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The Cambridge and L&G team up to offer landlords more choice

Thursday 19th April 2018

Cambridge Building Society has joined forces with Legal & General Mortgage Club to offer its buy-to-let range to landlords across England and Wales...


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Vetting tenants to ensure they are all they seem

Thursday 19th April 2018

Tenant referencing provides all the background information on prospective tenants, helping landlords and letting agents make an educated choice about who they let their properties to, and - more importantly - their ability to pay the rent on time each month...


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Tenants should be able to improve credit score by paying rent on time

Thursday 19th April 2018

RentalStep has added its voice to growing calls for rent payments to be added to a tenant’s credit score. The PropTech startup supports the government's Creditworthiness Assessment Bill and the movement towards mandatory inclusion of tenants’ rental payment histories in credit scores...


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BTL landlords weary of threat posed by Brexit

Thursday 19th April 2018

A majority of buy-to-let landlords see the UK’s vote to leave the EU as a threat to their property business, with some reviewing their plans to invest further in the industry, according to a new survey...


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Landlords remain optimistic about buy-to-let in spite of challenges

Wednesday 18th April 2018

More than two fifths (41%) of portfolio landlords aim to expand their portfolio over the next 12 months, new research shows. The report from Aldermore, the specialist bank, shows that private landlords are generally feeling positive about the future of the market, and the opportunity it presents...


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Rent control proposed in Scotland

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Labour has once again called for rents to be capped in Scotland after fresh data revealed rent increases were outstripping wage rises over the past five years...


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Spike in BTL landlords looking to diversify

Wednesday 18th April 2018

An increasing number of buy-to-let landlords are looking to diversifying their portfolios by investing in Houses with Multiple Occupants (HMOs), commercial and mixed-use property to boost returns, according to OneSavings Bank...


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Older BTL investors target property in London and South East

Wednesday 18th April 2018

In recent years, cites within the north of England have attracted more property investors targeting high yields, but new research shows that London and the South East remains the most popular place to invest as far as buy-to-let investors aged 50-plus are concerned...


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Government must ‘support, rather than attack’, private landlords, says RLA

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Private landlords provide an increasingly vital source of affordable and flexible accommodation for many people and the government should do more to support them, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)...


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Dawn raid uncovers tenants living in unsafe conditions

Tuesday 17th April 2018

An ‘unsafe’ house in multiple occupation (HMO) in north London has been uncovered by enforcement officers from Brent Council following a dawn raid, as the local authority continues to clamp down on rogue landlords in the local area...


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