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Build-to-Rent popularity continues to grow

By Rent Guarantor on 03/01/2020

The UK’s Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years. After gaining some £2 billion of investment to the UK in the first nine months of 2019 alone, to bring the five-year total invested in it to £10.6 billion, it appears that even more investors are keen to get in on the action.


PBSA market seen positive for investors in 2020

By Rent Guarantor on 30/12/2019

The outlook for the UK’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) industry is strong for 2020, with a number of details supportive of growth. According to global property management business JLL, the combination of demand for higher education being on the rise, the UK’s deserving reputation for excellence in this area, along with the income earning potential of this property niche, its prospects are positive for students and investors.


Tenant Fees Ban not affecting rents - yet

By Rent Guarantor on 23/12/2019

Recent research suggests that contrary to some expectations, the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act in England and Wales, hasn’t led to widespread increases in rent. Even though rents are rising in some regions, the reason for that is more likely to be a lack of rental stock, rather than the additional rules and regulations letting agents and landlords must follow.


RLA calls for landlord repossession process reforms

By Rent Guarantor on 27/12/2019

The UK Government should take the time to make meaningful reforms to the Private Rental Sector, (PRS) including the creation of a new housing court to help ensure landlords can pursue eviction proceedings in a timely and organised manner, once Section 21 repossessions are no longer an option. Steps must be taken, not only to ensure tenants are protected and treated fairly but also that landlords are supported and can invest in the sector, with confidence that they can evict bad tenants without lengthy processes and a loss of income.


UK landlord sentiment worsens amid gloomy outlook

By Rent Guarantor on 18/12/2019

UK landlord sentiment is weak right now as they expect taxes and regulations to get worse over the next three years. If you’re a landlord yourself then its likely these worries aren’t new for you and the fact that more Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlords are increasingly concerned about them is probably one of the main reasons why investment into rental homes is currently stalled.