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JUNE 21, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Following a slowdown in rental market activity in April, new letting data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index has revealed nationwide increases in both ‘to let’ and ‘let’ properties.
The latest national figures show that new listings ‘to let’ increased to 3.6% while properties ‘let’ hit 2%.
However, over a......
JUNE 13, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Landlords and letting agents could soon be banned from charging fees to private tenants in Wales under plans for a new law.
The Renting Homes Bill will ban fees charged for viewing properties, receiving an inventory, signing a contract or renewing a tenancy.
Under the new rules, landlords and letting agents......
JUNE 11, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The number of properties rented as a second home in Great Britain reached 13,680 last year, the highest number on record, according to the latest Hamptons International Lettings Index, formerly the Countrywide Lettings Index.
The data shows that the number of rental properties used as a second home has been......
JUNE 08, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let landlords north of the border are being urged to demonstrate that they are complying with all of their legal obligations when applying to the landlord register to encourage higher standards in the private rented sector.
The Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH Scotland) views a government review of landlord......
JUNE 07, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rental prices increased by 2% in May compared to the same month last year, the latest HomeLet Rental Index shows.
The average rent agreed on a new tenancy signed in May was £919 per calendar month (pcm), up from £918 a month earlier, the data from the insurance firm reveals.
When......
JUNE 07, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The Mortgage Lender has extended its buy-to-let offering, ensuring that its products are available to the whole broker market, following a pilot with eleven partner firms
The range on offer by the specialist lender, which entered the buy-to-let market last month, cater for individuals, limited companies and HMOs with two......
JUNE 06, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Industry experts have joined forces to launch a campaign urging policy makers to create legislation on appliance testing in rental properties.
It is nearly a year since the tragedy at Grenfell in the London borough of Kensington took 72 lives, and electrical testing equipment expert Seaward, backed by Grahame Morris......
JUNE 01, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rent hikes are inevitable unless the government reverses tax changes for landlords, it has been claimed. 
Tenants face paying an average of £23 a month more in rent, totalling £414 across a typical 18-month tenancy, according to MakeUrMove.
The online letting agent forecasts that the average monthly rent, which it says currently stands......
MAY 31, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let landlords are being urged to prepare for the introduction of the letting fees ban, which will make it illegal to charge tenants for things like references or inventories.
The Tenant Fees Bill, which will also introduce limits on how much deposit landlords can take, as well as a series......
MAY 23, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Landlords continue to feel the pinch after the latest phase of the government crackdown on buy-to-let came into effect last month, which means that landlords will only be able to offset 50% of their mortgage expenses against their tax bill in the existing tax year.
The phasing out of mortgage......
MAY 18, 2018 | BY A & S Property
There was a decline in the number of properties let last month, as a fall in supply restricted choice for prospective renters, fresh data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index shows.
The percentage of properties ‘let’ dropped to sit at -9.1%, owed in part to a 9.4% fall in......
MAY 14, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The north-south gap in rental prices is narrowing, as rent hikes ease in the north but pick up in the south of the country, new figures show.
Average rents in the north of England dropped by an average 0.3% in April compared with the same period last year - the......
MAY 14, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The north-south gap in rental prices is narrowing, as rent hikes ease in the north but pick up in the south of the country, new figures show.
Average rents in the north of England dropped by an average 0.3% in April compared with the same period last year - the......
MAY 11, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let investment in the long-term is still likely to beat savings rates by a significant margin over the coming years, despite recent regulatory and taxation changes, new figures suggest.
Fresh data from Kent Reliance shows that over the course of a 25-year investment, a basic tax paying landlord, placing a typical......
MAY 11, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Buy-to-let investment in the long-term is still likely to beat savings rates by a significant margin over the coming years, despite recent regulatory and taxation changes, new figures suggest.
Fresh data from Kent Reliance shows that over the course of a 25-year investment, a basic tax paying landlord, placing a typical......
MAY 10, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The buy-to-let market in London and the South East has seen stronger levels of activity since the start of the year after a very quiet end to 2017, according to Commercial Trust Limited.
The latest report from the specialist buy-to-let broker shows that mortgage applications from BTL investors in the......
MAY 10, 2018 | BY A & S Property
The buy-to-let market in London and the South East has seen stronger levels of activity since the start of the year after a very quiet end to 2017, according to Commercial Trust Limited.
The latest report from the specialist buy-to-let broker shows that mortgage applications from BTL investors in the......
MAY 08, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rental prices increased by 1.5% in April compared to the corresponding month a year earlier, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index.
The average rent agreed on a new tenancy signed in April was £918 per calendar month (pcm).
When London is excluded, the average UK rental value was £761pcm in......
MAY 08, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Rental prices increased by 1.5% in April compared to the corresponding month a year earlier, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index.
The average rent agreed on a new tenancy signed in April was £918 per calendar month (pcm).
When London is excluded, the average UK rental value was £761pcm in......
MAY 04, 2018 | BY A & S Property
Thistle Finance has teamed up with global currency specialist, Mercury FX, to offer UK expats new buy-to-let rates through specialist loans packager and reduced international transaction costs.
Thistle reports that demand is growing from expats for buy-to-let around the UK, but to help support those investors, the specialist packager wants......
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