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Number of parent landlords on the rise

Updated: 10th October 2016 - First Published: 10th October 2016 The cost of renting is on the rise, but would it cheaper if you were renting from your own parents? Many children of property moguls will hope so, and with the number of parent landlords on the rise, it’s something more and more could benefit from. Read More...

Landlords: BTL mortgage rates are still falling!

Updated: 22nd September 2016 - First Published: 21st September 2016 The cut to base rate has had a welcome impact on mortgage rates, and it isn’t only residential borrowers who are benefiting: buy-to-let (BTL) investors are continuing to enjoy a fall in rates, particularly those looking for a longer-term deal. Read More...

Landlords – are you embarrassed about being one?

Updated: 12th September 2016 - First Published: 12th September 2016 Becoming a landlord is often touted as a way to secure valuable income and build a nest egg for the future, yet once that dream has been realised, many property moguls are actually embarrassed to admit their vocation. Read More...

Fall in mortgages for first-time landlords

Updated: 04th July 2016 - First Published: 04th July 2016 Year-on-year, the number of buy-to-let mortgages has increased, so it would be fair to assume that the availability of deals for first-time landlords has also expanded. However, this isn’t actually the case, as our latest research shows. Read More...

Rents rise at the fastest rate since September

Updated: 24th May 2016 - First Published: 24th May 2016 Rents seem to be on a similar course to house prices at the moment, with them only ever seeming to be on the rise. In fact, figures show that rents are rising at the fastest rate seen for six months, hitting an average of £793 across England & Wales. Read More...

Landlords – prepare for abandoned properties

Updated: 23rd May 2016 - First Published: 23rd May 2016 Being a landlord can be lucrative, but many would-be property moguls fail to consider the downsides. One of the most worrying can be void periods, but perhaps even more so – and an aspect that's often overlooked – is when properties are abandoned. Read More...

Renters only stay for 18 months

Updated: 13th May 2016 - First Published: 13th May 2016 Investing in a buy-to-let (BTL) property can make a lot of financial sense. However, those who want to get a finger in the BTL pie need to take into account the cost of any void periods between tenants. Read More...

Buy-to-let providers slash mortgage rates

Updated: 12th April 2016 - First Published: 11th April 2016 The buy-to-let market has been under extra pressure recently, so a sudden rise in mortgage rates would not have been unexpected. However, our figures can reveal that the opposite has actually occurred, with providers cutting rates dramatically. Read More...

Tenant finances continue to improve

Updated: 08th March 2016 - First Published: 08th March 2016 Tenant affordability can be an ongoing concern for renters and landlords alike, but luckily, new research shows that tenant finances are improving, with those in the rental sector now less likely to suffer from a serious build-up of late rent. Read More...

Landlords stressed out by troublesome tenants

Updated: 29th February 2016 - First Published: 29th February 2016 Becoming a landlord will bring with it a whole host of responsibilities, but unfortunately, research shows that 30% of landlords surveyed say that it’s more stressful than they’d anticipated. Read More...


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