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Rents rise in London as demand outstrips supply

Tuesday 06 November 2018

Demand for rental property is outstripping supply with rents rising 1.1 per cent in the 12 months to September, according to Knight Frank’s latest prime London lettings report.

Average UK rents are up this month

Monday 20 August 2018

The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the speed of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2 per cent, the latest lettings index shows.

London rents hit all-time high

Thursday 09 August 2018

Rents in Greater London have passed the £1,600 per calendar month (pcm) mark for the very first time, the latest HomeLet Rental Index reveals.

Accountants urge U-turn on 'rent-a-room' tax changes

Monday 06 August 2018

The government has been urged to drop plans to change ‘rent-a-room’ rules , which allow people landlords to earn up to £7,500 a year tax-free from letting out a spare room, by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

"Confusing" Stamp Duty advice to be updated

Monday 19 February 2018

The Government is set to update its guidance on the higher rate of Stamp Duty, which has been branded so confusing that solicitors and estate agents have been caught out.

Buy-to-let still growing despite tax hurdles

Tuesday 06 February 2018

The buy-to-let sector is still growing despite tax changes and other disincentives for investors, a new analysis of government figures by the Nationwide shows.

​Are landlords getting younger?

Friday 02 February 2018

Younger people are opting to invest in property over pensions, new data from buy-to-let mortgage broker Commercial Trust shows. 

​High yields still await savvy landlords

Thursday 01 February 2018

Landlords who let out property on a room-by-room basis last year enjoyed yields of 8.9 per cent on average, research from specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker Mortgages for Business shows .

Is Ireland the next buy-to-let hotspot?

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ireland has topped the European buy-to-let investment league table for the second year running, research by World First has found.