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The number of first-time buyers up in the UK increased by an estimated 22% in 2013, the largest annual increase in more than a decade, according to data published. One reason may be that mortgage availability has increased in recent years and another that prices are more affordable, says the annual First Time Buyer Review report from the Halifax,...


The number of foreign landlords investing in UK property has now passed the two million mark, according to new research. The number of overseas landlords renting out property in the UK jumped by 6% in the last 12 months to 2.04 million from 1.93 million in the previous 12 months, according to a report from chartered accountants UHY Hacker...


2014 looks like it is going to be a bright year for the private rental sector, according to a recent survey carried out by LSL Property Services. The research found that in the past six months 41% of the 2,195 landlords polled saw a rise in tenant demand, with just one in sixteen saying that demand had fallen. The...


Landlords could face fines of up to £5,000 if they ignore tenant complaints about damp and mould. Mould and condensation are a prevalent winter problem in the UK and are caused by warm moist air generated in areas such as kitchen and bathrooms penetrating colder parts of the property. The problems associated with damp and mould are made worse...


After a sustained period of house price stagnation in many areas; 2013 was the year when the property market came back to life. According to leading lender Halifax, prices rose by 7.7% across the country as a whole with the increase in London exceeding 10%. So what does the market have in store for home-owners and landlords in 2014?


Rentguard Issues


  • Majority of landlords have helped tenants during coronavirus crisis
  • Rental crisis deepens with over 300,000 tenants late with rent payments
  • Rentguard’s administration fees