Archive for the ‘Landlords’ Category

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”…

New Property Theft Scam

The Metropolitan Police have reported on a new and complex property theft scam which is targeted at landlords who use agents. The starting point is the “identity theft” of a landlord. The fraudsters then email other letting agents in a bid to con them into believing they own the property. Through several emails, the fraudsters…

At least we aren’t in Norwich!

It has been reported that Norwich have recently increased their licensing fees (for HMOs) by over 500% David Smith of Anthony Gold Solicitors has explored the legality of this increase……. Within the Housing act 2004, authorities are allowed to charge fees to cover their costs in relation to running a licensing scheme. It may be…

Young Group PRS survey

I have blogged the results of the Young Group PRS Survey before but this quarter I have attached a link to the whole article. It makes interesting reading and is fairly London focused, but none-the-less, gives some insight into the market in the rest of the UK. The survey does seem to ask the right…