The Key Place April Newsletter 2015 1st Apr 2015

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, in which we give you up to date news from across the rental industry.  Of particular interest this month is an overview of Scotland's rental market, with a particular focus on the buy-to-let sector.  We also look at pension reforms and mortgages.  And very excitingly, we announce the launch of our new rental statistics; and buy-to-let opportunities newsletters. 

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Linda Bendle, Managing Director, The Key Place.


Has There Ever Been a Better Time to be a Landlord? 1st Apr 2015

Has there ever been a better time to be a Landlord? Recent reports show that average rents in Scotland are continuing to grow to record highs as demand outstrips supply. Citylets reveal rents are up 7.9% on last year across Scotland, whereas HomeLet has it as 9.4%. Overall, rental is buoyant, with attitudes to rental shifting dramatically over the last few years. We are now a society where rental has become a necessary and acceptable norm. Initially driven by buyers struggling to get on the housing market, an increasing number of others have jumped on the rental bandwagon, enjoying the benefits of not being tied into a mortgage, the flexibility that rental offers, and having someone else being responsible for repairs as they arise. The 2013 results for the Scottish Household Survey...

Proposed Changes to the Private Rented Sector 1st Apr 2015

The Scottish Government’s proposals on rent controls, which include the removal of the no-fault ground for re-gaining possession and the removal of the ability to continue tenancies on a month to month basis, have caused controversy amongst those within the private rented sector.

Buy-To-Let 1st Apr 2015

A bumper year is predicted for the buy-to-let sector.  Demand is outstripping supply and rents are at record highs. We can source properties, find the best mortgage, complete the acquisition and manage your investment.Click here to read Buy-To-Let.

Buy-To-Let Mortgages 1st Apr 2015

Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages are for landlords who buy property specifically to rent out and they can help you become, or profit further from becoming, a property investor. We set out below key things to think about when considering buy-to-let mortgages.Who can get a buy-to-let mortgage?

Coming Soon from The Key Place 1st Apr 2015

Coming soon: The Key Place monthly rental statistics; and buy-to-let opportunities newsletters.

Investing Your Pension Wisely 1st Apr 2015

Pensions rules are changing this April ....