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Tenants rejoice as wages set to overtake rents - 10th April 2014

Renters have long been feeling the pinch, with rising monthly payments taking a significant proportion of their monthly income. But, the tide could be turning, as research has revealed that wages will actually outpace rent rises in the year ahead. Read More...

The end of accidental landlords? - 27th March 2014

There was once a time when people would become “accidental landlords” simply because they were unable to sell their home, but according to research from ARLA it looks like this phenomenon could become a thing of the past. Read More...

London rents twice the national average - 26th February 2014

London is known for having notoriously high property prices, and research has revealed just how significant these differences actually are to the rest of the country, with the average rent paid being more than double the national average. Read More...

Rental market enjoys rise in activity - 24th February 2014

With many people looking towards the UK property market to boost their income, news that the rental sector is booming will be welcomed. Read More...

Surging buy-to-let mortgage market - 21st February 2014

It’s proving to be a positive start to the year for the buy-to-let (BTL) sector, with there being a significant rise in the number of BTL mortgage applications being received by lenders. Read More...

Improved competition in BTL market as demand rises - 19th February 2014

After months of positive statistics coming from the buy-to-let (BTL) sector, landlord demand for BTL deals is soaring. In fact, figures show that demand for BTL mortgages grew by 18.6% in 2013, with total lending being 20% higher. Read More...

Average age of tenants increasing - 11th February 2014

When thinking of the average UK tenant, students and young people saving to get on the housing ladder would often spring to mind. Read More...

Landlords expecting to raise rents in 2014 - 30th January 2014

The latest landlord sentiment survey from LSL Property Services has revealed that 42% of landlords are expecting to raise rents in the next 12 months, with the average increase set to be 3.7%. Read More...

BTL landlords face insurance hike - 23rd January 2014

Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums. Read More...

Landlords confident for year ahead - 13th January 2014

Confidence among landlords remains at a record high, with research from Paragon Mortgages finding that 33% expect the value of their portfolios to increase in 2014 while over a fifth plan to buy more buy-to-let property over the next few months. Read More...


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