The number of new tenancies across the UK increased by 15% in the last 12 months, according to the latest rental index. Latest figures also showed monthly rental prices have risen by 8% since January 2013. This means that typical rents stand at around £758 a month.

Sequence, the 300-strong estate agent network which includes brands such as Barnard Marcus, William H Brown and Fox & Sons, has released data showing the number of new tenancies arranged by them has increased by 15% compared to the same period last year. The property chain report that higher demand from tenants has helped to push rental values higher...

HMRC to clampdown on landlords

February 26, 2014

HMRC are planning another clampdown on residential landlords, targeting those allegedly not paying tax by using local council information to track rental properties. Reports coming from across the country suggest that landlords are receiving letters from HMRC requesting information on long-term and holiday rental property addresses, letting periods, tenant numbers and rental income.

Cash buyers on the rise

February 24, 2014

Analysis by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has found that the proportion of property purchases funded by mortgages dropped to 62% last year which is the lowest level since 2005 when comparable data was first available. The data comes just days after the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said it would be impossible to control...

The average British rent is on course to top £1,000 a month this year. Advertised rents across Briton rose 0.77% in January and 1.63% over the year, according to new research from Move with Us, published today. The average rent is now £987 a month, up £7 in January, which puts it on course to pass £1,000 in 2014.

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