Eviction nightmare finally gets the press it deserves

February 2024

More often than not, it is the voice of the tenant that is heard the loudest in the mainstream press, so it was good to see a more recent story detailing how difficult it has become for landlords to e… Read more…

Falling mortgage rates hide the bigger story

January 2024

The news about decreasing mortgage rates is creating a false sense of positivity among some landlords. It’s true that a number of deals are now below 4% but the best rates are reserved for borrowers w… Read more…

Rents trend downwards, squeezing profit margins further

January 2024

It is hard to recall a time when the UK’s monthly average rent was a stable figure. The amount new tenants are charged has been surging, frequently amounting to double-digit annual rises. For example,… Read more…

Brazen tenants comfortable with hiding pets

Pets in lets have long been a contentious issue in the rental sector. While the benefits of having an animal companion are clear, not everyone is a responsible cat or dog owner. As professional proper… Read more…

Sell up in the South & chase the Northern Lights

Property investors in the South may be wondering where their buy-to-let future lies. For months, LandlordBuyer has been monitoring the yield and prospect news from around the country and one thing is… Read more…

Bed bugs: the tiny bullies heading to a rental near you

Out of all the worries landlords have had to face 2023 – high mortgage rates, the proposed ban of Section 21 evictions and a plan to punitively change EPCs (thankfully the latter two ideas have been s… Read more…

13 things you should know about the Leasehold Bill

If you own a buy-to-let flat or have a portfolio of apartments in fairly new blocks, there’s a high chance you’ll own a leasehold property. The leasehold system has long been the scourge of the proper… Read more…

Is bias the sting in the Renters’ Reform Bill tail?

Another week in the property industry and another sign there is a General election on the way. The Government has announced that the Renters’ Reform Bill will get its second reading in Parliament befo… Read more…

Sell your buy-to-let without a single viewing

Time and time again, property sellers are told the more viewings that take place, the more likely it is a property will sell. Is this true in the buy-to-let sector? Well, the answer is ‘it’s complicat… Read more…