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.
Foxtons has been fined £35,000 for failing to prove to a local council that a house it was letting was safe for tenants.
New rental laws have come into force in Scotland in a move which will affect the rights of 760,000 tenants.
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.
Some 80% of prospective tenants in the UK’s private rented sector have been put off renting a property due to a misleading property advert or because of a bad experience when viewing the property.
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.
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.
There has been a notable decline in the number of people living in rented accommodation, new research suggests.
Buy-to-let landlords receiving rent from tenants in receipt of Universal Credit will continue to be paid housing benefit directly, rather than via their tenants, it has been confirmed.
Tenants are expecting to find and move in to new rental accommodation in ever-shorter periods of time.
Average rent in England in Wales increased by 2.4% year on year in October, led by growth in the East of England where rents are rising the fastest, the latest index shows.
The lettings market in the UK could see a boost from the Government’s housing plans announced in the Budget with money being put into new homes for rent as well as for sale.
Almost one in three tenants in the UK aim to move into their new rental home less than two weeks after they first make an enquiry to a landlord or letting agent online, new research suggests.
The buy to let sector should prepare itself for issues which may arise if the government goes ahead with its intention to introduce 12 month tenancies – or even longer ones – in the private rental sector.
The forthcoming Autumn Budget is set to unveil the government’s plans to encourage landlords to offer longer tenancies of at least 12 months to those renting who want them, according to Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited.
The pressure group Generation Rent – often identified with highlighting issues concerning young tenants – is now warning of a massive rise in pensioners who rent privately in the next two decades.