Are Landlords Responsible For Roof Repair?

Amid widespread yellow weather alerts, homeowners may wonder whether their insurance extends to torrential rain-induced roof repairs. But what responsibilities do landlords have when it comes to roof repairs? In 2023, there were 2,860 Google searches in the UK asking ‘who is responsible for roof repairs in a (leasehold) flat?’. To […]

New Changes To Short Term Lets

On 19 February the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced a change in the rules governing Airbnb-type lettings by requiring planning permission for properties let for more than 90 days per year, introducing a mandatory national register of short term lets and giving councils greater powers to control short-term lets. […]

Housing Demand in 2024

A number of recent surveys have suggested that more confidence is returning to the market as mortgage rates continue to fall. In January, for example, The Mortgage Lender published research showing that 52 per cent of residential buy-to-let landlords had expanded their property portfolios over the last 12 months, adding […]

How Can I Help A Loved One Get On The Property Ladder?

By Sarah Thompson, Managing Director, Mortgage Scout Compared with a decade ago, today’s first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to have dependent children. This highlights how getting on the property ladder is becoming increasingly hard for younger borrowers. However, lenders are always […]

Investing In Energy Efficient Boilers

What Home Owners Should Know About Investing In An Energy Efficient Boiler As homeowners in Britain contemplate enhancing their property’s efficiency, the importance of an energy-efficient boiler becomes increasingly apparent. The decision to upgrade to a more efficient boiler system not only impacts your home’s warmth and comfort but also […]

What Landlords Should Look Out For In 2024

By Allison Thompson, National Lettings Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group 2024 will be a year to watch for landlords, especially those who are self-managing, as there will likely be many changes and new announcements that will affect how landlords operate. In addition to the Renters (Reform) Bill making its way through Parliament, […]

Property Investor Optimism for 2024

Towards the end of December, The Mortgage Lender (part of Shawbrook Bank) published the results of its survey of UK property investors. It found that 74% of residential buy-to-let landlords “feel confident about the performance of the property market over the next 12 months.” The research identified higher levels of […]

Growing Confidence Among Investors

A recent survey of a thousand UK landlords has indicated growing confidence within the buy-to-let market, particularly amongst landlords who maintain portfolios of five or more properties. The specialist lender, Shawbrook Bank, reports that 88% of portfolio landlords have made new acquisitions in the last six months. Looking ahead, one […]