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With rental prices soaring, and first-time buyers struggling to raise large deposits, the rental market is booming. But, is now a good time to enter the market as a private landlord?
'Surprise' or 'drip-fed' charges made by letting agents are commonplace, according to a report by the Office of Fair Trading published today.
Our Moneywise expert helps a reader through the rules and regulations of renting out a room in their home.
With the sluggish property market making it harder to sell, many would-be sellers are becoming landlords in a bid to stop their bricks and mortar holding them back.
Buy-to-let investors enjoyed an average yield of 6.2% in June, up from 6% a year ago, driven primarily by an increase in rents.
When considering whether or not you can afford to become a landlord, it is important to remember that it isn't just about rental income versus mortgage payments - there are myriad other costs.
Buy-to-let is firmly back in fashion and investors can grab tasty yields of 7% plus, says Cathy Adams.
The property ombudsman has called for urgent reform and stricter regulation in the lettings industry after a 26% rise in the number of complaints received in 2011.
Letting agents are getting away with murder. Rebecca Rutt calls for more regulation.
Turning a spare room into cash couldn't be easier, but, as Laura Howard explains, make sure you manage the risks involved in finding the right tenant.
A new survey has found the average weekly pocket money is £7. But how much do you/did you pay your kids each week?
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