Category: Buy-to-let

The Communities and Local Government’s English Housing Report, published last week, shows that the number of households renting privately has risen by one million since…

LetAssured MD David Plaister has stated that “if High Street agents continue to charge non-transparent and recurring fees then they will soon be exposed as…

Following a landmark judgment last summer when the High Court ruled that the agent’s commission charges were ‘severely camouflaged’ and represented a “’trap’ or ‘timebomb’…

More widely, the OFT is also writing to a number of letting agents and key industry bodies drawing their attention to the order and making…

Buy-to-let a worry for lenders

The research reveals that, despite figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders showing encouraging signs of growth in gross lending for the buy-to-let market…

The CML agrees with the proposals to extend regulation to cover second-charge mortgages, and to ensure that borrowers are sufficiently protected when mortgage books are…

The BSA said in its response to the Treasury’s consultation that extending regulation to buy-to-let mortgages would fail to address the underlying issues in the…

Rental yields fell in January

This is the lowest level since August 2008, according to the latest buy-to-let index from LSL Property Services. Yields peaked at 5.1% in March 2009…

Buy-to-let market more robust

Commenting on the publication of the latest buy-to-let arrears data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), showing that fewer landlords are experiencing financial difficulty,…

BTL sector over-regulated

Its comments come following potential measures outlined by the Government”s housing minister, John Healey, which he believes could help to improve the standards of service…