Following the introduction of the temporary stamp duty holiday, Buy-to-Let (BTL) lenders have returned to the market or expanded their offerings, giving potential property investors more choice of who to lend from and what product to use.
Recent rental data shows that demand for rental homes surged in July, rising to the highest levels on record, while the number of properties available to let also rose sharply. The figures show that the UK's lettings market remains broadly healthy despite the difficulties over the past six months during the coronavirus pandemic.
Being discriminated against by your Landlord/Estate Agent is never a situation any tenant wants to find themselves in. However, it is important to be brushed up on the lingo and legislation involved when it comes to discrimination and be able to make an informed decision as to whether you have a legitimate case.
Oxford City Council's bid to halt the use of a residential property in the city as a short-term let has been successful after a year-long battle. The home on William Street was previously used as a short-term let, however, following complaints from a neighbour, the council issued a planning enforcement notice to allow the owner to continue letting it out over short periods.
It’s easy to feel confused when it comes to the different legislations surrounding property and tenancies. Especially when you are acting as a Guarantor and suddenly a Section 8 notice is being issued to the tenant you are guaranteeing it can be a scary panic-stricken time.