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Buy To Let Landlords Squeezing Out First Time Buyers


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

There are fresh fears that First-Time Buyers (FTBs) and next time buyers are being forced out of the UK residential property market by Buy-To-Let landlords. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said that 32,300 Buy-To-Let mortgage loans were made over the first quarter of 2012, a 32% increase on the first three months of 2011. [...]


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North-South Mortgage Divide


Monday, April 23, 2012

Negative equity is not a situation that many professional landlords with Rent Guarantee insurance and good rental yields has to worry about, but for many new or “reluctant” landlords forced to rent out their former homes in order to keep the mortgage paid, it can be a real problem. UK Buy To Let landlords and [...]


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Long Term Property Rental Is The Future


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Landlords Want Long Term Rental Tenants In the UK long term property renting has become more of a necessity for those who cannot afford to buy a home of their own. Millions of Britons have already resigned themselves to never owning their own home as they become more comfortable with the prospect of long term [...]


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Developers Encouraged To Build To Rent


Friday, February 24, 2012

New home builders and property development contractors may be encouraged to build new exclusive rental only housing estates where none of the properties will be for sale. The UK Government are exploring the idea and it could mean the introduction of a separate planning class for new-build residential property that will be rented out, and [...]


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PRS Market Set For Decline?


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The demand for Private Rental Sector (PRS) residential property and the rise in the number of tenants struggling to meet their rental payments on a regular monthly basis is expected to see the decline of the UK residential property rental market. According to the latest lettings survey from the Association of Residential Letting Agents, (ARLA) [...]


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UK Empty Properties Up By 1.8% In 2011


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Despite campaigns from all quarters of the media and industry bodies, the number of empty homes in the UK increased significantly in 2011, new research has shown. Data from the Communities and Local Government department, (CLG),the Office for National Statistics, (ONS), and Halifax’s own housing statistics database, the study revealed a 1.8% rise in empty [...]


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