Student renting can have high yields, but do you know the best ways to operate in the field?
For new buy-to-let investors, knowing where to invest money is the most crucial consideration.
The UK's major cities provide plenty of prime locations in which to purchase a buy-to-let property. There is always an extremely high level of demand for homes close to the centre of London, Birmingham, Glasgow and other large urban areas. A property in one of these places can provide an excellent return on your investment.
An increasing number of residential landlords are suffering property damage at the hands of criminals, who use their rental properties to set up cannabis factories. The damage caused can be as high as £50, 000 to repair.
If you have more than one property in your buy-to-let portfolio, it can be difficult to manage each of them on a day-to-day basis. If this is the case, you could benefit from bringing in a property management services company.
Renters need to be aware and ensure their legal rights are met by their landlord.A landlord has many legal requirements that must be fulfilled to ensure the safety of a tenant, and we have outlined them for you.
With more than half of the landlords with the Association of Residential Letting Agents recording an increase in interested tenants it is clear the private rental market is booming. But renters need to know how to approach a property transaction.
The number of people looking for an appropriate rental property continues to rise with website Rightmove recording a surge in rental search activity. As property prices increase more people are turning to renting as an affordable housing option.
January recorded its first ever rental rise according to the most recent figures from the LSL buy-to-let index. The rise of 0.1 per cent saw the average rent in the UK hit £712 per month.
Tenants are becoming more in control of their rent, with reports showing even in-demand property in Central London is up for negotiation. A report by Cluttons found nervousness over job prospects in the City has lead to increased 'price sensitivity'.
Tenants are being let down by an unregulated lettings market, with significant upfront costs, variable fees and a lack of transparency around charges, according to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation.
Gross lending increased during September, new figures show. According to Easyroommate.co.uk, the rise was fuelled largely by buy to let investors taking advantage of the current rental market boom, rather than lending to first time buyers.
Private renting is becoming more and more common. The National Landlords Association (NLA) says rental accommodation currently makes up 14% of all households and they expect that figure to rise as more families choose to rent rather than buy.
As Britain embraces the fact many will become part of ‘generation rent’, Britain’s pet owners are finding many landlords do not share their love for pets. One in six pet owners saying they have been prevented from renting a home because the landlord wouldn’t allow them to have their pet in the property.
The Government has launched a factsheet for tenants, explaining the legal requirements of renting and how to deal with disputes. Housing minister Grant Shapps said tenants have a right to expect good quality, safe accommodation.
Britain's biggest ever leaseholder tribunal, which settled out of court for an undisclosed seven figure sum earlier this week, underlines a pressing need for greater transparency, according to Urban Owners.
Demand for rental homes is still rising, with one in five households predicted to rent privately before 2016 – but, reassuringly, most landlords have a good relationship with their tenants, a poll reveals.
Millions of Brits in private rented accommodation feel helpless when trying to address problems with their landlords, according to a new poll. One in 10 renters said they did nothing about their issues because they were scared of the consequences.
Almost half of landlords across the UK believe the demand for rental accommodation is even higher than it was six months ago, according to a new report. And one in three landlords is thinking of buying more properties over the next year.
The soaring cost of living coupled with rising unemployment are hitting UK tenants hard, as court action against defaulting renters has climbed by 11 per cent within the space of a year, figures show.
Soaring rental costs have pushed more tenants into severe financial difficulty, latest figures reveal. The total number of tenants in England and Wales in severe arrears is currently 74,492, up 13 per cent from last year, according to Templeton LPA.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has announced it will publish a new version of the award winning booklet ‘10 Key Things to Help You Get it Right’. The literature aims to simplify and help private tenants understand the complexities of tenancy deposit protection.
London urban pad renters, beware – average rental rates are rising rapidly, with new figures showing the average London rent has increase 17% year on year. In the last quarter rental prices in London have increased by £43 to an average £1,968 pcm.
A new guide has been published to help landlords and tenants avoid getting into disputes with each other. The ‘Guide to Tenancy Deposits, Disputes and Damages’ has been jointly published by the three Government-authorised tenancy deposit protection schemes.
Rental prices in London are still on the increase as levels of available accommodation remain low while the number of people looking to rent in the capital keeps on rising, according to Douglas & Gordon.