Property Industry News

Surge in demand for rental properties

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:09 GMT
There has been a sharp rise in demand for rental accommodation, according to the latest report from haart. Data from the letting agency shows that the number of tenants entering the market across England and Wales increased by 23% in March, and is up by 1.8% on the year. But despite a rise [...]
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Tenants want their landlords to be more eco-conscious

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:07 GMT
Investing in buy-to-let property can be a great way to make money. But before parting with your cash, an investment strategy needs to be developed. Where should you invest? What sort of yields are you looking for? What ‘green modifications’, yes, ‘green modifications’, [...]
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Supply decline pushes Scottish rental prices up

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:04 GMT
The number of rental homes on the market in Scotland dropped in the first quarter of the year, while demand from people looking for property to rent increased, according to the latest Citylets report. The Scottish property portal reports that average rents in Scotland ended Q1 2018 at an ave [...]
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New messaging platform designed to improve communication for landlords

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:02 GMT
A new productivity tool designed to help landlords, property managers, agents and tenants better manage their day-to-day tenancy communications has been launched by SevenBee. The London-based start up has launched the platform to help landlords or their representatives better manage multiple [...]
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Foundation Home Loans unveils exclusive 5-year fix

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:01 GMT
Foundation Home Loans has launched a five-year fixed rate product exclusively through its key packager partners. The new product being offered is available at a fixed rate of 3.34% up to 65% loan-to-value (LTV), subject to a 2% arrangement fee. The product offered by the specialist len [...]
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What do renters look for in a rental property?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:07 GMT
For landlords, it is not always easy to guess what prospective tenants are looking for when getting a vacant property ‘rental ready’. From furniture and lighting to bedding and tabletop items, there is a lot that can be done to improve a property’s internal appearance and g [...]
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Number of limited company BTL products at record levels, says Moneyfacts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:04 GMT
The number of limited company fixed rate buy-to-let products hit a record high this month as mortgage lenders respond to changing market conditions. With the government currently phasing out mortgage interest relief, many landlords are looking for ways to hold on to more of their profits, an [...]
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Property crowdfunding attracting growing number of millennials

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:00:02 GMT
There has been a significant increase in the number of millennials investing in property crowdfunding, new research by Shojin Property Partners has revealed. The company has seen a 20% rise in millennials aged 18-30 investing in property crowdfunding projects since launching the platform las [...]
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