Letting

Unexpected charges top letting agent complaint list

Friday, 15 February 2013 | News

'Surprise' or 'drip-fed' charges made by letting agents are commonplace, according to a report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published today.

Should you invest in buy-to-let?

Thursday, 13 December 2012 | News

The number of buy-to-let loans advanced in the three months to the end of March was 34,400, 2% more than in final quarter of 2012, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed.

If I let a room, do I have to pay tax?

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 | Question and Answer

The government's 'Rent a Room' scheme allows you to receive up to £4,250 a year tax-free for letting a room in your main residence.

Buy-to-let yields hit 6.2%

Friday, 10 August 2012 | News

Buy-to-let investors enjoyed an average yield of 6.2% in June, up from 6% a year ago, driven primarily by an increase in rents.

Can you afford to become a landlord?

Thursday, 19 July 2012 | Article

The costs include:

Become a landlord and beat the static property market

Thursday, 19 July 2012 | Article

After 11 years in the UK, my husband and I are thinking about returning to our native Australia next year.

Buy-to-let property could offer returns of over 7%

Monday, 21 May 2012 | Article

Rising rents, tight mortgage lending and a stagnant property market have created the perfect storm for the buy-to-let property market.

Lettings agency complaints rise by a quarter

Thursday, 15 March 2012 | News

The property ombudsman has called for urgent reform and stricter regulation in the lettings industry after a 26% rise in the number of complaints received in 2011.

Five tips before joining the buy-to-let market

Monday, 08 August 2011 | Article

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Beware rogue letting agents

Monday, 18 July 2011 | Article

Rising house prices and the widening gap between earnings and the amount needed for a deposit, along with tighter lending criteria for mortgages, have forced a growing number of people to