Sell your house for £187

You can now sell your house on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and hundreds of other websites for just £187. There are no other fees or commissions. Rightmove and Zoopla are the two largest online property websites and attract millions of visitors every month. Now you can advertise your property for sale on these websites and […]

Scottish Private Rented Sector reforms

Plans to reform private sector tenancy laws will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said today. The consultation launched by the Scottish Government will see a major overhaul of legislation in the private rented sector. The current “no-fault” repossession clause that allows landlords to reclaim […]

UK residential landlords see lowest void periods for 13 years

The average annual void period for residential landlords in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since 2002, new research shows. Indeed, the average void period, which is the length of time between rental property tenancies, reported in the first quarter of 2015 was just 2.4 weeks, the lowest since the Paragon Mortgages survey […]

Time to get in on the BTL action?

If you’ve been toying with the idea of becoming a landlord, now could be the time to seriously consider it. Research from Paragon Mortgages has found that the average void period (the length of time a property is without tenants) has fallen to the lowest level since 2002, and with tenant demand only ever seeming […]

Landlords kind to tenants

Landlords often receive bad press in terms of their relationship with tenants, although a recent survey has revealed that 30 per cent of tenants have received an act of kindness from their landlord. Research from tenant insurance provider Endsleigh revealed that 34 per cent of landlords have given their tenant a welcome or farewell gift, […]

Buy-to-let voids fall to 13-year low

The average annual void period for buy-to-let landlords has dropped to its lowest level since 2002. This is the latest positive news for the buoyant sector following recent reports that new buy-to-let mortgage valuations jumped by 41% in February. The average void has fallen to just 2.4 weeks this year as tenant demand remains high, […]

Why tenants need to check their landlords

This months theme is on ‘checking and referencing’ but it is not just the landlords who need to be careful. Tenants also need to take care. Frauds and scams There are a number of fraudsters out to get you. For example is the person who shows you the property really the landlord? They could be […]

More power to tenants over ‘retaliatory evictions’

The Government has published amendments to the Deregulation Bill that will extend existing restrictions on a landlord’s powers to evict. The measures include protecting tenants against the practice of retaliatory eviction, in instances where they have raised a legitimate complaint about the condition of the property and a local authority has issued a notice confirming […]

Liverpool landlord licensing scheme given green light by government

So far around a third of landlords have signed upo to the city-wide scheme, the council says. Council chiefs in Liverpool have been told they can press ahead with a licensing scheme for private landlords which stretches across the entire city. It follows the admission last week by the local authority that it was “looking […]

New measures help create a bigger, better private rented sector

New measures have been introduced that will create a bigger, better private rented sector for tenants and landlords long into the future, Brandon Lewis said. With more than 4.4 million households renting privately, the Housing Minister outlined a range of measures that will ensure tenants know their rights and where to go if they have […]