You are here... :Home/2019/March

Big boost for deposit alternatives as tenants back new schemes

By |2019-03-29T10:02:38+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

There’s been a big boost to the movement towards deposit alternatives in the private rental sector following a survey released this morning by lettings agency Your Move. It says over half of tenants questioned in a very substantial 3,752-person poll would be interested in an alternative approach to traditional tenancy deposits. According...

Comments Off on Big boost for deposit alternatives as tenants back new schemes

Revealed: councils’ feeble enforcement against rogue operators

By |2019-03-29T10:02:40+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

Figures given through a Parliamentary answer have revealed just how bad councils in England are at policing and enforcement action against rogue landlords. The data, analysed by the Residential Landlords Association, shows that during the 18 months until the end of September 2018 just three Rent Repayment Orders across England had...

Comments Off on Revealed: councils’ feeble enforcement against rogue operators

Buy to let sell-off is “snowballing” in London warns ARLA

By |2019-03-29T10:02:44+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

The number of London landlords exiting the market last month was a whopping 125 per cent higher than the national average. The figure comes from ARLA Propertymark based on its monthly snapshot of the market conducted amongst members between March 4 and March 18. “Back in December, more than three quarters of...

Comments Off on Buy to let sell-off is “snowballing” in London warns ARLA

Think buy to let taxes are bad? They’re even worse in Scotland…

By |2019-03-29T10:02:43+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

A leading accountancy firm has analysed buy to let taxation policies north and south of the border and claims that from next week investors in Scotland will be even more heavily penalised than those in England. Stephen Oates, tax director with French Duncan LLP, explains: “From next month three quarters of...

Comments Off on Think buy to let taxes are bad? They’re even worse in Scotland…

Build To Rent developer converting industrial estate to 200-unit scheme

By |2019-03-29T10:02:41+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

Legal & General is to develop a Brighton industrial estate into the town’s first Build To Rent scheme. The work will go on at the Longley Industrial Estate and it will be Legal & General’s 11th scheme since entering the BTR sector in 2016.  The development will also deliver 3,270 square metres of...

Comments Off on Build To Rent developer converting industrial estate to 200-unit scheme

BTL mortgage costs remain broadly unchanged

By |2019-03-29T10:02:46+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

The cost of taking out a buy-to-let mortgage remains at an historic low, according to the latest analysis from Mortgage Brain. Despite entering another period of change and uncertainty, with new regulations on fees and licensing on the horizon, mortgage costs remain stable with little movement recorded over the past three...

Comments Off on BTL mortgage costs remain broadly unchanged

How will the gas boiler ban affect BTL landlords?

By |2019-03-29T10:02:47+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

On 13th March the Chancellor announced that it will be illegal to install gas boilers in new build homes from 2025. The decision was taken after advice from the government’s independent advisory organisation, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The committee found that the UK would not meet its climate change...

Comments Off on How will the gas boiler ban affect BTL landlords?

Another Build to Rent scheme for Legal & General – this time in trendy Brighton

By |2019-03-29T10:02:52+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

Brighton is the latest major destination to join the Build to Rent revolution, with over 200 new homes for renters set to be built right by the seaside city’s train station.  Legal & General – a significant player in this emerging market – recently announced that its plans to develop the...

Comments Off on Another Build to Rent scheme for Legal & General – this time in trendy Brighton

True ambitions of property investors in 2019 revealed

By |2019-03-29T10:02:53+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

Some 39% of UK landlords and investors are planning to increase the size of their portfolio over the next 12 months, compared to 11% who intend to reduce theirs. That is according to an independent survey commissioned by Experience Invest, which asked more than 500 buy-to-let landlords and real estate investors...

Comments Off on True ambitions of property investors in 2019 revealed

MGM French Properties witnesses record-breaking start to 2019

By |2019-03-29T10:02:56+00:00March 29th, 2019|Property News|

MGM French Properties has reported its busiest and most successful start to the year to date, with increased activity in the first quarter resulting in 50% more sales compared with previous years. Its success has been bolstered by stock of desirable outright purchase properties available in a selection of top ski...

Comments Off on MGM French Properties witnesses record-breaking start to 2019
Load More Posts