Archive for the ‘Landlords’ Category

Oxford floods Business Rate relief for Landlords affected by the floods?

The flooding in the UK has had a devastating impact on many properties throughout the country. For many landlords, this has significantly affected their livelihood. Due to this, the NLA is keen to encourage the Government to widen its offer of 100 per cent Business Rate relief for those affected by the recent devastation caused…

rent rise The amount of properties being rented has risen by 42%

The amount of properties being rented in the UK has risen by 13% in Q3 of 2013 compared to the same quarter last year. Over the last 3 years the amount of properties being rented has risen by 42%. This is a massive growth compared to the amount of properties coming onto the market for…

landlord pic. Number of first-time landlords on the up

There has been a great increase in the amount of first time landlords according to buy to let lender paragon. Through a recent survey, it has been found that 27% of buy to let mortgage applications were coming from first time landlords- the highest percentage since the financial crisis. Demand for buy to let mortgages…

Print Help to Buy scheme launched early

David Cameron recently announced at the Conservative party conference that the Help to Buy Scheme will be put into action 3 months earlier than the proposed launch in January. Starting in October, home owners and first time buyers will have the opportunity to get onto the housing ladder taking advantage of 5% deposits when buying…

landlords pic Is a National Register for Landlords on the horizon?

Last week at the Labour Party Conference, Hilary Benn proposed a national register for landlords. This would be a new policy under a labour government. However it was instantly criticised by the Residential Landlords Association and National Landlords Association. Alan Ward, chairman of the RLA, said: ‚ÄúProposals for a national register of landlords would do…