Category: Buy-to-let

Red tape will deter buyers

The Tenant Services Authority has announced plans to introduce a new “regulatory framework for social housing”, which details the standards required of landlords. This new…

Rental supply falls

Countrywide Residential Lettings (CRL) surveyed more than 200 of its UK-wide offices and in the three months to October CRL saw the number of new…

Commenting, he said: “There has been much speculation about how buy-to-let would perform in weak economic conditions and the sector has proved that it is…

Buy-to-let back on its feet

Commenting, Ian Potter, operations manager of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), said: “ARLA’s statistics show that landlords have increased their average number of…

NLA vice-chairman steps down

John Socha joined the Small Landlords Association (SLA) in 1996 and became its Chairman in 2000. In 2003 he was instrumental in taking the decision…

Buy-to-let market grows

At £2.1 billion, lending was 10% higher than in the previous three months. The third quarter also saw a similar first increase in two years…

The Society has also unveiled a 5 year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage at 6.29% up to 65% LTV. Both tiers of this new product have…

Rental margins fall

The survey reveals that they have seen their profit margins fall in the third quarter of 2009. Looking in more detail at the responses, just…

Renewed landlord confidence

Key highlights from the third quarter 2009 report include: • Landlords expect the net value of their property portfolios to increase over the next 12…

mydeposits.co.uk’s online dispute service is now receiving up to five pieces of video evidence a week, a figure which is rising as landlords and letting…