Yield achieved by the top 10% of landlords

As house prices have risen faster than rents over the last three years, most landlords have seen their returns squeezed, but many have benefited from capital appreciation. Over the last five years the average landlord saw their yield fall by 0.8% to 5.3%. But landlords haven’t been equally squeezed.  The top 10% of landlords who … Read more

A brief guide to the budget

Overall the Budget was helpful for the housing market, although we could always ask for more. The change in stamp duty lifts the vast majority of first time buyers out of the tax and that will help to encourage more activity in the market. But movers also suffer from the tax and it would have … Read more

Bigger Landlords

Landlords expanding their portfolios, and buying more homes is increasing the size of the rental market. Recent regulatory and tax changes have made it more complicated and more expensive for amateur landlords to enter the sector.  There are 171,000 more homes to rent since 2015, but the number of landlords has fallen by 154,000 in … Read more

Rate of Rental Growth Doubles

Countrywide’s Monthly Letting Index shows how the run of eight consecutive months of falling rents in London ended abruptly in July.  Rents in London ended the month 2.1% up on last year, as the number of properties available to rent in the capital fell sharply.  Across Great Britain the rate of rental growth doubled from … Read more

Being a Landlord…

Rental PropertyBeing a landlord is much more than just finding a tenant and collecting the rent. The perfect lettings strategy can deliver returns far beyond your expectations.

What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time without worrying about your rental investment.

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