Tag Archives: Rent

UK’s private rental sector set to expand

The UK’s private rental sector will continue to grow because there is a shortage of affordable property leaving many people with little option but to live in rental accommodation, according to a report. The findings come from research carried out by insurance specialists Cover4LetProperty which found that 28% of adults in the UK are living […]

Landlords say they will not be increasing rents

The vast majority of landlords in the UK say they have no plans to increase rents over the next six months, according to a survey. The HomeLet Rental Index has revealed that 91% of landlords will not be charging their tenants more to rent their home. However, 34% of landlords said they would increase rents […]

Landlords increasingly looking to sell up

A new sentiment survey of landlords has revealed that a growing number of them are looking to sell their properties because of the upcoming buy to let tax relief changes. The sentiment survey from Your Move and Reeds Rains says that the tax change is a ‘major concern’ for landlords and 23% say that now […]

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’ […]

The most profitable areas for landlords are in…

The top 10 areas that provide landlords with the most profit in England have been revealed in a new survey. Towns in Hertfordshire and Essex dominate the list to give the best returns on property outside London. The survey has been published by property website Rightmove who say that the best area for an investor […]

Rent arrears hit a two-year high

The number of tenants in the UK’s rental properties with severe rent arrears has reached a two year high, according to a new report. In the Tenant Arrears Tracker, which is put together by Your Move and Reeds Rains, found that there are more than 74,000 tenants who owe more than two months’ rent. The […]

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 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 […]