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Landlords 'must remember their responsibilities'

Landlords across the UK must ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities in terms of providing safe and comfortable homes for tenants.

14 Aug 2014
Landlords 'must remember their responsibilities'
Buy to let to grow 25% in 2014

The UK's buy to let sector is predicted to grow by 25 per cent in 2014.

05 Dec 2013
Buy to let to grow 25% in 2014
Labour MP proposes PRS regulation bill

Jeremy Corbyn has introduced a bill proposing the regulation of letting agents and the private rented sector.

21 Oct 2013
Labour MP proposes PRS regulation bill
Glasgow 'offers greatest returns for student landlord investment'

Northern cities are providing the highest returns for landlords renting out property to students.

30 Sep 2013
Glasgow 'offers greatest returns for student landlord investment'
UK landlords 'failing to get the right insurance'

Around one in four UK landlords do not have the right insurance.

24 Sep 2013
UK landlords 'failing to get the right insurance'
Buy-to-let lending 'recovering strongly'

Mortgages worth £5.1 billion were advanced by lenders in the second quarter of 2013.

08 Aug 2013
Buy-to-let lending 'recovering strongly'
Landlords report high demand for rented property

The second quarter of this year has seen demand remaining high for rented property.

04 Jul 2013
Landlords report high demand for rented property
'Continued growth' for buy to let market

Buy to let landlords were advanced £4.2 billion in gross mortgage lending in the first quarter of 2013.

09 May 2013
'Continued growth' for buy to let market
Buy to let landlords 'should consider insurance options'

Landlords can suffer if tenants fail to pay their rent.

26 Apr 2013
Buy to let landlords 'should consider insurance options'
Landlords 'hoping to supplement pension with rental income'

Around six in ten landlords are hoping to live off the money made through their properties when their working days come to an end.

19 Feb 2013
Landlords 'hoping to supplement pension with rental income'
Buy to let lending 'increased in 2012'

Buy to let lending comprised 11.5 per cent of total gross mortgage lending in 2012.

15 Feb 2013
Buy to let lending 'increased in 2012'
'Six-year low' for buy to let mortgages

Buy to let mortgage rates have fallen to levels last seen in 2007.

29 Jan 2013
'Six-year low' for buy to let mortgages
Landlords 'urged to consider green measures'

Proprietors may look to improve the EPC rating of their properties.

25 Jan 2013
Landlords 'urged to consider green measures'
UK rents 'dipped markedly in August'

Rents in December fell to levels not seen since August 2012.

18 Jan 2013
UK rents 'dipped markedly in August'
Landlords 'hoping to boost collections in the new year'

More buy-to-let mortgages are likely to be targeted by landlords in 2013.

07 Jan 2013
Landlords 'hoping to boost collections in the new year'
Property portfolios 'expanded by landlords in Q4'

The average landlord portfolio increased to 12.7 properties in the fourth quarter of 2012.

19 Dec 2012
Property portfolios 'expanded by landlords in Q4'
Research: 18% of landlords do not have proper insurance

Many landlords have not got adequate insurance for their properties, a new study has shown.

10 Dec 2012
Research: 18% of landlords do not have proper insurance
Landlords 'want government commitment to flood cover scheme'

The British Property Federation has noted flooding can have grave consequences for property owners.

26 Nov 2012
Landlords 'want government commitment to flood cover scheme'
Landlords 'increasingly turning to private rental sector'

Proprietors in the UK appear keen to prepare their finances for retirement.

19 Nov 2012
Landlords 'increasingly turning to private rental sector'
CML: Buy-to-let mortgage value up 8% in Q3

More buy-to-let mortgages were agreed in the third quarter of 2012, new figures have shown.

08 Nov 2012
CML: Buy-to-let mortgage value up 8% in Q3
Brits 'increasingly taking in lodgers'

The number of people taking in lodgers this year has doubled to nearly a million.

12 Oct 2012
Brits 'increasingly taking in lodgers'
Landlords 'may want to refrain from rent rises'

An expert has warned landlords of the dangers of pushing rents up too much.

10 Oct 2012
Landlords 'may want to refrain from rent rises'
Scheme aims to improve private rented sector homes

British Gas and Shelter would like to see the private rented sector in the UK improved.

10 Oct 2012
Scheme aims to improve private rented sector homes
Landlord complaints 'on the rise'

Complaints received by local authorities regarding landlords have risen 27 per cent in the last three years.

04 Oct 2012
Landlord complaints 'on the rise'
Landlords 'need to keep clean credit'

Lenders may not hand money over to landlords with adverse information on their credit files.

27 Sep 2012
Landlords 'need to keep clean credit'
Landlords letting to students 'should set competitive rents'

Rents should not be too high when letting to students.

26 Sep 2012
Landlords letting to students 'should set competitive rents'
Landlords 'should run full background checks'

References and ID checks should be considered by landlords.

17 Sep 2012
Landlords 'should run full background checks'
Landlords 'need a robust tenancy agreement'

Proprietors should make sure their tenants know what they are signing up to.

13 Sep 2012
Landlords 'need a robust tenancy agreement'
Landlords 'are investing in flats and terraced houses'

Many landlords are looking to increase their portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2012.

10 Sep 2012
Landlords 'are investing in flats and terraced houses'
Landlords 'should redecorate regularly'

Proprietors might wish to modernise their houses every three to five years.

05 Sep 2012
Landlords 'should redecorate regularly'
Landlords 'are right to feel optimistic'

The buy-to-let market is currently a positive environment, it has been claimed.

03 Sep 2012
Landlords 'are right to feel optimistic'
Landlord confidence 'continues to grow'

Nearly two-thirds of landlords expect demand to grow over the next 12 months, according to new data.

29 Aug 2012
Landlord confidence 'continues to grow'
Q2 sees buy-to-let lending increase

Buy-to-let lending escalated five per cent in the second three-month period of 2012.

09 Aug 2012
Q2 sees buy-to-let lending increase
Would-be landlords 'should do their research'

People looking to enter the buy-to-let market should calculate the costs involved beforehand.

07 Aug 2012
Would-be landlords 'should do their research'
Landlords 'need to be professional'

Proprietors have to appear responsible to sway tenants.

02 Aug 2012
Landlords 'need to be professional'
'Little movement' in buy-to-let landlord numbers

There has not been a significant upturn in buy-to-let landlord numbers of late.

30 Jul 2012
'Little movement' in buy-to-let landlord numbers
Landlords 'need to make their properties more desirable'

Proprietors may tempt tenants by including a cleaner in the costs.

27 Jul 2012
Landlords 'need to make their properties more desirable'
Study: 60% of landlords looking to expand portfolios

The majority of landlords want to buy more property in the next six months, a study has found.

19 Jul 2012
Study: 60% of landlords looking to expand portfolios
Insurance 'is important for landlords'

Landlords should make obtaining insurance a top priority.

10 Jul 2012
Insurance 'is important for landlords'
Tenants 'struggling with their finances'

There has been an eight per cent climb in tenants experiencing severe arrears in the second quarter of 2012.

04 Jul 2012
Tenants 'struggling with their finances'
Buy-to-let rents 'rose in May'

Rents escalated for the second time in two months in May.

22 Jun 2012
Buy-to-let rents 'rose in May'
Landlords 'must use proper references'

People looking to enter the buy-to-let market should not rent out on trust.

18 Jun 2012
Landlords 'must use proper references'
Stamp duty plans backed by landlords

The Scottish Property Federation has lent its backing to stamp duty reform plans.

08 Jun 2012
Stamp duty plans backed by landlords
More people 'turning to short-term lets'

The number of short-term lets on offer in the UK has risen by two per cent in the last half-year.

06 Jun 2012
More people 'turning to short-term lets'
Tenant deposit protection measures introduced in Scotland

Housing minister Keith Brown has approved two tenancy deposit initiatives.

01 Jun 2012
Tenant deposit protection measures introduced in Scotland
Securing good tenants 'a priority for landlords'

It is more important for landlords to secure good tenants than maximise short-term rents, it has been claimed.

22 May 2012
Securing good tenants 'a priority for landlords'
Landlords reminded of protection scheme requirement

Many landlords are unlikely to know whether or not they are covered by a client money protection scheme.

15 May 2012
Landlords reminded of protection scheme requirement
Buy-to-let lending 'remains low'

New buy-to-let lending amounted to £3.7 billion in 2012's first quarter.

10 May 2012
Buy-to-let lending 'remains low'
Accidental landlords 'contributing to rental figures'

More people are choosing to rent accommodation in the UK.

27 Apr 2012
Accidental landlords 'contributing to rental figures'
Buy-to-let may be attractive at present

Would-be landlords should do their research before renting out property.

25 Apr 2012
Buy-to-let may be attractive at present
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