Archive for the ‘Landlords’ Category

UK Rental Market Forecast drawn together from Savills, Knight Frank and Jones Lang LaSalle 2012 reports

The private rented sector is growing in the UK. More households will be renting for longer as the social and demographic profile of renters changes. (Savills) As renting becomes a way of life it will increasingly be seen as a viable option to purchasing and hopefully lose the stigma attached. Rental levels vary dramatically across…

Build To Let

Developers in Oxford who have been dormant for some time in the building of residential stock, might be interested in a recent report from Grainger (a big file so be patient while connecting to the link  I  think it makes some very interesting reading)  Graingerplc_Rental_Review_2012 who are advocating tax and planning concessions for Build to…

Trends in Rents and Yield

There is some evidence that rents are continuing to rise against a background of shortage of supply and increased financial hardship being experienced by tenants. LSL are claiming that this is the first time since they have been monitoring activity in the PRS that there has been a rent increase in January, which has traditionally…

Loans, Yields and More Numbers.

It is the season for mortgage data release. Every quarter, various bodies vie to try and generate headline grabbing nuggets of information that will win them publicity through publishing in the commentators journals. How are we to make sense of the information, often conflicting, that is coming at us from so many quarters? Here is…

Is Oxford’s Housing Policy On The Rocks?

It would appear that Oxford City Council is still insisting on cutting off our noses to spite everybody’s face. The latest threat to force the universities to reduce the number of students exercising their right to choose to “live out” might mean that new teaching space could remain un-used. This, together with the “land tax”…