The accidental landlords exit

“Is the accidental landlord on his way to the exit?” asks David Lawrenson of private rent consultancy, www.LettingFocus.com. Recent research from Knight Frank, the consultancy and letting agency, suggests that the “accidental landlord” might be exiting from the private rented sector. According to a recent report from them, the number of new lettings at under £1,000 a week in London […]

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EU Mortgage Proposals for Accidental Landlords

David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com thinks the latest EU proposal for mortgages which will affect accidental landlords is nonsensical. EU Mortgage Proposals for Accidental Landlords As you may know. buy-to-let mortgages are currently not regulated, unlike mainstream residential mortgages. The thinking is that landlords are “business” borrowers – and being such clever people, they therefore need less supervision. (Obviously, whoever made […]

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