Landlords Prepare for Market Changes

It’s currently a very risky time for UK landlords as in the next twelve months a number of changes are likely to affect the private rental sector. One of the most prominent changes will be the Bank of England increasing its baseline interest rate, ultimately leading to monthly buy to let mortgage repayments increasing. Therefore, […]

How the Investigation into Energy Providers will affect Landlords

The UK has an ageing population, and as such the issue of energy prices is often debated by politicians, activists and the general public. It is an unfortunate state of affairs when the older members of the UK population have to choose between having enough to eat and keeping warm during the winter, and recently […]

Lenders offering new Products to Landlords

It’s not surprising that with the private rental sector doing so well a number of lenders are trying to cash in on their customers’ success. For many, the private rental sector is an extremely wise place to invest in at the moment, as a number of reports are suggesting that demand for private rented property […]

PropertyQuoteDirect Investigates the Long Term Consequences of the Recent Flooding

Countless homes across the country have recently been plighted by flooding, with many privately owned and buy to let properties being left inhabitable or in need of thousands of pounds worth of restoration. However, even though these issues are extremely serious, they are only short term compared to the effects the flooding will have on […]

Lenders offering better deals for Landlords

It’s no secret that over the past few years the private rental market has boomed, which means that good quality, affordable properties are now usually only on the market for a matter of days before they are let out. Furthermore, landlords have been benefitting from a secure form of income, as the rising demand has […]

Landlords becoming more wary of letting to DSS Tenants

Over the course of last year we saw numerous reports stating that landlords were becoming less inclined to let to DSS tenants due to the changes in the private rental sector generated by the welfare reforms. The introduction of Universal Credit and the spare room subsidy particularly concerned landlords as it meant they would no […]

Landlords Warned to Protect their Incomes over Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time of year for most people, which is why having a good grasp on your finances is essential; however it seems as though some landlords are not taking managing their finances seriously enough. We have already seen reports concerning landlords who are failing to pay the right amount of tax or […]

Property Prices Fall, yet the Future looks Positive

There seems to be a number of conflicting articles in the news right now about the state of the property market. Since the introduction of the second phase of the Help to Buy scheme – where properties worth up to £600,000 were to be included – the property market has seen a boom in demand. […]

Eric Pickles to announce ‘Tenants Charter’ Plans

Over the past few years the number of people that rent properties instead of buying them has increased rapidly as many people throughout the UK can no longer afford to save for a deposit for a mortgage. Since the start of the recession the cost of living has increased while wages have remained mainly stagnant, […]

Is another property boom on the cards?

Many property analysts had high hopes for 2013 in terms of the property market with many predicting a steady recovery. So far what has happened is a rather fast recovery which on the surface seems like a good thing but could we be heading for another property boom? Rightmove started the year with a prediction […]