By Rent Guarantor on 11/02/2020
As more new data highlights a pickup in the UK's housing market, a survey suggests that buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage activity is set to gain ground in 2020, with more property investors looking to expand their portfolios. Remortgaging activity is also expected to remain robust, however it appears this renewed appetite to purchase more BTL homes is driving overall positive expectations.
By Rent Guarantor on 06/02/2020
Amid fears that more Buy-To-Let (BTL) landlords are considering leaving the Private Rental Sector (PRS) in 2020, comes a new report highlighting a growing interest in investing in Homes of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The higher potential yields that are typically available from HMO investments suggests that even if some landlords do exit the PRS, there is still the potential for a good Return on Income from the property investment and BTL industry to encourage others to enter the market or expand their portfolios.
By Rent Guarantor on 29/01/2020
City councillors in Brighton are reported as saying that Airbnb landlords should pay business rates in England. Meanwhile, in Scotland, local councils look set to be given powers to add controls to better manage the provision of short-term lets. However, there are concerns that this action could result in short-term let landlords selling their properties.
By Rent Guarantor on 04/02/2020
New research has some good news for the UK's army of tenants, as the cost of renting calculated as a proportion of average incomes has fallen between 2019 and 2016. Given that rents have actually been on the rise during much of that period, the findings of the research from the Deposit Protection Service, (DPS) might come as a bit of a surprise.
By Rent Guarantor on 28/01/2020
Mortgage approvals surged in the last month of 2019 and analysis from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) suggests the market is set to expand in 2020 and 2021. With this in mind, a growing number of property industry participants and experts are pointing at adding mortgage support/broker arms to estate agents, as the next way to grow business in the sector. And, it looks like a number of estate agencies are already moving towards doing just that.
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