July 23, 2019

Buy-to-let is still the investors choice

A traditional English cottage

Following a recent survey of over 5,000 buy-to-let investors, we were very interested to read that research has found that 73%* of those asked, considered the rental sector to be the best, least volatile long-term investment. Given that the buy-to-let investors surveyed by Benham and Reeves were asked about everything from the confidence in the […]

May 14, 2018

Leicester sees the highest annual rental growth in England

House prices in Leicestershire

The latest rental data from Landbay has shown that Leicester had the largest increase in rental value in England over the past year. Our hometown city has seen a larger increase than other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and even London. The news is, of course, welcomed by homeowners and landlords in the city. Increased […]

April 12, 2017

Should your let be furnished or unfurnished?

Modern chic living room furnishings

Once a buyer has successfully bought a buy-to-let property or made the necessary adjustments needed to rent the property out, one of the first questions they will be faced with is whether to leave the property unfurnished or provide renters with furniture that’s already in place. It’s a decision that can be affected by both […]

April 20, 2016

Record rent rises in East Midlands

House shaped keyring

Rent in England and Wales have increased by an average of 3% over the last year to an average of £791 per month, according to the latest buy to let index. Record rents were recorded in the East Midlands with an 8.5% growth from last year – an all-time record high of £613 per month. […]