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‘Earn money in your sleep’ by investing in property, says ex-footballer

Thursday 16th November 2017

Football legend turned property magnate Robbie Fowler, estimated to be worth more than £30m, is behind free advice on how to become a successful buy-to-let landlord...


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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The second phase of the Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with the recent interest rate hike, appear to have had minimal impact on the cost of buy-to-let mortgages, according to fresh data from Mortgage Brain...


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Many renters will ‘end up worse off’ unless the law is changed

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The government’s proposal to cap tenancy deposits to six weeks’ rent will save many tenants money, given that a number of private landlords currently ask tenants for two months' rent as a deposit, and yet renting reform campaigner Ajay Jagota argues that renters will be worse off unless the government revises its plans...


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Will longer tenancies restrict rent rises?

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The forthcoming Autumn Budget is set to unveil the government’s plans to encourage landlords to offer longer tenancies of at least 12 months to those renting who want them, according to Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited...


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Landlords should look north for higher rental yields

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to October, but this was slightly down from 1.6% in September, according to the latest ONS figures...


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Colchester landlord ordered to pay almost £9k for poor property management

Tuesday 14th November 2017

A buy-to-let landlord in Colchester has been fined for poor property management that left a family in Wimpole Road, CO1, living with roof leaks, rising damp and cold temperatures for more than a year...


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Does your letting agent clearly display all their fees?

Tuesday 14th November 2017

It is a statutory duty for letting agents to fully publicise the fees they charge to landlords and tenants, and yet there are still some agents that are breaking the law by not displaying their fees...


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Politicians risk neglecting those who ‘face a lifetime of renting’, claims lobby group

Tuesday 14th November 2017

High house prices, inadequate savings and longer life expectancies mean a number of people will never be able to get a foot on the housing ladder and secure their financial future, leaving them with little alternative but to carry on renting in retirement...


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Thousands of landlords are unsure of their responsibilities, research shows

Tuesday 14th November 2017

As a landlord do you know your rights and responsibilities? Well, it would appear that many people, including tenants, do not know where they stand when it comes to the rules and regulations governing the private rented sector...


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TMW pilots limited company BTL range

Monday 13th November 2017

The Mortgage Works (TMW) has launched a new limited company buy-to-let mortgage product range for professional landlords. There are five products being piloted through brokers Mortgage Intelligence and The Buy to Let Business, with plans for a wider roll-out if the pilot phase proves successful...


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