to conduct periodic inspections throughout each tenancy to ensure that the condition of your rental property...

17 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

Build to Rent (BTR) developer Moda Living has struck a UK-wide partnership with technology provider Utopi to build a complete digital...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Cullen Property celebrates viewing success with 90% student flats let

As the UK slowly eases out of lockdown and home movers eagerly search for their next property, virtual viewings and video...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, Joint Manager Director

Who are you? David Alexander What does it say on your business card? Joint Manager Director What is apropos? Apropos is a revolutionary new property management...

05 August 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June

The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

The student sector has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but most universities are returning in some...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords must not use ‘no DSS’ to discriminate against benefit tenants

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the use of ‘no DSS’ in homes being listed for let, with...

29 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

International student drop-off leads to oversupply of rental properties

The lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions imposed across the globe as a result of Covid-19 are preventing international students from coming...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the mindset and success principles of a property investor

Harvey Raybould is a UK property investor and owner of the Creative Property Group (CPG), a Kent-based property firm which aims...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is the difference between co-living and BTR?

Before the coronavirus hit, Build to Rent was without question the property market's fastest-growing trend. While, like all parts of the...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Development update: work commences on luxury apartments in Stretford

Initial work to restore a historic building to its former glory and bring luxury living space to Stretford, Greater Manchester, has...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the changes to UK planning laws lead to opportunities for investors?

In his major ‘new deal’ speech last week, where he stood in front of a lectern with the slogan of ‘Build,...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

A look at lockdown - a Q&A with the SDL Group

Following the reopening of England’s housing market in May, the sector has seen a bounce back. Pent-up demand during lockdown has...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis - what should I be investing in?

Earlier this month, we ran a two-part series on Paul Hanafin - who successfully moved from busking to a £1 million...

29 June 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

Q&A – interiors expert answers questions for property investors

Here at Property Investor Today, we recently caught up with David Conlon, the founder of en masse bespoke interiors to ask...

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

In parts one and two, we looked at the investors and developers with a large stake in the fast-emerging Build to...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

What type of property brings the best returns for investors?

One-bed properties are now proving to be the best investment when it comes to buy-to-let rental yields across the UK’s major...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Major Salford Build to Rent scheme launches virtual tours and viewings

Moorfield Group’s Duet scheme, one of the newest Build to Rent developments to join the MediaCityUK skyline, has developed an all...

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

Property investment success – from balancing work/life to managing tenants

In part one, we told the story of how Paul Hanafin, a former busker and chemistry graduate, created a £1 million...

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – will the luxury property market bounce back quicker?

The coronavirus pandemic has had huge impacts on all parts of the property industry, with the market effectively on pause mode...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – have Asian investors in the UK property market increased?

International investors make up a big chunk of Britain’s second home market, especially in London. Many of these investors hail from...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Manchester set to beat virus uncertainty and remain top investment hotspot

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester is set to continue as one of the UK's top buy-to-let investment...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

The new way forward? Salford’s first virtual committee approves scheme

Two brownfield sites overlooking the River Irwell are set to be converted into 500 apartments for sale and private rent after...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Five reasons you should never follow interiors trends

It can be tempting to jump on the latest interior design trends when renovating your investment property. However, just because Farrow...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

A timeline – how has coronavirus impacted the Scottish property market?

Scotland, alongside Wales and Northern Ireland, is using its devolved powers to take a different course from the UK government by...

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

Q&A - could alternative property investment thrive post-Covid?

As is always the case in times of crisis, people are asking what might follow, what industries might thrive as normal...

08 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

How can property investors come out the other side of the Covid-19 crisis?

A property investment expert and well-regarded podcaster has offered some top advice to investors on how they can cope with, and...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Completed Build to Rent homes rise as number in construction dips

The latest Build to Rent (BTR) data from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that the number of completed BTR homes...

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

Which rental hotspots are tenants searching for during lockdown?

Prospective renters searching for new properties while at home during lockdown are focusing their attentions on areas with rivers or near...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas roundup – continued activity in Cyprus and rising prices in Portugal

A leading Cypriot developer says it is still receiving daily enquires from Britain despite the Covid-19 crisis putting a temporary freeze...

20 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: Considerations for real estate finance

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on real estate finance has thrown the sector into uncharted and worrying waters. So, what...

15 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

Coronavirus causing an upturn in ‘situation tenancies’, says Aston Chase

A luxury London estate and lettings agency says it is concerned to see a noticeable rise in ‘situation tenancies’, a specific type...

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

New cloud-based operational management platform launched

Residential property consultancy Ringley has launched a new operational management platform for property owners to monetise services and spaces within their...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why the Build to Rent sector must invest in property management

We are all facing incredibly challenging times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it comes to the Build to...

01 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Doing things differently – companies offer virtual viewings during the crisis  

The coronavirus crisis has shut down most aspects of normal life, but with us all being told to stay at home...

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

The show must go on: Cullen Property launches virtual property viewings

Edinburgh residential property investment and lettings specialist Cullen Property has introduced virtual viewings for its student properties. Prospective tenants can use video...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

A fine gesture – mixed-use scheme specialist offers space to tackle Covid-19

The LABS Collective – an entity comprising of three subsidiaries: LABS (co-working), STAY (residential) and HOST (events spaces) – has revealed...

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

PBSA roundup – more student homes and a refinance deal

Property Investor Today focuses on two brand new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes from Future Generations and a refinance deal for...

23 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

Is coronavirus having an impact on overseas tenant demand and investment?

Coronavirus – also known as Covid-19 – has had a dramatic impact on the world since the first reported cases in...

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

Demand for rental properties heightens sealed bidding in PCL

Growing demand and a shrinking supply of rental properties in prime central London (PCL) has led to a 50% increase in...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the fastest growing areas of Birmingham

Birmingham has quickly become a favourite for property investors in 2020. With HS2 all but rubber stamped by Parliament, parts of...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Where will the future demand for BTR outside London be at its strongest?

New research by global real estate firm CBRE has identified the UK towns and cities outside London where the future demand...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

TV, contracts and Big Macs – these daily costs are dwarfing rental deposit fees

Lettings deposit replacement scheme Ome has looked at how much tenants are paying to secure a rental property, how this has...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration: former biscuit factory to be transformed into 1,500 homes

Under plans approved this week by Jules Pipe, the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, the site of a former...

28 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Grab your corg-keys – The UK’s most pet-friendly city for tenants revealed

With the government pledging to put an end to pet bans, UK-based insurance broker Towergate Insurance has revealed the top 10...

26 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – high tenant demand and strong yields makes Bradford investor-friendly

As an investor, you will probably want to invest in an area with high tenant demand – and in many cases...

24 February 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

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

Major new development gets the go-ahead in Mumbai

A London and Mumbai-based architects’ firm has been appointed to design and deliver two new towers located on the Western Express...

05 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Why co-living is the future of urban living

While more people come into the world every day, the size of the earth remains exactly the same. Today, 55% of...

05 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

Why are tech tenants driving the demand for prime London rentals?

Last week tech giant Facebook announced that it would be hiring 1,000 more staff in London, bringing its total workforce in...

31 January 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

Sun, sea and…renting? Tenants prioritise holidays over saving for a house deposit

More renters are saving to go on holiday (33%) or for an emergency fund (31%) than for a deposit to buy...

29 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

Build to Rent – homes soar in regions by over 50% in 2019

The UK is witnessing an influx of American-style purpose-built, professionally managed rental homes, according to the latest research by Savills for...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Where is the highest tenant demand for buy-to-let homes?

The hottest UK cities for rental demand have been revealed by new research from rental management platform Howsy. The platform has examined...

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

Rental market remained frosty throughout December

The UK rental market remained stable in December 2019, according to Goodlord’s Rental Index. Average rents stayed close to levels recorded in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is co-living about to become a thing in Europe?

Increasing institutional investment and rising demand for flexible, alternative living space amongst Europe’s growing populations is helping to create a bright...

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

Wise Living gets £33 million boost to fund BTR schemes across the UK

Wise Living, the SDL Group’s Build to Rent (BTR) division, has secured a further £33 million of funding from real estate...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Top ten buy-to-let locations for 2020 revealed

Despite the buy-to-let sector seeing a raft of changes in recent years, demand from private tenants continues to grow and the...

25 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

London regeneration - Royal Docks: the East End’s latest hotspot?

Property Investor Today recently visited the Royal Docks to witness first-hand its dramatic facelift. One of London’s most successful regeneration projects of...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

UK rents continue to grow as housing market slows

In September, the average rental price for a new tenancy in the UK was £967 per calendar month, up by 2.5%...

16 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

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

Prime London lettings market shows signs of recovery

The prime lettings market in the capital is showing signs of strength, according to agency Russell Simpson. The firm says it has...

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

London regeneration – Elephant & Castle: from shabby to chic?

In the latest part of our series focusing on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today zones in on the ongoing transformation...

25 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

Majority of private tenants aren’t interested in buying a home

The majority of private tenants in the UK aren’t eager to buy a home, with only 42% interested in getting on...

25 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

Midlands regeneration – new homes at Ilkeston Co-op conversion sell in weeks

The latest multi-million pound residential development from Prosperity Developments – the company behind a recent scheme in Digbeth which was sold...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

How to become a successful property investor: everything you need to know

There are many compelling reasons to invest in property; you’ll earn a passive income, reap the benefits of capital growth and...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Does Size Matter for Property Investors

When it comes to property investment, the old adage is ‘location, location, location’. Any property investor that has found success will...

16 September 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Moda Living’s flagship BTR scheme in Manchester generates strong demand

The first release of homes at Moda Living’s flagship Build to Rent Angels Gardens scheme in the heart of Manchester have...

13 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

London regeneration – a home at the home of British television?

In the latest part of our series on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today checks in on the transformation of Television...

28 August 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

Regeneration areas – when is the right time to invest?

In recent weeks, we have been running a series on London’s regeneration hotspots – but how do you know when to...

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

Tenant demand uplift seven times the norm as Tenant Fees Act comes in

There’s been an upsurge in tenant demand seven times greater than usual, boosted by those who waited until after the changes...

26 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

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today...

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

Build to Rent - engaging communities to get the most from investment

It is unfair to assume that people who rent rather than own their home have less of a stake in their...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Glasgow’s first major Build to Rent development completes construction

Glasgow’s first major city Build-to-Rent (BTR) housing development has been successfully delivered following a multi-million-pound redevelopment. This development comes with the introduction...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Greystar and Henderson Park reveal £101 million BTR tie-up

European investment platform Henderson Park and leading Build to Rent developer Greystar have announced the acquisition of a site at the...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The growing appeal of peer to peer property lending

Property is an appealing investment: it’s been proven (in a favourable market, of course) to increase in value and it’s a...

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

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

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

UK rents on the rise but growth begins to slow, figures show

The average rent in the UK now sits at £934, a 1.6% rise on the same time last year, according to...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Berlin property market update: purchase prices and rents both on the rise

Purchase prices in Berlin’s property market are rising faster than expected, according to Black Label Properties. The Berlin-based international agency recently published...

05 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

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

10 interior tips and tricks to increase your rental income

When furnishing a rental property, it’s important to think about how you can maximise your income and really make the most...

17 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

How much does it really cost to furnish a rental property?

£5,632. You’d be questioning me if I said that, right? Of course, the answer is a touch more complex than that. However,...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Strong overseas interest generated for new rooftop development

Significant levels of interest from overseas investors and young professionals have been generated by two luxury penthouse apartments in south London,...

01 May 2019

From: Breaking News

England's rental market revealed to be more profitable than 159 world nations

New research by inventory and property compliance specialists VeriSmart has analysed the value of the English and London rental markets and...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Asking rents in London hit record high

London's average asking rents are at an all-time high of £2,093 per month following a record year-on-year price increase, new Rightmove...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Zoopla reveals London's most popular rental area

The E14 postcode area, which is home to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, is the capital’s most searched for...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Property Partner witnesses solid returns averaging 7.2% annually since launch

Property Partner has announced its performance statistics since launch, and also over the last twelve months. According to the latest RICS valuations,...

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

THE UK’S HIDDEN PROPERTY INVESTMENT HOTSPOTS

Recent years have seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market, with London’s much publicised decline in popularity...

05 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

UK rental market - how does it compare with the rest of Europe?

Even though the government has tried to make life better for renters, the UK is still a long way from being...

05 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

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 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

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

New guide suggests Build to Rent can aid London's housing crisis

Recently we asked whether Build to Rent was the answer to London's housing problems. Now business group London First has joined forces...

13 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

JLL says Build to Rent will bring over 2,000 homes to Bristol by 2021

More than 2,000 new Build to Rent apartments are set to be created in Bristol in the next three years, according...

06 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Pre-Brexit jitters shrugged off by rental sector

Now is an exciting time to be a buy-to-let investor, says investment agency Surrenden Invest, even in spite of the ongoing...

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

From: Sponsored Content

Unlocking Slough, the key to your next investment

As London continues to wane in popularity for investors and renters alike – with increasing numbers of people moving out of...

14 February 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

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

Low stock levels send London asking rents soaring

Asking rents for London properties hit a record high at the end of 2018, exceeding the previous peak witnessed in the...

18 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

Majority of older renters fear that they will never afford own home

The number of 35 to 54-year-olds renting a home has risen by 15% in the least three years, according to new...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News