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Rise in reluctant landlords in private rented sector
 

The number of homes coming onto the rental market because they cannot be sold is increasing in some parts of the UK, causing a rise in the number of ‘reluctant landlords,’ say ARLA.

During Q3 2011, nearly half (47%) of ARLA member ... read more...

06/01/2012
Vacant periods continue falling in buy-to-let sector
 
The length of vacant periods in Britain’s buy-to-let sector continued to decline, according to figures released by LSL Property Services, suggesting that demand for rental homes... read more...
31/12/2011
Landlords 'must invest in property insurance'
 It is vital landlords invest in the right type of insurance so their property is protected should an incident occur.

This is according to a spokesperson for Leaseguard, who claimed taking out a policy is "very important".

The expe...
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24/11/2011
Landlords urged to ensure properties and tenants prepared for winter
 

The National Landlords Association is reminding landlords to ensure their properties and tenants are prepared for the winter months.

During last year's particularly cold winter, a significant number of properties w... read more...

17/11/2011
Buy-to-let landlords profit as rents soar
 Rising rents may prove to be a headache for tenants, but they could encourage further investment in new buy-to-let properties, an industry expert has claimed.

David Newnes, managing director of LSL Property Services, a company owning nat...
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03/11/2011
Boom time for Birmingham landlords
 

Major Mahil of letting agents Belvoir Birmingham City Centre and Belvoir Erdington, reports an unprecedented demand for rental properties in the West Midlands.

He says: “The Birmingham city centre rental market has... read more...

07/10/2011
Landlords thriving from rental boom
 

Landlords are benefiting from a booming rental market, with their income increasing for the third quarter in a row.

More than a third (34%) of landlords reported that they have increased their incomes from th... read more...

30/09/2011
Rental income increases for a third quarter
 

Rental income has increased for the third consecutive quarter, research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon has revealed.

More than a third of landlords (34%) have increased rent levels across their property po... read more...

29/09/2011
Landlords report good tenant relations as rental demand continues to rise
 

An overwhelming majority of landlords say they have a good relationship with their tenants, according to a survey by the National Landlords Association.

It found 61 per cent of landlords have "very good" relations with their tenant... read more...

02/08/2011
Almost half of landlords seeing increased demand for rental property
 Almost half - 49%, of landlords believe demand for rental property from tenants has increased, shows the latest quarterly Landlords Panel research from BDRC Continental in partnership with the National Landlords Association.

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03/06/2011
Landlords looking to increase portfolios
 Landlords are optimistic about buy-to-let, with 49 per cent believing now is a good time to invest, new data from LSL Property Services has shown.

This is a slight increase from the 47 per cent recorded a year ago.

However, 1 per c... read more...

01/06/2011
Buy to Let Mortgage and Remortgage Lending Offering Opportunities for
 When it comes to remortgages, buy to let remortgages are the best dea...
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24/05/2011
Rents hit record high as first-time buyers wait to get on property ladder
 A spring surge in demand from tenants pushed rents back up to record high levels during April. The typical cost of renting a home jumped by 0.8% during the month to £692, matching the record reached in November last year, before rents suff...
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20/05/2011
This is Money: Tops tips for buy to let landlords
 

Poor old buy-to-let. Once upon a time it was David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Kate Moss all rolled into one – making headlines on a daily basis with every move endlessly analysed.

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17/05/2011
Why use a letting agent?
 

Lots of landlords who’re new to the Private Rented Sector might not know about the range of benefits that using a letting agent can have – so here are some useful pointers:

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05/05/2011
Landlords continue to report rise in tenant demand
 

Nearly half of landlords reported that tenant demand rose during the first quarter of 2011, buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon's Private Rented Sector Trends Report has revealed.

The quarterly snapshot of the p... read more...

28/04/2011
Demand for rented accommodation up
 Demand for rented accommodation continued to increase during the first quarter as the continuing problems in the mortgage market prevented many would-be buyers from purchasing their own home, research indicates.

About 49% of landlords repor... read more...

27/04/2011
Renting is a growing trend
 This is according to a report, released by Legal & General Mortgage Club and compiled by Paragon Mortgages, giving insight into the shape of the private rented sector (PRS) and buy-to-let market.

According to the report, the buy-to-l...
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21/04/2011
Are you ready to be a landlord?
 

There are many costs to think about before you decide to become an investment landlord – both obvious and hidden.

As every investor’s aim should be to create a realistic (yet profitable) yield. You need to think car... read more...

13/04/2011
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