The District line is the most affordable London Underground network for those looking to buy and rent in the city.
First-time buyers will no longer have to own a residential property in order to access finance from Barclays to invest in the buy-to-let market, after the bank extended its buy-to-let range to enable applications from those acquiring their first property and non-owner occupiers.
Despite 2017 being a challenging year, landlords’ support of their tenants – including those in financial difficulty – remains strong, according to research from Simple Landlords Insurance.
Rent prices will continue to rise while rental stock falls in the UK in 2018 with the abolition of stamp duty for many first time buyers unlikely to have much of an impact, according to agents.
A slower sales market in the South of England has revived the accidental landlord as more people chose to rent their properties out instead of waiting for a sale, findings from Countrywide plc Monthly Lettings Index show.
Investment in buy-to-let continues to outperform most major asset classes, at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility.
Larger scale landlords with 10 properties or more appear to be the most confident about the private rental sector, and are most likely to grow their portfolios.
There has been a record number of new student accommodation bed spaces delivered in 2017, with possible consequences for future buy to let investment in the sector.
Average rents in the prime central London residential property market fell 2.4% year on year in November, the most modest decline recorded in more than 18 months.
It has been confirmed that a database of rogue landlords and letting agents as well as new banning orders will be introduced on April 6, 2018.
There has been a sharp rise in the cost of buy to let mortgages since the November 2 announcement increasing the Bank of England base rate.
New rental laws have come into force in Scotland in a move which will affect the rights of 760,000 tenants.
Almost half, some 47% of landlords in the UK have changed their investment plans based on tax changes, according to new research.
It has been a busy year for the sales and lettings property markets in the UK with ups and downs in both sectors, according to an overview from agents.
Landlords have just 60 days left to file their 2017 tax returns – the first to detail the impact of new rules forcing many of them to pay more tax, Simple Landlords has warned.
But-to-let landlords are adapting to ongoing restrictions to tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest, with almost half of all landlords having already changed their investment plans based on recent tax changes.
A senior housing official at Bristol city council says the increasing popularity of Airbnb has had the effect of taking “hundreds” of properties and rooms off the long-term rental market.
Some 30% of landlords in England may be discouraged from letting property using an agent or third party if landlord fees were to increase as a result of a ban on tenant fees, a survey suggests.
Remortgaging activity has increased significantly in recent months, helped in no small part by record low mortgage rates and continued house price rises across some parts of the country.
The private rental market in the UK is slowing signs of slowing with the number of properties letting agents managed per branch falling to a 12 month low in October.