Some interesting statistics analysed this week by Kate Faulkner (a top property market analyst – she’s everywhere at the moment!) in her regular round up of Hometrack data. What this survey monitors is price movements in UK cities, so I find it quite interesting to look at the situation for our Leicester landlords. Here’s the… Continue reading A True North-South Divide
How buy-to-let will lose money
Well, not that lot, but the status quo as far as buy-to-let is concerned. I’ve let the dust settle for a week or so before commenting upon the latest round of the Chancellor’s assault on buy-to-let investors (as that is what it’s becoming), mostly because there’s been an awful lot of other commentary around and… Continue reading The Status Quo is gone…..
It obviously depends what side of the debate you sit on, as no rise is welcome to a tenant. On the other hand, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest the pressure is nothing like as great as the hype would have us all believe (Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July… Continue reading Rent Rises for Leicestershire…but not a whole lot to write home about
Good news about housing repossessions; they’re falling
The checkout is one of the most crucial parts of the daily life of lettings: it can make or break the experience of having lived in or rented out a property, depending on whether you are the tenant or the landlord. So here’s an interesting comment today from one of the main deposit protection services,… Continue reading A ‘good checkout’ guide
It’s a strange time in the lettings industry – an awful lot of new legislation heading our way, as landlords (and agents), and all of it requiring some action and some real understanding. The main one coming into effect on October 1st 2015 is the impact of the Deregulation Act…and whether this seems dull as… Continue reading Revenge – a dish best served cold….or preferably not at all.