Eviction Bans & Tenant Protection.. What It Means

Business Rate Reliefs, Mortgages Frozen, Tenancy Eviction Bans it all seems a lot to take in right now so how can you profit (or at least ensure you are least effected) through these hard times ahead?… We look at the current situation in the UK In light of the most […]

What landlords need to know as we head into 2020

With 2020 fast approaching, here is a guide as to what landlords need to know as we head into what will hopefully be a bright and prosperous New Year. Brexit It’s really impossible to mention anything to do with 2020 without mentioning Brexit, but at the same time, it’s also […]

The governments impact on the private rental sector

Sometimes the best-intentioned efforts can have unintended consequences. The government, for example, has been making fairly robust efforts to try to help renters, but at best they appear to have had limited impact. At worst, they may have actively backfired. Social rental versus private rental It may be a bit […]

How are landlords reacting to new reforms to the PRS market?

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is an attractive destination for investors seeking to reap the full financial benefits that come from property investment. The combination of long-term capital growth and regular rental yields is an enticing proposition, particularly when compared to the performance of other assets in this low interest-rate environment. […]

UK’s landlords struggling to keep up with recent reforms

Landlords in the UK are struggling to keep pace with new reforms that have been introduced over the past 12 months, new research from Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has found. The bridging lender commissioned an independent survey of 400 UK landlords, all of whom let one or more residential properties […]

A quarter of landlords are now looking to reduce their portfolios

As the old saying goes – be careful what you wish for. The government wished to tilt the housing market towards first-time buyers and away from buy-to-let investors and that is exactly what they did. The problem is that, for a number of reasons, demand for property to rent is […]

New guidance issued for landlords, tenants and local authorities

From June this year (2019), it will become illegal for landlords to charge “add on” fees to tenants to cover the cost of extra services such as the cost of hiring a third-party to manage the inventory for a property. While it remains to be seen what effect this change […]

How the Tenant Fees Act affects UK landlords

From June 1st, 2019, the Tenant Fees Act comes into force, in England. For landlords who use agents, it is important to understand the implications, as one possible outcome is that agents could increase fees elsewhere. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, looks at the issues that landlords […]

What landlords need to know about the Homes Act 2018

From March 20th, 2019, properties in the private rental sector will need to meet new standards under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let mortgage broker Commercial Trust Limited, looks at what the new legislation means for landlords. For most […]