Blog - Residential lettings
Thursday, May 10, 2018
An increasing number of young people (46% of 25- 34-year-olds) now rent their home, whilst saving for that all important first foot on the property ladder. Renting certainly has its merits, including greater choice of location, but restrictions often limit what you can do to make the property “your own” and feel like home. All it takes is a little inspiration to transform your rented home from bland to beautiful without upsetting the landlord and without splashing cash you won’t get back. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The number of Buy to Let (BTL) mortgage products available has exceeded 2,000 for the very first time, in spite of the new financial regulations and obligations that landlords face. Independent mortgage market monitoring service Moneyfacts, has identified 2,022 different BTL mortgage products – a 20% increase in the last 12 months.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
ARLA believes that thousands of landlords are simply not prepared for the new energy efficiency regulations that come into effect this Sunday. It’s no joke! From 1st April all “new let” rental properties, including renewals, must comply with the government’s minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES). Every BTL will need to have a minimum EPC rating of E to ensure that tenants have better insulated homes.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
With current low savings interest rates, many investors have sought alternative investment options and actively considered buy-to-let (BTL). Since 2016, however, UK landlords in the private rental sector have faced a number of tax changes, potentially making it harder to profit from buy-to-let; a 3% surcharge in capital gains tax on new BTL purchases and a reduction in the tax relief that can be claimed against mortgage costs, coupled with tighter lending standards, have lowered profit margins.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Increasingly, tenants priced out of central London are moving in search of lower monthly rent, a quick, easy and inexpensive commute and improved lifestyle. All of these can be found across The Frost Partnership network area, along with excellent schooling options, picturesque open countryside, vibrant towns and villages with a real sense of community. If you’re looking to rent or invest in a rental property, take a look at the range of lettings properties available on frostweb and put these rental hotspots on your list.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
With Valentine’s Day romance in the air, wedding fever is hotting up in Windsor; Royal Berkshire’s majestic riverside town. Plans are well underway for THE wedding on May 19th and if you would like to be in the heart of the town for the celebrations, talk to our estate agents in Windsor about properties currently available to rent or to buy. Contact our Windsor office or see all our available properties at frostweb.co.uk.