London remains leading rental hotspot

London remains leading rental hotspot

London may have declined a little as a rental hotspot, but it remains a more active market than anywhere else in Britain, a new survey has revealed.A study by The House Shop found that the capital was [...]

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15-December-17 General Lettings News
Caring nature of landlords highlighted by survey

Caring nature of landlords highlighted by survey

There are those who would claim that landlords are only interested in making money and don't actually care about their tenants, but a new survey has suggested that idea is wildly inaccurate.A poll [...]

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15-December-17 Property Management
Warning over vulnerability of renters if illness strikes

Warning over vulnerability of renters if illness strikes

Nearly six million UK renters could find themselves having trouble paying the rent if they or another key earner in their household became ill and was unable to bring in an income for a period of thre [...]

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14-December-17 Property Management
Northern cities lead the way for buy-to-let

Northern cities lead the way for buy-to-let

Northern English cities are the biggest hotspots for buy-to-let at present, a new survey by rental investment finance firm LendInvest has found.The Manchester postcode area was identified as the leadi [...]

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14-December-17 General Lettings News
Liverpool City Council launches rent to buy firm

Liverpool City Council launches rent to buy firm

Liverpool City Council has set up its own housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes over the next 8-10 years on a rent to buy basis.Foundations will build from scratch on brownfield land as well as [...]

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12-December-17 General Lettings News
Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increases

Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increases

Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing increased by one per cent in the third quarter of 2017, reversing a major downward trend that had been taking place over the previous year. This was according to Par [...]

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08-December-17 General Lettings News
Are Britons going 'European' with attitudes to renting?

Are Britons going 'European' with attitudes to renting?

The last census in Britain revealed that a century of rising home-ownership rates had come to an end, with the proportion of owner-occupiers dropping for the first time in a century. The declining aff [...]

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08-December-17 General Lettings News
Average deposit climbs above £50,000

Average deposit climbs above £50,000

The average deposit needed by a first-time buyer in Britain has risen above £50,000 for the first time. A study by mortgage advisor L&C Mortgages indicates that buyers now typically nee [...]

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07-December-17 General Lettings News
Government lays down fintech challenge to help renters

Government lays down fintech challenge to help renters

The government has offered a £2 million reward for entrepreneurs who can develop a new application to help renters record their payment data in order to boost their credit scores.With 11 million [...]

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07-December-17 General Lettings News
Survey shows housing construction continues to thrive

Survey shows housing construction continues to thrive

The UK construction sector seen improved growth off the back of a continued surge in house building activity, a monthly survey has shown.In their Purchasing Managers Index for November, Markit and the [...]

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05-December-17 General Lettings News