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Buy-to-let outperforms "most other asset classes"

Thursday 21 March 2019

Investment in buy-to-let has outperformed most other major asset classes over the past 10 years, thanks to the annual gain in house prices and increased rental yields, new research shows.

Landlords are getting younger

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The average age of those buying investment property has fallen by more than three and a half years in the past nine months according to new research by online estate agency, yieldit.

New campaign to protect repossession rights for landlords

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has launched a new campaign after a recent court case in which a landlord’s bid to regain their property was rejected due to a gas safety certificate dispute.

One in three tenants happy to rent long term

Thursday 14 March 2019

More than one in three tenants in Britain say that they would happily rent long term rather than buy a home because they like the flexibility and are put off by high property prices, a new survey has found.

Support landlords and bring empty homes back into use

Thursday 14 March 2019

The Government is being urged to bring forward tax measures to address the rise of empty homes, after new figures revealed the number in England increased by around 30,000 from almost 606,000 to over 634,000 in the 12 months to October 2018.

Government wants an end to ‘No DSS’ adverts

Tuesday 12 March 2019

The government has called for “an immediate change” in the policy of letting agents and landlords who advertise ‘No DSS’ when renting out private flats and houses.

Rent rises jumped in private rented sector

Tuesday 12 March 2019

More tenants are seeing rent increases, according to the latest picture of the market compiled by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

New figures prove rent controls would be 'folly'

Tuesday 26 February 2019

The proportion of income spent on rent in the private rented sector has fallen over the last ten years while rents paid by social tenants has increased, a new analysis claims..

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