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Positive Property Price Increases Announced By ONS


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Landlords Can Still Do More For Their Tenants Financial Health As Property Prices Continue To Increase The latest official property price data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that UK property prices have shown an annual increase of 9.6% since the same period last year and property prices were also 7.4% on [...]


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Fall In Mortgage Arrears And Property Repossessions


Thursday, May 21, 2015

CML Data Shows Drop In Number Of Mortgage Arrears According to the latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), the number of UK buy to let mortgage arrears and number of landlords facing repossession of their rental properties has fallen in the first quarter of this year. A decline was experienced in [...]


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UK Tenant Evictions Increase Again


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tenant Evictions Have Now Reached A Record High According to new Ministry of Justice data released last week, tenant evictions have now reached a record high with 11,307 tenants evicted from rental properties in the first quarter of this year. However, the majority of tenants evicted are reported to be proportionally higher for the social [...]


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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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Landlords Face Increasing Rental Property Operational Costs


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Landlords Missing Out On Vital Income Because They Fail To Calculate Rental Property Operational Costs Correctly According to recent data gathered independently by a UK based property investment company and a national letting agency chain, almost 1 in 8 landlords fail to calculate many of the true running costs of their rental property portfolios when [...]


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Landlords Doing More To Avoid The Voids


Friday, April 24, 2015

PRS Void periods drop to 13 year low Research conducted by a specialist mortgage lender has discovered that many UK private rental sector landlords are offering greater value and providing more than just a roof over someone’s head in an attempt to keep tenants in their rental properties for longer. The annual survey of a [...]


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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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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 Taking Risks With Rental Properties


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Risks To Rental Property Businesses Can Be Mitigated Landlords choose to rent out properties for a variety of reasons including retirement planning or they may be unable to sell their former home or may have been left property by a deceased relative. Whatever the reason for rental properties, there are always risks and challenges associated [...]


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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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