Letting

How to become a buy-to-let landlord

Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Article

Are you tempted to become a landlord? Perhaps you want to put your tax-free pension lump sum to good use or you've just discovered how much your child will be paying in rent at university.

Buy-to-let annual return rises above £111 billion

Thursday, 28 May 2015 | News

Property owned by buy-to-let landlords has reached an estimated total value of £990 billion, set to break through £1 trillion early next year.

Letting agents' fees should be banned says Citizens' Advice

Friday, 27 March 2015 | News
Letting agents should be banned from charging fees to prevent tenants being ripped-off, a new report from Citizens' Advice has urged.
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Can I be a tenant if my daughter takes out a buy-to-let loan?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Question and Answer

There are a couple of possible approaches when a child is looking to help their parent.

Consumer protection from rogue agents ramps up

Friday, 01 August 2014 | News

From today, prospective landlords have a 14-day cooling-off period in which they can cancel an agreement to rent a property through a letting agent.

How to handle difficult tenants

Monday, 19 January 2015 | Article

When all goes well, a buy-to-let property can make a great investment.

Should I pay for buy to let with cash or a mortgage?

Monday, 12 January 2015 | Question and Answer

Using a mortgage to buy a property to let is, for many, a necessity. However, even when there is the option to pay entirely with cash, some may still prefer to use a mortgage.  

Is this the end for cowboy letting agents?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Article

The lettings industry has been described at the "Wild West" of the property market with many agents abusing the fact they don't have a code of conduct to stick to.

Estate and lettings agents complaints up by a fifth

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | News

Complaints about estate and lettings agents jumped by 23% in 2013 compared to the previous year.

How to deal with rogue letting agents

Friday, 07 February 2014 | TV /Video