Tag Archives: property market

What’s Behind the Rise in UK Renters?

Every year the UK Government conducts and publishes its English Housing Survey. It’s filled with a variety of figures and information showing exactly what is going on across the UK. In detail, it shows the number of home-owner occupiers, the number of renters and how that’s shared between the social and private sector. The survey… Read More »

How London Build-to-Rent Development Affect BTL Landlords and Rents

With the new Conservative administration came a new view towards housing. The shift from home-ownership to more choice and constructing housing for all tenures has been clear. What is less clear, is the impact of that change on existing Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlords. As part of that shift in the Government’s view, there has been a… Read More »

Location Really is Everything! Don’t you think?

If you’re a home-owner, property investor or landlord, you need to pay attention at what’s happening around your property, location is really important when it comes to property. Of course, many people do that as a matter of course. Knowing what’s opening and what’s closing down is always relevant. And that includes new restaurants, bars… Read More »

Time for every Landlord to Embrace the Internet of Things?

Every Landlord should know that: The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the broad term for the ability to control our home via a digital connection. Examples include Hive from British Gas, where you can control your heating from your phone. Digital TV, where you can set or cancel recordings from any device with internet… Read More »

Why BTL Mortgage Market Valuations Have Fallen

Why BTL Mortgage Market Valuations Have Fallen.  It’s well over a year ago that the stamp duty tax surcharge for owners of multiple property came into action. That’s plenty of time for the dust to settle and see exactly what impact it’s having on the Buy-to-Let market. Read on to discover more detail about life… Read More »

Life for Landlords After HMO Regulation Changes

Now the new “HMO regulation changes” are in place, what does that mean for you, the landlord? In some cases, it doesn’t mean too much, but in others, a whole lot of work is afoot. In this post we break down what the changes into two sections. The first considers work for landlords of existing… Read More »

The Rental Market in a Post-Brexit World

As you’re no doubt fed up of hearing and reading – the outlook surrounding Brexit is uncertain and so it is the rental market. We’re sure you know why, so we won’t bore you with that right now. What we do want to discuss is how the UK’s residential lettings market might look, post-Brexit. Let’s… Read More »

What Article 24 Could Mean for Landlords

Another day, another discussion about potentially higher costs for Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlords. Today’s post will address the details of Article 24 of the Tax Code and how it could impact landlords. As most of you already know, the Government is phasing out mortgage interest tax relief. Where landlords were able to claim tax relief on… Read More »

British Landlords Surprised by New Tax Changes

British Landlords Surprised by New Tax Changes The Government’s latest tax changes came into force on April 6th. But, a recent survey suggests some 85% of those affected by the changes may not realise it. The recent tax change relates to tax relief; from April 2017, the amount of tax relief landlords can claim was… Read More »