Single Let Landlords Suffer Increased Void Periods And Rent Arrears

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

An alarming number of small scale landlords, owning just a single rental property, who are experiencing increased void periods and growing rent arrears has doubled since the first quarter of 2012, according to research carried out by leading market research company, Business Development Research Consultants (BDRC Continental). The results of the BDRC Continental survey show [...]

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ARLA Say Tenants Are Staying Longer

Monday, August 6, 2012

New research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has shown that tenants are happy to stay in rented property for longer than ever. The UK Buy-To-Let market continues to offer a strong return for property investors, with the new ARLA data showing that the average length of a tenancy in the UK has [...]

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Landlords Hope Tenant Demand Continues

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The unprecedented demand for UK rental property has increased the average property rental price throughout the UK and some private sector landlords have been quick to increase the rental price for their properties to almost record levels. Since the start of the recession the private rented sector has experienced a surge in demand with 20,000 [...]

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What if my tenant doesn’t pay the rent?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We keep reading in the news that rents are on the increase and there’s never been a better time to be a buy-to-let landlord. In July, rental prices reached a record high of £705 a month and the average yield reached 5.2 per cent. However, with increasing costs for rental properties and the rising cost [...]

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Gazumping trend pushes up rent

Friday, June 24, 2011

The shortage of rental stocks means more and more tenants are being gazumped when they try to secure a property. This trend helped push the average rent in England and Wales to £696 in May. It’s clear that tenants are now willing to offer above the asking price to get a home they’re happy with. [...]

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Good time for buy to let landlords

Monday, June 20, 2011

The latest figures show that rents reached a record high in May after four successive months rising. In May, the average rent rose by 0.5 per cent to £696 per month. The growth means the average rent is now higher than in May 2010. The average yield remained at 5.1 per cent in May. As [...]

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Rents rise again in April but rent arrears climb

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Rents increased again in April, according to latest data captured by LSL property services.  In their most recent Buy-to-Let Index, LSL recorded a 0.8% rise across average rents in England & Wales, a rise averaging out at £692 per month for a typical property. As you would expect, London [...]

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How Can Letting Agents Pick-Up More Landlords & BTL Properties?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Ask any letting agent and it’s the same story…..they need more private landlords with decent, available accommodation to let.  Since the great property famine descended upon the UK and house prices bombed and sales became stagnant, estate agents focused through necessity on lettings in the wake of restricted mortgages [...]

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Rent Arrears Decline – Demand Still Rising

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny The first quarter this year has been a strong indicator as to the national residential rental trends being established across England and Wales.  As you would expect residential rents have risen in much of the UK’s rental hotspots and tenant arrears have fallen as first-time buyers flooding the rental [...]

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Council Planning Departments Deter Landlords

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Latest Landlord News by: Madalena Penny Eric Pickle’s recent confirmation surrounding last month’s budget announcement, in which, unused offices and commercial premises can be converted into homes without planning permission, has met with confusion by some landlords, especially those that are already restricted from gaining planning permission on houses for landlord expansion. The Department of [...]

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