Although it's difficult to prove, it appears that private landlords are increasingly reluctant to rent their properties to tenants on benefits. This was brought sharply into focus just after Christmas when buy-to-let tycoon Fergus Wilson apparently said he would be issuing eviction notices to 200 tenants on benefits. What really happened and if landlords aren’t going to welcome benefit tenants, what does it mean for the lettings market?
A UK website renowned for its pessimistic outlook on the housing market has sent out a press release summarising its view on the shift in the housing market, accusing landlords of bloating the private rental market. What's the truth of the accusation and are landlords to blame?
November buy-to-let mortgage update
Each month Andy Young from LPC mortgages brings us a round-up of news from the BTL mortgage sector and discusses the current outlook. Funds availability has been steadily increasing throughout 2013 and rental yields are strong, leading many landlords to increase portfolio size.