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Could 2015 Be Another Boom Year For Buy To Let Properties?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is 2015 The Year To Get Into Buy To Let Property Ownership? There are a number of encouraging reports circulating in the media at the moment suggesting that 2015 could be another boom year for landlords, letting agents and the buy to let property market in general. The changes announced by the Government to the [...]


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Is Rent Protection Behind Fall In Number Of PRS Repossession Claims?


Thursday, February 19, 2015

More PRS Landlords Using Rent Protection Insurance To Avoid Rent Arrears There has been a significant increase in the number of UK landlords using Rent Protection insurance to guarantee continuous rental income from tenants during the course of a typical tenancy in the private rental sector (PRS). New figures published by the Ministry of Justice [...]


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UK PRS Rental Prices Increase Again


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rental Prices Continue To Rise As Tenant Demand Still Exceeding Property Supply There is good news for property investors considering expanding UK rental property portfolios using buy to let mortgages as a leading national estate agency publishes UK PRS rental price data. The data published by Countrywide shows that the average UK private rented sector [...]


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PRS Rents Increased 3% In 2014


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PRS Rents Rise In 8 Out Of 10 UK Regions New data released by LSL property services shows that average rental prices in the UK’s private rental sector increased by 3% during the whole of last year, despite the slight dip recorded at the end of the year. PRS rents dropped by 0.1% in December [...]


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UK PRS Rental Prices Fall From Record High


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Separate Indices Report PRS Rental Prices Reach Record Highs As Well As Falling Rents There are conflicting reports being circulated by leading property specialists regarding the amount of rent being charged in the UK’s private rented sector (PRS) during October 2014. According to the latest buy to let index data published by LSL Property Services, [...]


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Landlords Opt For Multi Let Properties For Better Rental Yields


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Landlords Moving Away From Single Let Rental Properties For Better Rental Yields Rental yields on traditional single let rental properties are falling, according to the latest  Complex Buy to Let Index commissioned by Mortgages for Business. The third quarter of 2014 saw gross rental yields on single let rental properties average around 5.9%, the lowest [...]


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Who Are The Real Tenants In Rental Properties?


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Landlords Unsure Who Lives In Their Rental Properties The latest research conducted by Savills estimates that there will be over 5.7 million tenants renting properties in the UK’s private rented sector by 2018, but many of those tenants could be there without the landlords knowledge. Rising rents, increasing energy bills, the rising cost of living and [...]


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Growing Concern Over PRS Rent Arrears


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Over 67,000 PRS Tenants In Severe Rent Arrears  There have been a number of reports published in recent months by various agencies regarding tenant rent arrears in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS), with the findings making grim reading for landlords who don’t have Rent Guarantee Insurance.  LSL property services latest Tenant Arrears Tracker shows [...]


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Property Repossessions At Five Year Low


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Property Repossession Figures Reported To Be Better Than Expected The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that the number of residential properties being repossessed has fallen to its lowest level since 2008, the figures include private residential properties and Buy-To-Let properties within the UK private rental sector. The CML data reveals [...]


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PRS Rents Reach All Time High


Thursday, October 24, 2013

PRS Rents Increase Again UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords enjoyed an average return of 7.4% in September 2013, up from 6.1% in August, according to the latest buy-to-let index published by LSL Property Services. The percentage rises are equivalent to an earned average income of £12,129 (GBP) produced by just one typical rental property [...]


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