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FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The private rented sector has enjoyed a strong start to 2018, according to the Agency Express Property Activity Index.
National month-on-month figures for new listings ‘to let’ sat at a record 60.9%, in January, while properties ‘let’ remained true to trend at 57.7%.
But looking at historical data, overall activity has......
FEBRUARY 14, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Private rental prices paid by tenants continued to slow last month suggesting that rent controls may leave tenants worse off.
Rent paid by tenants to private landlords in Britain rose by 1.1% in the year to January 2018, down from 1.2% a month earlier, the latest figures from the Office......
FEBRUARY 12, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Tenants collectively paid a whopping £51.6bn in rent last year, which is £1.8bn higher than the previous year and more than twice what they paid in 2007, new figures show.
The hike in rent paid was fuelled primarily by both increasing rents and a rise in the number of households......
FEBRUARY 02, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Two separate legal challenges have been launched against government's 'Right to Rent' policy.
The scheme, which requires landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants, has left many landlords reluctant to rent to those without a UK passport.
Two cases have now been taken to court that could end up......
JANUARY 31, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rental price growth north of the border continued to outstrip the rest of the UK with an annual rise of 1.7% in the year to December, although prices did dip by 0.2% month-on-month, Your Move report.
The company’s buy-to-let index reveals that the average rent (seasonally adjusted) north of the......
JANUARY 30, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let landlords in Scotland should not be permitted to use Airbnb, and equivalent websites, to rent out their properties for longer than three months, according to fresh proposals put before the Scottish government.
Short-term letting hosts should be restricted to renting out their properties for just 90 days under the......
JANUARY 23, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rents in Scotland fell marginally in the final three months of 2017, the latest figures show.
Fresh data from letting agent portal CityLets reveals that average rents in Scotland dropped 0.7% on the year to stand at £734 per month.
Thomas Ashdown, managing director of Citylets, said downward pressure from parts......
JANUARY 17, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rent paid by tenants to private landlords in Britain rose by 1.2% in the year to December, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. This is the lowest annual growth since the ONS’records began in January 2012.
In England, private rental prices grew by 1.3%, Wales saw growth of 1.7%......
JANUARY 15, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The proportion of homes bought by a landlord fell to a nine-year low of just 12.5% last year, as higher taxes deter many property investors, according to Countrywide’s latest monthly lettings index.
Between 2016 and 2017 the proportion of homes sold to landlords fell in every region, nowhere more so......
JANUARY 08, 2018 | BY A & S Property
UK rents grew by 0.56% in 2017, led by gains in London commuter hotspots, according to the latest rental price index by Landbay.
The data, which is powered by MIAC, reveals that commuters in almost half of London’s most popular commuter towns - 17 out of 40 routes monitored - face......
JANUARY 02, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The annual rate of rental price growth in Scotland hit 2.2% in November, the latest Your Move buy-to-let index shows.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the average property north of the border let for £572 per calendar month (pcm) – the same level since July 2017.
When looking on a non-seasonally......
DECEMBER 21, 2017 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let mortgage sales increased by 10.8%, or £334.1m, in November compared with a month earlier, fresh analysis of the intermediary marketplace by Equifax Touchstone shows.
This is the fourth consecutive month of growth for buy-to-let mortgages, according to the research, while residential figures were also up, increasing by 2.5%, or......
DECEMBER 05, 2017 | BY A & S Property
LSL Group has launched two new five-year fixed rate buy-to-let products with Leeds Building Society
The products, with rates of 2.94% and 3.2%, will be available exclusively to members of The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) and appointed representatives of the First Complete and Pink networks.
The new buy-to-let products will be available......
DECEMBER 04, 2017 | BY A & S Property
The introduction of a new form of Scottish private residential tenancy has been welcomed by Shelter Scotland.
The new private residential tenancy (PRT), which was introduced last week, has replaced the previous assured tenancy regime for all future private sector tenancy lets.
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, described the new tenancy,......
NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | BY A & S Property
A new form of Scottish private residential tenancy will be introduced tomorrow.
The new private residential tenancy (PRT) will replace the existing assured tenancy regime for all future private sector tenancy lets.
The new tenancy is designed to improve security of tenure for tenants and provide appropriate safeguards for buy-to-let landlords,......
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | BY A & S Property
Rental price growth north of the border continued to outstrip the rest of the UK with an annual rise of 2.5% in October, according to the latest Your Move buy-to-let index.
The average property let for £572 per calendar month (pcm) on a seasonally adjusted basis, which is up 2.5%......
NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | BY A & S Property
While demand for rental property remains strong, landlords always have to be mindful of tenants’ ability to pay higher prices, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Returns achieved by landlords in Scotland remain highly competitive when compared to other asset classes, the latest figures show.
The average monthly rent in Scotland......
NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | BY A & S Property
Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to October, but this was slightly down from 1.6% in September, according to the latest ONS figures.
In England, private rental prices grew by 1.5%, Wales also saw growth of 1.5% while Scotland saw......
NOVEMBER 13, 2017 | BY A & S Property
The proportion of landlords acquiring properties in cash has reached an all-time high of 65%, according to fresh data from Countrywide.
The highest proportion of cash transactions came in the North East of England, where 78% of buy-to-let investors paid in cash over the last 12 months, seemingly reflecting cheaper......
NOVEMBER 13, 2017 | BY A & S Property
Annual rental price growth slowed between September and October with the cost of the average new let in Great Britain increasing by 0.5% over the last year to hit an average of £958 per calendar month, fresh data shows.
But when excluding London, where rental growth actually dipped back into......
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