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Rents Still Increasing Steadily Despite Election Fever


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rents Still Increasing On New Tenancies Regardless of Political Promises According to new data gathered from the latest Quarterly Lettings Index conducted by Countrywide, average rents for new tenancies in private sector rental properties increased by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2015 to reach an average monthly price of £894 (GBP), an increase of [...]


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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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Plan Ahead To Avoid The Pitfalls Of Being A Landlord


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Planning Ahead Means Landlord Life Isn’t All That Bad The BBC showed an interesting insight into being a landlord, on the 2nd February 2015, as part of its ‘Inside Out’ series. The programme focused on landlords who had fallen into difficulties after building property portfolios using Buy To Let mortgages in order to try to provide [...]


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Avoid Landlord Insurance Claims This Winter With Routine Maintenance


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Routine Maintenance Will Help Keep Rental Properties Warm And Dry This Winter Many UK landlords already know the benefits of conducting regular routine maintenance on their rental properties to help them ensure that their rental properties are warm, dry and inviting, in order to increase the desire of potential tenant applicants who will want to [...]


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Avoid Making Landlord Insurance Mistakes


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1 In 10 Landlords Bend Truth When Applying For Landlord Insurance New research by a leading insurance provider has discovered that up to 20% of UK private rental sector landlords make mistakes, or attempt to bend the truth, when applying for landlord’s buildings insurance or landlord’s portfolio insurance. But these errors can prove costly in [...]


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UK Buy To Let Mortgage Lending Growth Announced


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Significant Growth Of Buy To Let Mortgage Lending If media reports are to be believed, the UK may be beginning to witness a slowdown in residential property sales outside of London, but the UK’s private rental sector is booming across the country, as property investors and portfolio landlords continue to expand their rental property empires. [...]


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Mortgage Market Review Already Causing Problems


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mortgage Market Review Slowing Down Mortgage Approvals The introduction by lenders of the Mortgage Market Review is the biggest regulatory restructuring that the UK mortgage market has seen in recent years and is intended to test the continued affordability of borrowers. It’s introduction was intended to protect customers from over stretching their financial commitments in [...]


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Buy-To-Let Rents Reach New Average High


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  Average Buy-To-Let Rents Up To £758 (GBP) Per Month Buy-to-let mortgage applications by new and seasoned property investors and private renal sector (PRS) landlords expanding rental portfolios have dramatically increased during the last 12 months, fuelled by rising PRS rents and improved specialist products and services designed to help reduce landlord overheads and headaches. UK [...]


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Demand For UK Property Continues To Increase


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Demand For UK Property Continues To Increase The whole of the UK property market has seen a strong start to the year and property buying activity looks set to remain high in the coming months following a buoyant 2013, which saw greater numbers of motivated and active buyers entering the property market. Estate agents up [...]


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2014 – The Year Of The Landlord?


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Will 2014 Be The Year Of The Landlord? The year ahead could be one of the best times to be a landlord in the UK, with strong tenant demand for rental property predicted to continue and property values expected to rise healthily until at least 2016. Last week Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney predicted [...]


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