Online agency ‘has approached Facebook to list properties’

Estate Agent Today understands that a high-profile online estate agency in the UK has approached Facebook with a view to operating a joint listings service. No other details are available and the agency wishes to remain anonymous at this stage: Estate Agent Today has asked Facebook for its comments. However, the development comes just as […]

Experts suggest Budget is unlikely to be good news for buy to let landlords

The Budget is unlikely to hold good news for buy to let landlords and according to experts the best they can hope for is no more change. Chancellor Philip Hammond has already indicated that he will boost new home building and the property industry has lobbied him to introduce some kind of change in stamp […]

Many tenants exposed to unnecessary risk claims NAIP

According to the National Association of Inventory Professionals, tenants could be exposed to unnecessary risk as many face many hazards when moving into a property due to landlords either ignoring or being unaware of basic health and safety issues. NAIP Chairman, Patricia Barber comments – ‘the basic regulations concerning fire and furnishings, originally instigated way […]

The UK’s top buy-to-let property hotspots unveiled

Buy-to-let landlords can still expect to achieve double-digit yields when investing up north, fresh research shows. A new survey by TotallyMoney provides both an interesting insight into the market and a useful tool for buy-to-let landlords, revealing that the north of England, and in particular Liverpool, currently offers the highest rental yields. The research, which […]

Is buy-to-let property still worth investing in?

In the last couple of years, a raft of tax hikes and lending reforms have made becoming a landlord far less attractive than it once was – but is investing in property still worthwhile? In what The Times is now calling ‘Buy to Lexit’, beleaguered landlords may be finding it increasingly difficult to turn a […]

Millions of UK tenants remain in the dark over property laws

New research from LetBritain involving over 2,000 UK adults has revealed that millions of tenants and landlords across the country are unaware of the laws governing the rental sector. According to the findings, 37% of UK tenants and 16% of landlords do not know that renters must be given at least two months’ notice if […]

Ombudsman continues crackdown on letting agents breaking law over fees

The Property Ombudsman has launched phase three of its national campaign with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute to tackle lettings agents that are breaking the law by not displaying their fees. The next phase will see TPO contacting 117 letting agents in Plymouth and the surrounding region. Phases one and two of the campaign targeted […]

Buy-to-let set to collapse by 27% in 5 years

The end of the buy-to-let dream? Purchases tipped to collapse by 27% in five years as tax grab deters landlords Tougher mortgage rules and tax crackdown means buy-to-let forecast to decline Small investors who need to buy with a mortgage to be hardest hit Landlords can still make a profit but must make sure their […]

MPs call for compulsory installation of CO alarms

MPs yesterday called on the Government to make it illegal for a landlord not to install carbon monoxide alarms in post-Grenfell building regulations review. In a new report on carbon monoxide (CO) alarms launched yesterday, the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) recommended the Government introduce legislation requiring landlords to fit CO alarms. The All-Party […]

What are the top reasons that tenants lose their deposit?

Tenancy deposits are there to protect landlords in the event of unpaid rent or damage to their property. Most tenants will get their full deposits back, but there are instances where the landlord may need to keep part – or all – of it to cover various costs. ARLA Propertymark asked its members for the […]