Buy-to-let valuations grow against the market in January

Posted by on 12/02/2015 at 11:41 am

  Published by Mortgage Finance Gazette on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 by Vanya Damyanova   Buy-to-let was the sector to stand out in January marking a rise against the general housing market decline, the latest Connells data shows. While overall property valuations fell by 4 per cent on the month and by 23 per cent […]

Tenants should be offered indefinite tenancies, says think tank

Posted by on 09/01/2015 at 10:00 am

  Published by Landlord Today on Monday, 05 January 2015   Tenants in the private rented sector should be given new rights to stay in their home as long as they want, according to Civitas. The think tank also suggested that tenants should receive guarantees that their rent will not increase above inflation. In a […]

Civitas: buy-to-let investors should face restrictions

Posted by on 06/01/2015 at 3:02 pm

  Published by FT Adviser on Friday, 02 January 2015 by Damian Fantato   Buy-to-let investors should face restrictions on how much they can charge their tenants, a report into the UK’s private rented sector claims. The 58-page paper, written by Daniel Bentley of Civitas, claims the UK’s housing market is “a mess” because of […]

UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015

Posted by on 18/12/2014 at 10:06 am

  Published by Property Wire on Tuesday, 16 December 2014   Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research. This is despite the fact that 52% of buy to let property investors believe interest rates will rise next year, […]

“Size not important” say young Londoners

Posted by on 10/12/2014 at 12:34 pm

  Published by Landlord Today on Wednesday, 10 December 2014   Young Londoners would rather rent a tiny studio flat rather than a large property which was not so well located. High-end letting agency Knight Frank surveyed 18 to 24-year-olds to ask if they would be happy in a “microflat” – described by the agency […]

Choosing Between Furnished And Unfurnished Rental Properties

Posted by on 03/09/2012 at 5:22 pm
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When you are looking for a flat or house to rent, you’ll notice that you have to make one choice before starting to look in earnest – whether to rent somewhere that comes furnished or unfurnished. Renting a furnished place makes a lot of sense as it means that you don’t have to worry about […]