Friday 10th August 2018

Bootle in Merseyside has been named the best place to currently be a buy-to-let landlord, based on a number of key metrics. The research comes from Gatehouse Bank which has identified the 10 best places to be a landlord, as well as the 10 places where landlords are most vulnerable in today’s market...

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Friday 10th August 2018

Rents are forecast to see strong growth over the next five years, according to the latest residential property forecast from the Royal Instituted of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). With demand from tenants gathering pace, at a time when there has been a “striking” reduction in the number of new properties for renting, the trade body predicts that national rents could rise by as much as 15% between now and mid-2023...

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Friday 10th August 2018

Thousands of EU nationals could inadvertently lose their rental homes due uncertainty about their status post-Brexit, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). With Brexit approaching, there are a number of immigration concerns causing great uncertainty, despite the fact that the Home Office is currently developing a new user friendly scheme...

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Friday 10th August 2018

The government’s controversial Right to Rent scheme, which forces landlords to undertake immigration checks on prospective tenants, is to be challenged in the High Court in December. The government faces a challenge to its “hostile environment” policy after the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) won the right in June to launch a High Court case against the Home Office’s scheme obliging landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants...

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Friday 10th August 2018

With an increasing numbers of rental properties being targeted by gangs of cannabis cultivators looking to house their criminal activities, it is unsurprising that hundreds of thousands of cannabis farms were seized in domestic premises last year...

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