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Is The UK Set For Another Property Crash?


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What Factors Contribute To A Property Crash? Rent Rises? Falling oil prices? Quantative Easing (QE) by the Bank of England? Quantative Easing by the European Central Bank (ECB)? According to an article in Money Week just two of the factors listed above have got economists worried about the prospect of another property crash. There is some [...]


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Rent Increases Trap Tenants


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The homelessness charity, Shelter, say that Private Rental Sector (PRS) rent increases are leaving more tenants in a rent trap. According to the charity, private sector rents in England are rising by an average of almost £300 a year across the country, in the South-East where PRS rents in some areas have gone up over [...]


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Are Tenants Prepared For Rent Rises?


Monday, August 13, 2012

The latest news from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) made great reading for landlords with the report that PRS rents had risen over the past year. However, the report could be really bad news for tenants and their finances as rental rates are set to increase again over the next 12 months. Tenants [...]


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20% Of Accommodation Will Be In The Private Rented Sector Within 4 Years!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Savill’s Estate Agents, have released a report which is sweet music to every UK property investors’ ears: Private Rented Sector (PRS) rents are likely to rise by 20.5% between now and the end of 2016. Additionally, it is estimated that 20% of all UK households will be in the Private Rented Sector, securing growth and [...]


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Buy-To-Let Property Numbers Increase by 84,000


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The number of properties purchased using Buy-To-Let mortgages increased by 84,000 during 2011, increasing the supply of suitable Private Rented Sector (PRS) housing according to the latest data released by the Council of Mortgage lenders (CML). During the last quarter of 2011 a total of 34,800 Buy To Let mortgages, including 15,600 remortgages, were granted [...]


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Only 20% Of UK Landlords Increased Property Portfolios In 2011


Friday, February 3, 2012

A new survey of Landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) has discovered that only 20.2% ( 1 in 5 landlords) in the UK, were able to add fresh residential properties to their existing residential portfolio stock during 2011. Property value growth expectations and the prospect of a regular income were the key drivers behind [...]


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