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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Boom Continues Due To Tenant Demand


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Demand For Rental Property Fuelling Buy-To-Let Mortgage Boom  The UK buy-to-let boom looks set to continue for the foreseeable future as economists and estate agencies predict increased demand from over 1 Million more tenants, who will be looking for homes in the UK’s private rented sector over the next five years. The expected tenant requirements [...]


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UK Still Has Third Highest Housing Costs In Europe


Monday, October 8, 2012

UK residents are still paying more than 40% of their net income on housing costs, keeping the UK as the third most expensive place to live in the EU behind Denmark and Greece UK families are still among the worst off in Europe when it comes to housing costs, spending more than 42% of their [...]


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Landlords Warned To Act Now To Avoid Rent Arrears


Friday, July 27, 2012

Private Rental Sector landlords are urged to act now to secure the tenant’s rental payments or prepare for the worst this year as tenant default rates have already increased by 8%, in the second quarter of 2012, and are still rising. The number of private sector tenancies in severe rent arrears climbed by over 7,000 [...]


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Reluctant Landlords Claim Ignorance Over Responsibilities


Thursday, April 12, 2012

A large number of private residential properties are being rented out to tenants because the owners have moved out but found it difficult to sell the property on. In fact, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), many people are choosing to rent out homes they cannot sell. This has led to an [...]


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Over 1 Million More Rental Properties Needed In UK


Thursday, April 5, 2012

The UK may need an extra 1.1 Million private sector rental properties within the next 4 Years as 1 in 5 Households could be in PRS properties. The number of people renting homes in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) has almost doubled over the last ten years, increasing from 2.5 Million tenants in PRS [...]


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UK Property Values Fall But Landlords Are Still Happy


Monday, April 2, 2012

New data released by Nationwide and Hometrack show that overall UK residential property values have fallen when compared to this time last year and the fall has been attributed to the changes in stamp duty. The average residential property value in March 2012 was £163,327. That is 0.9% lower than property prices were in March [...]


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CML Calls For More Buy To Let Investment


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Council of Mortgage Lenders, (CML), think the coalition Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne should be doing more to encourage institutional investors to take a stake in Buy To Let property in the upcoming Budget. The Council of Mortgage Lenders are the trade body for all the UK’s major bank and building society [...]


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Emergency Bank Treating Landlords Unfairly


Friday, March 2, 2012

The British media are claiming Buy-To-Let properties are being mishandled by the emergency bank, UK Asset Resolution, set up by the UK Government. UK Asset Resolution, the emergency bank set up by the UK coalition Government to manage the Buy-To-Let mortgages originally lent by Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, is alleged to be treating [...]


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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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Is It Worth Having Landlord Insurance?


Thursday, January 5, 2012

With some landlords feeling the financial pinch, a small minority of ill advised or inexperienced landlords are attempting to reduce costs by cutting vital corners such as on repairs or worse, on their insurance policies. As the owner and landlord of a buy to let property, adequate insurance is required to protect the fabric of [...]


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