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A fifth of landlords intend to stay in buy-to-let for life

One in five individual and portfolio landlords intend to remain in the buy-to-let market indefinitely, according to research from Foundation Home Loans.   Unperturbed by recent regulatory and tax changes paving the way for exit and indications of a ‘mass exodus’, 18% of landlords said they would...

No-fault evictions making hundreds of families homeless each week

A law allowing landlords to throw out private tenants without giving a reason is exacerbating the crisis.   Hundreds of families are being made homeless every week in “no-fault” evictions by landlords keen to cash in on rising property prices or put the rent up.   Analysis of quarterly...

World first Airbnb sanction scheme aims to expose rogue landlords

Airbnb and short-let hosts will be able to apply for national accreditation as the industry attempts to stamp out unscrupulous landlords.   Thought to be the first scheme of its kind anywhere in the world, it is being launched next month and is backed by the Government. The assessments...

New Electrical Regulation ‘can only be seen as a positive’

Landlords generally believe that many recent regulation changes have gone too far and want to see the government rethink the swathes of changes it has made to and still has planned for the private rented sector, in order to prevent a potential mass exodus of...

Is it time to consider investing in student buy-to-let property?

Over recent times, politicians of all persuasions have been increasingly vocal about their sympathy for the plight of renters. So far, their attempts to improve conditions for renters seem to have consisted largely of making life more and more difficult for private landlords.   While it remains...

Student accommodation named best for yields

The latest research by Totally Money has shown that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and dwindling profits could find better yields in UK towns and cities with a high student population.   University towns and cities like Liverpool and Middlesbrough, where property prices are more affordable, offer...

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about the market

Click here to view the original article 'Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about the market'     Over half of landlords (52%) feel positive about the market whilst only 16% felt negative, Your Move’s Landlord Sentiment Survey has found.   An additional 30% felt indifferent about being a...

Top tips for landlords conducting their own viewings

Click here to view the original article 'Top tips for landlords conducting their own viewings'     Although UK rents are on the up, it’s a tricky time to be a landlord, with more legislation than ever to consider. As a result, many landlords are either turning to...

Overseas landlord numbers fall to record low

Click here to view the original article 'Overseas landlord numbers fall to record low'     The latest data and analysis from Hamptons International has revealed that, during the first half of this year, the proportion of international based landlords in Great Britain fell to 6%, a record...

EU renters could lose homes post-Brexit, claims landlord group

Click here to view the original article 'EU renters could lose homes post-Brexit, claims landlord group'     European Union citizens living in the UK run the risk of losing their rental homes without swift confirmation of their status post-Brexit, a landlord group has claimed.   Under the 2014 Immigration...

Where are the most vulnerable landlords in the UK?

Click here to view the original article 'Where are the most vulnerable landlords in the UK?'     Tax changes including the second home surcharge and tapering of mortgage interest relief have constrained the buy-to-let market in recent years, resulting in an environment where yield alone can no...

Landlords call for more energy efficiency measures in PRS

Click here to view the original article 'Landlords call for more energy efficiency measures in PRS'     Landlords are urging the Government to be more ambitions when it comes to the energy efficiency of rented housing.   Government needs more ambition when looking at energy efficiency in rented housing.   That...

Could landlords face another Stamp Duty hike in the next Budget?

Click here to view the original article 'Could landlords face another Stamp Duty hike in the next Budget?'     There are reports of a potential further hike in the Stamp Duty Surcharge on second homes, which would hit landlords hard   The government is reported to be potentially planning...

Interest rate hike could slow housing market

Click here to view the original article 'Interest rate hike could slow housing market'     Thursday's increase to the Bank of England base rate is expected to have a limited impact on borrowers but could hit home movers’ confidence.   The latest interest rate rise is likely to slow...

Does licensing improve rental standards?

Click here to view the original article 'Does licensing improve rental standards?'     As part of the government's current review of selective licensing schemes, could it be beneficial if a simpler landlord licensing system is considered?   According to automated rental payment provider PayProp, the answer is yes. The...

Ten Top Tips for Landlords on Evicting Tenants

Click here to view the original article 'Ten Top Tips for Landlords on Evicting Tenants'     From the Landlord Law Blog   There are many reasons why landlords may want to evict tenants and get their properties back. For example:   You may want your tenants to leave so you can sell...

Does your letting agent belong to a valid redress scheme?

Click here to view the original article 'Does your letting agent belong to a valid redress scheme?'     When a tenant paid his initial one month’s rent in addition to a tenancy deposit in exchange for the keys to his new rental property, he did not expect...