Tag Archives: Landlords

Landlords take keen interest in HMOs

Landlords have a larger appetite for HMOs in a bid to boost their rental income by targeting young professionals and students, according to a report. Multi-Let UK says it has seen a 150% rise over the past year in investors looking to purchase HMOs and multi-lets. A sister company has also seen a 300% year-on-year […]

Landlords told to head north for best yields

Landlords should avoid investing in London property and head north for better buy to let returns, recording to research. Assetz Property says that following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the best returns will be enjoyed in the North of England. The firm says that buy to let landlords can achieve yields of […]

Top cause of stress for landlords revealed

One of the main causes of stress and worry for the UK’s landlords has been revealed as the controversial ‘Right to Rent scheme’, says a new study. In a report from letting agents PropertyLetByUs, they say that the legislation causes stress for one in three buy to let landlords and for those who have properties […]

Numbers of buy to let landlords grows

Despite changes to the tax relief regime and a stamp duty surcharge, buy to let landlords are still flocking to invest in the sector, according to new figures. Estate agents ludlowthompson points to record low interest rates and volatility on the stock markets as contributing to the growing numbers of landlords. The firm used HM […]

Pensioner buy to let landlords ponder selling-up

Despite offering a valuable retirement income, more than 40% of retiree landlords are considering off-loading their buy to let property, according to a survey. Responsible Equity Release also found that seven in 10 pensioner landlords said that without their rental income they would struggle to get by. More than 1,000 retired people who owned a […]

Landlord confidence tumbles in the UK

Up to 500,000 buy to let properties could be sold as investors’ confidence tumbles and they leave the market this year. That’s the prediction from the National Landlords’ Association (NLA) who say that confidence among the UK’s landlords is at its lowest since the banking crisis. The NLA points out that the number of landlords […]

Landlords say buy to let sector will be damaged

Landlords around the UK say that the government’s continued assault on buy to let will end up causing serious damage to the market, according to one survey. Property management firm Orchard and Shipman says that 90% of the 500 landlords they questioned, said that the coming tax hikes will lead to higher rents for tenants. […]

Landlords stump up £4.5 billion in property damage repairs

Thousands of landlords in the UK are left out of pocket when a tenancy comes to an end with figures suggesting that the total repair bill for private rented homes is a shocking £4.5 billion a year. That’s the result of research by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) who say the most common damage includes […]

Landlords face rocketing rent arrears

Landlords around the UK are seeing growing numbers of tenants falling into rent arrears, according to new research. The Tenant Arrears report from Your Move and Reeds Rains reveals that the number of tenants who are more than two months behind on their rent is now 84,200. That’s the highest number recorded since early 2013 […]

Government warned: ‘Lay off landlords’

The government has been warned to lay off private landlords and told to find other solutions to the UK’s current housing crisis. The warning has been made by LSL Property Services which says that landlords are now targets for the Bank of England and Government despite providing a crucial role in offering homes to 20% […]