Tag Archives: Landlord

Are landlords in the UK ethical?

With so much publicity in recent months about the activities of rogue landlords around the UK, Saga Home Insurance decided to find out whether the UK’s landlords are ethical. Their findings will not come as a surprise to the majority of landlords with rental properties since most tenants (77%) said their landlord was either ‘excellent’ […]

Reforms will see landlords facing a tax bombshell

More than 60% of landlords with private rental properties face being pushed into higher rates of income tax because of Government reforms, according to research. The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) says this is no time for landlords to feel complacent after the Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget that mortgage interest relief for landlords […]

Letting agents say rent rises are falling

Letting agents from around the UK are reporting that the rate of rental increases is beginning to fall for the first time in 2015, according to research. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is also saying that following a surge in supply of rental property in July, accommodation has fallen to June levels. On […]

Benefit payment delays hit landlords

Delays in housing benefit payments from local authorities have affected more than half of landlords in the private rental sector, says the National Landlords’ Association (NLA). The NLA has published the results of its research which shows that nearly 3.3 million tenants were affected by late benefit payments last year which meant around one third […]

Landlords plan for buy to let portfolio investment

Nearly one in five buy to let landlords in the UK are looking to add to their portfolio which will help fuel a boom in the property market, according to the Nottingham Building Society. The building society has published a report which also says that 4% of homeowners are planning to invest in buy to […]

Landlords over 50 “make no profit”

An investigation has revealed that for landlords aged over 50, around 10% of them do not make any profit whatsoever from their rental property investment. The findings come from Saga Landlord Insurance who say that many landlords have gained ‘substantial’ financial awards since entering the UK’s private rental sector though another 25% said they had […]

Landlords can boost rental property desirability

Research has revealed that landlords can boost their rental property’s desirability by installing a modern kitchen, according to estate agents. The survey also reveals that a back garden and off-street parking are also highly influencing factors in tenants choosing a property. The results of the survey also mirror the needs of home buyers too. When […]

Landlords are ‘helpful and fair’ say tenants

It may go against what many people believe, but a survey has revealed that most tenants believe their landlords are helpful and fair. The research was conducted by AXA Business Insurance which found little evidence to support stereotypes but that landlords could improve security and safety of their properties. Indeed, the research has revealed that […]

Nearly half of landlords hit by tax change

The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) has revealed that 47% of landlords will be hit when the annual wear and tear allowance is removed from next year. The move was announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne, in his latest Budget for the allowance to be removed and instead landlords will have to claim for the actual […]

‘Savvy landlords’ enjoy low to let rates

A surge in buy to let remortgaging activity in June has been put down to ‘savvy landlords’ capitalising on record low interest rates. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that remortgaging activity rocketed by a third which was fuelled by fears that the Bank of England was due to raise the base interest […]