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Tenants Destined for a Life of Rent

“More are worried they’ll never own as the first-time buyer age increases” Around 85% of first time buyers are worried they will never buy a home – and blame buy to let landlords for a lot of their problems. They feel landlords are blocking their way on to the property ladder by snapping up affordable […]

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London council in bid to become first to license all rental sector – Letting Agent Today

London council in bid to become first to license all rental sector Thursday 29th September 2011 A London borough could become the first local authority in the country where every single private landlord and rental property is licensed. The council – which recently said it was considering buying up swathes of private rental property and […]

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Lenders pull plug on best buy-to-let deals – Letting Agent Today

Lenders pull plug on best buy-to-let deals Tuesday 27th September 2011 Buy-to-let mortgage lenders have pulled the plug on a number of deals – just as the National Landlords Association was happily reporting a relaxation in the deposit requirements for BTL mortgages together with a growth in the number of products.   But the NLA’s announcement […]

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Abolish ‘obviously stupid’ Stamp Duty, says top think tank – Estate Agent Today

Abolish ‘obviously stupid’ Stamp Duty, says top think tank     Friday 16th September 2011 Stamp Duty on the purchase of homes should be abolished, Britain’s leading economic think tank has said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that Stamp Duty is an ‘obviously stupid’ tax which stopped people from moving home because of the […]

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So you want to rent your property out and get good tenants?

The best way to get good tenants is to start out with getting your property to the right standard and finish. Here are something’s you may want to consider. It is recommended landlords start with a clean canvas then combine quality fittings and appliances with furnishings (where needed) and décor. The idea is to let […]

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Latest news from RightMove

According to the Rightmove their House Price Index for April rose by 1.7%, with the average asking price now £235,822, while the number of unsold properties estate agents have on their books rose at their fastest level since May 2007. Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said that many may want to rethink their decision to […]

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