Buy to let property in the UK can serve as an excellent investment for landlords who choose to live abroad, giving them a steady income stream to fund their lifestyle in another country. But being a long-distance landlord is not without its challenges - communication can be difficult, tenants can’t be met or screened-in person and landlords may have to entrust somebo
Since April, there have been several calls for a stamp duty holiday to help revive the housing market as lockdown eases. The physical restrictions during lockdown had a substantial impact on the market, which Zoopla has examined in the latest Cities Index and Rental Market Reports. The opening of estate agency branches from last week is a welcomed development, allowi
Campaigning charity Shelter says it is “doubling up” its efforts to make sure letting agents comply with anti-discrimination legislation when it comes to tenants.The charity says: “We know the ‘no DSS’, ‘no benefits’ and ‘no Universal Credit’ policies are widespread” and that as a result of a court ruling this week “letting agents and private landlords will have to d
Buy to let landlords specialising in student accommodation are facing huge challenges with increased government legislation and the impact of Coronavirus.That’s the view of specialist rental investment company, the Mistoria Group.It warns that student landlords could see a huge drop in demand for accommodation when the next academic year starts, if universities conti
Glossary of Terms for LandlordsLetting a property can be hard enough for landlords without the added confusion of some of the industry terms used by tenants, contractors, letting agencies and other industry professionals. To help out landlords and tenants new and old, we have pulled together a buy-to-let jargon buster, featuring a complete glossary of useful terms.