Could a rent freeze ever happen in England’s private rental sector?

Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many tenants, with rents rising more than 10% in the last 12 months and now accounting for almost half a person’s take-home pay. As a result, tenants… Read more…

The biggest threat to landlords might surprise you

What have UK landlords seen lately? Throughout 2022, landlords continued to take a hammering in terms of increasing regulation and legislation combined with the full force of the onerous Section 24 re… Read more…

Will rent be the last bill to be paid in 2023?

As we start 2023 in an official recession, with energy bills set to rise even further and the cost of living crisis continuing to squeeze finances, more tenants than ever will struggle with their mont… Read more…

71% of buy-to-lets need energy upgrades to stay legal

The energy crisis and a prolonged spell of sub-zero temperatures make the argument for tougher EPC standards in the private rented sector (PRS) even more compelling. Now, as 2023 looms, we are just ov… Read more…

Landlords' profits to fall to £7 a year

Investing in property has been one of the best ways to earn passive income for centuries. Whether it’s to replace a pension, act as a side hustle or prop up earnings, it has always been possible to ba… Read more…

Property maintenance swallowing up a fifth of rental income

Balancing rental profit with property standards became harder than ever in 2022. Research by Help Me Fix found the cost of maintaining a property between January and June rose at an alarming amount. I… Read more…

2022 – the year of plummeting profits

Becoming a landlord isn’t an act of charity. Property investors enter into buy-to-let to make a profit, whether that’s from the monthly rent, through appreciation over time or both. Sadly, profit marg… Read more…

Increased BtL sales predicted as landlords feel the squeeze

New research by leading agent Hamptons suggests that landlords are among the largest group of property owners who will sell up over the course of 2022. The news comes amidst turmoil in both the Govern… Read more…

The future of buy-to-let mortgages under scrutiny

A recent announcement from Leeds Building Society ruffled more than a few feathers in the property world. The lender publicly declared it was withdrawing new lending on second home purchases, preferri… Read more…