Labour plans for private landlords

David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com thinks Labour’s plans to force private landlords to sell to tenants – a sort of “private tenants right to buy” are unworkable – and they must surely know it. Labour Plans for Private Landlords Just when you thought it could not get any worse for private landlords and the private rented sector in general, a new […]

Read more

Buy to Let Advice: Don’t Trust Anyone

I have had a fairly interesting few months advising a very wide variety of clients who are either interested in improving their existing buy to let portfolios or who are stepping into residential investment and letting for the first time. My advice is usually delivered in one-to-one sessions with the client (or sometimes one-to-two, as most people will have a partner with […]

Read more

Rent Controls

We see Ed Miliband has announced a policy on residential landlords and rent controls. As we understand it, under this new Labour policy, “buy to let” landlords (as the press likes to call them) would have to issue minimum three year tenancies and rent increases would be somehow controlled within that period. All well and good. Any one of my […]

Read more