Poor student homes leads to rise in new accommodation
Poor quality student accommodation has led to a rise in new developments, after one in four current student homes were found to be infested with
Lender acts to stop buy-to-let 'gaming'
One of the largest buy-to-let lenders has scrapped plans to lend to first time buyers after a mere month due to investors ‘gaming’ buy-to-let by
Landlord fined £10,000 for 'filthy' house
A rogue landlord was forced to pay over £10,000 after endangering tenants by providing an overcrowded and filthy property with insufficient fire safety precautions.
Remortgage time for landlords
Potential increases in interest rates are encouraging landlords to remortgage rather than expand their portfolios, according to research undertaken by Mortgages for Business.
Mark Carney, Governor
Eviction costs to soar
Landlords have always felt that the cost to get rid of the bad tenant was expensive, particularly when often allied to rent arrears and little
Landlords optimistic for the future
The prolific availability of buy-to-let mortgages has left landlords optimistic in regards to expanding their portfolios.
A survey by Paragon Mortgages found that 44 per cent
Record fine for London landlord
A Hounslow landlord was forced to pay record sums after illegally using outbuildings as accommodation.
Abdul Rahim Khan, 77, was ordered to pay £52,000 after using
Islington attacks 'buy-to-leave' investors
Islington has become the first local authority to impose stricter rules in relation to ‘buy-to-leave’ investors who are leaving potential homes empty.
According to council data,
Eviction rates and arrears fall
Throughout the first quarter of 2014 eviction rates and the number of tenants in severe arrears has fallen.
The number of those more than two months