New research from Direct Line suggests that as many as a fifth of landlords may be inappropriately relying on standard home insurance, instead of the appropriate landlord insurance.
19 December 2012
A new survey suggests that insufficient pension provision may be one of the leading factors attracting investors into buy-to-let.
18 December 2012
According to property analysts Hometrack, the level of confidence being placed in the apparently resurgent build-to-let market could be misguided, as the statistics showing this sector's strength are being bolstered by just 25% of the country.
17 December 2012
Hothomes UK, a letting agency accused last year of criminal fraud, has had the charges against it dropped as it handed more than £3,000 back to landlords.
13 December 2012
In response to plans by the coalition to pay housing benefits directly to tenants, the opposition have proposed a model where this benefit would yet again be paid to landlords – in exchange for greater security.
12 December 2012
Two separate deals have been struck recently by housing associations to acquire private letting agencies.
11 December 2012
Mydeposits, a tenancy deposit protection scheme owned by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has won an international award for its dispute resolution service.
10 December 2012
Annette Brooke, the Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, has tabled an Early Day Motion, which calls for a greater regulatory framework for letting agents.
07 December 2012
It has been reported that lenders including BM Solutions and Accord have been telling landlords with buy-to-let mortgages that they are not allowed to take on benefit tenants.
06 December 2012
From early next year, letting agents in Scotland will be obliged to provide Tenant Information Packs (TIP) to prospective tenants.
04 December 2012