Tuesday 5th February 2019

Section 8 delays are leaving more than half of landlords with no alternative but serve Section 21 notices, according to new research. The survey carried out by Landlord Action revealed some interesting facts when it comes to the reasons landlords serve Section 21 notices, with 73% of those who responded stating that they have had to serve a Section 21 notice, most commonly due to rent arrears...

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Tuesday 5th February 2019

The average cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage has increased over the past month, while the remaining three categories have fallen in cost, according to the latest research from online mortgage broker, Property Master...

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Tuesday 5th February 2019

A landlord who failed to install a proper heating system and left safety hazards across a house in Peterborough has been ordered to pay more than £7,500 in fines and court costs. Brian Searle was found guilty at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court of failing to comply with two Improvement Notices ordering him to carry out extensive remedial work to a semi-detached house in Limetree Avenue, Peterborough, PE1...

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Tuesday 5th February 2019

Portico has expanded its short-term lettings service, bringing its Airbnb services to Manchester and Liverpool’s high streets. The estate agency, which currently has 17 high-street offices throughout zones 1-4 in London, has tied up with local coffee shops to bring short-term letting services to landlords and property management to Airbnb hosts in the North West of England in a more relaxed setting...

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Monday 4th February 2019

There was a significant increase in the number of landlords exiting the rental market in December 2018 as rents increased for many tenants, according to ARLA Propertymark The letting agent professional body reports that letting agent branches in London saw an average of six landlords sell their properties and exit the market in December...

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