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How to compare landlord insurance products effectively

While there’s no legal requirement for a landlord to have insurance on their investment property, it is still a worthwhile undertaking though you should compare landlord insurance products effectively. That’s because there’s a lot of competition in the marketplace and if you have a buy to let mortgage for your […]

The landlord deposit rules explained

It’s a situation that still causes confusion and some landlords are ignorant of their legal duties which is why the landlord deposit rules need to be explained to avoid breaking the law – and being left with a hefty financial fine. Firstly, this article explains English law and the situation […]

Why reading Landlord News is a crucial step for success

There are still lucrative opportunities in property investment, but keeping abreast of legal and industry changes means reading Landlord News on a regular basis is a crucial step to success. This is particularly the case for those who may be new to renting out a property or have just invested […]

Is landlord property insurance worth it?

If you are new to the world of landlords and wondering whether landlord property insurance is worth it, then the answer is most certainly, ‘Yes, it is’. That’s becausestandard home insurance may not be suitable or provide you with enough cover and may not even be valid on a rental […]

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 […]

Evictions in England and Wales rise by 5%

The number of tenants evicted from rented homes in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2016 has risen by 5%, according to new figures. However, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) says that repossession rates for those who own their homes has now fallen to a record low. The […]

Top renting group revealed to be families

The UK’s most common household type for renting in the private sector has been revealed to be families for the first time. The findings come from the National Landlords’ Association which shows that increasing numbers of landlords are now letting homes to families with children. They now make up 48% […]

UK’s landlords set to leave PRS

Buy to let landlords around the UK are set to sell up over the coming years because of tax changes to the sector which makes owning a rental property unprofitable, according to new research. The survey by estate agency Maskells found that thousands of landlords will find it more difficult […]

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 […]

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 […]