Tuesday 11th June 2019

The Scottish government is consulting on introducing rent controls north of the border with a view to protecting private sector tenants from increasing rents. A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent hikes and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour...

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Two landlords in Staffordshire have been ordered to pay more £5,000 after allowing their tenants to live in poor conditions   Brian Kite was fined £256 and ordered to also pay £2,378 in costs and a victim surcharge of £30, while Beryl Kite was fined £207 and ordered to also pay £2,378...

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Consumer choice of buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage products has reached a 12-year high, according to new figures. The data, taken from the latest Moneyfacts report, shows that the number of BTL products has increased by 21% in the past year to a total of 2,396, which is the highest figure since October 2017 when there were 3,305 products available...

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

There has been a significant increase in both portfolio landlord and limited company buy-to-let business over the past 12 months, according to Foundation Home Loans. The latest figures show that the specialist lender saw a 130% increase in its volume of limited company business compared with the same month last year, while the number of limited company applications received in May was also up – rising by 104% year-on-year...

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