Landlord press review

Like every month, Rentila offers you an overview of the main real estate news of interest to landlords. This month, we focus on house prices, rent prices, tenants behaving badly, and maximising property investment gains. Happy reading and… renting!

The market

Are UK house prices really on the rebound?

The latest house price data from the Office for National Statistics paint a picture of a housing market that is showing signs of rallying. That’s not necessarily good news, says John Stepek.
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The most affordable UK commuter towns for 2020, according to Zoopla

With rail fares across the country rising by 2.8% this year, it can be a challenge knowing which commuter towns are worth moving to — especially when combining the price of a ticket with living costs.
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What next for the housing market?

After three years of political deadlock, December’s General Election result brought greater clarity in the government’s Brexit position and decisive domestic policy.
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House prices after Brexit

On Friday, Britain will leave the European Union, beginning a year-long transition period. So, what does it actually mean for house prices?
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The UK cities where landlords are making the biggest rent increases

Landlords have been hit with a raft of punitive tax changes over the last few years, pushing their costs are going up. But those still in the business in 2019 were able to hike up their rents at the steepest rate in three years.
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Mortgage

UK banks approve highest number of mortgages since 2015

The number of mortgages approved by Britain’s high street banks jumped to the highest level for almost five years in December, in the latest sign of a revival in the housing market.
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Mortgage predictions for 2020

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a second stepper, a homeowner looking to remortgage or a buy-to-let landlord, 2020 is sure to be another rollercoaster ride in the world of mortgages.
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Mortgage rates: Bank of England base rate will hold – what does it mean for borrowers?

MORTGAGES can be the pathway to becoming a homeowner, for many people. Today, the Bank of England has announced that the base rate will hold – what does it mean for those who are looking for a mortgage, and for those who are amid their mortgage repayment term?
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Advice

Negotiating house prices: 10 ways to haggle for the best property price

Does negotiating house prices make you a little nervous? Follow our guide to haggling for the best house price and come to the negotiating table fully prepared.
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Getting free stuff for an unfurnished rental

Furnishing a rented property can be eye-wateringly expensive – but if you’re canny, you may get everything from sofas, fridges and plants for free.
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