Rents Still on the Rise!
With social housing usually unavailable and home ownership unaffordable for many first time buyers, renting privately is often the only option for many households.
In April 2013 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that home ownership had fallen for the first time in a century. Read more
Is There a Buy To Let Boom?
With house prices high and rising, and the supply of new homes woefully low it seems that more people are renting, and renting for longer.
The number of rental properties has skyrocketed in the last ten years from 2 million in 2000 to 3.6 million today. Read more
Students Offer Best Returns For Landlords!
It appears that buy to let is an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility.
Lower house prices, rising rents and improving mortgage deals are tempting investors once more. Bricks and mortar is therefore a popular option for those who would rather grow their wealth through property than shares or cash. Read more
Buy to Let Sector Still Booming!
First time buyers are still struggling to get on the property ladder and more people are being forced to continue as tenants dubbed by observers as “generation rent”.
Therefore, ‘Generation rent’ appears to be good news for landlords. Read more
Housing Eviction at a High!
Recent research has shown that the buy to let sector is still booming!
The popularity of buy to let flourished during the financial crisis with low interest rates pushing savers to invest their money in property where rental income yields are far higher than they could achieve on a savings account. Read more
Rents Remain High!
It seems that rental values are still being underpinned by the increasing number of people living in the private rented sector and rents are likely to continue rising unless supply and demand becomes more aligned.
The surging tenant demand has been heightened by first time buyers who are unable to get on to the property ladder due to stricter mortgage lending criteria, has seen rents increase for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest LSL Buy to Let Property Index. Read more
The Buy To Let Market Goes From Strength to Strength!
It now appears that the private rented sector looks likely to be the longer term tenure in which more households may live in the future.
The rental market in the UK is going from strength to strength at the moment as more tenants continue to move towards the sector rather than buying their own homes. Read more
Many Renters Still Can Not Afford to Buy!
Every day 8.5 million people in England travel home from work, walk through someone else’s front door and go to sleep in a house that is not theirs.
In a recent survey, nearly half of private renters said the house they live in did not feel like ‘home’. Read more
PRIVATE LANDLORDS BEGIN TO REFUSE TENANTS ON BENEFITS.
It estimates that over one million renters in the UK currently receive help with housing costs.
Letting to people who are dependent on benefits has never been easy for landlords but the recent changes to housing benefit seem to have been a step too far for many. Read more
Buy To Let Fees Remain High.
It appears that the market is skewed towards landlords at the moment as first time buyers are still struggling to get on the property ladder, therefore meaning that more people are being forced to continue as tenants, dubbed by some as ‘generation rent’.
According to the latest Census figures, the proportion of British households renting has increased in the past decade from 31 per cent to 36 per cent. Read more