Buy To Let News
Private rented sector sees yields drop in 2013
Yields on residential investment property fell by the largest margin in five years in 2013, as capital growth outstripped rental growth, according to the latest figures.
More than half of brokers have seen buy to let ‘gamers’ in action
More than half of brokers have witnessed clients attempting to ‘game’ the buy to let system, according to a recent poll.
Landlords face health and safety reminder
Landlords and letting agents are being urged to consider tenants’ well-being amid concerns that many health and safety standards are not being met.
Property lending up £1.4billion in January says BoE
January saw lending for property increase by £1.
Current generation could see home ownership drop below 50 per cent
Half the country could be in rented accommodation by 2041 if the latest property predictions from the head of a government housing review are to be believed.
Buy-to-let demand driving new products
Higher demand for buy-to-let mortgages has seen lenders expand their product range.
Lender concerns over effects of Mortgage Market Review on buy to let
Lenders are expressing fears that the buy to let market could become the next self-cert as a rising number of borrowers are looking to avoid stricter affordability rules.
Home ownership hits 25-year low as people turn to renting
An increasing amount of people are turning to the rented sector, instead of home ownership, according to the latest housing figures.
London rents twice that of rest of UK
Rents in London are more than twice that of the rest of the UK, according to figures for the second half of 2013.
New tenancies up by 17 per cent in 2013
The number of new tenancies being agreed across the UK rose dramatically in 2013, with the booming sector popular among those looking to boost their incomes.