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Landlords Will Be Required To Act As Unpaid Border Control Agents From October


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Landlords Expected To Conduct Detailed Background Checks On Applicants It appears that the amended Immigration Bill, which received Royal Assent last month to become an Act of Parliament, is likely to take effect from October this year. There had been a great degree of uncertainty over the exact requirements of the new legislation as well [...]


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RICS Forecast 8% Property Price Increase


Monday, December 30, 2013

UK Property Prices Forecast To Jump 8% In 2014 According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Housing Market Forecast for 2014, residential property prices in the UK could see an increase of 8% over the year, while the cost of renting property in the UK private rented sector (PRS) should rise by [...]


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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending Highest for 5 Years


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lending Increases Again As the effect of the Government’s Help-To-Buy scheme is encouraging the recovery of the UK housing market and driving up residential property prices, it is also encouraging a great deal of activity in the UK rental market, with Buy-To-Let mortgage lending reaching its highest volume level for 5 years. Property [...]


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Property Prices Fall As Mortgage Lending Rises


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

UK Property Prices Still Falling But Its Not All Bad… UK property prices fell faster than expected in November2012, attracting many new buyers according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In its latest analysis of the UK residential property market, RICS found that: 9% more of RICS surveyors reported property price falls rather than rises, [...]


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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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Buy To Let Success In 2012


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, (RICS), latest Residential Lettings Survey, the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) experienced sustained growth between February and April 2012, with houses in greater demand than flats. 13% of chartered surveyors reported that PRS rents had increased with tenant demand largely responsible for the growth. 15% of chartered [...]


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Rental Prices And Yields Rise


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Private Sector Rental prices and rental yields increased in the three months up to October 2011, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The survey found that the number of UK property agents who reported higher rents had risen by 19% in the 3 month period. 15% more also said [...]


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