Category: Buy-to-let

There were 21,600 new buy-to-let loans advanced in the second quarter, a relatively modest 4% decline from 22,400 in the preceding three months. Heavily reliant…

“There is no doubt that housing supply must increase to match population growth, but of pressing concern is the consumer’s ability, or inability, to be…

Currently, each of the four countries within the UK is adopting a widely different approach to whether landlords should or should not be on a…

This is being caused by a correction in the over supply of rental properties, which the buy-to-let market has witnessed over the past year. Graham…

EPCs are being ignored

By law, most tenancies in England and Wales which began on or after October 1 2008 are required to have an EPC. This details the…

The supply of rental properties more than doubled between May 2008 and May 2009 (+119%), as people who could not or chose not to sell…

Landlord yields up

The quarterly survey of landlords that tracks developments in the UK’s buy-to-let market and wider private rented sector, also shows that 30% of landlords predict…

Rents bottoming out

Overall, average rents rose to £649, up just a fraction of 1% compared to the previous month, leaving them 3.4% lower than August 2008 when…

In fact, the net balances for new enquiries and confidence were the least negative since the start of the downturn in the third quarter of…

The research showed that 2 out of every 5 brokers said at least 90% of their BTL clients were amateur landlords; 63% of brokers surveyed…