Buy to Let
With news of the increasing number of complaints about letting agents to The Property Ombudsman Service, up 9% on the previous year, the pressure is on to provide a better service for the 3.8 million tenants in the private rental market.
Wales has topped the tables as a hotspot for buy to let investors with the highest rental yields in England and Wales.
A brace of apartments at Crest Nicholson’s Harbourside development in Bristol are being offered to investors with a guaranteed 12 month rental income.
One in ten people who privately rent their home could be at risk from gas safety hazards, Shelter and British Gas warn today.
Gross mortgage lending of £4.2 billion across 33,500 mortgages was advanced to buy-to-let landlords in the first quarter of 2013, according to latest survey data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
The first quarter of 2013 saw a new high in remortgaging activity, with more landlords trying to raise enough capital to expand their portfolios and take advantage of high gross yields, according to detailed research by Mortgages for Business, the specialist buy to let broker.
Tighter controls on Britain’s £2.5 billion residential leasehold sector will give people who rent property in the West Country increased peace of mind on how well their buildings are run, according to Bristol-based block management specialists BNS Management Services.
As new findings from the latest BM Solutions/ BDRC Continental survey show that a greater proportion of landlords are turning to the private rental sector to prepare their finances for retirement, Belvoir Sheffield looks at the possible reasons for this.
According to property statistics, the buy to let (BTL) business is booming – and Linden Homes is offering investors the chance to watch their money grow.
Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties has reported a surge in investment interest at its Alver Village development in Gosport.
A stable income and a boost to insufficient pension provision are the two top priorities of buy to let investors wishing to make a new investment over the next twelve months, reveals Assetz in its annual Buy to Let Investor Survey.
A select development which has already proved popular with buyers, looks set to get the seal of approval from investors too.
As renting a property becomes more popular than ever before and industry critics calling 2012 'generation rent', latest figures indicate that the number of home owners under the age of 30 will fall from 2.4 million to 1.3 million.
With a number of buy-to-let purchasers already snapping up Redrow apartments in Tonbridge, other would-be investors who choose to join them could see a higher yield on their savings.
Property managers have welcomed a new self-regulatory regime for residential managing agents which will improve protection for people who live in leasehold flats and homes in the city.
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