Buy to let mortgages look set to escape tough new laws restricting borrowing for landlords after European MPs cleared the way to write them out of the draft bill. The European directive on credit agreements relating to residential property (CARRP)...
The number of properties purchased using Buy-To-Let mortgages increased by 84,000 during 2011, increasing the supply of suitable Private Rented Sector (PRS) housing according to the latest data released by the Council of Mortgage lenders (CML). During the last...
Energy Performance Certificates or EPCs are a compulsory requirement for all homes on the property market, this includes rental properties and, by law, a landlord is required to provide his tenants with an EPC when they move into the property...
The UK may need an extra 1.1 Million private sector rental properties within the next 4 Years as 1 in 5 Households could be in PRS properties. The number of people renting homes in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS)...
Most people will not need a replacement aerial to continue to receive TV after the digital TV switchover. If you get a good TV picture now, your aerial should still give a good picture after the switchover. If you get...
Electrical Safety - the Key Points There are around 30 deaths and 4,000 accidents annually in the UK involving electrics, so don't think it can't happen in your properties. If you let property in England & Wales you must...
There are currently a number of opposing precedent cases (cases that make law by their outcome) being referred to by advocates in court. This appears to be following advice that has been issued to tenants reps and housing solicitors...
Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this...
The DPS makes tenancy deposit protection even easier The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has made protecting and returning tenants’ deposits even easier with a new look website and enhanced SMS service. The DPS’s new SMS functionality is the fastest way...
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has issued guidelines on how to protect properties from the effects of cold weather, after last winter saw a large spike in claims due to frozen pipes bursting. NLA Property Insurance saw a 48% increase...