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Landlords will still use letting agents despite fees ban

Most landlords across the UK will continuity use letting agents despite facing a proposed tenant fees ban, says a new study.

The UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) says that 79% of landlords believe their agent fees will inc

Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:05:47
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Landlords increasingly looking to avoid upcoming tax changes

Among the moves being considered by landlords to avoid upcoming tax changes is an increasing attraction to commercial buy to let, say researchers.

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) says that the changes to the reduct

Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:02:58
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Student landlords alarmed by fast track degrees

Landlords with student tenants say they are worried about the prospect of the Government introducing two-year fast-track degrees, says a survey.

According to one student tenancy website, landlords believe their rental business wil

Posted by on 24/03/2017 16:00:51
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Landlords at risk when using DIY inventories

Inventories when done properly can be crucial in a tenancy deposit dispute but many landlords are putting themselves at risk by using a DIY inventory rather than a professional one.

Now digital inventory firm Imfuna Let says landl

Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:10:06
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Landlords see rents and demand rocket

Landlords in England and Wales has seen a strong start 2017 with rents rising in every region but one, according to a buy to let index.

The research by Your Move looked at the year to January and found the area with the quickest g

Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:07:27
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Where the UK’s tenants say they are happiest

The happiest tenants in the UK are found in the North East of England, according to a survey, where 52% of those questioned said they were happy with their landlord.

The findings from Intus Lettings reveals that tenants in London

Posted by on 08/03/2017 15:01:59
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Britain's best areas for BTL returns revealed

One of the most important aspects for landlords is to invest in property that offers the best buy to let returns to make their investment a lucrative one.

Now the average rental yield for 50 cities and towns in the UK have been analysed by Kuflink, a p

Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:13:49
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Buy to let set to become more expensive

While landlords with buy to let properties around the UK have been enjoying low rates for mortgages are now being warned that their borrowing costs look set to rise.

Data from Mortgage Brain reveals that the sector has had several years of strong reduc

Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:11:55
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Nearly one in five home will become unrentable

Fears have been raised that if the Government’s plans for new energy legislation proceed then nearly 17% of rental properties could become unrentable by 2018, according to data.

Those are the findings from who say that the minimum ene

Posted by on 17/02/2017 15:09:09
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Landlords face fury with Santander contract clause

Housing groups and tenants have reacted with fury after the revelation that landlords with a Santander buy to let mortgage must raise their rents by as much as they possibly can.

The revelation was made in a mortgage magazine and the landlord that unco

Posted by on 08/02/2017 10:49:16
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Landlords warned about using rogue tradesmen

Landlords and letting agents are being warned to be on their guard against rogue tradespeople who are looking to rip them off with dodgy work on rental properties.

The warning comes from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) who say th

Posted by on 08/02/2017 10:46:41
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Landlords - beware of holiday sublets

Landlords should be vigilant when tenants go away for holidays and decide to sublet their rental property without the landlord's consent.

The warning comes from Total Landlord Insurance which says it has seen a 14% increase in the number of accidental and malicious dam

Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:21:23
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Student rents set to rise across UK

A critical shortage of student housing in many of the UK's key university cities will see rents increase, says a new survey.

The findings come from a student platform which examined student demand for accommodation in some of the country's top university towns and foun

Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:19:10
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Finding the right landlord is key, say tenants

Nearly half of tenants questioned in a survey say that getting the right landlord is a crucial factor when choosing somewhere to rent.

Estate agency Your Move says 46% say finding the right landlord is the most important factor while 45% said value for money was their

Posted by on 03/02/2017 14:16:57
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Latest landlord and agent research

Accommodation for Students is very pleased to release our latest Landlord Research Report. Firstly, a big thanks to all those that took part - your data has been vital!

This year’s survey has shown us that overall attitudes to
Posted by on 06/01/2017 09:54:50
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Rents will rise if landlords pay agent fees

Rents for tenants across the UK could rise by between 2% and 3% in 2017 if landlords are forced to pick up letting agent fees that are charged to tenants currently, says one City analyst.

James Fletcher works for Cenkos Securities and he says that for

Posted by on 09/12/2016 14:37:54
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Landlords boosted with tenant demand news

News that demand from tenants for private rental properties will remain strong should bring a boost for landlords around the UK, according to a report.

Real estate firm Knight Frank says that demand has remained strong despite what is a usual seasonal

Posted by on 09/12/2016 14:36:06
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Rents hit second highest record

Landlords in England and Wales have seen rents hit the second highest ever recorded amount at £900, according to an index.

Your Move says that the average rent being paid in October is the second highest it's buy to let index has recorded

Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:33:38
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Best BTL areas revealed

The best area for buy to let is in Luton where landlords are enjoying yields of 4.8%, according to an index.

The latest LendInvest report on the UK's buy to let market has found that the country's top 10 areas are all in South East, with

Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:28:42
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Landlords told to visit properties to prevent damage

The growing problem of tenants damaging their rental property could be resolved if landlords visited their properties more frequently, says one organisation.

Imfuna, a digital inventory app provider, says that issues over

Posted by on 30/11/2016 12:25:54
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Landlords and agents 'don't know the law'

An industry body is warning that letting agents and landlords in the UK are not up to speed with laws covering the lettings sector.

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says its members are increasingly receiving inquiri

Posted by on 18/10/2016 11:01:48
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UK's buy to let sector bounces back

Buy to let investors around the UK have returned to the market following a lull in purchases after the stamp duty surcharge deadline in April, says one report.

Rightmove says in its report that the third quarter of 2016 sa

Posted by on 18/10/2016 10:58:22
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Best towns for rental yields revealed

Landlords keen to know where the best towns for rental yields in England and Wales are will find a report from Lendinvest interesting.

The financial platform analysed the areas that offered the best returns in the year to July 2016 and found that the best average yield

Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:18:54
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Councils must tackle rogue landlords

An organisation representing landlords says that local authorities need to step up their efforts in tackling rogue landlords in a bid to better protect tenants in private rented properties.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) made the announcement in response

Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:17:00
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Deposit disputes reach record figure

The number of deposit disputes between landlords and tenants are at their highest since 2007, according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

In a report, TDS says that in the nine years to March, there were nearly 173,000 tenancy deposit disputes.

There are thr

Posted by on 30/09/2016 14:11:14
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AFS Student Accommodation Rent Report 2016

The 2016 AFS Student Accommodation Rent Report has found that the overall weekly rent value for 2016 is £86.76.

This is a £1.27 increase from 2015 and a £13.03 increase from 2010.

The average weekly rent costs (ARVs) are highest in London,

Posted by on 28/09/2016 12:09:06
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Landlords ‘take £32 million’ slice of student rent deposits

Around 40% of students moving into private rental accommodation this autumn expect their landlord will retain about a third of their deposit when they come to move out, according to research., a comparison webs

Posted by on 19/09/2016 14:44:29
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Student landlords see rents rise

As students return to university, one specialist student provider says rents for private student accommodation have risen for the autumn.

Glide Utilities says since 2013, rents have risen by an average of £10 a week every year or by £43 a

Posted by on 19/09/2016 14:40:12
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AFS Private Halls Rent Report 2016

With data collated from online research between May and July 2016, AFS found that the total average weekly rent value (ARV) for private halls in the UK has increased by £6.36 in comparison to last year.

The UK’s private halls ARV now stands at £144.42, ex

Posted by on 12/09/2016 16:40:14
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Tenants Being Rushed Into Tenancy Agreements

The demand for private rental property in the UK is so strong that one in four tenants say they have been rushed into their tenancy agreement, according to research.

Ocean Finance says 27% of tenants they questioned said t

Posted by on 19/08/2016 14:23:04
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Rents And Demand For Landlord’s Property Grows

The demand for private rented property as well as rents is continuing to grow in the UK, according to a survey.

HomeLet says that in July rents across the UK rose to underpin the rises seen through the year but the firm is predicting a re

Posted by on 17/08/2016 15:13:43
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Buy To Let Landlords Face Lending Clampdown

Buy to let landlords in the UK are facing a tightening of the lending criteria for buy to let financial products.

The move follows an announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that the sector's standards are falling and may ha

Posted by on 17/08/2016 14:27:44
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Steady Rise in Number of Over-50s Renting Continues

The number of people aged over 50 living in rented accommodation has continued to grow steadily over the last five years, according to new research.

Saga Home Insurance says that one in three people aged over 50 is currently living in a rented home – a rise fr

Posted by on 08/07/2016 14:32:26
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Tenant Satisfaction Grows With Demand

Tenants say they are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, according to a survey of more than 1,800 tenants and landlords.

The survey by Paragon Mortgages found that 79% of tenants surveyed said they were satisfied with their landlord and 85% said

Posted by on 17/06/2016 10:09:47
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Rents Set to Rise Quicker Than Property Prices

Rents across the new UK are set to rise much more quickly than property prices and people's incomes, according to a new report.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says that house prices are set to rise quickly though rents are to rise even qui

Posted by on 14/06/2016 12:23:58
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Mortgage Lender Forced to Refund Buy-to-Let Landlords

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords who took out tracker mortgages with the West Bromwich Mortgage Company are set to be refunded more than £27.5 million in total.

The lender, which is part of the West Bromwich Building Society, was forced into handing back cash

Posted by on 13/06/2016 10:43:58
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Landlords Warned Tenants Have No Plans to Cover Rent

Landlords are being warned that around five million tenants in the UK have no plans in place to pay their rent should they fall ill, according to a report.

The report from Royal London Intermediary also highlights that 27% of tenants who work say they know of

Posted by on 01/06/2016 09:45:49
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Huge Opportunities for Landlords Outside the South East

Landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let property could enjoy huge opportunities by looking for investments outside of London and the South East.

The latest LendInvest buy-to-let index says that rental properties in London offer less attractive opportunities

Posted by on 31/05/2016 09:30:27
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New Tenancy Agreement Rents on the Increase

Most landlords in the UK have seen their rents rise for new tenancy agreements with the highest rises seen in the East Midlands and Scotland, according to one rental index.

HomeLet says that between February and April the average rent rose to £764 per month, o

Posted by on 23/05/2016 10:14:12
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Landlords Warned to be Aware of Student Accommodation Risks

Despite the fact that the UK's student accommodation sector is booming, one investment firm says landlords should be aware of the potential risks of investing in student rental properties.

The Mistoria Group says there are pitfalls that come with letting stude

Posted by on 19/05/2016 09:29:29
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Cleaning Issues Top Deposit Disputes

The issue of tenants not cleaning their homes properly is still a problem in deposit disputes, with a 50% rise in complaints over the past five years, according to the Tenanty Deposit Scheme (TDS).

In a recent report, the TDS says that cleaning has stubbornly

Posted by on 16/05/2016 11:47:45
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The 'Average' BTL Landlord Revealed

The turnover and assets of a typical buy to let landlord in the UK have been revealed in a new survey.

BDRC Continental has found that the average landlord has a property portfolio consisting of eight buy-to-let homes worth around £1.3 million, which will be a

Posted by on 13/05/2016 09:38:33
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Rent Arrears Show Monthly Increase

Landlords in England and Wales have revealed that the level of rent arrears is on the rise and currently stands at 9.1% - though this is still much lower than the record figure of 14.6% which was set in February 2010.

According to the figures from Your Move an

Posted by on 11/05/2016 10:23:22
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Landlords Opt to Upgrade Rather Than Buy

Landlords are increasingly looking to upgrade their property portfolios rather than buying new properties, according to a recent report.

Paragon Mortgages interviewed more than 200 landlords and they say that in the first three months of this year, the number

Posted by on 06/05/2016 09:33:48
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Buy-to-Let Sales Fall After Surge

With buy-to-let investors rushing to snap up properties before the stamp duty hike came into effect in April, buy-to-let mortgage applications fell by 26% in March according to recent data.

That's the equivalent of a drop in sales worth £1 billion as many buy-

Posted by on 04/05/2016 10:54:22
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‘Shambolic’ Universal Credit Slammed by Landlords

The new Universal Credit payment system has had a disastrous effect on landlords in the private rental sector, says one organisation.

The Residential Landlords Association says growing numbers of landlords look set to refuse offering homes to tenants who claim

Posted by on 28/04/2016 10:06:40
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Landlords Look to Cover Tax Costs with Higher Rents

The vast majority of landlords in the UK are looking to increase rents as a result of recent tax costs they will have to meet, according to one survey.

The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says 84% of landlords in the private sector are considering ren

Posted by on 26/04/2016 10:35:18
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Rents in the UK Rise by 2.6%

Landlords have seen rents rise by an average of 2.6% in the UK in the year to February, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that rents in England grew by 2.8%, in Wales they grew by 0.2% and in Scotland rents rose by

Posted by on 18/04/2016 11:12:48
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Stamp Duty Hike Will Not Deter BTL Investors

Fast rising house prices will compensate buy to let investors moving into the sector and the Government's stamp duty hike will not deter investors, according to one national estate agency.

Jackson-Stops & Staff says that the biggest losers from the 3% increase

Posted by on 15/04/2016 10:14:56
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Latest Research Report
Our 5th report on students and their accommodation requirements highlights the most important aspects students consider when they decide to search for accommodation. The report also considers in some detail how satisfied students are, how well the accommodation is
Posted by on 14/04/2016 12:54:06
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