Almost one in five landlords intend to remain in the buy to let market in the UK indefinitely, with the same number of portfolio landlords having a similar outlook.
For years, buy-to-let has been heralded as the most lucrative form of property investment. For those with money to invest, the holiday let industry, however, is quickly gaining ground in terms of financial returns.
Strong price growth across a number of West London boroughs has been reported by rental brand Residently.
Research by TotallyMoney has revealed that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and diminishing profits could find better yields in UK towns and cities with a high student population.
One of the lettings industry’s senior figures has welcomed the introduction of mandatory five yearly inspections of electrical installations in private rental sector properties.
Speculation is growing that three year tenancies for private renters – long favoured by the government – could be announced as soon as next week.
Kissimmee in Florida, Barcelona in Spain and Cornwall in the UK are the best places to buy a holiday home to rent out in terms of being a good investment, according to new research.
Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according to DJ Alexander Ltd.
Rent rises in the private rental sector have merely tracked inflation and the Retail Price Index over the past five years – and not outstripped these measures, as some may have thought.
A buy to let investor has been fined £20,000 after a kitchen fire that occurred in May last year at a private rental property in Worthing.
There’s more evidence today that the largest buy to let investment yields are coming from the north of England and the Midlands rather than the south.
Over half of landlords (52%) feel positive about the market whilst only 16% felt negative, Your Move’s Landlord Sentiment Survey has found.
The courts have set a precedent that could result in HMO landlords saving hundreds of pounds a year.
The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the pace of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2%, the latest lettings index shows.
The government is coming under growing pressure from landlords to be more ambitious when it comes to the energy efficiency of rented housing.
Bootle in Merseyside has been named the best place to currently be a buy-to-let landlord, based on a number of key metrics.
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling on the government to issue guidance as a matter of urgency on the rights that EU nationals will have to rent property both before and after the UK leaves the EU, including under a no deal Brexit.
A landlord who burnt his tenant’s possessions has been ordered to pay £12,000 compensation.
A letting agent who stole a reported £700,000 from clients has been jailed for five years and has been described by a judge as “nothing but a conman.”
Rents are expected to surge 15 per cent over the next five years thanks to increasing demand and limited supply following government tax assaults on buy to let investors.